Prompt 1. One word to describe 2011.
Almost three years ago I signed up for Mission 101 in which I had to choose 101 goals to achieve in 1001 days. It was a challenge and I picked some stupid goals (unreached) and some pretty good goals. One of my goals was to get out more. I worked pretty hard on that one in the last year and in achieving that goal I was also able to simultaneously reach many other goals on my list. I did a lot of travel, I got out to see my friends instead of always making them come to me and I made some changes in my life that were positive and growth oriented.
One thing I didn't do was to ever really finish the challenge by going in and posting my final results. I really should check back and see how some of the others did.
I highly recommend the Mission 101 as a way to really see what things are important to you and really see just how you can challenge yourself. There are many goals on my list that I didn't reach and that's ok with me. I realize that I didn't really take the time to prioritize things. I joined up to the Mission 101 at the last minute and threw my list together quite quickly. Still, there were things on the list that were just things I needed to get done and accomplishing them helped me immensely with having time for some of the more personal growth style goals. I'm proudest, though, of my social growth. I stepped out of my comfort zone many times in the past year and made myself go to new places and talk to new people and experience new things. It was nice to get out of the rut and I hope to continue in this vein for the next year, too.
Cheers to growth!