Reflecting on a year of change


The innovative (and very lovely) queen of social media, Gwen Bell, has put together a community project for December which I think you’re gonna love. According to the website, Reverb10 is “an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on what’s happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead. With Reverb 10, we’ll do both.

Sounds good, no? There’ll be daily prompts we can respond to with “a post on your blog, through a tweet, with photography, or however else you desire.” As this month is going to be a continuation of the last month for me–writing, writing and more writing–I’m going to use Reverb10 as a low-pressure way to reflect over the last year and think about what I want to achieve in the new year. I may not respond to every prompt (gotta save some writing juice for the big stuff) but it will be fun to see what everyone else blogs!

Would you like to join me? Head over to the site and add your name – nearly 1,000 people have already signed up!

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)

2010: For me 2010 has been all about OPENING. Opening my heart to let a little boy in, opening my arms to embrace new friends and opportunities, and opening my mind to what I am truly capable of creating. It’s been painful at times, but I guess all growth hurts a bit at the beginning. It’s been a year of opening and growing pains and walking more confidently in the world.

2011: I’ve already chosen my word for 2011, and I’m looking forward to writing about that on the last day of the year, so I’m choosing a different–but still connected– word today. LOVE. I truly hope, with all my healed heart, that there is (even) more love in my world in 2011.

There. I said it out loud :)

What word encapsulates your 2010?

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In other news, I was interviewed by Tara over at The Organic Sister yesterday – I think it’s my most revealing interview to date…

15 responses
  1. Rhiannon

    I hope lots of love comes your way in 2011 !

  2. bella

    Oh (sigh). Love this … so, so, much. Loved you being a huge presence in my life this year. Loved watching you connect with baby Wobble. And I truly hope and wish that LOVE in all shapes and forms comes to you 10 x’s over. xo

  3. rebecca

    Classy and inspiring as always. Sending you wishes for all the kinds of love in the world for the new year.

  4. Celina Wyss

    I hoping all the love in the world comes your way. You deserve it!

  5. sushi lover

    lovely idea! i’m joining in #reverb10!

  6. Cassie

    That clairvoyant polaroid is making me drool a little bit. Seriously gorgeous. Happy reverberating!

    thank you! :)

  7. Laurie

    Lovely. And what a gorgeous photo.

  8. Catherine

    It’s a lovely idea, but there’s no way I could be this reflective in December. Maybe if I was snowed in…
    But since it’s summer here, with the garden running rampant, full time work till December 24th, all the Christmas preparations etc, I maintain that I won’t consider starting the new year until February 1st at least – about the time the school year starts here.
    Prior to around 1600 the calendar started on the 1st March. That makes much more sense to me!
    I hope you manifest yourself a wonderful 2011, anyway :)

  9. Storm

    LOVE this. My word is friendship. Thank you Susahhah for being the beautiful human being that you are, for inspiring us all and sharing your beautiful photography. I hope you find even more love then you already have.

  10. grace

    Great words, ‘Opening’ – I like that one too. Mine well – it’s been ‘patience’ – something I need a lot more of it! lovely post.

  11. Lara

    I love choosing one word for the year. I had a friend challenge me to do this last year, and it was so helpful. My resolution list usually floats yonder when entering into February…but my word (which was “action”, btw) stayed with me faithfully. Even today I was just journaling about what it meant and how I did. Pretty proud of all the things that got called into action this year.

    Loved #Reverb10 so much, I shared it with my own blog lovelies…it’s a good thing to set an intention.
    as always, love reading your words.
    Lara

  12. Lalove

    Hi Susannah, I am new to your blog and just wanted to say that it’s lovely. Lots of inspiring stuff here… And now I am going to reflect on a word for 2011. Cheers! Lalove

    thank you, love – welcome! x

  13. Charlane Killough Griffith

    love in all shapes and forms!

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