I debated whether or not to sign up for Reverb 10. When I first heard about it, I didn’t have a blog (and this is still very much a work-in-progress). It’s not like I’m swimming in spare time this month either. But I couldn’t let it go. After the year I’ve had, how could I pass this up?
Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on what’s happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead.
So here’s the deal. Every day in December I will try my very best to respond in some way to the Reverb 10 prompt, right here on this blog. I invite everyone to play along with me by joining at Reverb 10 or adding to the comments below.
Today’s prompt comes from Internet rock star Gwen Bell.
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?
My word for 2010 is Unravelling. I’ve spent a lot of 2010 trying to figure out who I am if I am not my job. I’ve tried hard not to fight my situation but to live with it and IN it and to use this opportunity to get to know myself better and to define what I want my life to be. Key to this work has been the Unravelling e-course taught by the ultimately awesome Susannah Conway. Unravelling is such a great descriptor for this work. I’m pulling apart years worth of self-talk and self-medicating and denial and role playing to get to the real core of ME and figure out where to go from here (and hopefully how to get there).
My word for 2011 will be Open. I will be open to new experiences. I will be open to new ideas. I will be open to receiving feedback. I will be open to learning about the world and about myself. I will be open to new people coming into my life. Most of all I will be open to *whispers* love.