[#Reverb10] Dec. 22, 23 & 24

#Reverb10 is a movement to encourage folks to tackle a daily prompt with the intent of reflecting on their year. If you’d like to get involved, it’s not too late! You can backtrack to previous prompts or simply jump in where you are. If you’re interested, you can see all my #reverb10 posts here.


Dec. 22: Travel: How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year? (Author: Tara Hunt)

  • I went jogging on a beach in Florida.
  • I went hiking in the Smokies in Tennessee.
  • I protected my sister from some creepy dudes in London.
  • I ate my weight in pastries in Paris.
  • I celebrated my golden birthday on my own in London.

Not bad for a year’s travel.  Next year, as I’ve said, I intend to do more travelling. Definitely to New York.  Probably back to Florida (as that’s what my family does).  Maybe even back to Europe.

Dec. 23: New Name: Let’s meet again, for the first time. If you could introduce yourself to strangers by another name for just one day, what would it be and why? (Author: Becca Wilcott)

I’m quite good with my current name, to be honest.  But for the sake of the prompt, let’s say I was pretending to be someone else entirely for a day.  Here are a few options:

  • French Tourist: Juliette (Trivia: This is the name I chose in my seventh grade French class.)
  • Southern Belle in the Big City: Annie Mae
  • Cool British Vixen: Vera
  • Adventurous Aussie: Janie

That should do it. And as a bonus, I’ve saved myself some trouble if any of these ladies ever pop up in something I write.

Dec. 24: Everything’s OK: What was the best moment that could serve as proof that everything is going to be alright? And how will you incorporate that discovery into the year ahead? (Author: Kate Inglis)

Please excuse me being entirely vague here, but there are some stories that simply aren’t meant to be posted for the entire world to see.  What I will say is this: I did something I was very afraid to do, both in that it’s something I’ve always been afraid to do in general and even more so in the specific instance in which I did it.  It did NOT go according to plan.  At all.  But, in the end, it was OK.  Better than OK, really.

And so, going forward, I’m choosing to live my life boldly in every instance I can manage it.  I think there’s a balance between throwing caution to the wind and listening to your own intuition, but I think I’ve long erred on the side of being too cautious.  In 2011, I’ll be living a little closer to the edge, I think, come what may.

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