Reverb 10 – December 1st

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)

Discovery. I would have to say that the year has been one of lots of discovery for me in so many ways. In 2009, I may have completed my weight loss/health journey, but I would later learn that my journey had only just gotten going.

2010 began for me as a year that I could do anything I put my mind to doing. Not only did my health journey really get more revved up with my decision to go completely vegan at the end of November 2009, but this year has had me discovering how strong and how determined of a person I truly am.

When I injured my back at the end of March, I wasn’t willing to give up my running or fitness life. Since then, I’ve discovered that while you may have to give up something for the ultimate good, I also discovered that power walking comes close to satisfying my thirst for outdoor fitness.

In 2010, I also continued to discover that my dreams can and will come true. I trust in God to make things happen in His time. I wanted to move back to Asheville in 2010. It seems that He did not have that plan for me. There is a reason for that and while I may have had times where I felt discouraged, my journey to get back to the mountains is still very much a work in progress. Sometimes, we need to be patient and know that there is a reason for everything. There is a reason why you may not have what you want when you want it. Good things comes to those who wait.

As far as the word for 2011 goes, I am choosing believe. The reason I am choosing that word is because I believe in my dreams for the new year and the future. I believe that God is going to aid me in achieving my dreams and getting me where I want and need to be in my life.

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Reverb 10 – December 1st — 1 Comment

  1. Hi Shannon,

    Beautiful post! I love the word believe, it is so inspiring and opens the doors to all the possibilities in life. I look forward to sharing in this reverb experience with you.


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