One Word

{I’ve noticed a lot of bloggers doing some Reverb 10 prompts and, although I’m late to the game, I feel that 2010 was a turning point for me as a person. And I’d like to take some time to reflect on all the changes and realizations that occurred. Granted, I got a late start to these prompts so I probably won’t be able to get through them all before 2010 is gone…and there may be multiple posts in one day…but some is better than none!}

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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?

Unexpected. That may seem like a strange way to describe a year, but that is how I feel about so many events that occurred in 2010. I officially stopped contact with a poisonous ex, I went on dates, I learned to speak my mind and be more logical about my opinions, I learned that I don’t need anyone to make me happy because I have that inside of me, and I got into a relationship with a truly wonderful dude. If you had asked me at this time last year what would happen during 2010, I can’t say that I would have predicted any of that.

Content; this is how I want to spend my 2011. I know that life has its ups and downs and sometimes everyone is cranky and that bad things happen. With all that being said, I have so much to be thankful for and happy about…and I want to spend more time just being happy and optimistic and enjoying the curve balls that life throws at me. I’ve been through enough horrible and difficult situations to realize that I am strong and I always manage to land on my feet (eventually) so I am confident that 2011 will be my best year yet.