All my 2011 reverb11 prompts can be seen HERE
December 16 - What was your most memorable moment with family in 2011?
Was it a trip together? To visit distant relations? Guests in your home? A gathering for a special event? Just a great family night at home? Who was involved, and what were you doing? Why was it so memorable?
This was an easy one to chose a topic for - my parents recent visit for (an early) Thanksgiving.
I used a photo of them, and adhered lined paper to the back of it to write about the visit.
December 17 - What was the bravest thing you did in 2011?
It can be something big or small, did you survive heartbreak? discover a hard truth? Learned to let go?
This was the hardest prompt for me yet. I was stumped, so I started out looking for a quote about being brave online, once I found one that resonated with me, I wrote on the back of my day-page (and it flowed onto the bottom of my first journaling page as well), and thought about what I loved about it.
I did not have an answer, nor for the prompt itself, so I wrote about my reasons for thinking myself not brave, and what I could try to do to overcome these negative thoughts.
December 18 - Did you visit any place that holds special meaning to you in 2011?
If so, where was it, when did you go and why is it special to you? If not, were you avoiding somewhere? Why?
Is there some place you visited for the first time that now holds meaning for you that you hope to revisit in the future? Keep in mind it can be a place, city, country, restaurant, part - anything - even a memory.
This day-page was made as a flap, so I utilized it for my journaling as well - so I did not add any other pages for this prompt. I had fun writing about a trip to walk around the boarding school I graduated from while in New England this summer.
On the back of the day-page, I added a photo and ticket from the actual day (something I rarely do, but I had a fun day with friends and wanted to document it).
December 19 - What was your most surprising revelation in 2011?
Big, small - it does not matter - just something you realized and surprised yourself with.
My revelation was private, so it worked out perfectly that my day 19 day-page was an envelope. I did my journaling on a piece of paper and slipped it inside. I secured it with a piece of pretty tape.