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?
Unfinished. Merriam Webster defines the word unfinished as "not brought to an end or the final desired state."
I feel like a lot of things are hanging in the balance as 2011 comes to a close. I want to use the cliched excuse of "well, the year just goes by so fast!!" but really, it is a variety of things that make me feel like I didn't accomplish anything in 2011. The details of my feelings might be answers that I can use in other prompts so I won't dive too much into them right now. I'm sure many people know how it feels to be left hanging in the balance, wondering what is going to happen next and waiting for the right moment to jump on the train from the platform and keep living.
For 2012, I would like my word to be "progress" or "complete". There are a few things that need to happen that might be semi out of my control but there are plenty of actions I can take to make positive events happen in my life. Events that are small but meaningful and will give me a sense of progress or completion. I actually get excited about thinking about a year from today and the possibility of these changes being made.