Reverb 11 | Prompt 28 | I Wish

Some of my absolute favorite ladies Sarah and her partner-in-crime, Meredith are leading a December blog series called Reverb.  I can’t explain it nearly so well as she does except to say that it involves reflecting on the life you’ve lead over the past year.  The highs, the lows, the changes and your hopes for the year to come.  I told her I would love to join in for a post or two when the prompt felt right.

Prompt for December 28: I wish.  What do you wish for in 2012?  How will you make it come true?

Even though most of the population won’t admit it, I’m more than happy to say that I have an extremely casual relationship with The Secret.  No, I’ve never actually read the book.  But I like the idea of visualizing what you want as a part of the process to actually getting it.

From that statement you might ascertain that I’m also into Vision Boards, but that’s actually quite the opposite.  Because Vision Boards are time-consuming, probably involve gluing your fingers together and require some sort of magazine Kismet in which The Perfect Pictures of your Ideal Life leap off of the page and onto your piece off tagboard.

This never happens for me.

Or maybe every Vision Board I’ve ever seen is just one colossal compromise after the other because The Perfect Pictures exist for no one.

I want no part of that.

So.  Wishing.

Here’s the thing about 2011.  I didn’t know for certain how everything was going to play out.  But I had a pretty good idea.  It looked something like the following:

  1. Go on Vacation
  2. Run
  3. Get Married
  4. Go on a Honeymoon
  5. Run
  6. Spend a Month Marrying-Off Friends
  7. Look For a New Job
  8. Keep My Current Job
  9. Celebrate
  10. Marathon
  11. Drink Beer Recover
  12. Run
  13. Celebrate

There was lots of getting things done and making things happen.  But there wasn’t a lot of room for error wishing in there.

2012?  Is a big wide-open space.

There is nothing that I can list.  There is no order.

There are so many things that I could wish for.

So many stars to wish on.

But I’m afraid of wasting my hope on the small stuff.  Or the wrong things.  Completely missing It.  Whatever It is.

So for now, I’m wishing for the ability to Say Yes to opportunities.  To bravely do The Scary Things.  To make the right choice, even when it’s the inconvenient one.

And I’m wishing for health and happiness.

Because when you have those two things going for you, everything else starts to fall into place.

What are your wishes for 2012?

6 responses to “Reverb 11 | Prompt 28 | I Wish

  1. Add it to the list. “Be a coach, be a teacher, lead by example” And “Run with Ann as she finishes her 1st Marathon”. Those are ALL things you will do in 2012.

  2. Kat, I’m so glad you wrote on this prompt. To be honest, I’m stuck on it! The idea of wish seems daunting to me. Wishing came a lot easier when I was little and wished for things like a complete set of My Little Ponies 😉

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  4. Very well written post. Could not agree anymore with health and happiness being the central elements.

  5. I think it’s hard to follow up on a big year with very concrete landmarks (i.e. getting married, running a marathon). After that (the married part…not the marathon part), I found myself looking in the mirror asking: now what. Once substantial rights of passage have been crossed, it leaves a blank page ready for whatever you desire to paint.

  6. As far as succeeding on your wishes, it appears you did quite well. For 2012, you’ll be sure to think of something good to wish for. I have no idea what I wish for for the new year!

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