Hmm, ran across Reverb10 on Christen Olivarez’s blog, and it’s intriguing. I enjoyed the 30 Days challenge in November, although I wasn’t able to keep to it between two kids in school plus hosting Thanksgiving & having my parents visiting for a week, but it definitely raised my attention to what I was doing each day that’s creative. Which is the goal, right? Even if I couldn’t document it, I DID it, and I appreciated and honored the process as well as the outcome.
So, looking back on 2010, what one single word would I pick to describe it? Either “struggle” or “growth” would work, depending on which angle one is taking. I think they are both sides of the same coin myself. And with all of this growth that I’ve been having, I choose to go with the viewpoint of “growth” over “struggle”. Struggle is just that. Growth is something new and good resulting from the struggle. That is, truly, what I feel has come from this year.
Onwards, now–what word would I like to see myself selecting come this time next year? Some choices come immediately to mind, such as “relaxed” or “serene”, but that doesn’t feel quite enough, somehow. What I think I might like instead is “confident”. I would like that, yes I would. I’d like to own what I do, not to belittle it or feel like a dilettante or pretender–to really give myself permission to get over that fear that maybe I really don’t have anything to say and am simply accomplished with techniques, and to learn to think proudly in my heart and sing out loud with my voice that I am a Creative Person, and that is important and it is enough.