Prompt brought to you by Sam Davidson:
What are 11 things your life doesn’t need in 2011? How will you go about eliminating them? How will getting rid of these 11 things change your life?
I bet I can list hundred things that my life would be better off without in 2011.
They include but are not limited to:
What is the wisest decision you made this year and how did it play out?
Brought to you by Susannah Conway
You know I carried you around with me and after a while, you sank to the bottom of my subconscious like a stone plummets to the bottom of the pool.
There you stayed; heavy and ever present.
I had the luxury of forgetting sometimes and I’d question the sudden lightness to my spirit, the buoyancy of my mood and, with an abruptness that took my breath away, remember and feel the anger coil ominously in my stomach.
You robbed me of sleep.
What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.
It’s cold outside so you clutch my hand and rub the iciness of my fingers away.
On the drive here through the lashing rain, you hurled insults against the car windows at the drivers who cut me off, made me swerve on the slick roads and blurred my vision with their onslaughts of tire spray.
You turned down the volume of the radio so I could hear my Sat Nav talking to me and, when I became too frenzied to multitask, you slipped it from its mount and guided me through the drenched London streets, negotiating side roads, roadworks and traffic so dense that the night air was a cacophony of car horns, curse words and frustration.
You slipped my mobile phone from my death grip and sent out text messages to alert people of our lateness.
Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.
Here are some things about me:
Today, Cali Harris asks:
Community. Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?
I have met Patti – who makes me laugh inappropriately at my desk at work, rocks the hell out of a purple wig and sledges in the snow.
I have met Karen – who bends rules, knits clothes that are dripping with awesomesauce and has a the kind of bubbly spirit that enriches my daily duties.
I have met Kelly – whose simple and heartfelt posts leave me speechless with their power and their easiness and their downright flawlessness.
Stereo. 20-something aspiring bon vivant. London based. Exceptionally Nigerian. Partial to snark. My default setting is "wry". Jeans and blazers are my uniform. Landlady. Speed reader, tuneless singer, hoarder of words, drinker of Schloer; I am suspicious of most people, have zero tolerance for tomfoolery, have a vast DVD collection, worship at the altar of Al Green, own too many bottles of nail polish, have small eyes, small ears and giant hair and owe approximately 86% of my awesome to the Parents Typewriter.
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