Monday, December 22, 2014

Reverb14: the day after


Thank you, my friends. Seriously: THANK YOU. It's been an incredible three weeks. We've laughed, we've cried, we've vented, we've hugged ourselves tenderly, we've held a veritable Asshatters Tea Party.

I am blown away every year by the community that forms around Reverb and this year was no exception. There were 236 of us, in the finish. And staggering number posted (and shared) every single day. You pushed yourselves out of your comfort zones and shared artwork and selfies, some even made videos! But what awed me even more was that you visited so many other posts and left insightful, supportive comments.

I was thinking this morning that if I had to describe the Reverb14 community in one word, it would be RESILIENT. I have been humbled, time and time again, learning of the paths that brought you here. But reading your raw and feisty words, I can't help but know that you are going to be OK. We are all going to be OK. And surely that means this crazy, beautiful, terrifying world we live in is going to be OK.

Thank you for giving me hope.

A huge shout-out to our magnificent guest bloggers: Max Daniels; Noel Rozny; Brad aka GeekinHard; Jen Allen; Kira Elliott; Amy Taylor-Kabbaz; Marianne Elliott; Amy of The Anxious Hippie; Tracy Brisson; Sophie Appleby; and Jen Lee. We were also very lucky to have been graced with Camille Condon's superb design skills in the form of a blog button and email banner.

I respect each and every one of these talented people enormously and cannot begin to express my gratitude for their generosity of spirit at such a busy time of year. I follow their blogs and twitter feeds and can honestly say that you will not regret doing the same.

Please stay in touch! Let me know what came up for you, your biggest findings, the gifts you'll carry into the new year. Come back in April for a check-in and recharge.

Know that, whatever happens, this tribe you have created will always be here for you.

And you are never alone.

Much love,
Kat x

7 comments:

  1. Hi Kat! I am working on my last post for Reverb14...yesterday's prompt, I think it would be for you, but today's prompt for me... (that whole Australia to America time conversion thing is beyond my comprehension...I'm such a dork! lol), but I saw your post come up on my email and had to stop and write you a huge THANK YOU!!! Reverb has brought me to some amazing things...discoveries about what's going on in my life and in my heart that I don't think I would have come across so soon, or even at all, if it weren't for you. I don't think I can express exactly how powerfully I've been touched by this awesome thing you've created and, to be honest, thank you seems so small to say in comparison to what I've received. I just want you to know that you've touched my life in a profound way through Reverb, and that I hope in the year to come the Universe, or whatever else is out there, will see to it that you are paid in kind for the beauty you have put out into the world. Thank you so, so much. <3<3<3

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  2. Thank YOU, Kat, for sending out such inspiring prompts! I fell off the wagon at the end there, but am writing from the final week's prompts still. Not sure they'll make it to my blog, but making it out into the world in any form is good. Happy new year to you and to all the wonderful writers I "met" during Reverb. xx

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  3. Well done, Kat. This is such an inspiring way to close the year. Hopefully next year I will find the space to come back in. x

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  4. Thanks Kat for another terrific Reverb! Loved the prompts and truly appreciate your hard work. Thank you for creating and holding such a beautiful space for us to create.

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  5. I just completed my prompts...finished the last five a few days late but just couldn't stand not completing the whole 21 prompts.

    Thanks so much for hosting this, I enjoyed this experience so much. :)

    What an awesome way to end the year!

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  6. Thank you so much for the Reverb, it's been eye opening! Have a wonderful New Year!

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