Saturday, January 8, 2011

My word for 2011

Can you believe it is already 2011?? The time is passing so quickly and I feel as though I am barely keeping up.....just treading water...trying to stay afloat. I want to absorb every moment.... really let it sink in and "feel" it...... but even with the best intentions I am simply just trying to keep my head above water....trying to take snapshots of life's moments in my head so I can remember all that is happening around me.

I was reflecting on 2010 the other day and spent some time thinking about the word I had chosen to represent the year. I had to smile big because looking back I can't think of a better word to describe last year then the word create. The year was full of surprises and of course some challenges as well. I landed my dream job and simply couldn't be happier about the direction my professional life is going. I'm also just as proud of the amazing community of friends and support I have "created" here in Seattle. This did not come easily as there were many bumps in the road..and some self reflection involved. I learned that making friends as an adult is hard work and requires you to be open and vulnerable. I spent some time taking pictures..... went on a few trips ....... had the amazing opportunity to spend some time with friends from High school and College... the kind of friends that "know" you. There is something so incredibly special about spending time with people who know your story. The whole story. You don't have to explain yourself...they just "get" you. Yep....they are those friends. My 2010 was a great year.....and I feel very grateful.

I'm looking forward to 2011.....I heart new feels like a sea of possibility...just waiting to be discovered. I found my word and I can't be more excited about it.


I just love this word and all of it's potential. What is your word going to be??