I have sifted back and forth across a couple of different words and for me, the one that is the most relevant to describe 2010 is transition.
1. movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
2. Music .
a. a passing from one key to another; modulation.
b. a brief modulation; a modulation used in passing.
c. a sudden, unprepared modulation.
3. a passage from one scene to another by sound effects, music, etc., as in a television program, theatrical production, or the like.
–verb (used without object)
4. to make a transition: He had difficulty transitioning from enlisted man to officer.
A sudden unprepared modulation occurred on June 3rd of this year, when the company I had worked for, for over 20 years eliminated my position and the position of my manager and my staff.
So begins a huge period of transition in my life and I have had difficulty transitioning from being part of the workforce to something else, something less.
Transistion from a state of working with the same people for 15 plus years, friends that I cried with when we began to lose parents or grandparents. Being part of one anothers lives on a daily basis to a different state of being now.
I also became a mentor to a high school student, another passage, getting to know each other.
I transitioned back into my role as the board secretary for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society after completing a one year mandatory rolloff period.
I am transitioning back into my role as a distance runner as I began training for a marathon in Paris next year.
A passage from one scene to another when my daughter and her boyfriend of almost eight years parted. The scene looks different now.
The word I hope that describes my year in 2011 is complete.
1. having all parts or elements; lacking nothing; whole;
Complete with what my career transistion looks like.
Complete with my heart work, forgiving whoever I need to so I can move on.
Complete with my 19th Team in Training event.
Lacking nothing, seeking nothing, fixing nothing, being whole, being complete.