#Reverb13: Victory Laps

Project Reverb is a way to reflect on the past year and project into the next year with a prompt a day for 31 days.  These prompts are meant to be answered in posts on personal blogs, and anyone can join in.

Victory Laps: What was your biggest accomplishment of 2013?

Victory Lap” was the prompt from December 7th, so as you can tell I am a bit behind. Truth is that I wasn’t sure I was going to participate or not, but I’ve realized that I can benefit from reflection.

I have spent a good bit of time thinking and reflecting about this. Actually, I almost skipped this prompt all together. 

When I look for one specific moment, there isn’t one that pops out. I can pick out a lot of missed opportunities, failed chances, and a lack of gusto.  In fact, the more I think about it, the more I feel like 2013 was a big flop on my part. 

A lot of things happened behind the blog, if you will. A lot of stories that never got published. There was so much going on that I failed to live with any sort of fullness. Sure, I had a lot of memorable moments, but nothing great was accomplished. 

Since I was really struggling with this prompt I finally decided to turn to those who know me best and asked them what my biggest accomplishment was this year. Me. They said I am my own biggest accomplishment this year. You know something? I still don’t feel right saying that. 

I am not being hard on myself. I am recognizing the reality of this year. If I look at 2013 with any level of honesty then I know it was a tough year. I survived, got a little stronger, and have made it to today, but it doesn’t seem like enough. I don’t have a moment, or anything to write home about.

Perhaps I struggle giving myself the credit I deserve. That will be something I can work on in 2014. Along with accomplishing more. This time next year I want to know with certainty that I accomplished something worth writing about. 

Maybe I will keep reflecting on this topic because it certainly has sparked some intriguing thoughts.

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