Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
I think the default answer to this particular prompt would be something to the effect of “One glorious day this summer, I was hiking in the wilderness and stopped near a bubbling brook. The air was crisp, the grass was green and I breathed in the fresh mountain air. It made me feel so alive. Blah, blah, blah…”
Yeah, yeah. Mine is nothing like that. Hands down my moment this year was the moment I received the job offer for this new position I am in at this new company. (Notice the repetition of the word new. Further cements that “new” was my word for 2010.”
That moment made me feel so alive. It made me feel like I was valuable. That I had proven that I was worth more, and that I could do more. And that I had big things in store for my future. It gave me a big change that I had been needing for a while. Not that I was desperate to leave my job – I had a great job. I just needed something new in my life, a breath of fresh air, if you will, and this one moment gave me that outlet.
Funny thing about change is… when I was living back home in Arkansas, change was one of the things I feared the most. But the moment I decided to pack up and move to the mountains in Colorado for the winter, my life had changed. I became someone who embraced change – who needed change.
Yes, hands down, my moment this year was starting a new job – a new path in life. And many, many more years in Denver.
This post is a part of #reverb10. Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on what’s happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead.