One Word - Encapsulate the year 2011 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 2012 for you? If you did Reverb10 then bonus points for also re-posting your 2011 word from last year along with how you feel about that in retrospect.
2011 - Full.
As I look back on this year, it’s been full. Hope, family, work, activities, opportunities, challenges. Full. It’s been a good full most of the time. When I take a step back and look at what I’ve done, I can hardly believe it. I feel really and truly blessed.
2012 - Adventurous.
Much of what I’ve done in 2011 has been setting the stage for 2012 and beyond. I feel like I’m about to do a very high tight rope walk in a metaphorical sense. It’s exhilerating and scary, but I’ve got my safety harness strapped on tight and even if I slip, I won’t fall. I just need to have the courage to take the next steps.
The word I chose last year for 2011 was “Evolving”. If I had the opportunity to choose a different word, I wouldn’t change it. I think this year was a constant evolution. My work evolved professionally in many ways - even outside of my formal job responsibilities. I think I’ve evolved personally into a stronger, more confident person. Someone who knows what I want, even if I don’t quite know exactly how to get it yet. That will come. I like the changes in me and in my life this year. I like the relationships that have grown and evolved this year.
2011 has been a good year - full of positive evolution.