#reverb10 – Day 18: Try

December 18 Prompt

Author: Kaileen Elise
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Prompt: Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?
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This year I tried to reach out to the Canadian blogging/social media community at large more than I have in the past. I tend to be a lurker – I do a lot of reading but I don’t always reach out myself. This year I tried to reply to more tweets, leave more comments and contribute to the community at large.

I’m not so sure I succeeded but I have met (or in some cases “met”) some lovely people so it certainly wasn’t a bust.

This year I’d like to try the following:

  • Take another writing class (would love to do this workshop with Rona Maynard, but I don’t think I can swing it financially right now)
  • Read more books. I’ve been doing most of my reading online lately and while the blogs and websites are interesting, they just aren’t the same as a good book.
  • Keep my house a little cleaner (trying not to dissolve into giggles as I write this)
  • Spend more time with my husband one-on-one

Here’s hopin’ kids.

2 thoughts on “#reverb10 – Day 18: Try”

  1. So you give a list you are going to “try” to do… can you say: This year I am GOING to: and then list those same things?

    I think I actually skipped this reverb10 prompt because I don’t like the word “try”… it seems to have failure built into it (I am a rhetoric specialist… I study the interpretation of the language; yeah I know what a pain).

    So Just get rid of the extra words you don’t need. I use the word “just” all the time but I rarely need it. I does the same thing: qualifies things ans makes excuses.

    You are awesome! Love to Canada home country of my awesome hubby!!

    • You make a very good point Elizabeth. It’s like Yoda says “There is no try, only do”.

      Something else I’ve been “trying” to do (and hopefully succeeding sometimes) is to cut the extra words. The ones that justify my thoughts. The ones that diminish my feelings. Sometimes it’s okay to just say something without all the explanation around it. It almost always is better. 🙂

      Thanks for your comment.

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