Monday, December 3, 2012

Reverb12 Day 3

Today's prompt comes from Hope Wallace Kearney.

Did you try anything new in 2012?
Was there anything that you did in 2012 that was a new experience? What was it? What was it like? How did it make you feel? If you did not try anything new - was there a reason? Something holding you back? 

I did several new things this year.  One has been on my bucket list for several years which I finally achieved. One thing was something that I never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought I would do. 

Earlier this year, I did a fire walk, walking 15 feet on a bed of hot coals as part of a breaking through fear into power workshop.  Much to my surprise, the fire walk was somewhat anti climatic.  

This summer I climbed my first fourteener, Mt. Evans with my daughter Laura and her friend Michelle.  Colorado has 54 fourteenr's, which Michelle called "our epic and stupid fourteener adventure."   I felt very alive during our epic and stupid adventure. 

I signed up for a on-line writing class and also took a couple of writing workshops.  I wrote my first creative writing pieces since I was in high school.  I never thought I could write anything that was creative and I thoroughly enjoyed that aspect of the writing classes the best. 

I also dabbled earlier this year into learning Drupal, HTML, and CSS.  My first experience in trying to learn this was met with considerable frustration as I told myself that I wasn't smart enough to learn this and  that I was also too old.  Most recently I dove back into this learning a different programming language called Ruby and I have been surprised with how much fun I have had doing this. 

I also gave blood for the first time in my life shortly after the shootings at the Century 16 theaters that occurred less than a mile from my house.   I have given blood two other times since then and I have found this to be something that makes me feel very good, to be able to contribute to my community. 


  1. So nice to read your writing again, Ross. Hope you and Sue are well! Miss you guys.


  2. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for stopping by and saying Hi. It has been way too long.

    Hope you are doing well.

    Happy Holidays!