I wasn't going to do this. I loved the idea, but I didn't think I had the time or creative energy to do it.
But then I read Kimberly Michelle's entry. And Allie's entry from His Birdie's Nest. And then the one that Nodakademic wrote. And dear lord people, if she has time to do this, I can most definitely find the time.
But I wasn't sure whether I'd blog my answers (you can participate however you'd like, through blogging, tweeting, sharing photos on Flickr, or however else the prompt speaks to you). I tweeted my answer to today's prompt earlier, but I decided I wanted to elaborate a little bit more tonight. I have a feeling that's how I'll end up doing most of these - answer first on Twitter and decide if I want to say more here later on.
Today's prompt was to choose a word that encapsulates 2010 for you. And then choose a word for what you believe will encapsulate 2011.
2010: Change - B and I moved cities. I changed jobs (more accurately left a job and have not yet found a new one in our new city), and may have possibly changed careers. My mindset has changed - from generally optimistic about life to... well, I'm not exactly sure what, but to something else. And I don't really like this new mindset. But I'm hoping that by reflecting on this past year I can work through this and begin focusing on what I want out of 2011. Which is:
2011: Passion - B and I are getting married in February and I want to always remember the passion that we had in our early days and do everything I can to keep that alive throughout our marriage. I want to find a career that I'm passionate about. I believe in working to live, rather than living to work, but I also believe that there is work out there that I can be passionate about and look forward to every day. Or if not every day, at least most days. I also want to make sure that I bring passion to my relationships with others - I have some amazing family and friends and I need to do more to let them know that. I need to find more time to spend with them. I need to find more ways to show how important they are to me.
And finally, I need to remember to bring passion to everything else I do in life. Because if I'm not passionate about it - what's the point?