Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Reverb 10: Day 1

A BIG thanks to Kelly for blogging this today. I'm really excited about this challenge. I think it will be cathartic, for sure.

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)

2010: Challenging.

I almost feel like choosing Challenging is a cop out. But I was challenged in so many ways. The year started off great, a trip to Disney with Dave. I came back with a little souvenir that wasn't delivered until October 25th. (Get it? hehe) Pregnancy was always challenging for me. I got sick, I was in pain, I had heart rate issues, breathing issues...challenge. I inadvertently lost a very good friend in the spring and had some major changes to the studio that I didn't see coming or do anything to deserve. CHALLENGE. There was of course all the usual challenges of my job, complicated by the sucky economy. Trace was born and I'm exhausted. Did I mention he's colic? Yep. Challenge. I'll make it through, though. I have to. I rise to challenges because that's what I was raised to do. I grew a lot this year and I'm pretty proud that in the end, I can look back and know without a doubt that I kept my mouth shut when I needed to and stood up for myself when I needed to. Thank the Lord!

2011: Inner Peace
I'm not crazy, I know there will be tons of challenges to meet in 2011. I would like to get through it all with my inner peace in tact. I want to remember that it's all a part of God's plan, not mine, and it will all work out exactly how it's supposed to, regardless of how I feel.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I think Challenge sounds like the PERFECT word for 2010! You had a ton of challenges it sounds like, but you're right-- you'll pull through and come out on top for sure :-D Here's to 2011 being even better!!