Reverb 13 | Prompt 31 | At the Finish

#reverb13 is a prompt-a-day series for the month of December that is meant to give us all the chance to reflect on 2013 and the opportunity to write down our hopes and dreams for the coming year. Through December 31st Meredith, Sarah and I will be posting each day with a new prompt. Join us by writing, or join us by reading. No matter what you choose, come with us.

At the Finish: What’s next for you?

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I Open At The Close.

Life is a series of cycles.

2011.  A year of Big Things and Adventure.

2012.  A year of rest. (sort-of)

2013.  A year planned to the second. (at least for the first seven months)

At the end of 2012, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect in 2013.  Retrospectively, I know that is a really arrogant thing to say.  But I did.

When I think about how everything shook out, from January 1 to December 31, the only word I can think of is BRIGHT.  There were happy joyful moments, and then there were moments where I felt as though I was trying to stare directly into the sun.

That is a sometimes wonderful, sometimes incredibly confusing place to be.

On Sunday afternoon, as we were sitting in Ann’s living room, Brady asked us if we had chosen a word for 2014.  And I already had.

Brighter.

Because knowing what I know now, about all of it, I would do it again and then more.

It’s not my job to plan.  It’s not my job to try and harness time to a schedule that I have no real control over.  It’s not my job to try and fit life into a box that was not made for it.  It’s my job to do the best job with the minutes and hours that I have every day.  It’s my job to wake up the next morning and do it again.

Happy New Year, kittens.  To a Brighter 2014.

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