Reverb 10 – Day One – One Word: Sustainable

2010 December 1

This is day one. The first prompt in the month long #Reverb10 that I am participating in (along with hundreds of others). Each day I will be either posting here, tweeting or Tumblr-ing my answer to the prompt in order to reflect and manifest for the future.

Prompt: One Word. 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?

My word for 2010 is “Sustainable.”

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This was the first year in six years, that I didn’t move. I stayed put in my comfy, downtown apartment.

I’m pulling past my second year (September 2008 was 2 years) at my job, that I actually look forward to each day.

I feel like Boulder is home. I created that, it took time to sustain, especially for someone as transient as me.

I have a yoga studio I practice at 3+ times a week.

I have a group of friends that are my family.

A new relationship blossomed, and has since sustained as we folded into each others’ lives in a healthy, progressive manner.

And for the first time from Summer into Fall into Winter season transitions (you know, when everyone gets sick or the sniffles) I haven’t been sick once. Even when everyone around me was. I feel healthier than ever.

I attribute it to a sturdy schedule, lots of yoga and the outdoors, good food/cooking more, macrobiotics and vitamins I now take everyday (I never had diligence to do everyday before) and daily laughter.

For 2011, I opt for my word to be “Forward.”

Near the end of this year, I launched a food blog, Grace(Full)Plate. It was/is a big project, a labor of love and something I believe in. I was invited to review two restaurants and stay at a hotel recently, as a “food blogger” and journalist (all expenses paid). I have ideas flowing out of my ears for moving forward. I will be 25 next year, and think of it as a symbolic age. I think “new” would be my second word if I could pick one, too.

What about you? What is your word for 2010?

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  • Allison Blass

    Forward seems to be a big word in the 20sb community! I’m in the same boat, although I chose a different word. One word is tough!

  • Grace Boyle

    That’s a good thing. Last year my word might have been: hell 😉 Haha.

    I love that your word is FAITH. Beautiful :) An important word for life.

  • memydogsmylife

    Very cool!

  • Grace Boyle

    Thanks :)

  • Stillbaking

    One word is tough, but I love the words you’ve chosen. I think Forward is an excellent wish for yourself for the new year.

  • Grace Boyle

    It was tough but ironically, the two words just came to me. I love how there still seem to be themes throughout the year. Good luck to you for 2011, as well :)

  • Ryan Knapp

    Forward might be the best reverb word I’ve heard yet in all the posts. You always seem to be looking forward Grace, taking on the next topic and challenging what we think..well..with grace.

    All the best in 2011 (and of course the rest of 2010). It’s been great to get to know you through this blog the last year.

  • Grace Boyle

    Thank you so much, Ryan!

    Although it was hard to do, those two words just CAME to me. Glad to hear you think they fit :) Thanks for all your support and best of luck to you as well.

  • Doniree

    This is beautiful. I love the way you describe your relationship – folding into each other’s lives. That’s lovely :)

  • Grace Boyle

    <3 thanks lovey!

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