#reverb10: eleven and eleven, plus a little more.

I signed up for this thing called #reverb10. A month full of prompts guided to help me reflect on this past year and focus on goals for the next.

December 11: 11 Things.
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? (Author: Sam Davidson)

Stress.  Stress stress stress stress.  Stress times eleven.

So it’s not 11 things, but there are probably 11 things that are causing stress in my life that I’d appreciate not being there any more.

So 11 things my life doesn’t need in 2011?

1) Severe pain. 2) Endometriosis, or whatever this is. 3) Hospital/Medical Debt. 4) A broken iMac with all my files. 5) Only one pair of dress/work pants. 6) Worrying if I can afford groceries. 7) Worrying about work stability. 8) Less time with family. 9) Feeling judged. 10) Holiday uncertainties.  11) Did I mention the severe pain?

What about 11 things I’d like to see in my life in 2011?

1) A more impressive portfolio. 2) More time writing. 3) More freelance work. 4) More time with puppies. 5) More time with family. 6) A better work wardrobe. 7) More cooking at home. 8) More exploring Chicago. 9) A membership to Shedd. 10) More time and space to craft. 11) A feeling of accomplishment and growth.

I also want to throw in there: more time for music, more time for Chicago & non-Chicago friends, a new apartment that feels like home, more internet-spawned/blogging-spawned opportunities, more time studying and learning, more chances to be nerdy — more Nintendo!, and of course, more cupcakes!