1. What did you do in 2023 that you’d never done before? Had laparoscopic surgery
2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Yes, all done with breastfeeding :D Next year I want to get more involved in DE&I events and the Women of ATS group.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Rachelle gave birth to Steve in the beginning of the year :)
4. Did anyone close to you die? No
5. What countries did you visit? None
6. What would you like to have in 2024 that you lacked in 2023? A little free time
7. What date from 2023 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 9/5/23 – we returned to the office :-/
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? The websphere custom instrumentation, though it took long enough
9. What was your biggest failure? The websphere custom instrumentation? lol
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Oy. With the surgery in April and the stomach virus I caught from the kids after, I had never been so sick. And we’ve had cold after cold after cold since Sept and I’m really sick of everyone coughing.
11. What was the best thing you bought? Orilissa?
14. Where did most of your money go? Disney? Surgery?
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Wild Wood
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
l. happier or sadder? Happier
ll. thinner or fatter? Thinner
lll. richer or poorer? Richer
18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Women of ATS stuff, vacation days since apparently I had three weeks left
19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Stressing out
20. How will you be spending Christmas? Same as always, we go over Lyn’s and then she and my parents come over our place
24. What was your favorite TV program? Lockwood and Co, Suits
26. What was the best book you read? Love on the Brain or Love, Theoretically. All the Ali Hazelwood books.
28. What did you want and get? To not have to do Service Now work
29. What did you want and not get? To keep my coworkers last AT&T forever and ever
30. What was your favorite film of this year? I finally saw Arrival and Everything Everywhere All at Once
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I don’t remember. 38
32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? If RTO wasn’t a thing
33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2023? All the colors
34. What kept you sane? The Dream Finders
35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Henry Cavill
36. What political issue stirred you the most? I can’t think of anything that stands out
37. Who did you miss? My friends
38. Who was the best new person you met? met Farheen in person finally!
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2023: endo specialists are a thing, should have gone to one of those
41. Summarize 2023: Azure migration work and then we were moved to SRE, worked on TTrace the rest of the year. Many dr appts. Company announced RTO which means, not only did we have to go back into the office, but some of my bestest work buddies are losing their jobs next year. Everyone is sick.