| Choose one word.|
Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why. Imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?
In the spirit of where this all started… this is the same first prompt from 2010.
For me, the word that best sums up 2011 is change.
At the beginning of this year, my husband and I were in the early stages of planning the biggest, most life-altering change we'd ever embarked upon together. You would think this would have happened in 2010, when we got married, but no, the biggest change we experienced together came this year, when we uprooted our lives and moved 2,800 miles across the country.
We went from this:
(A Sunset Cruise on the San Francisco Bay, June 2010)
(Anniversary trip to the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, June 2011)
Our decision to move across the country didn't come lightly, but we made the decision together to change our lives for the better, and move to a more affordable place to live than the San Francisco area. In April of this year, we arrived in Raleigh, NC, our new hometown, and have been experiencing many more changes as we get used to living on the "right coast," and in the south.
Next year, I hope that the word that will sum up 2012 will be progress. We made so many changes in 2011, all for the purpose of being able to live a more affordable lifestyle, and finally purchase a house. Once we become homeowners, I will definitely consider us to be making progress toward our life goals. I'm turning 30 next spring, and all I'm asking for is a house as a birthday present. :)
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