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I'm going to do this.

I stumbled across a site, reverb10.com, that for each day of the month of December, you're given a prompt of something to reflect on in the year past, and I believe the year to come.  The tag line for the site is "reflect on this year & manifest what's next".  And I totally groove with that.  So, IT'S ON.  Get ready for a rock-rollin good time of me musing about the year behind and the year ahead.

I really appreciated why the woman started this last year.  Her mom died on November 30th when she was in sixth grade, so every year since then, the holidays have been a sad time.  Understandably.  But last year, she decided to change that.  She decided to make it a celebration.

And I'm down with that.

It made me think of how I always get so stressed out and worked up around the holidays, and how I've totally lost touch with how fun it used to be as a child.  This is the end of the year, a time of celebrating those that are in our lives that we love, and all the wonderful gifts we have been given in the past year, as well as to reflect on how wonderful we want the next year to be.

Yes, I think I could do with an attitude change around Christmas.  So let's get this ON.

Prompts from last year include reflecting on great trips, books, articles, and challenges from the past year.  My personal favorite is What was your epiphany for the year?  I hope that shows up again.  Though I'm not really hot on the "what ad made you think this year".  Blah.

But 2010 has been an amazing year, and I knew it would be.  Last December, I could feel something was shifting, and my New Years Eve party was a great omen for the coming year, and a great way to bring it on in.

This year I've begun to totally change my life.  I've changed my eating habits.  I've lost 30 pounds.  I've quit my job.  I've planned my business.  I've changed my attitude.  And I'm ready to begin.

Here's to 2011, a year of blossoms from the seeds that I've planted and sewn in 2010.
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11/24/2010 13:19

Glad to hear you've been inspired to join in with Reverb 10 this year. Last year, by creating Best 09, things turned around in a big way for me. I still felt the end of year melancholy, but the darkness lifted a bit. It made a huge difference to wake up the morning of December 1, and each morning in Dec thereafter, to read and comment on blog posts.

This year the biggest change is getting help with prompts. Because, as you point out, not all of them were amazing. This year I joined forces with Cali and Kaileen. And we have a whole lot of published authors helping by creating prompts. We'll publish those Dec. 1. But in the meantime, thank you for signing up. I'll see you in December.

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