Wrapping up Reverb10!

Day 25 Author: Tracey Clark

Prompt: Photo - a present to yourself. Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.

Taken by my beloved husband. Photos from the first moments of me "getting" hooping. Me: having fun. Laughing. Playing. Learning. Growing. Keeping the hoop up. Total awesomesauce.
Day 26 Author: Elise Marie Collins

Prompt: Soul food. What did you eat this year that you will never forget? What went into your mouth & touched your soul?

2010 was my year of cupcakes. Which started with the most perfect strawberry cupcake, the week before Remy's birthday. Heaven.
Day 27 Author: Brené Brown

Prompt: Ordinary joy. Our most profound joy is often experienced during ordinary moments. What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?

I agree so much with this. Joy is found in the ordinary, absolutely. And so much. It's hard to pick one :-D

So, let me share a moment from today: we went to IKEA and had to make a return. Then we went upstairs to play (and eat, Swedish meatballs, yum! I'm flexitarian for a reason, I guess).

It's just a normal day, right? Errands. The lines were awful and we waited and waited and it could have been sucktastic.

But. I was with my family. (And our friend B is in town.) And so it was delightful. Remy loves IKEA. The adults love the Swedish meatballs. Everyone is happy. There's no rush.


We took a picture, of course:

Day 28 Author: Tara Sophia Mohr

Prompt: Achieve. What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today.

Luckily I subscribe to Tara's blog because when I first read this I was at first stymied by that one word, "Achieve."

But Tara gets it. Achievement is grand, awesome. Fabulous. But we are HERE right now and this is where we have to live. In *this* moment.

In 2011 I would like to restart my etsy. I would like to start selling my photography. I would like to set forth on my new creative adventure.

Those feelings are here in me, this moment. I am creative.

The feelings I'd like to bring more into my life is of feeling self assured and competent (as an artist/ business woman/ mom/ person). I am. But I'd like to bring that more and more into my life.

And I am on that path.
Day 29 Author: Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Prompt: Defining moment. Describe a defining moment or series of events that has affected your life this year.

The defining moments of this year were for sure the ones I spent creating:

Especially decoupage. Loving that!
Day 30 Author: Holly Root

Prompt: Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What's the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?

I rewatched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy earlier this month (around my birthday). And that gift -- the gift of time, of being able to do something during the day just for me (while Remy is in school) was the most awesome gift of this year.
Day 31 Author: Molly O'Neill

Prompt: Core story. What central story is at the core of you, and how do you share it with the world? (Bonus: Consider your reflections from this month. Look through them to discover a thread you may not have noticed until today.)

My core story is awe and creativity and love and grief and how that co-mingles in me.

The cycle of birth and death. Endless. Perfect and imperfect all at once.

This moment. This wabi sabi moment. That is who I am, and what my story reflects.