December 1 One Word.
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
(Author: Gwen Bell)
One word for 2010:
This has been an interesting year. I came into it having lost very close friends (some to death, some to their own lives) and knowing I would end my graduate career in May. I spent four months dreadfully unemployed and three without health insurance. I had 15 days to find a place for me and my bully breed dog to live and no idea where the first month's rent was going to come from. I was screwed over by family members and finally finished separating myself from their drama back east. I watched friends get married while I myself was coming up on a year of celibacy (and nearly three of not being on a legitimate date). Don't get me wrong - I had some good times, but I had a lot of roadblocks that just kept popping up, one after another. And I made it. I have a job, a beautiful apartment, a job (not a great job, but a job) and I like my solo life. I still don't know where the rent is coming from or how the bills are going to be paid, but I do know it's going to be alright.
Potential words for 2011?
Now, we all know I'm no good at choosing one thing for any thing. What words do I hope for 2011 to embody? Manifest. Succeed. Love. I want to manifest my dreams into reality. I want to finally achieve the level of success I feel I should been achieving at this point in my life (in whatever way I feel that should occur). I want to love what I do, who I am and the people in my life. I already love my dog so I got that going for me. I'm envisioning big things and this time, I know they're going to happen. Bring it, 2011. I'm ready.
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