Welcome to December. Welcome to day one of reverb13.
Reverb is a personal and communal writing practice that provides a means to reflect on the year that has passed and set intentions for the coming year.
For the next two weeks—from December 1 to 14—I’ll post a daily writing prompt here on elephant journal. Wanna play? The challenge is to participate every day. Get more details on how to join in at the bottom of this post.
Here is today’s prompt:
Encapsulate your 2013 in one word. Why that word? What would you like your word to be for 2014? Why?
My word for 2013 is newness.
A ton of new things happened to me, and it required me to maintain beginner’s mind as much as I could. It was a challenging and rewarding, joyful and exhausting year.
For next year, I’ve decided on flourish. I’ve decided to flourish.
Flourish is both a verb (thrive; prosper) and a noun: something that is added as a detail or decoration; a dramatic or fancy way of doing something; a sudden smooth movement that is likely to be noticed. (Read the rest of my personal response.)
How to Reverb
You are invited to participate, as privately or publicly as you wish, as frequently as you wish, in as few or as many words as you wish.
Keeping your writing in a private journal is one route. Or, if you want to share what you’ve written, add a comment below. If you’re into hashtags, it’s #reverb13.
It’s been an amazing year and I’m looking forward to looking back!
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