This month, I am participating in #Reverb10. Personally, I am taking it as a chance to reflect on the past year and to make plans/prayers for the next year. There will be a new prompt each day that I will respond to here (Monday – Friday). I don’t blog on the weekends, so I will probably list shorter answers over on my Facebook page and/or on Twitter on Saturdays and Sundays. Feel free to join in!
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)
This year has been challenging! It began in January when we found out that Sean needed dental surgery and continued in February during one of the craziest three days. The rest of the year has ebbed and flowed. Some of the challenges were good – like in the summer when I juggled administering 2 (actually 3, because one of the camps was split into two different divisions) camps; several social media projects; planning a Women’s Day and overseeing the seeding posts for a new site among other things. Whew…I get tired just thinking about July and August! It was great though, because it made me remember that I can be s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d and still thrive. On the negative side of challenging, I have been taken by surprise (in an unpleasant way) by a couple of personal relationships that ended abruptly. That is life though. The good outweighed the bad (even in regard to challenges), but I’m definitely hoping for an easier 2011.
When I look back on 2011, I am hoping that my one word will be growth. I love to learn and to grow. This year I became aware of several areas that I need to grow in. To start, I want to be more disciplined and to make better, more deliberate decisions. (There were too many, “How did I get myself into this situation?!” moments this year.) As 2011 progresses, I am sure that I will find other areas that I need to grow in. I know that the prospect of needing to grow can make some people feel nervous, but it excites me. I don’t think that I have “arrived” in any area of my life. That is why I am still alive. I am a “work in progress”…just like everyone else!
How would you describe 2010 in one word?
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