Happy New Year!!!
At the beginning of December I signed up for #Reverb11, an annual project which aims to reflect on the previous year and manifest the next. I planned to blog daily, but as the prompts flooded my inbox, I began to feel overwhelmed. The holidays are always stressful, but this year I had extra preparations. Family commitments, the demands of self-employment, and social engagements with friends consumed my time. In the end, I decided to journal privately so I could explore the prompts more deeply. I’ve also allowed the process to overflow into January. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to reflect. Rushing would be pointless!
Though I was unable to keep up the momentum of writing posts, reading & commenting on other blogs, I'm grateful that I discovered inspiring people along the way. Following are a list of blogs I have found through #Reverb11. The authors are such creative and talented individuals! I admire their honesty and willingness to share. Blogging- at its best- is a way of forming community. It is a blessing to be a part of theirs!
Reverb No Hollowness
There were many, many interesting blogs participating in #Reverb11. I’ve only named a few I frequented, but hope to discover more in the coming year.
An exciting new project has also come to my attention this week. #Cultivate2012 was launched by Meredith Shadwill on the first of January. She describes it as thus:
“Cultivate is about growing as an individual and pursuing that which brings us happiness. It’s about taking the time to care for ourselves, our loved ones, and our environment (on both a micro and macro scale). Cultivate will consist of monthly prompts that involve checking in with ourselves and our intentions, as well as planning ahead. Cultivate will culminate in a month-long evaluation and planning phase each December, incorporating prompts and suggestions. There’s no pressure to complete each prompt, and there aren’t any rules — except to have fun and be kind to ourselves.”
If you would like to receive Meredith’s prompts, check The Prose of An Electrate Mind for more details.
In closing, I’d like to thank those who have shown support since I started posting last spring. I’m grateful that you have taken the time to read my words, and have shared your own, whether through commenting or blogging. Wishing you the very best in 2012!