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#Reverb11 Dec. – One Word

Published December 1, 2011 by rippnpebb

Encapsulate the year 2011 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2012 for you?

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/university-venus/reverb11-time-reflection#ixzz1fLpX8gCM
Inside Higher Ed

2011: Hungry

This year I went on food stamps and sometimes even scraped together change for food, but you would never know from looking at me. I sound intelligent (tested, confirmed high IQ, completed some grad school), drive a new car (a gift), look clean and well-groomed, even stylish (but buy classic looks that last more than one season – maybe 2 new pieces of clothing this year – including thrift stores). I’ve been looking for a job all year, and have even taken cash jobs for half of minimum wage.

I’m hungry for security – a decent paying job with decent hours, food, health care, help when I’m sick or injured, a day without a creditor calling, a restful night.

2012: Satisfied

A job, not worrying about finding enough money for food and shelter, friends and family that I can trust and rely on. Catching up on bills.