#reverb10: One Word

1 Dec

Today’s prompt for #reverb10 is 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)

Rollercoaster. That is actually supposed to be two words (as spell check kindly reminded me), but I’m going to mush them together to make one. This year has been quite a rollercoaster!

The highs:

Riding bikes in the spring.

Celebrating one year of marriage.

Maintaining this blog.

Going to a taping of Glee.

Date night with my husband at the Eclipse premiere.

Free trip to Australia!!

Adding a new member to our family: Jackson.

Whale watching.

Getting cast on the new HGTV show, Secrets from a Stylist.

Camping with good friends.

Getting in tune with my body again.

The lows:

Losing my sweet Teddy bear.

My perfect baby-making plans going out the window.

It’s funny: I thought I’d have a lot more lows to include. Lately, I’ve been feeling like this year wasn’t a happy one for me, but if I look past these two bumps in the road, I can see that I had a great year. I learned a lot about myself and have started changing the way I think so that I can be more open to the good things in my life and less depressed when something doesn’t go according to plan.

One word I hope will capture 2011: peace. I want to find my peace, through the good times and the bad. I want to share that peace with the ones I love, helping them find their own peace in their lives.

What one word would you use to describe 2010?

5 Responses to “#reverb10: One Word”

  1. Ali @ His Birdie's Nest December 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    I'm glad this prompt helped you realize your 2010 was a great year! Here's to a finding peace in 2011 🙂

  2. Erin December 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    I'm loving the new outlook. Here's to peace.My word, learning. I have learned so many new things this year, about me, about my honey, and about how not to break a baby. Next year….hmm, energy.

  3. bethlin December 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    I love "peace" as the word for the next year – can mean calmness and stability, but it can also mean coming to peace with some of the lows.

  4. People's Champ December 3, 2010 at 2:03 am #

    Pretty good year I would say. Here's to a better 2011!

  5. Cameron December 24, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    man when i look at your year, im so jealous!!!! you really had a lot of great things happen this year, in spite of a few bad things…

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