Saturday, December 4, 2010

One Word {#reverb10}

I recently stumbled upon #Reverb10, an annual initiative that encourages you to reflect on the past year and to send out reverberations for the year ahead by responding to 31 daily prompts.  I thought it would be a fun challenge so  . . . . .

Prompt:  One Word
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you're choosing the word.  Now imagine it's one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?

There are so many words that could describe my year (unpredictable, tentative, momentum, discovery, acceptance) but if I had to select just one it would have to be 'PLAY'.  For it was through giving myself permission to 'play' that I discovered a love for mixed media artwork and in a sense found myself. 

At first I felt like a newborn fledgling, a little shaky and scared, teetering on the edge of a precipice, wondering if I really could fly.  I inched forward, breathed deeply, closed my eyes tight and made the leap, fearful that if I looked down I would find the ground rushing up to meet me.  Tentatively I opened one eye, then another.  Fear gave way to surprise, exhilaration and excitement, I could fly!

As I head into 2011 my chosen word would have to be 'SOAR', for now my wish is to fly more gracefully and in doing so attain new heights.

What one word would you choose to describe your year?


  1. My hopeful word for next year is success!

    I'm glad you allowed yourself to play; having some of your 'playthings' brightens up my home!

    Good luck with the challenge; I know you can do it!

  2. I love your words. It takes courage to plunge into new expression.

    (PS. I'm a fellow #reverb10-er)

  3. being a woman of many words, i always find it difficult to narrow it down to just one...must ponder that. play sounds wonderful!