In January I decided this year's theme would be "connect", and my hopes have been realised in many ways: I've made new friends; strengthened old friendships; I call my mother more often.
In the hooping world, I connected, too. I attended Hoop Camp and hosted Spin Matsuri; I got dozens of people around the world to learn a hoop dance I choreographed; I've introduced the joys of hooping to scores of people in Tokyo.
And thanks to a disconnect a while back, I've re-connected with skills I'd let fall to the wayside: art, writing, cooking.
So all in all, connect seems to have been the right theme for the year. I'm tempted to choose it again for 2011. But in the spirit of change and experimentation, I will pick a new one.
With "relate" as my theme in 2011, I will create deeper connections and share stories.
Actions I might take in pursuit of "relate": affect, ally, appertain, apply, ascribe, assign, associate, bracket, chronicle, combine, compare, concern, conjoin, connect, coordinate, couple, credit, depict, describe, detail, disclose, divulge, express, impart, impute, interconnect, interdepend, interrelate, itemize, join, link, narrate, orient, orientate, particularize, pertain, picture, present, recite, recount, refer, rehearse, report, retell, reveal, sling, spill, state, tell, touch, track, unite, verbalize, yoke.