Well, here we are, December 31, the waning hours of the year. I’ve fought through the entirety of Reverb10, including the redundant prompts and the ones that made me scratch my head. There were well thought-out posts (Appreciating the Questions, Awake). There were lists (11 Things I Don’t Need in 2011 and 10 Tips to Achieve Balance). There were prompts I really didn’t like, and a couple times I had to write multiple posts in a day to catch up. (Including yesterday and today.) But I stuck with it, for better or worse, and I’m satisfied.
The final #reverb10 prompt tries to sum things up, asking, “What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world?”
While the duplicative prompts were annoying, they did serve to suss out some key themes. Namely, 2010 has been a year of so much change, but the change has been very positive because I have embraced and enabled it. Along the way, I have said yes to all kinds of new things, and opening those doors has greatly enhanced my life. I’ll continue to do so in 2011, as I’m sure there are still fascinating doors to open and uncharted paths to follow.
Doing so has greatly expanded my world and the community I live in. I love Elgin, and in 2010, I discovered even more community and feel so lucky to be a part of it. I’ve become more active on Twitter and other social networks and have loved the results as I’ve increasingly brought those relationships into real life.
I’m also more active than I’ve ever been, and movement has become an important part of who I am. I get twitchy if a few days go by between workouts, and a 15 minute walk at lunch can really clear the head and reset my day. A year ago, I was still struggling to make myself work out. Now, even when pressed for time, it’s part of who I am, as is eating well. Moving, eating and sleeping have fueled great days and made everything else possible.
I’m looking forward to an even better 2011, full of surprises and adventures. I’ve had two weeks off work, so I’m ready to GO!
Happy New Year to you! Let’s make next year great!