Reverb 10 – December 15th

December 15. 5 Minutes.
Imagine you will completely lose your memory of 2010 in five minutes. Set an alarm for five minutes and capture the things you most want to remember about 2010. (Author: Patti Digh)

What do I want to remember most about 2010… I’d like to keep the treasured memories I created during my vacation up to Asheville this past summer. It was my favorite part of the year and I would not give that week up for anything in the world. Good times with great friends in my favorite place in the world.

I want to remember how far I’ve come since the year began on loving myself. I had begun that journey during the last months of 2008, but 2009 and 2010 have really become the times that I’ve grown the most. I’ve learned that I’m not only a great person, but that I look good no matter what my self-image wants to think. My self-image is like a little nat flying around in my brain trying to convince me that I’m not good enough or still look like I did when I was over 200lbs. Even if I did still carry that weight, I’m still an awesome person who is beautiful. It’s not always easy to tell yourself that, but it’s very important. I now look in the mirror each day and see a very different person than I was two years ago. I’m now happy with who I truly am.

Also, I want to keep in mind that not every goal or dream happens when you want it to. Sometimes, you get derailed in life for a reason. You may not understand all the how’s and why’s right now, but there is a reason for it all. We need to keep our goals and dreams alive, even if it takes longer than we’d like for them to become a reality. 2010 may not have been all that I planned or hoped it to be, but the seeds for the future have been firmly planted. I believe that good things will grow from them soon.

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