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? (Author: Gwen Bell)
The word I have chosen for 2010 is growth. I chose this word because my year was made of many elements, many amazing things happened, many choices were made and I am a stronger person for all of them.
The year started out rough. After quite a few years, I made the choice to walk away from a relationship that was wearing me down. There are days I still miss him. A lot. We wanted different things and I let him go because I loved him enough to do so. It didn't make it hurt any less.
After this negative element, positive things started to come to fruit: I completed the ride to conquer cancer as well as exceeded the fundraising needed, pushed myself to get ahead in school, faced the challenges given to me at work. I feel more and more confident every day.
This time next year, I would like to say that the best word to describe 2011 is love. Not just romance with a boy, but I want to learn to truly love every aspect of myself in 2011 as well as look for rays of love in every day life.