In an attempt to travel further down the path of self-discovery, I’ve decided to jump on the band wagon and join Reverb 10, which is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.
That part, “manifest what’s next,” really stuck with me. Maybe it’s because, these days, I have no idea what’s next. Maybe it’s because I’m taking one day at a time (hell, sometimes it’s one hour at a time) and that’s hard for me, because I’ve always kind of been about The Plan.
So each day, there is a new prompt for Reverb 10. And each day, I will create something. Ideally, that “something” will be a whole blog post, but it may be as something as insignificant as a Facebook status update (I’m not gonna lie). But I’ll do my best to put some genuine thought into this thing, because I think it will be good for my soul.
December 1: One word
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’rechoosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
Word for 2010: Breathtaking.
… in so many senses of the words. January took my breath away when I was so lucky to have started a new, wonderful job with new, wonderful people. February/March took my breath away when Peter and I moved into, and bought, our first home. The little things took my breath away over the summer, including when we chose, bought and flew an English springer spaniel pup here from halfway across the country. And, more recently, I have been breathless… from fear, confusion, heartache, betrayal, guilt. When I stop to think about my year in general, I get a little short of breath for it all. There has been good and bad, and it’s all a little breathtaking.
Word for 2011: Intentional
I want to live the next year of my life with intention. No rash decisions, no rush judgments. I want to know what I’m doing and why I’m doing it every step of the way, with sincerity and intention.