#reverb10: reflect on this year & manifest what is next

Ok, so I’m 7 days late starting this challenge, and it doesn’t necessarily have to do with communications, but I want to try it anyway.  I’m going to catch up on 7 days right now, and then (hopefully) do a daily post for the rest of the month.  Yes, I realize this sort of contradicts my rant about the “best of 2010” lists…but it’s my blog, so deal with it!

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?

Change: A lot changed in my life this past year – new job, new house – all changes for the best. For 2011, I would like this work to be “content.”

December 2 – Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?

Not sure if this one really applies, but I guess since this is a blog, maybe it does.  What doesn’t contribute to my writing? Desire. I can’t say I have a desire to write everyday.  Does that make sense?

December 3 – Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).

Wow, this challenge is tough!  Ok, one moment – I would say crossing the finish line at the Vancouver City Chase with my sister, Jen, 20 minutes faster than we did in 2009 in Calgary.  The sound of the teams being announced over the loudspeaker as they crossed the finish line, the smell of camouflage paint still in my nose from the boot camp challenge, the aching of my feet, and joy of knowing we were able to finish the challenge, in an (sort-of) unfamiliar city, without fighting, yet again.

December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

Going back to the job search – wondering “what’s next for me?”

December 5 – Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?

Letting go of my need for control.  Learning that I can’t control everything, so just go with the flow.

December 6 and 7th weren’t posted on the Reverb10 website when I did this, so those days will have to wait until tomorrow.


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