reverb11 is a reflection on 2011, and a consideration for 2012. it was led last year by a few bloggers, who are encouraging people to lead their own this year. i’m never good at following self-made plans, but i’d like to see this one through. i think it’s a great idea to spend an entire month with it, to explore important events and feelings of the last year, and think about which i want in the next year and which i don’t.
Reverb10 was led last year by Gwen Bell, Kaileen Elise, and Cali Harris, to celebrate life and mourn losses. I answered about 5 prompts. This year, I’m creating my own Reverb11. It is a month-long challenge, to blog every day of December, reflect on 2011, and think about 2012. Feel free to answer my prompts or share your own.
Today’s prompt — ABRIDGE: What is the one word that would describe or encapsulate your 2011? And what word are you aiming for in 2012?
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i am honestly no good at summing things up. i have a ridiculously hard time coming to conclusions, because i’m so intent on details… it’s true in all aspects: school, friends, relationships, work… i can never come to overarching conclusions because the little things always seem more important to me.
so, with that, i will make a small effort to do just that, with my 2011 and my soon-to-be 2012. it’s probably not entirely true, but my word for 2011 could be enjoy.
i gave up on my first blog, and for a little while, felt defeated. but i did it because i was not enjoying the time i spent in front of the monitor. i lost my passion, and felt like i boxed myself into a small corner with what i let myself include on that blog.
i signed up for two classes (while considering advanced schooling in nutrition); i dropped one because it was really unhealthy for me this semester. i left every class either crying, yelling, or feeling like i would never accomplish what i hope to.
and now, i’m in an amazing new relationship. not quite so new, maybe, since it’s been more than half of 2011. i’ve been making a lot of time for it, and it still has me smiling, laughing, and thoroughly enjoying.
with all of that, i can only hope my word for 2012 is continue. i’ve had many bad moments this year. i’ve felt defeated and stuck in a few different arenas, and i haven’t quite pulled myself away from feeling that way. but through that, at least i’m still figuring it out. and i’ve still had so many amazing moments. they completely outweigh the rest. for 2012, i would like to really revel in what i enjoy the most, what brings me the most pleasure, and what i’m passionate about.