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#reverb catch-up post

I’ve missed many days! But thought I’d do a quick catch up.

Day 7: Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011? (Author: Cali Harris)

This year I’ve certainly expanded my writing community online, which has been wonderful – there are so many beautiful, intelligent, supportive writers out there! In particular, I was very pleased to be part of the founding team that brought SpecFicNZ to life.

Day 8: Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)

I’m me. Just me. That’s enough. I don’t claim to be special, or different, or unique. I’m just me, and I give as much of me as I can to what I’m doing at any given time.

Day 9: Party Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)

I don’t do a lot of parties, but I really enjoy catching up with my friends. Normally it’s a sprawling thing, hours of chatting, and eating, kids running here and there. The best thing about my friends is that we’re all honest – if we’re having a crappy time, we can say that and not be judged. We’ll be loved and supported no matter what.

Day 10: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out? (Author: Susannah Conway)

Hmm, I don’t know. Probably the wisest decision I made was to just let go of all the perceived expectations. People don’t expect nearly as much from me as I might think, it’s all in my head. And I don’t need that pressure.

Day 11: What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life? (Author: Sam Davidson)

Ack, that one is tricky… Sleep deprivation, body aches, overly dramatic people, excess weight, clutter, not enough ‘me time’, dishes, mess, weedy gardens, procrastination, self doubt.

I plan on getting rid of a lot of stuff, eating better, exercising more, getting the kids to pick up after themselves and being totally honest about everything that’s going on in my life. That should about do it.

Day 12: 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? (Author: Patrick Reynolds)

See Day 3’s post.

Day 13: When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)

My next step was to get more organized, which I started by implementing weekly goals. I truly believe that we should set ourselves up for success, so I aim not to set goals I can’t achieve. I want to promote success, not failure.

Day 14: What’s the one thing you have come to appreciate most in the past year? How do you express gratitude for it? (Author: Victoria Klein)

This year, just recently, the thing I have most come to appreciate is my amazing support network. I am surrounded (both in person, and online) by wonderful people. I couldn’t get through life without them. The love and kindness that has been shown to me just blows me away. These people want me to succeed, they want to see me happy and thriving and I want the same for them. You cannot live life in a cave by yourself. You cannot thrive without love. There is a lot of love in my life, I just hope you all know how much you mean to me. I’ve been trying to tell you all lately, but in case I’ve missed you – I love you. Thank you for everything. Thank you, mostly, for just being you, because you are wonderful and my life would be so empty without you all.

YAY! And now I’m up to date, though another one will come out in a few hours…. but that feels good 🙂

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