2014 – reverb #1 via Kat McNally

Today I invite you to take a quiet moment to consider: what can you say right now with certainty?

showerpower_1failing is ok and trying again is essential

One thing I can say for certain (about this reverb blog challenge and many things in life) is I may have to try again.

In other words, there exists a possibility that I WILL FAIL and not post every day. And that’s ok. The next day I will try again.

I have been following the end-of-year reverb for at least 3 years now. In December 2012,

Home Sweet Home for a few years

Home Sweet Home for a few years


moving household with a bicycle trailer

we moved around the corner from a shared house (4 adults and one dog) to a small flat for two and a dog. Literally around the corner. We did most of the move with a bicycle trailer.  I had in mind to count how many journeys it took to move, but I lost interest after 20. It rained much of the week we did the move.

remembering reverb …


Ta-da, here I am!

I remember hearing about ‘reverb’ for the first  time when I lived in this house (#88), learning about it from my friend Hallelujah Truth. So that means I’ve been reading and day-dreaming about joining this end-of-year reverb for some time now.

Ta-da, here I am!

And lucky me! Failing is built into the ‘rules’.

Kat McNally, ‘host’ of this year’s reverb writes:

... standing stones, painted December 2010, year 1 in the shared house

… standing stones, painted December 2010, year 1 in the shared house

‘Reverb 2014:  The only rules of engagement are: go gently and stay open. There’s no pressure to blog every day or share everything, and there’s no such thing as “falling behind”. December is a busy month for everyone – regardless of the holidays you observe – so even just reading the prompts and letting them marinate in the back of your mind is enough.

Yee-haw! So I will try and see what happens. One thing I know about myself and is that I will KEEP TRYING.

My own personal flair for life is to threw myself in and see what happens.



I will fling myself off a cliff of discomfort into free-fall total discomfort.

Wwwwwweeeeeee! I shreech as I fall and find my way. I don’t like what I find sometimes and I retreat, but when the time is right, I WILL TRY AGAIN.

tomorow is today
What else do I know for certain? That it’s nearly midnight in London on 1 December 2014 and if I don’t eat dinner and get to bed, I am creating an obstacle to performing well tomorrow. Rest is important. Work (etc) will always be there, and there will always be more to do. And it can be done tomorrow.

Hasta mañana …

filler1What is reverb 2014?

Kat McNally, based in Melbourne, Australia, has been hosting this end-of-year blogathon reverb-bbsince 2011. December is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has passed and prepare to put your dreams into action in the new year. Reverb is a reflective writing challenge that celebrates the successes and honours the challenges of the year that’s passing, then sows the seeds for a rich and rewarding new year.

Join us!

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