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 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.