One Word: Discovery | #Reverb10

In addition the the month long guest post series I’m running on GenPink, today is the first day of REVERB10, a month of reflection. While I’ll be managing posts from writers all over providing their insight into various categories of life, love and work, I will also be reflecting on my life and path I’ve traveled in 2010.

Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on what’s happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead. With Reverb 10, we’ll do both.


Today’s prompt: 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?

2010: Discovery

In 2010 I…

  • began a new relationship
  • turned 28
  • spoke in 4 conferences
  • was published in a magazine
  • traveled 17,784 miles
  • published 200ish blog posts (personal and professional combined)
  • heard 20 some odd inspiring speakers/authors present
  • read fiction books for the first time since high school
  • sat by my mother for 3 different surgeries
  • stood by a long time friend as she began a new life with her husband
  • left a job I was excelling in
  • started a new job, in a new industry, working for people I’d never met
  • moved to a new apartment
  • cried happy tears when my friends adopted their precious daughter
  • hired a personal trainer
  • lost someone important to cancer
  • decided to write some people out of the current chapter in my life
  • paid off 2 credit cards
  • discovered what’s important

2011: Development

  • 2011 will be the time for things to flourish from the seeds that have been planned in 2010
  • things that were new can move to a different classification
  • things that are yet to happen can begin to develop
6 Responses to “One Word: Discovery | #Reverb10”
  1. And I thought I had a busy year. Many of these feats are awesome, and some are just down right impressive, but I think my favorite might be reading the fiction books. I did the same thing this past year. I used to be consumed with getting ahead and reading every business book I could get my hands on, but now I try to alternate between business and fiction. Thanks for sharing Elysa. And stop showing off. Two blogs. Scoffs.

  2. Alexis says:

    Your honesty and transparency inspire me! Looking forward to the next 30 days of Reverb10 and getting to know you!

  3. Manderz says:

    2010 sounds like it was busy. Here’s to rocking 2011!

  4. elysa says:

    Ryan – any fiction books I need to checkout?
    thanks for visiting Alexis & Manderz

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