Reverb 10 is an online initiative created by Gwen Bell to reflect on 2010, consider, you know, what's next and, through daily writing prompts, help folks (like me) share their story.
Since I am ALL about sharing (shuddup Garth, not your real name!) and my friend Shannon is doing it (although, the non-conformist in me can't promise to, you know, write daily) I've decided to give it a whirl.
Today's prompt: Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?
One word: Fail.
- I haven't been the best mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend...etc....
- I've lost my temper with my kids.
- Used my outside voice with my husband.
- Resented the fact, many, many times, that I wasn't born "a boy."
- After 7 years, questioned my blogging prowess more often than not.
A year from today? Acceptance.
I realized, loooooong ago, that I am NOT perfect, but my kids still seem to like me (sort of) and, hopefully, will continue to learn from my mistakes, while remembering all the fun we've had together, too.
Like, opening the advent calenders (one is filled with trinkets and the other chocolate) then, hunting for Heather's birthday present (when I finally remember to write the clues, at 2 o'clock in the morning, but who cares) or, looking for THAT stupid elf (see last parenthesis) and ending the day with a burping contest at the dinner table.
As for Garth (not his real name) I really am looking forward to celebrating our 22nd Christmas, together, quietly.
Continue to share with my blogging community (you're welcome) send "hand-written" Christmas cards (see last parenthesis) and apologize now for bad grammar and my terrible penmanship -- especially, to those of you who have visited over the years and STILL like me (sort of) or, with names ending in "T" thru "Z!"
Imperfection? Yep, it's a good thing!
See, NOW aren't you glad that I promised to, you know, NOT do this...everyday?!?