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Hey, y’all…so, after a year of mostly sporadic blogging, I’m hoping to close out the year in a way that allows me to fully reflect on the past year and look forward to the next without subjecting myself and all nine of my readers to endless lists. (I mean, if you’re anything like me, you love lists, but it’s good to switch it up every now and then, right?) In that spirit, and inspired by Renee and some others, I’ve decided to participate in #reverb10. Today’s prompt is…

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?


This year, I completed my final courses and e-portfolio so that I can become a real-live librarian. (As of the end of this semester, I will be an MLIS!)
This year, GP and I completed our first year of marriage. Turns out being married is completely awesome.
This year, I sought to balance work, school, and some semblance of a social life, and what resulted is a life that I can say is truly complete.

A year from now, my hope is that nearly 28-year-old Megan would say that her 2011 is accurately captured by the word grow.

Next year, I want to grow as a librarian and find the perfect first job that is a mix of the things I love about information and, you know, a living wage.
Next year, I will travel (to Japan! We’ve decided on our 2011 international trip!) and grow in my capacity to take risks and achieve things I thought were impossible.
Next year, I am going to strive to grow into the healthy lifestyle that I’ve only got my fingertips on right now (might have something to do with all the baking).


About Megan

I read, I write, I drink wine while watching way too much tv. Let's be friends.

4 responses »

  1. I love “complete” as a word for a whole year – no matter what happens, you can view it as a year of missed opportunities or a year full of accomplishments. I like your glass-half-full approach!

    • Thanks so much! I was really trying to get at the fact that I’ve been working/focused on so many things and really feel like I’ve been able to see so many of them through the whole year– which, for a sometime project-abandoner like me, can be a challenge.

  2. I love “complete” too! It implies that there are no regrets – a great way to live. (Also, I totally stalked your wedding posts – gorgeous!)

    • Yay! I was a little worried that it would seem cheesy, as reflective posts can be sometimes… (And thanks! I’m glad that all that dang planning paid off. Being married is much, much easier.)


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