Who else is jumping on the #reverb10 bandwagon?

For the month of December you can reflect on 2010 and prepare for 2011 with the help of daily prompts.

2010 has been one hell of a year for yours truly, one worth documenting.

Prompt for 1st December: one word

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?

The first word that comes to mind is rollercoaster. I’m sure there are more articulate words, but I haven’t thought of any of them yet.

Of course, getting married was the absolute highlight for the year. Friends have had babies. I became a Fairygodmother to Eliza. We’ve cemented some fantastically supportive friendships. I saw George freaking Michael in concert.

But on the flip side, I’ve had downsides, too. Mum’s health took a dramatic turn for the worse which ended with a two-month stay in hospital and an eventual move into a nursing home. We had to pack up her life as if she’d already died. She almost died. But she’s got fighting genes and is improving now. But amongst the worst of it, I learned things I never knew about my family’s past, about members of my family and about me. I can’t tell you how many times I collapsed in a mess. I cried at work. I took lots of time off work, too.

I’m not going to harp on about the wedding/eloping business since I’ve done more than enough of that already. But I still struggle with it sometimes — the unfairness of it all, mostly, coupled with some unjust attacks on our decision-making skills. Weddings bring out the best in people, yes?

As for 2011, I have high expectations for an improvement on this year. There’s a lot of potential for massive change, but what I want most is peace.

Peace with the things in life I cannot change. Peace with the true understanding of the key people in my life. Peace with the true understanding of those I always thought were key people in my life. Peace within me. Mentally, physically and emotionally.

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  1. You have definitely had some massive ups and downs this year – rollercoaster is the perfect word. I hope next year is far more sedate and filled with lots of joy. You deserve it!

    Posted on 2 December 2010 at 9:10 pm