I’m a day late, but it still counts, right? Who says deadlines mean anything anyway?
Yesterday’s reverb10 prompt was:
Achieve. What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it?
So. What do I want to achieve in 2011?
A fresh start.
At some point in the next few weeks/months, I imagine I’ll be writing much more in depth on this fresh start and the why’s and how’s and when’s of it all. At this point, there’s a lot up in the air and a lot that’s on the down low — even to me. What I can say is that this fresh start needs to be more than a turn of the calendar page.
As I stare 30 in the face and embark on the next decade, I’m thinking a lot about where I want to be.
I want to be married.
I want a family.
I want to enjoy my job and be challenged by it.
I want to make a home.
I want to increase and deepen my social circle with the people who mean most to me.
If your 20s are about finding yourself, then shouldn’t your 30s be about living with yourself? In my 20s, I rode the roller coaster of love. I spent time at the same job that has challenged me, bored me, crushed me, and lifted me up depending on the day of the week or the month of the year. I made friends, moved away from friends, made new ones again. I made several homes, each one taking on an increasing level of adulthood and homieness.
2011 — the year I turn 30 — will be the first of a new decade. A decade of promise, stability, and change if all of those are possible. It has the potential to bring about a lot of fresh starts. I’m on the precipice of marriage. I’m at a point in my career where it’s time to take a leap. I’ve got lots of new friendships, just ripe for deepening connections.
There’s so much room to grow and start anew in 2011. I just hope I’m up to the challenge.