The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the past and plan for the future. Mid-December is always an exciting time for me. Every year around this time, I’m  pretty much over the current year and ready to move on. This year I’m not necessarily “over” 2014 but I’m super excited for 2015. The symbolism of January 1st excites me. Despite what your 2014 was like, I hope that you allow yourself to enter into 2015 at peace, refreshed and hopeful.

You deserve a fresh start.

Over the years I’ve become a reflective person and I really appreciate introspection. Below are 12 questions that I used to reflect on 2014. I’ve added my answers as well. Trust me… this wasn’t a walk in the park! Please share your answers (the ones  you feel comfortable sharing of course) in the comments section and click the link below to download my free 2015 Goal Mapping Workbook.

Year in Review: 2014

1. If you had to describe 2014 in 3 words, what would they be?

2. What was a high point?

3. What was a low point?

4. Which of your personal qualities turned out to be most helpful this year?

5. What was the most important lesson you learned in 2014?

6. Who helped you?

7. Who hindered you?

8. How did you nourish yourself?

9. What am I grateful for?

10. What positive things about myself in the past year am I not fully acknowledging?

11. What was the most important lesson you learned in 2014?

12. What is your number one goal for 2015?

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  • Thanks for sharing Cara! It’s refreshing to reflect on someone else’s Year in Review. Wishing you success and peace in 2015!

  • Cara Santiago

    1. If you had to describe 2014 in 3 words, what would they be?
    Stressful, Insightful, and did I say stressful?

    2. What was a high point?
    Paying off 2 loans. Getting accepted to the YW Business Program.

    3. What was a low point?
    My health. Also I blew my engine out on my car. Job & mental stress. So much stress. Over did it.

    4. Which of your personal qualities turned out to be most helpful this year?
    Strength! Not giving up. Believing in God

    5. What was the most important lesson you learned in 2014?
    God will never give you to much that you can’t handle. Also stop trying to be Superwoman and stop beating myself up.

    6. Who helped you?
    God and my 9 year old son got me through this.

    7. Who hindered you?
    My family and myself for allowing my family to hinder me.

    8. How did you nourish yourself?
    Haven’t learned how yet. Still trying to figure that one out.

    9. What am I grateful for?
    Life, my son, and the strength that God has given me.

    10. What positive things about myself in the past year am I not fully acknowledging?
    My hard work. Even though everyone says how hard I work and proud of me it’s sometimes just not enough. I want better.

    11. What was the most important lesson you learned in 2014?
    Never give up and be thankful for what you have and the life you have. It could be worse.

    12. What is your number one goal for 2015?
    To accomplish more goals I set for myself. Not giving up!

  • 1. If you had to describe 2014 in 3 words, what would they be?
    Testing, Developmental and Refreshing

    2. What was a high point?
    My 3 younger siblings were accepted into an amazing boarding school that will allow them to be in a structured environment geared toward student success. Also, my oldest youngest sister is on track to attend college next fall! Woo hoo!

    3. What was a low point?
    There were so many. Stress from my old job, unsupportive family members in regards to my wedding and being jobless for a few months.

    4. Which of your personal qualities turned out to be most helpful this year?
    My ability to bounce back, patience and my integrity.

    5. What was the most important lesson you learned in 2014?
    When you know your truth… it allows you to stand strong in the face of negativity, hate and opposition.

    6. Who helped you?
    My fiancé, my pastors, my mentor, my dad, my best friend, my other best friend, my siblings and beautiful strangers that I met in my travels who taught me valuable life lessons.

    7. Who hindered you?
    I won’t name names lol But mostly some family members and colleagues. I also hindered myself because of self-defeating thought processes that I don’t intend on bringing into 2015.

    8. How did you nourish yourself?
    PRAYER, exercise, reading, quiet time and reflection

    9. What am I grateful for?
    To be alive. That my siblings are maximizing their potential in the face of adversity. Authentic love and a healthy relationship. God. My friends and family.

    10. What positive things about myself in the past year am I not fully acknowledging?
    I “know” that I can achieve anything but sometimes I still experience self-doubt.

    11. What was the most important lesson you learned in 2014?
    Always be true to myself

    12. What is your number one goal for 2015?
    To begin a fruitful life full of love, joy, understanding and faith with my soon to be husband.