End of Year Survey

  1. What did you do last year that you'd never done before?

  2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for this year?

  3. Did you (or anyone close to you) give birth?

  4. Did anyone close to you die?

  5. Did you (or anyone close to you) experience a major life-changing event?

  6. What would you like to have this year that you lacked last year?

  7. What date from last year will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

  9. What was your biggest failure?

  10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

  11. What was the best thing you bought?

  12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

  13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

  14. Where did most of your money go?

  15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

  16. What song will always remind you of last year?

  17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder?

  18. ...thinner or fatter?

  19. ...richer or poorer?

  20. What do you wish you'd done more of?

  21. What do you wish you'd done less of?

  22. What was your favorite book?

  23. What was your favorite movie (or TV program)?

  24. What was your greatest discovery?

  25. Did anyone come to visit you?

  26. Did you travel anywhere?

  27. Did you do anything really special and memorable?

  28. Do you love (really like) anyone or anything now that you didn't love this time last year?

  29. Do you hate (strongly dislike) anyone or anything now that you didn't hate this time last year?

  30. What did you want and get?

  31. What did you want and not get?-

  32. What did you do on your birthday?

  33. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

  34. How would you describe your personal fashion concept for last year?

  35. What kept you sane?

  36. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

  37. What political issue stirred you the most?

  38. Who (or what) did you miss?

  39. Who was the best new person you met?


    [ Questions added by Steve Brubaker on 1/12/2004 ]

  40. Did you enjoy any good sunsets?

  41. Who did you meet and what did you like about them?

  42. What did you experience for the first time?

  43. How do you know you are older?

  44. How do you know you are wiser?

  45. What are your regrets about last year?

  46. Where did you go that you have never been before?

  47. Did you have any meetings that you find memorable?

  48. Did you walk in the park, or at the beach, or in the woods, or by a mountain stream?

  49. What would you do again?

  50. What would you do over?

  51. Why is your life better?

  52. Why is it not?

  53. What unique opportunities did you miss?

  54. If you met yourself for the first time this year would you strike up a friendship? Where would you have met?

  55. What flowers did you smell for the first time? What food tasted? What music danced to?

  56. What will make this year different from last year?

  57. Did you spend any time listening to yourself? What did you say?

  58. If you put this year in a food grinder and made sausages out of it, what would they taste like?

  59. In what respects was last year a pivotal year?

  60. If time and events flow like a river, what was your relationship with that river this year?


  61. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned last year.

  62. Quote a song lyric or poem that sums up your year.

  63. Add a question of your own and answer it.