Future self & travel: Reverb10.21-10.22


In an attempt to travel further down the path of self-discovery, I’ve decided to participate in Reverb 10, which is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.


December 21: Future self

Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)

Hey, you.

Take your time.

Breathe.

For the love of all that is good in this world, live for you.

I know you care. Sometimes, too much. (It really is a curse sometimes, isn’t it?) The truth is, it’s pretty obvious to most people that you care. I’m not entirely sure you could do anything to make people think you don’t care. So please, if even just for one stinkin’ day, live for you.

And don’t forget to breathe!

And… also, next time someone suggests shots at the bar? Say yes, just once. You could use something other than Coors Light running through your veins.

LOVE, me.

December 22: Travel

How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year?

Y’all? I didn’t GO ANYWHERE this year. A few (and a LOT too few) trips to see my nieces, a couple trips to some surrounding larger towns and one trip to “Seattle” (but not really Seattle – mostly just IKEA).

That’s it. No return trips to Pullman. No flying to San Francisco.

But that’s going to change. In 2011, I’m going to SF. (Lauren, watch out, I’m lookin’ at you!) In 2011, I’m going to Vegas. I’m going to see my nieces more, to visit my amazing siblings and to the Oregon coast.

I’m going to get the hell out of this house.

Photo: Lara