As I mentioned previously, I am taking part in Reverb10 this month. Every day throughout December, I will be responding to the day's prompt, mostly here on twitter or on flickr, possibly also in my sketchbook.
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?
My word of 2010 has to be CHANGE.
I have had lots of change in my life this year. In January I stopped working due to illness (I have CFS). In April I became engaged to the Dusty Professor and started planning our wedding for next year. In the summer my good friend Gail moved away. In September, the Young Philosopher went away to university.
It has been a challenge learning to accept my limitations this year, working out a way to do less, yet still find time for the things I enjoy doing. I have had to slow down, and pace myself, which has not always been easy.
Through being at home so much this year, I have spent more time on the internet and discovered some amazing websites and people, and a wonderful creative community that I didn't know existed. I have rediscovered writing, and realised I like taking photographs, and I hope to develop both further in 2011. Last year I was feeling trapped in a job I hated, so really my illness has given me the chance to start over, to reassess what I want to do.
My word for 2011 is OPPORTUNITY.