one word {reverb10 – day 1}

my word was going to be growth. really, it was.

see? i even had a picture to go with it.

but today was a crazy day. crazy as in, i spent the whole day running around like a chicken with its head cut off, which is a visual i hate, but it gets the job done.

and i realized that if i am going to be honest, the one word that describes this year best for me is: crazy.

oh, there were other words that mattered.

growth. hope. writing.

words in general, they mattered. a lot.

i learned a lot, i grew a lot, i traveled in circles that i never knew existed.

i spent most of this year feeling like i couldn’t catch up, couldn’t catch my breath, would never have time to relax and do all the things i want to do. yet i accomplished more in this past year than in the three years before that.

most importantly, i started writing again. really writing, every day.

my one word could be writing.

my one word could be words.

but i am one of those people that tends to be blunt and honest, to a fault.

so my word is crazy.

and i am.


crazy about life, crazy about writing, crazy about cats and books and art and jewelry and love and hope and each new morning.

yup, that’s it.


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i’m also supposed to write about what i want for next year, what i envision.

i could lie and say a whole bunch of stuff about goals and dreams and how next year will finally be the year that i get my shit together.

but in truth, i know it will just be more of the same.

more words. more hope. more learning. more growth.

and most definitely,

more crazy.

but there had better not be any more cats.

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22 Responses to “one word {reverb10 – day 1}

  • Alana Says:

    Sounds like a good kind of crazy to me. As long as your head stays on. Unlike the chicken’s.

  • Renee Says:

    Oh, I love this! You capture perfectly the chaos of life. My 2011 word is growth. I’m certain we’ll grow in that chaos.

  • Skye Says:

    *bing!!* Nail on the head!! It’s the oddest thing to me, that I keep “saying” I’m going to slow down, sign up for less classes, make less commitments, kick back, stay home, mellow out, defrag my schedule…
    *shuffling feet & clearing throat*
    Maybe next year?? `;-}

  • Debi Says:

    dear god, but you make me smile. i know this place, know it well. despite all the craziness, you DID grow and you are writing more, and i swear i don’t know how you do it, but am happy you do, and you even have pictures to go with what you write. i’m thinking crazy good.

  • pink Says:

    Love your post! Hate that I didn’t think of using the word crazy 🙂

  • Tizz Says:

    This made me laugh. I definitely understand the crazy type of year. And I love that you ask for more crazy! That’s the best. Inspiring, to be sure.

  • MrsWhich Says:

    I’m crazy about you.

  • Frida Says:

    Isn’t learning and growth what life should be about. Setting goals on what to achieve is nice but thinking that life will be better wen I reach there isn’t. Live and Learn is my way. As in my favorite quote
    – We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.

  • Amy Says:

    I also think that this sounds like a pretty good kind of crazy. =)And I love you for all of it.

  • Amy Says:

    This was perfect! I’ve been debating with myself if I was going to commit to this project. I think you’ve just convinced me! I so understand the crazy!

  • Nana Says:

    Crazy is good , isn’t it 🙂

  • emma Says:

    you and your words and your crazy just make the world a whole damn lot better place.

    that is all.

  • Heather Says:

    I love this! I much prefer your honesty to a stepford version of things. As long as there’s some growth and a few beautiful sunsets, bring on the crazy! I’m right there with you. Thanks for capturing it so well. Reading your words is so often like coming home.

  • Kamana Says:

    reading you always makes me smile… and there is so much i can relate to in each post. me? i am crazy. totally crazy. and this year for me has been that way too.

  • wholly jeanne Says:

    you are crazy, and i don’t see that changing any time soon.

    thank goodness.

    did i mention that i love your kind of crazy?

  • beth Says:

    thank you for being so real and honest….2 of the many things i adore about you !!

    i am loving this reverb10….i might have to join….late.. but hey, when life is crazy, late just goes hand in hand with that….right ?

    did you know that i know of great place to get away to that promotes writing ?……hint hint 🙂

  • Amanda Farough Says:

    I totally toyed with “crazy” as my word of this year because in spite of all the learning, it was one crazy muthaeffing year.

    Love this. Keep on bein’ crazy. Remember, we crazies have the best pills.

  • Kathryn Says:

    Great post, crazy can be good. :0)

  • Marcie Says:

    If all of these words come out of ‘craziness’…then keep on being crazy. Keep on being you!!!

  • Debra Says:

    Love how you’ve embraced the crazy! If you cant fight it…

  • Sally G. Says:

    Okay, how come no one told ME there were pills for this kind of Crazy?!?

    Beth – join in!! I’m a day behind already but am loving the vibe.

    Write on, crazy sister ~ there is magic in them there words …

  • Krista Says:

    This reverb thing is so cool! Wish I had more time to join in… maybe next year!

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