I got a little bit behind on the Reverb10 challenge, but I made a promise to myself to make sure to do all of the prompts so I'm doing a little catching up tonight. Here it goes:
Reverb10 - Day 6 - What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
For me this is a pretty easy one because being creative and making things is what I do. At work I do graphic design, so I am lucky enough to be able to get paid to be creative. At home I enjoy photography and baking, so I am constantly making things...whether they are to eat or they are just to look at, I am always making things.
Reverb10 - Day 7 - 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?
For me I found community through many different things and in many surprising places during 2010. This was the year that I joined the blogging community. I have "met" some very wonderful people in the blogging world. I have also learned so much and connected with so many people that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to. I have learned more about how to be more creative and added to my knowledge in certain subjects; I have learned how to be a better parent and that I am not alone in certain parenting situations; I have learned that friendship and connections can come in many different ways. The blogging community is so large and amazing and I am so glad to be a part of it.
I have also joined a community in which the common bond is being a parent. This is the year that my son started going to preschool and he also joined a team sport. I have been able to bond and become friends with other mothers and fathers of preschoolers and I have learned so much from our interactions.
For 2011 I would like to connect more with other women and men that enjoy baking and cooking like I do. I would like to become close with them to be able to share more about what we do and how we do it. I learn so much from others and I want to excel in this endeavor in my life, while I am not looking at this as something that I want to make money at...I just want to learn more about something that I absolutely love doing!
Reverb10 - Day 8 - 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.
It is such a hard thing to think about what makes me different from everyone else...most of my life I have found myself wanting to be like everyone else and just fit in. I didn't want to be noticed...I just wanted to liked. But as I have gotten older I have been able to connect more with who I really am. I have learned that loving who I am (all of who I am) has helped me to be more confident, more self assured and in turn, I find myself less worried about fitting in and making sure that others like me. Instead, I find my differences are what draws others to me. Others that like me for what and who I am, instead of who I try to be.
Some of the differences that I celebrate about myself are my quirkiness, my quick wit and my sensitivity. I am also a complete and total geek and I love being one...I love horror movies, I have crushes on obscure celebrities, I get addicted to television shows, I am a voracious reader and I always seek out the newest technology. All of these differences are what make me special...they are the things that add up to who I am and I love that I am different than everyone else. I wouldn't want to be just anyone...I want to be me!