One of my pinterest pins had the following self-reflection set of questions that I though was very interesting. So I sat down and began to answer the questions that were being asked and I thought that my answers and the website were worthy of sharing.
The website offers up 100 questions that are titled “100 Personal End of Year Reflection & Review Questions” divided into 10 separate sections of 10 questions in each section.
The website & its questions can be seen here at It’s All You Boo – By Author
I personally have sat down to undertake the challenge of answering Nadalie’s reflective questions as I feel that they will help to settle me in the year of 2019 after helping me to reflect on 2018.
In today’s daily blog post I will be looking at the third set of 10 questions of Nadalie Bardo’s “100 Personal End of Year Reflection & Review Questions” – a set of questions that Reviews Your Emotions on the year that has just passed.
Your professional life is a huge part of not only your life but your identity. So many of us associate who we are, with what we do from 9-5 (or whatever your working hours are).
61. Are you happy in your job/school?
I have been out of school for some years now and up until last year I wanted to undertake furthering my education & studies in the field of Bachelors Of Counselling, I knew that I was wanting a small break from studying but I signed to undertake my Bachelors Of Counselling anyway… nearing the end of the first semester in early 2018; I knew that my heart wasn’t in it… my yearn for me to return to my writing had been in the back of my mind for so long.. toying with me and my drive to write down my inner thoughts… so at the end of 2017 I took a personal look at myself & knew that deferring my studies and returning to my love of writing was going to be the 2018 journey that I would take.
Work wise I love my computer technician work and my the design elements of my web designing skills… but I have found that since my Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis that my work load and call outs to fix people s computer has calmed down considerably.
Even my home based computer work has also calmed down and I find that I am getting less and less work as time goes on.
Taking on the journey and the learning curve of an armature blogger is filling this void and I am currently helping others in their blogging / web authoring journey’s
Some people think that having Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis would be and is the excuse for my slowed down work load and the truth to that assumption is that I love what I do … I love the people who I meet and work with… but at this moment in time I am content working as an armature blogger… I may be considering a course in journalism or writing for the media to undertake in the new future.
62. Did you enjoy the work/learning you do?
I have wanted to be a counsellor for as long as I could remember, it was either that or a primary/pre-school teacher… I have had many other jobs over the years but being a counsellor was my no#1 want and web design/computer technician is where I found my stride.
Did I love studying for my Diploma Of Counselling… for the most part yes I did, the hours were long and the run to the finish line seemed to take a lot long than I thought it would… it was a case of “so close yet so far – to the finish of my diploma of counselling studies.”
As for the continued studies into my “Bachelors Of Counselling” if I have to be 100% honest I think that I wanted the qualifications so badly that I was kidding myself when I said “what’s another two years?” my heart just wasn’t in it & I knew it… I didn’t want to e seen as a quitter… but I did feel the choice being made for me.. in and by my coping of the hours that I was keeping in the area of my studies.
I love to learn and enjoy it far more when the learning process is hands on… answering questions and submitting technical document after technical document starts to eat away at me after a while… I love the freedom of web designing and amateur blogging… there is always something new to learn and always a new piece of technology of software to sink my teeth into.
63. Were you excited to go to work or school every day?
Did I look forward to studying everyday… mmm some days yes.. the hours were so long and the technical documents and assessments were beating the life out of me…
I loved working with my elderly clients the most in the area of showing them how to purchase, maintain and use their computers… watching their excitement levels as they learned new things and saw their loved ones near and far pop up on the screen via their emails, photo’s, correspondences and video’s was worth the effort that I put into teaching them.
I love blogging and attending my writing group and keeping up with the bloggers & members that I work with… many people blog for money and someday this maybe what I will do… but right now I blog because I love to blog.. its my personal journey that keeps me writing everyday.
64. Did you get a promotion or raise/graduate or pass your courses?
Graduated from my Diploma Of Counselling Studies yes… Bachelors of Counselling studies are currently on hold & I haven’t as yet decided if I will finish my studies. A decision for another day and another moment in my life.
65. What one thing would you change about your job/education?
If I could change one thing about my job/education I would with almost certainty become a teacher instead of going to straight into the work force… but even if I chose to be a counsellor I either way would have not started my studies so late in my life… I do wish I did my studying when I was still a teenager… being a mum was my no#1 thing – and that would not have changed my above wants…
66. How did you advance your career last year?
I did not advance my career last year… I instead set out and learnt other skill sets in other areas i.e.. blogging.
67. Do you have a good relationship with your boss or teacher?
Shout out to you Christa (my Diploma Of Counselling Tutor) she was a task master that kept me on my rails after giving me a stern talking to.. she asked me “Do I intend to complete my diploma and I answered yes… what do you need from me she asked… A push and reminder of my progress in days when I got lazy… don’t let me fall behind … hammer me all the way to finish line…” and with that said she did it all without having to be bitchy or pushy…
I had the want to finish but the hours were keeping me on the go… “push through the barriers she would say… not far to go now.”
I adored my tutor Christa & became very fond of her.
68. Is your job/school fulfilling you?
My schooling is no longer fulfilling me… I am unsure if I want to return to the long hours of study…. (a decision for another day). Write Now I am content in floundering through my journey of learning how to blog ( maybe someday a monetary blog will come out of my blogging skills, right now I blog for me because I love to write.. & I am loving being back on my writing journey)…
I still love my web designing / computer technician work… when the work is there I love it & get it done… but being an amateur blogger and full-time writer for now has my attention.
69. Are there opportunities for advancement?
I believe that in life there is always room for advancement in life… as a web designer there is always something new to learn.. I could always undertake further areas of study and even go into looking for more lucrative work in the computer technology world.
70. Did you start or take on a new venture (side-hustle, part-time so on)?
I am always working on some sort of an angle.. right now and for the past year it has been in the field of blogging.. I see blogging as a sister sidelined venture to web designing… some new skills sets and a whole new set of self disciplined responsibly…. writing things in your on words, writing often and keep in the guided truth and realities of what people want to read about is the key to a successful blogger and his or her posts.
Blogging isn’t always easy… there has to always be a story within you to write… creativity is what sets you aside from every other blogger out there in the world doing the same thing that you are.
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So much of how we define or feel success is wrapped up in our careers. How can you improve your professional life? And bring more happiness and fulfilment to this area in the new year? What goals can you set for school or work?
Right now in my career goal I am content to sit still and follow my want and love of writing, like I said above I have been thinking of undertaking a course on journalism or in writing for the media… maybe even someday become a column writer in some sort of magazine or newspaper.
“A Columnist”… a brewing thinking pot right there… oh gosh I have added to my thinking thoughts manifestations… time to digest my thought… “we will see where these thoughts led me at a later date.”
So there it is questions 61 to 70 of Nadalie Bardo’s “100 Personal End of Year Reflection & Review Questions – Part 7 – Refection Questions For Your Career.” Tomorrow I will explore Part 8 of Nadalie Bardo’s “100 Personal End of Year Reflection & Review Questions – it’s title “Questions That Explore Your Finances.”
I look forward to exploring more of Nadalie Bardo’s “100 Personal End of Year Reflection & Review Questions, the end result and or outcomes of my honest reflections of me and my year of 2018 will certainly be an interesting 1.
So how about it…. Challenge yourself to Nadalie’s ” 100 Personal End of Year Reflection & Review Questions. ” here at her blog ” Its All You Boo ”
Author. Tanya Kelly
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