Most Alive Moment

Okay, the prompt (from Ali Edwards) for day 3 of the Reverb10 challenge was a doozy:

 Describe in vivid detail the one moment in 2010 when you felt most alive.

I found it so challenging that I didn’t post yesterday. I was still pondering my response.

Most alive. That’s a pretty tall order, because as I wrote here in an earlier post, 2010 was a year of growth for me.

So after giving it much thought, my answer is this. When I felt the ‘most alive’ this year was when I committed fully to my writing and took action.

I’ve written a fair amount over the years, but only occasionally and in an almost haphazard manner.

Moving abroad meant leaving behind jobs in my previous professions (public policy and program management, both in the international arena, primarily national security and defense).

Recognizing that the move here was a wonderful opportunity to rethink my career, I’ve thought long and hard about what was next. Where my path would lead.

And so I began to get serious about writing. This involved taking a couple courses, lots of research and planning, and the support of a few other writers and a great mentor.

Preparing for and launching this blog. Writing articles and getting them published. Working on other projects. All of it has contributed to my 2010 ‘most alive’ moment.

I’m incredibly grateful, and excited to see where 2011 takes me.

What about you?


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