#Reverb10 and New

by Teresa Cantwell on December 2, 2010

This morning I decided to join a few fabulous people (including Matt Chevy and Ryan Knapp) and participate in #Reverb10.  If you have some time, go check it out and jump on board.  Basically, it is an online initiative to reflect on 2010 and blog every day about different things through the month of December.  It provides some inspiration for the days you are stuck and motivation to keep it going.  After seeing what it was all about, it seemed perfect!

As you can see I have been a complete slacker on the blog front.  Don’t hate on me.  If you were behind the scenes, you would see that I am not a slacker at all.  I write all the time, but never feel like they are ready to post.   Totally lame, I know!  This morning, I couldn’t help but think that I needed something like this to get the ball rolling again.  And here it is – my opportunity to jump start my blog and get it back to where I was at the beginning of 2010.

This time last year this time, I was so excited about my new blog.  I couldn’t wait to see where I could take it, what I would write, what would come of it and so much more.  It was the new excitement in my life.  Currently it seems my life’s excitement has taken hold and I have let Finding Your Feet slide between my fingers.  So now I am back on board with #Reverb10.

Our First Mission – One word for 2010

2010 has been the year of twists, turns, excitement but mostly new. New jobs, new friends, new love, and most of all a new me!  If you asked me last December where I was headed in 2010, I would never say who or where I am today.  I probably would have said the opposite.  New wouldn’t have been in my explanation and I probably would have been okay with it.  But now, there is no way I would be content with where I was a year ago.

So while reflection on 2010 I’ve realized that it is 2010 has been the year of NEW. Seems like a simple word right?  Let me tell you, this year has been anything but.  So as I begin my close to 2010 I reflect on new.

With 2011 right around the corner, new will stick with me but I would like to focus my year on grow. Growing as a person, growing in my career, and growing my blog!

What one word sums up your year? What do you think is in store for 2011?

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Matt Cheuvront December 2, 2010 at 2:15 am

Great stuff, Teresa. Above all, it’s great to see you posting on this beautiful blog (who designed it, anyway? ;) ) It’s refreshing to see you, and so many others, use the word “grow” for the year ahead – that was my word (and I stand by that I was the first to use it)! It’s these go-getter attitudes that push me to be at my best every single day – and it’s inspiring to see what others around me have grown for themselves this year, and their ambitions for 2011. Cheers to you! I know you’re holding things down like a champ in NYC.


Teresa Cantwell December 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Hey Matt,

I feel like it would be ignorant of me to chose any other word for 2011. Last year I couldn’t guess where I was headed and now I feel and hope that I grow and learn.

I am holding things down and cheers to you! PS – Great job designing my awesome blog ;)


Ryan Knapp December 2, 2010 at 2:53 am

Teresa – First off Matt stole “grow” from me and he knows it.

Second I like your choice of the word ‘new’ It has so many different connotations and I’m sure it means something different to you than it does to the rest of us.

I hope all is well and look forward to seeing what the rest of the month holds!


Matt Cheuvront December 2, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Hey man. My post was up first. Don’t hate. There’s plenty of “grow” to go around :)


Teresa Cantwell December 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Thanks for the comment!

When I tried to think about what my year was about – it really was new. Everything was new and I loved it. Excited to see where our posts take us and happy to see you are also participating in #reverb10.

Looks like we are all on the growing train. Sounds like 2011 is going to be a great year.


Kristin December 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I had a similar thought process and chose the word CHANGE. For 2011, I am hoping to make it a year of FLEXIBLE. I have many life changes coming up next year, and my goal is to survive, adapt and learn from them.


Teresa Cantwell December 2, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Kristen – thanks for the comment. I thought the same word for a bit!


Kayla December 2, 2010 at 7:52 pm

The word I picked to describe 2010 was like yours not what I would have said at the beginning of the year. In fact at the beginning of 2010 I wanted my word to be simplicity, instead it was Expansion. But I think that made the year much better!


Teresa Cantwell December 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Wow – expansion…. great word!


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