It’s been a crazy week – got my wisdom teeth pulled and now I feel I may be coming down with something. Nevertheless, I’m not going to let my reverb posts die off.

Day 6:

Make. 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? Author: Gretchen Rubin

I’m making some of my Christmas presents. I won’t say what they’re made of since possible recipients may be reading this. They’re a little old-fashioned and will definitely look handmade, but I love them. I hope the people I give them to will too.

Day 7:

Community. 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? Author: Cali Harris

I’ve discovered the importance of my immediate community: my friends. I’ve made some new friends this year and spent quality time with the old. Creating and keeping good friendships is something that’s become very important to me. I need people outside of my family who I can talk to and rely on. I’d like to be more involved with the creative/entrepreneurial community, so that’s certainly an aim for 2011.

Day 8:

Beautifully different. 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. Author: Karen Walrond

I’m sarcastic. This usually gets me laughs. I’m trying to tone down jokes at others’ expense, though. I’m nerdy. I get very excited about certain things: mythology, crafts, the internet. I am an unabashed fan of things I enjoy. I make no apologies for being nerdy or different. It’s a goal of mine to enjoy the things I enjoy without a care for what other people may think of me. What’s that saying, “Dance like no one’s watching…?” I’ll spare you the dancing, but I will nerd out something fierce.

I’m a skeptic about basically everything. Sometimes I hide this in social situations because it makes me sound like a scrooge – but I mean it in the best way. I want to know what the truth is, even if it’s not the most comforting thought.