When September 2017 rolls around and you receive your answers to your 10Q questions, how do you think you'll feel? What do you think/hope might be different about your life and where you're at as a result of thinking about and answering these questions?

I hope that I will feel relieved and proud of myself for overcoming at least some of the various factors currently holding me back and bringing me down. I hope this exercise will help me develop some habits that lead me to a place of greater productivity/creativity, where I feel less anxious and prone to self-loathing.

I want to be optimistic and say that I'll look back and see that I have moved beyond some of the blocks I put in front of myself (or let stay in the way), but I think that next year I will look and see that I'm in the same place.

I hope to be a better friend to my friends, to be able to be more emotionally available and compassionate. I will officially be elderly next year, as I will turn 65 in a couple of weeks from now, so perhaps I'll be better able to take things easy rather than getting wound up about things.

In September 2017 I will have let go. I will be more independent, more confident, and care less about being loved. I will love myself, and be kind to myself. Next year, if I am loved by the one I love, if my love doesn't shrivel up and die from want and disappointment and heartbreak, I will have a companion I have yearned for. If I am alone, then I will love myself as I am, and I will not give up on growing, learning, and improving myself.

I hope that my children are happy and settled in where they are in the moment. I hope that i am happy in my work, and I hope that I have settled comfortably myself into some regular yoga teaching. But if all these things are not in line, I hope that I will be as okay with that as well.