#WeVerb12: Sacrifice, Empower, Connect, Capture, Aspire

Happy New Year! This is a catch-up post. I really let myself settle into holiday vacation and didn’t use my computer very often. But, I’m back and wanted to finish #WeVerb12 because I have enjoyed it so much. 

Sacrifice: What did you, as an individual, let go of to further the greater good this year?

As much as I love shopping, I think I truly grasped the concept of mindful spending this year. I’m not perfect, and I still wish for things sometimes, but I know that small things now will not be as meaningful as big things in the future. I’d much rather live that future with my husband and future family than enjoying some shoes for a few months now. 

Empower: What made you feel powerful in 2012? 

2012 was full of events that encouraged me and instilled in me more self-confidence. I don’t know that there was any one event that really empowered me. I think getting a promotion was a huge step for me. It really helped me to change my outlook on where I wanted to be professionally. I’m happy with what I have achieved so far and know there is so much more room to grow and learn.

Connect: With whom did you make the most worthwhile connections in 2012?

I was a much more social person this year, on the Internet and in real life. While I am happy for all the friends I have made, the most important connection I solidified was with E. We were married. I became his wife and promised to be his partner through life, and I think that is quite a worthy endeavor, don’t you?

Capture: Post a picture taken of you or or by you this year when you were happy.

This photo is everywhere in our lives because it is my favorite of the day. It helps me express the complete joy I felt that day, but especially in the moments right after we were married. 

Aspire: What is your biggest aspiration for 2013?

In 2013, I want to take steps to feel more settled. But since I can’t control everything, I also aspire to be patient and happy with the things that I have now. I aspire to do more things I see on Pinterest. And I aspire to take more pictures because it is too easy to forget the smaller memories in a year that has passed.

WeVerb was an excellent month of reflection, and really inspired me to write more and think about the year more critically. Thank you to the WeVerb creators and to the WeVerb contributors. I have enjoyed reading your posts and have enjoyed writing mine. Best wishes for 2013! I can’t wait to find out what this year has in store.



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