Jane Therese Losaria

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What was the most defining moment in your life during this past year?

as we bid goodbye to this year, what is/are the defining moment/s that we will never forget about 2011...

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    Dec 31 2011: Two people exteremely close to me died. I must say it is extremely traumatizing, because I am only 13. They were very dear to me, but now I know they are in a better place. In 2012, I will remember them with a smile on my face and be thankful that my family is okay and supporting me.
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    Dec 31 2011: I got engagement ring !!!

    Looking forward to my big day.

    PS: Happy New Year !
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    Dec 30 2011: most defining moment of my life was when I grew up:)very suddenly:)very greatly:)
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    Jan 2 2012: Shaving all of my hair off. At the time, I didn't even realise what I was doing but the more I think about it, the more I acknowledge the fact that the hair that was on my head was never mine to begin with. I had what people in the African community call "relaxed" hair, and now I'm "natural", meaning that I don;t use chemicals to change the texture of my hair.

    I saw the pain and damage I'd subjected myself to for so many years and although it took a while for it to finally hit me, I'm proud of my hair in its thick, natural, afro state. That has to be the most defining moment of the year for me and it's made me find a deeper sense of self. I've never felt so beautiful.
  • Jan 2 2012: The most defining moment is when I talk to my friend about my dream, about which I thought I could never achieve. But she made me believe in myself and now, I could see the destined joy that I always have doing my passion and chasing my dream! It will be a decision that changes my life!
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    Jan 2 2012: Souls are always beautiful ... only bodies in which these soul are there get disoriented at times ...:)
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    Jan 1 2012: Hi Jane,
    The most defining event in 2011 was my brother's challenge with cancer. It reminded me again of our mortality, and the preciousness of life. It was an example of the importance of family and friends, close ties with people who contribute so much to our well-being in each and every moment of our lives. It was another reminder of the courage and strength of people, and how we CAN move through challenges that often seem devestating.

    During very intensive chemo and radiation, when my brother's physical and mental resources were at an all time low, he often said...this is not living....I don't want to live like this. After a very invasive 8hr. surgery during which his heart stopped twice, he was in ICU for quite awhile. He is now at home, healing, and at the moment, cancer free. He is at the other end of the tunnel now, and his strength and persistance are astounding....like the strength and courage of many people in our world.
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    Jan 1 2012: The most defining moment for me in early 2011 was a stroke that shattered my world. I was a fit, healthy [so I thought] 50 year old who visited the gym everyday - I walked every second day and generally ate very well. But, an unthought of enemy [cholesterol] was my demise and and suddenly turned my life upside down. I am lucky it was only a blockage and not a haemorrhage [permanent damage] and it affected my right side. I have worked hard and I can say that my prior healthy lifestyle has helped tremendously in my rehabilitation. I am now about 95% recovered and have returned to work. The reason I have told everyone my story is because you never know what life is going to throw at you - so live your life to the fullest, if you are thinking about travelling, trying a new experience, learning a new language or learning a new skill - just do it! And above all, have regular health check-ups...
  • Dec 31 2011: An unfavorable famly matter was the most relevant event for me in 2011. But also an unsuccesful work project. Both linked. I hope redoing my familly arrangements in 2012.
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    Dec 31 2011: Learning two things: how to take risks and how to let go of the past.

    In 2008, I started my website design business, but it grew tremendously this year when I started taking risks and pushing outside of my comfort zone. I began talking face-to-face with business owners and generally adapted more aggressive tactics to finding clients.

    This year I learned how to let go of the past with acceptance and introspection. I believe I haven't fully accepted my past, but I made an immense amount of progress this year. I learned how to understand why and how events in my past happened, and to see the positives of it. It was difficult for me to do, but it has improved my life significantly.
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    Dec 31 2011: April 29, 2011, I was in a car accident which broke my sternum and the seat belt and air bag did a number on me.
    The vehicle was totaled. But what I remember most is the few moments before we hit the car in front of us. At first I could not believe what was happening, next I thought maybe it won't be so bad. We hit I lost consciousness and when I regained consciousness, my first thought was...Wow, I am alive ! It brought the reality of my mortality to me in such a way I will never forget. No more illusions of invincibility..................
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    Dec 31 2011: The dynamic nature of my work which has always kept me on toes. Thanks 2011 for all the wonderful people who enriched my learning experience.
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      Dec 31 2011: it will always be a wonderful feeling when we are surrounded with beautiful souls that enrich us to become better individuals.
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    Dec 31 2011: When your question made me realize the year is about to end.. . . . so soon?
  • Dec 31 2011: Good question Jane, what is yours? :)
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      Dec 31 2011: i learnt the the art of letting go that is. 2010 was such a depressing year for me and 2011 brought me back to life, letting go of someone whom i've loved so dearly and who have fallen out of love with me, it kinda freed my soul actually. =)

      cheers! ya'll
      • Jan 1 2012: Hi Jane, that is wonderful! Do not get me wrong, I feel for your hurt. However, never let another human control your soul. That which, does not kill us, makes us stronger! ( it is very hard to let go ) Happy New Year to ya!! :)