Today’s #reverb10 prompt:
Prompt: 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?
From deciding this is the style of yoga I want to teach to really learning what it takes for me to be fully rested, restorative was the word of this year.
I am planning to keep restorative close to heart in the coming year as well. I think it will come in handy.
Next year: Transformation
By this time next year, I hope to have become a parent.
What about you? What is your one word?
I love the words you chose, so reflective of your hopes n’ dreams. You were restored and now ready to move on to new things~ I hope this comes true for you!
@ellen: thank you. me too!
It was so weird, after I read the first paragraph I gazed to the ceiling (this is what I do when I’m thinking) and I picked Transformation as my word of this last year. Then I saw it was your word for next year.
This past year has been insane for me. In a good way though – but just really hectic.
Next year I hope my word is Clarity. I just want to see everything clearly and with tranquility.
Nice post! Good luck on your next year!
i love that i can see how you’ve lived your word this year. K u d o s!!
looking forward to the transformation.
@michelle: i think i may need to have it tattooed somewhere to keep it going – r.e.s.t. – thanks for supporting my resting btw.
transformation will be pretty damn good i think.
2010: Commitment. I moved across the country, committed to creating a new life with the one I love most. And I accepted the challenge of completing my training and studying for the national massage exam (http://www.massage-exam.com/ncetmb.php, for anyone curious), which is a deep commitment to myself and my future.
2011: Satisfaction. It is going to take some stamina for me to hunker down and sustain happiness and health in this new environment, so my first thought was “Endurance”, but it’s brighter than that. It feels like I am a seed trying to sprout. The invisible growing into newness. Every time I learn a new muscle’s attachment sites and actions, I feel a satisfaction that I’ve been craving for 20 years. And I’ve started the “Biggest Loser” simple leg workout, done to my Oakland cousin’s favorite hip hop tunes… It’s just 15 minutes of squats, dead lifts, etc… and then walking a few miles in the wooded countryside here. That feeling of sweating in the cold air is satisfaction in a nutshell, and proverbial oak trees will be growing from that great feeling… 2011, here I come! (Thanks Tam)
@tess: WOW! these are awesome!
satisfaction: good god, i think you’ve got the secret! ps – the exercise sounds perfect.
can’t wait to see you when you are in town.
thanks. Funny how writing lets us “name it, claim it”, and so does sharing the writing with others. I’ll call you when I land in rainy Ca. (Frosting here!)
actually I’ll email ya, to be exact ;)
Tami, what I like about you is that it would appear from the Twitter that you are the first person to finish your December 1 #reverb 10…in the world. Like out of all 723 or whatever.
These words are beautiful and I’m thinking about stealing them. We’ll see…
@mads: i think a couple people beat me, but i got it done right away. the words just spoke to me.
i can’t wait to delight in the new year with you.