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December 15, 2010

I’m participating in reverb10. For more information on what it is and how to get involved, click here.

Today’s Prompt: 5 minutes. Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010.

2010 was full of its ups and downs, but the key thing about the year is that you made it out alive and on top.  You were at the lowest of lows for some time in early 2010, but slowly and surely you crawled out. You quit your shitty coffeeshop job with its terrifying management. You worked your ass off studying for the GRE and scored higher than you could have imagined. You applied to ONE grad program, putting all your eggs in one basket and, guess what? It paid off. You’ve applied to two schools in your life and have gotten into both of them, how great is that? You spent the summer getting back in touch with yourself. You went to New Orleans with Joe and discovered a love for the Bayou. You went to Indianapolis with your blog friends and discovered a love for girlfriends who get it. You went on a roadtrip with Joe and discovered a love for camping. You started Bikram yoga and you learned how to sew. You learned how to be a waitress and you’re actually damn good at it. Your bosses at the restaurant are supportive people. You are grateful for them. This year, you made a great friend and you became even closer to your husband. Then, in August, you started training for another new job. You became an instructor for an introductory public speaking course at your university. You hated your university for the first couple of months, but by the end of your first semester, you found a soft spot for it. You realized it has granted you this opportunity to teach and you discovered a true passion. You want to instruct, you want to be in college forever, you want to lead and mold minds. But you hate giving grades. And you hate failing people. However, you learned that you can have those difficult conversations with students when you need to.   You learned to support and be happy for the successes of your colleagues. You learned to brush your jealousy under the rug because it’s not constructive.

…and my online timer just scared the hell out of me.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2010 3:58 pm

    I really really hope that we can have some time together in 2011 so that we can “get it” again. that was one of the highlights of my year.

  2. December 15, 2010 11:33 pm

    This is awesome, especially where you were heading there at the end when the timer went off. So glad that the eggs-in-one-basket approach worked out for you… and there is NO replacement in the world for girlfriends who Get It.


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