01 December 2010

day one

reverb10 begins today. a few things begin today. but as always, we carry more than we're able to share in a single breath. so let's keep it simple and celebrate day one. i have a feeling this month promises to be a rich & unearthing one. 

can i just take a quick moment to introduce myself?  i'm stephanie. part trail blazer, part lover, 100% youngest child.  wholehearted, big-haired, and bright spirited. lover of all things adventurous, good with the big picture, often caught over thinking the details. fiercely loyal,  creative & honest & open.  loves postal mail, red wine, and hot yoga. 

2010 has showed me a great deal about what it means to be a young woman finding her way. my heart is so glad to have a time for reflecting on my golden year and manifesting whats to come in 2011. you can always contact me via the comments/email.

December 1 One Word.

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?
(Author: Gwen Bell)

2010= ground-breaking, in a golden kind of way
2010 has been so big for me, so GOOD. i caught a good glimpse of myself in 2009, after finally encountering the beautiful woman within, and decided it was time to stop holding back. i'd settled for a mediocre job and i knew there was more. mondo beyondo was a major spark for me.

so in 2010, i took a good hard list at my mondo beyond list and my reflection in the mirror, and i started chipping away at the old block. and i mean that in a michelangelo-carved-the-david kind of way.

maybe it was finding out i was an ENFJ. or running a half marathon. or hearing that kaileen elise got a new job and believing, somewhere deep down inside, that i, too, deserved to be that happy with the work i was doing everyday. or maybe it was that kate spade handbag i won from {still loving this beauty!}

whatever it was, 2010, you rocked! you've rocked me in such good ways: getting engaged to pw. an awesome career move. a darling apartment in a charming neighborhood. graduate school. wellcoach training. half-marathon. adventures, nieces, culinary delights, awesome boots, and some delightful new friends. geeze what more could a girl ask for?

2011: you've got big shoes to follow. but to tell you the truth, i'm so ready to be a sponge to all this goodness. to be more present, more mindful. to listen deeply to stories. to spend more time in nature. to not sweat the small stuff. as cliche as that sounds, i mean really, seriously: there is SO MUCH GOODNESS to give your full self to---why worry about the nooks and crannies of negativity when there is so much to celebrate? i imagine a reflective, confident Stephanie, blogging it up on 12/01/11, admiring the harvest of 2011.
(and not ironically, harvest was the word that most struck me about my future with pw. read more about that romance...}

yay for reverb 10! be sure to leave me a comment so we can stay in touch! xoxoxoxox stephanie


The Great Askini said...

Beautiful! I did Mondo in 2010 and loved it. Looking forward to your #reverb10 posts!

Amanda said...

I love this!

Kate Muker said...

Can I say WOW you are oozing with fun and fabulous! Your post and enthusiasm for life got me pumped. You are on fire girl and I love it. I am stocked to keep reading your posts and share this reverb experience with you. Keep Rockin it!

tara said...

Your 2010 sounds as dynamic as you do!

Alexis said...

Beautiful! I'm sooo excited to get to know you through these next 30 days and beyond!

R said...

I smiled as I was reading this. It sounds like you had such a full, stimulating year; I hope 2011 is nothing but kind for you. Very excited to read the rest of your journey this month.

Courtney said...

I love the image of a harvest in 2011. What a wonderful outlook you have on life!

ann's daughter said...

From one youngest child named Stephanie to another, great story! Can't wait to read more.

RW said...

found you through twitter feed on #reverb10

I like your word for 2011.

You sound like you have lots of spark. I look forward to reading more.

Analiese said...

Hooray for day one of Reverb and this beautiful post! What an amazing year it's been for us both, eh? I can't wait to read more of your Reverb posts!