Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Day 6

Day 6: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

PB&J.

Bread, peanut butter and jelly. And a Ziploc baggy to store it. I'd like to make a better meal, but I'm just too lazy to go out of my way to the grocery store. My apartment is within convenient distance to EVERYTHING except for the grocery store. Boo.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 5

Day 5: Let Go. What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?

Well, well, well... what a question.

The answer? Lots. The ability to watch Hoda & Kathie Lee and all my other favorite daytime shows. Florida. Certain people. Life as I know it.

Why? Because I had to. I had to grow up, move on and accept the things I have no control over.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 4

December 4 – Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?

Sorry, Jeffrey, not a fan of your question.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 3

Today's prompt: Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail.

My view after returning to the city from a weekend away in Boston.
 
It's Friday evening. You're not going to get vivid detail, but what I will share is that one of my favorite {reoccurring} moments in the past year is when I'm walking home alone at night (insert gasps from everyone who thinks NYC is sketchy and unsafe) while listening to my iPod (again). The buildings are lit up. The sidewalks are far less crowded. It's almost peaceful, and it's always then that I find myself feeling incredibly lucky to be exactly where I am.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

#Reverb10 - Day 1

Nope, I'm not making a comeback in the world of PR blogging; I've just decided to participate in #Reverb10. I suppose I should insert some excuse here as to why I abandoned my blog early in 2010, shortly after making a resolution to blog more. I first became too busy to devote time to blogging (hello, new city and new job) and then, instead of settling down, life got crazier. And now, to be honest, I think it's a bit overrated. Yes, there's interesting stuff out there, but how long can a single industry continue to recycle each other's posts and call them new?

Anywayyy... I decided to participate (for now, no guarantees I'm making it through the month!) because 2010 has been the year of change for me. I feel like that's such a cliche thing to say, but it's 100% true. I look back on my year and am so happy I did what I did, but if I had to go through it again, I don't know if I could.

I can't count the number of times I've had discussions with friends or received a completely random message from a Facebook "friend" who can't believe that I picked up my entire life in less than two weeks, said goodbye to everything I knew and moved to a city I had never been to, knowing no one and with nothing but my luggage and a hotel room for four nights. Yup, I fully expected I would somehow find a place to live in that amount of time. Pretty optimistic thinking for someone who is a complete realist. But, hey, I did it. And that wasn't even the hardest part of my year.

So, today's prompt: 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?

New? Change? Hard? Fun? Busy? Lonely? Exciting? Exhausting? SO fun? How to pick just one word...

Let's go with life-changing. (Yep, my word is a compound adjective, and thus not two separate words. Just call me a grammar geek.)

I've had so many 'firsts' this year that I wouldn't even be able to count them if I TRIED. Surprisingly, moving to a whole new city where I knew no one wasn't one of those firsts. I had done that before (miss you, FL). Everything I knew was flipped upside down. My professional life (miss you, too, college). My personal life. All of it.

I could spend hours detailing my life's changes this past year, but I won't because a.) nobody wants to read that, b.) I refuse to turn into one of those crazy bloggers whom I can often times identify with and c.) I'm sleepy. So we'll leave my year at life-changing.

My word for next year? Hmm... let's go with {even more} exciting. :)