10Q is an online for self-reflection during rosh hashone and yom kippur. Every day, 10Q sends you a question, and you get to answer it in your own private 10Q space, and then at the end of the 10 days, just as the ark is about to be sealed, just as we and our actions are to be inscribed in the book of life, you get to push a button and send your answers into a locked vault. A year later, 10Q will send them back to you.
I love this. I have been thinking about how to create an online Never Done portal and think I could learn a thing or two from 10Q.
Here's the first day's question:
Describe a significant experience that has happened in the past year. How did it affect you? Are you grateful? Relieved? Resentful? Inspired?
Interesting. Well, there's my Mussar practice. And there's writing this blog. And there's getting a new job. And there's the adoption falling through (so far -- I'm not giving up.) And then there are all the smaller things I wrote about all year long. I rode the Ferris Wheel. I bought Colgate. Mich moved away. I went to Germany. I introduced two friends and they fell in love. I completed a triathlon. I tried karaoke. I saw Book of Mormon. I started Brooklyn Soup Swap. I painted my fingernails blue.
Significant experiences happen every day. And yes, I am grateful. And relieved. And resentful. And inspired. And tired. And sad. And hopeful. And jealous. And scared. And unsure of myself. And proud. And surprised.
But most of all, I am happy I am paying attention.