It’s Day 1 of Reverb 10. Who’s excited?? I AM!
Today’s prompt is to choose one word that describes 2010 and also look ahead to 2011 and choose one word I would like to describe that year.
For 2010, my word is unexpected. This year began with Josh and I stuck in a rut. He was in a job he didn’t love at a company he *really* didn’t love. I was unemployed with no promising job leads and a general feeling of unhappiness. Then in late February all of that changed. Josh started applying for jobs in the DC area. He got one a mere 2 weeks after beginning to apply for jobs and accepted the offer. We packed up our apartment, Josh moved to Bethesda, MD while I stayed back in Ohio to finish up planning our wedding, and we were back to doing the long distance thing. In May we finally got married (after a 22 month engagement) and in June I moved to Maryland to be with Josh. A new city, new friends, a new job (and then quitting said job after a month), another too-long bout of unemployment, first-year-of-marriage struggles, and *finally* finding a job made this year unexpected to say the least. 2010 has positively flown by and nearly gave me whiplash on the way out.
For 2011, I would love nothing more than for my word to be stable. I would truly love to have a fairly normal and boring year. Sure I want to have fun, take a beach vacation, develop friendships with some of the fantastic people I’ve met in DC, flourish in my new career, etc. But since pretty much the beginning of our relationship, Josh and I have been GO GO GO. I’d love to slow down and just enjoy our time together.
What are your words for 2010 and 2011?