Reverb 11 | Prompt 31 | Clean Slate

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 31:  Clean Slate.  Tomorrow is a new year.  What do you want to do with your clean slate?

2011 was a year of plans.  Of follow-through.  Of always having an end goal in mind.  Of keeping my eye on the prize.

2012 is a blank slate in the truest sense of the word.  Tabula rasa.  A new leaf.

I can see a few shadows in the fog, but that’s where it ends.

The outline of the picture frame, but not the details of the artwork it contains.

There are so many things I could try to force into that picture, but I’m not quite ready yet.

Instead, I’m going to live presently.

I’m going to act.

I’m not going to squirrel things away for the most convenient time or the ideal situation.

I’m going to cling to the idea of opportunity.  To the hope of possibility.

To the promise of dreams brought to life.

What are you going to do with your blank slate?

What are your New Year’s Eve plans?

4 responses to “Reverb 11 | Prompt 31 | Clean Slate

  1. I really think I’m going to make an effort to do this as well- live in the moment. In things both big and small, I tend to procrastinate and deal with them when I think it’s going to be more convenient. I love the idea of having a blank slate- it’s my favorite part of starting a new year. Have a good New Years Eve 🙂

  2. We had a wonderful New Years evening – my husband, daughters and I went out to dinner, then came home and watched Lord of The Rings 3. We’ve watched it so many times, and there are scenes that still make me cry. I can’t imagine a better way to finish the year than spending it with the people I love the most. (And by that I mean my family, not Frodo and the orcs.)

    Hope you had a wonderful evening, and much happiness to you and Marcus in the new year!

  3. Happy New Year. I was in Civilization yesterday and went to CVS to source Rev lip butter, but they had none. Apparently Civilization is not that civilized.

    I keep meaning to ask you which running shoes you use. Also any playlit recommendations. Perhaps an older post to link me to?

  4. Happy New Year, Kat! I hope that you and Marcus enjoy much health & happiness, this year. Our NYE was fabulously low key. We watched a movie with the kiddos, put the youngers to bed, then Son #1 was in charge while we went to a neighbors for a couple of hours. A good time was had by all.

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