My friend Ali (at The Way Ali Sees It) has been doing this whole Reverb10 thing, which is designed to "reflect on this year and manifest what's next" so I figured that I'd jump on that bandwagon and use it for some inspiration in the way of blogging for the time being. I'm behind about a week (it started Dec 1st), so I'm going to post two or three a day for the next few days to catch up. I don't usually do stuff like this, but I was so enjoying reading other people's that I figured I'd join in!
Without further ado, Reverb10
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? (Author: Gwen Bell)
As trite as this may sound, my word for 2010 would have to be "growth". While I still, in many ways, feel like a child, I would have to say that I've grown towards adulthood in a major way in the past year. I learned how to enjoy myself by doing things other than drinking myself into a near coma and flirting with any guy wearing flannel. I also pulled off moving across the country, which I'd say is a major growth. I'm still 5'5", but I'm a big girl now.
I can, with a certain amount of positivity, say that I want my word for 2011 to be "opportunity", or "work". I want to work my ass off next year, but to do so I need to be awarded a certain amount of opportunity for progress. I'm willing to put the work into everything, all I need is a tiny window of opportunity.
December 2 – Writing. What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it? (Author: Leo Babauta)
This one is much more difficult. Each day I procrastinate and spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing. I'm not sure where all of the time goes, but enough of it does not go towards writing. As most of you who read this blog know, my major pursuit is acting, not writing, however, with the amount of free time that an acting career oftentimes affords a person I would like to be practicing another craft. Everyone knows that you cannot improve upon something that you do not practice, so write, write, write is where my head should be. When I'm not acting or promoting myself [sigh, I hate that part] I need to be scrawling, scribbling, or typing. I let myself get too wrapped up in everyday things and don't sit down to work enough. I must stop. I will stop. But I won't stop cleaning my kitchen. That has to continue.
The December 3rd prompt is more daunting than I thought it would be. I'm going to tackle that one later today or tomorrow.