Thursday, December 09, 2010

reverb 10, days 7, 8 & 9.

baby it's cold outside
day 7: community
(where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? what community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?)

This year, the community that has embraced me and I have embraced back, wholeheartedly, is all of the inspiring women in my life.  They have been my support network when I have been down.  They have reminded me that I am worthy.  They have inspired me to keep on keepin' on.  They have encouraged me to explore new things and rediscover past loves.  I am blessed to be surrounded by such a tremendous group of ladies, in real life and online.  This coming year I would like to continue connecting with them and be introduced to even more women who are following their dreams and living authentically.  The beauty of this community is that it has an enormous population!

day 8: beautifully different
(think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.)

People often tell me that they think I'm very funny.  I find this interesting, as I am never trying to entertain or amuse, I am merely sharing my observation on what this crazy world is throwing my way on any given day.  What I believe to be unique about myself is my candor, or over sharing, depending on how you see it.  As I get older, I am more comfortable being open about my strengths, weaknesses and screw ups.  I figure if telling my story helps me work through the stuff bouncing around in my brain while also letting someone else know they aren't the only person who is experiencing something, then that is a good thing.  Whether or not that makes me beautiful, I don't know. 

day 9: party
(what social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.)
This one is easy.  Cathy and Gord's wedding.  We got to spend a weekend away at a lodge (first time we did that since we had kids) and our whole group of university friends were there as well (sans kids).  Nobody had to drive anywhere so we were all able to fully enjoy the festivities (and by that I mean booze it up).  We were all dressed 2 the 9's, and there was dancing.  Was there ever.  I believe the plan is to try to do this again next year (without the wedding part).  Here's hoping it happens!

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