Today’s prompt is from Gwen Bell, who by the way is awesome!
I had to think a bit to find one word to encapsulate this past year. Partially because I’m getting over this head cold and my brain is all foggy. I had to concentrate really hard to remember what’s gone on this past year. Hubs and I celebrated our first anniversary, we’ve gone on a bunch of trips. We’ve witness our friends get married and engaged. Then it hit me, one word that encapsulates the year 2010 for me is proud.
I’m really proud of everything I’ve accomplished this year. I’ve improved greatly at school and I’ve been proud of everything I’ve turned in… okay, almost everything. I finished my recaps on Weddingbee, which most Bees will tell you is quite an accomplishment. I started an exercise routine I like and I’m losing weight in a healthy way. These may not sound like major accomplishments to some people, but for me I’m pretty proud of myself. Since college I’ve always lost steam at the end of a class and I’ve not always had the motivation to kick butt until the end – I did that this year. I’ve never been a very good writer… the fact that I have a blog is insane to me. The fact that I was accepted to blog for Weddingbee is even crazier. I’m proud that I finished the whole process. I’ve always struggled with my weight, for as long as I can remember. I’m happy to be in a place where my clothes fit, I’m eating healthy and exercising regularly.
I’m also proud of Hubs. He’s done amazingly well at his job. He got a promotion and a raise in this economy, beating out someone in his department who’s worked there a lot longer. During the oil leakage he took an interest in saving the sea turtles and has continued that along with other cause effecting our environment and animals.
Together we’ve made an effort to eat and purchase responsibly, when it’s much easier not to. We buy locally and organic whenever possible and try make all major purchases products that are made in the USA.
Next year, I would be happy if I could use the same word :)
What is one word that you would use to encapsulate your 2010?
Are you doing Reverb10?