From the website:
Answer one question per day in your own secret online 10Q space. Make your answers serious. Silly. Salacious. However you like. It’s your 10Q. When you’re finished, hit the magic button and your answers get sent to the secure online 10Q vault for safekeeping. One year later, the vault will open and your answers will land back in your email inbox for private reflection. Want to keep them secret? Perfect. Want to share them, either anonymously or with attribution, with the wider 10Q community? You can do that too.
Next year the whole process begins again. And the year after that, and the year after that. Do you 10Q? You should.
I stumbled across 10Q several years ago and have participated every year since. I just re-read my answers and they about killed me. 2011 was a terrible horrible no good very bad year, followed by a bad year, followed by a whole bunch of years that were all just slightly less bad until today. Seeing all my answers over the last several years was eye-opening; I’ve been working to get book 2 done for far too long, I’ve been worried about money and the future forever, my stress levels have actually lowered (GLORY HALLELUJAH!), and apparently change really does come to my life, just really slowly. Sloths are telling it to hurry the hell up.
While I journal daily and have written here for years, I rarely go back and read what I’ve slapped onto the page. My journal is basically profanity-ridden screaming into the wind with a touch of figuring out what I think, and here? While I don’t get into a lot of detail about some things I’ve written about, there are quite a few posts…um…years…that are painful to revisit. 2011-12 come to mind. I tend to skip over those. So having previous years’ answers show up in my inbox every fall is kinda nice. Except 2014; I screwed up that year and my answers weren’t recorded. Le sigh.
I don’t know where I’m going with this post, just felt like writing something. It’s not too late to go sign up for this year’s 10Q, so if you’re up for deep questions I recommend it. You get the same questions every year so you can see how you’ve grown and changed. Go check it out while I continue to work to get book 2 written, keep on worrying about finances and the future, and appreciate that sometimes change just happens slower than a constipated sloth.