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Reverb 10 – Day 1

(Yes I started late, you’ll be ok!) 🙂

December 1
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?

One word to describe 2010. Hmm…if I had to pick one word to describe my year, it would be life-changing. Yeah I used a hyphen to put two words together, so what? I say it was life-changing because so much of me changed this year that it’s hard to believe. Me in December 2010 is a totally different person from me in December 2009. I amaze myself when I sit back and think about the events of the last year, and how different I am compared to 12 short months ago. The core of me is still the same, but there have been some major improvements. Not only did my outlook on life change, but my views of relationships shifted, my attitude about a lot of things shifted, and I generally just evolved more as a person in 2010 than I have in any other year that I can remember. There were a lot of things that I actively set out to change, and then some things that just changed as a result of some of the situations that I was in over the course of the year. For one, I got my first full-time job in 2010. If that’s not life-changing, I don’t know what is. I finally broke out into the process of building a career, and that feels so good. I think I’ve finally determined what it is I want to do with my life as far as my career is concerned, and I know that before this year, I had not the slightest clue of what I wanted to do with my life. Now, I can say I have somewhat of an idea of what I want to do. I’ve also met and lost some people, and rekindled friendships with people all this year. It’s like my life is a movie, and the people in it are my supporting cast. The cast changes every so often, but it’s truly for the best. I’ve learned so much about my interactions with people and what I want out of relationships and friendships from the people that aren’t in my life anymore, so for that, I’m grateful. I’ve just been on a personal journey all year long that started with my day-long adventure on MLK Day with a few of my friends in the cold to trek to the Kennedy Center to score tickets to see India Arie, and that is going on even as I write this post from my bed. I only hope that subsequent years prove to be as fulfilling as this one has been, and that I grow more into myself as time goes along. One year from today, I hope that the word “fantastic” describes 2011. I have high hopes for my professional life, my academic life, my social life, and my personal life in several different aspects. I know there will be bumpy roads ahead, but I hope that the good outweighs the bad, and that I’m able to appreciate every single moment that comes in 2011; the moments that 2010 has given me are going to be hard to top.