Reverb10. Continued

January 19, 2011

Now, I know it's already mid January and #reverb10 ended in December, but gosh darn I WILL finish this.  So here we go:

Day 12:  Body Integration. This year, when did you feel the most integrated with your body? Did you have a moment where there wasn’t mind and body, but simply a cohesive YOU, alive and present?

I'm not sure there was one?  I guess I feel myself most when I am crafting, sewing, or being creative.

Day 13:  Action. When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?

My next step in my career is taking an exam.  My next step(s) in my personal life is enjoying every second with my husband, nurturing my relationships with friends, and taking the time do the things I love.

Day 14:  Appreciate. What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it?

My husband :D  (typical newlywed answer, perhaps?)  In all seriousness, my husband is my rock.  He has helped me get through so many hoops this year and is always on the sideline cheering me on.  I try to show him that I love him every day and I try my hardest not to dwell on his imperfections (ahem, like his inability to use his clothes hamper and hang up towels :P)

Day 15:  5 Minutes. Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

1) My friend C's wedding.
2) Vegas with my husband and finally meeting familiar faces
3) A wonderful birthday spent with my loved ones
4) Holding my friend H's newborn for the first time and seeing her and her husband glowing with happiness.
5) Little moments with my husband that make me laugh and smile.

Day 16:  Friendship. How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst?

I'm not sure that my perspective on the world has changed much.  I think hearing about every day events, not only in my neighborhood, but around the globe, is constantly causing me to rethink about the world and what is important. 

Day 17:  Lesson Learned. What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?

It takes a lot to break me and I somehow get through the hard stuff in life in one piece.  I think if I just remember other points in my life that I have struggled, it will help me realize that every challenge I encounter can be conquered.

Day 18:  Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?

I would like to try to be more physically active.  I really want to incorporate more yoga in my weekly schedule.  I'm not sure if there was anything I really wanted to try in 2010.

Day 19:  Healing. What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011?

My friends and family healed me this year.  I would have to say it was a drip-by-drip because the parts of me that needed healing were slow in scabbing over.  I'm not sure that there is anything I need heeled this year, but I would love to help someone else heal.  Whether it's just an act of kindness or a physical contribution of money or food remains to be seen.

Day 20:  Beyond Avoidance. What should you have done this year but didn’t because you were too scared, worried, unsure, busy or otherwise deterred from doing? (Bonus: Will you do it?)

More creative projects.  I have a long list of art/sewing projects that I would like to complete/start.  My avoidance of these projects was mainly due to being busy.  I would like finish some of those projects from last year, this year.

Day 21:  Future Self. Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?)

Dear 10-years-younger self: 
Walk away from that boy you're hanging around.  He's not worth all the time, pain, and effort.  Soak up every second of your courses and don't take any of it for granted:  your FUTURE SELF will thank you.  Be picky about the friends you choose.   You deserve friends that are selfless about your relationship with them.  Pick your chin up and don't let people get you down.  You must believe in yourself!!  You will find a wonderful man who loves you, flaws and all.  It will happen, don't fret over it.  Try out sewing and flex your creative muscles... you will love it!  Stop trying to rebel so much, there's no need for it (and it's a stage, you will grow out of).  And finally, spend every moment you can spare with your parents and family.  They won't be around forever and those few moments are more precious than you can ever imagine.


BigAppleNosh said...

Love your responses, especially number 17!

Mo said...

Oh, how I wish I could talk to me 10 years ago!
Great responses, I think this is a good exercise for a brand new start to 2011. :)

Cole said...

This is great. I especially love your letter to your 10 year younger self, oh the things I would tell my younger self.
Thanks for your sweet words on my blog, if we had lost Edie I might have had to steal your Basset :)