Another blogging project which I may or may not abandon somewhere in the middle of the holiday crazies. But I needed something to prompt me to actually post here, so I will! Join me for Reverb 10, daily prompts for the month of December focused on reflecting on 2010 and manifesting for 2011!
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?
It may be an obvious cop out, but I have to say Marriage. So much of the year was focused on planning and enjoying our wedding festivities and honeymoon, which do not a marriage make, but the transition into a marriage is a significant one. The year flew by and I know much of the focus was on preparing for that one day, but by the time we said our vows, we already felt married!
It was a transition that started over two years ago when we had our “playa wedding”, and both felt in our hearts that there was much more truth to that spiritual (but not legal) act. This year was about bringing that part of us and our lives out in the open, legally and officially recognized by our friends, families, and community. It was a blast! And yet, I am SOOOO glad it’s over! 😀 While I would love to relive the wedding day itself in slow-mo over and over again so I don’t miss a single moment, it was an intense year. I have relished the return to the mundane and the comfort of being husband and wife, even on nights we are apart.
Yup – there have been some already and there will be more – Random is working a few hours away and spending several nights a week out there! I cried about it for two days – of course it happened during PMS – but the marriage is a comfort that we are more permanent than any job, and we’ll get through anything together. (And then I think of couples who are separated for months while serving in the military, and that just stops my complaining right then and there. For a few hours anyway.)
For 2011? Oh there are so many I could see…. but I am focusing on making one word happen in 2011 – Adventure! Grand Adventure! if I’d be allowed to have two words… Some of you may know what I’m talking about, and I’m sure we’ll do a Big Announcement type thing, but I don’t feel right doing that here without discussing it first with Random. Maybe on New Years Day or something 😛 I think our wedding blog will be transitioning to the Grand Adventure blog, but first we have thank you notes and holiday shopping and baking cookies and getting the tree up. So y’all will just have to wait! 😀
Won’t you join me on Reverb10?
And because every post is better with photos, just like every bar is better with theme nights…