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Catching Up

I was on a roll for the first few days of Reverb10, but I just realized I’m now five days behind. So without further ado here are condensed answers to this week’s prompts.

Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

Other than dinner I can’t remember the last thing I made, but I would really like to make this grocery list. I love the idea of including ingredients our family typically buys from the store like taco seasoning and hot wing sauce. That way when we run out of something we can just mark an ‘x’ on the list and pick it up the next time we head to the store. Genius!

Community. What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

I would like to get much more involved in a writer’s community in 2011. Honestly, I say this every year and every year I fail to take the time to get involved in one. From time to time I can hear my creative voices singing out to me. I’d like to join a group where I can share my words and be critiqued on them.

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.

I need to give more thought to this topic. I don’t feel like I’ll do it enough justice by just entering a simple sentence or two here. So I’m going to think more about this one and come back to it.

Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

I just attended a family get together with a number of my cousins. It certainly didn’t rock my socks off, but it was still a lot of fun. I couldn’t decide if I would attend the event, but after wavering back and forth for days and weeks on end I decided to go. I had a really good time catching up with my extended family and an even better time enjoying the two hour drive to the party with my dad.

Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?

I made the decision to ground myself. To try to be more mindful in my every day actions and to think more about the world around me rather than just myself. Some days I have better success than others, but since I took this approach to my life I feel more awake and alive. I feel more grateful for all that I have and less desire to attain things I really don’t need. It’s definitely made me more appreciative of the world around me.