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Reverb10 (#reverb10) is an annual event… It’s an open online initiative that encourages participants to reflect on this year and manifest what’s next. It’s an opportunity to retreat and consider the reverberations of your year past, and those that you’d like to create in the year ahead. We’re connected by the belief that sharing our stories has the power to change us. We look forward to reading yours. – from reverb10.com/thestory

December 7: Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

from Flickr Creative Commons By Patrick Q

I am on the edges of many communities. I love knowing different kinds and sets of people, so I feel as if I am “part” of many but not essential to any. And that is fine with me right now. I’m in a transitional place in life – if any part of life is not transitional – and I don’t need too many things demanding more than I can give as I chart my course.

I am happy to say I’ve discovered a much healthier work community at my new job. While there were many people I liked at my last job, some who will stay good friends for years I think, I never felt part of the community of my co-workers, nor do I know if any such community existed among them. There is that sense here, and I’m grateful to enjoy the company of my co-workers as we celebrate organizational successes, personal advancements, holidays and momentous events like weddings and babies. (more…)

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I’ve been craving a prompt to get back into the swing of writing my blog – just to get ideas flowing again and redirect myself to this project that means so much to me. With my final exam for my (first ever!) college course just a couple days away, I feel a sense that I will soon have back some time to write. In addition, thanks (NOT for the first time!) to my blogging guru for bring “Reverb10” to my attention. You can learn more about the project here, but in a nutshell, it’s a series of writing prompts intended to help you look back at 2010, and create intentions for 2011. I’ve liked the prompts that Amanda has posted in her tweets, and today’s got my writing juices flowing again. Note: I should be studying. *wink* I’m taking this on as my December “blogathon” – but without the pressure to actually post every day, just the prompts to keep  my mind alive to the possibilities.

December 4: “Wonder. How did you cultivate a sense of wonder in your life this year?”

Amanda tweeted this while I was standing in a metro station this morning. I pondered a little, and my reply was: “Not deliberatly, but I could say that summer nights on the balcony with wine were the moments most likely to infuse me with a sense of wonder.” She tweeted back, “Say more! Why wonder?” (more…)

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