It only took me a couple of seconds to figure out the word that describes 2011 for me: “blur.” I know it’s a bit of a cliché to talk about how time flies, but this year really did seem to go by even faster than usual for some reason. As I said to someone in early October, “no, I don’t know what happened to September — I’m still trying to figure out where April went.” In many ways, I feel as I spent the entire year running from one thing to another with no time to pause to reflect or enjoy. The only times I didn’t feel rushed were our week in Door County in July and Thanksgiving week.
A year from now, I hope my one word is “savor.” As in I figured out in 2012 how to slow down a bit and take more than two weeks to relax, reflect, and savor the little moments that make up the good parts of life. Wish me luck.
Note: This is my response to the #reverb11 prompt for December 1. #reverb11 is online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. Each day has a prompt. The December 1 prompt is: “Encapsulate the year 2011 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 2012 for you?”
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