#WEverb11 #1: one word

Choose one word.

Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why. Imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?

2011: Latent

As I look around the house tonight, I see a lot of things that are “unfinished.” I feel like this year was full of living in the moment, but there was no major task or accomplishment that left its full mark. That’s not to say that I didn’t have a wonderful year full of many amazing things… but I’m coming to the end of the year feeling like I’ve left something, or many things, just there. And there’s guilt around that. A lot of it… which swirls around and gets you tangled back into a place where you can’t tackle those loose ends. And so they remain. I’ve started taking steps to stop the excuses and just push forward, in small ways and hopefully in bigger ways later on. Setting this whole #WEverb11 thing up was one of those challenges. Do or do not… there is no try.

2012: Whimsical

I want to throw a bit more caution to the wind next year. I want to blame age for my ridiculous caution these days, because I’m not really sure what else is behind it. But it’s limiting and frustrating and causes nothing but stress. I want to fill my world with more whimsy and fun. Just let go and run in the wind and try yet another something new. I want to spend more nights just staring up at the stars with Miss L, or giggling with Mr. M on the couch. I want to take a drive up to Tahoe with no plans and not know where we’re going. I want to buy the random frozen food item at Costco and throw it in the cart on a hot summer day. Or try to make a dress from scratch with no pattern at my hand or a pie without a recipe. Just let go every now and then and smirk to myself that I’m crazy and I know it. That sounds like a fun year to me.

[A look back to #reverb10’s “one word” prompt]


  • Hemborgwife

    I think I need to take a page from your book next year on whimsy! I have been falling into that same trap of well is that on the budget sheet and thinking of all the chores that need to be done instead of embracing life like I used too.