Five Minutes. No Apologies.

Today’s #reverb10 asks us to think about the moments we most want to remember about 2010. Where do I begin?

I met with my accountant yesterday and I apologized to her, telling her I wasn’t as prepared as I should be to report everything that I’ve made this year. I told her, “2010 has been a whirlwind, it’s happened so fast and I’ve done everything I can to keep up”.

But there’s no need to apologize for this year. 2010 has been a year of personal and professional growth beyond my wildest dreams. It’s been the best year of my life – one filled with defining moments, important decisions, and moments I’ll never forget.

What has 2010 meant to you? What are your most memorable moments?

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22 Responses
  • Sue Reply

    What an incredible year you’ve had. And just think, it just keeps getting better. Can’t wait to see what 2011 brings you!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks Sue. It has been just that, incredible. Cheers to you and happy holidays!

  • Tanya Reply

    Wow, what a ride this year has been for you! I still remember reading your post about losing your job – loved that one.

    I know this year has brought a lot of personal growth for me too, I’m thinking that’s what 2010 must be about. Looking forward to seeing where 2011 takes you, too!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks for being a long-time reader, Tanya. It’s been a crazy year, but an amazing one. Congrats to all the year has brought you and here’s to another great year ahead!

  • Sukhraj Beasla Reply

    I love that photo Matt! You’ve had an amazing year! Keep up the good work! I lost my job too and while I felt sad; I also felt that same sense of empowerment like I knew I could do better. :)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I took about an hour to feel sorry for myself after losing my job, then started thinking about the next step. It was incredibly empowering – proving that the worst can sometimes bring out your best.

      • Sukhraj Beasla Reply

        Nice! I didn’t even cry. I thought I would but I was so done with that place. I just had a hard time going home so I walked around a mall, called my Mom and told her what happened, grabbed lunch with a friend, and went home later that night completely fine with life and the loss of my job. Congrats to you for moving beyond and launching your business! :)

        • Matt Cheuvront Reply

          Thanks! I had my breakdown – felt good to get it out, then wrote a post here a couple hours after it happened, and the rest, as they say, is history :) Couldn’t have asked for a bigger blessing in disguise. :)

          • Sukhraj Beasla Reply

            My biggest regret was not blogging about it which is weird because I blog about everything! All I wanted to do that day was just “smell the roses.” It’s a cliche but it made sense at that moment. I just went back and read your blog post about the experience. My morning started much the same way – funny how you never see it coming yet it alters your whole life but for the better. :)

  • Leigh Reply

    Hell yes to not apologizing! And, what an awesome montage of memories for 2010. Best wishes for an even better 2011.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thanks, Leigh. Cheers to you and here’s to an even better 2011 (though 2010 will be hard to top)!

  • Krista Reply

    I love your list. It’s crazy to see what happens when a job is lost. I’m in the same boat and it has been a whirlwind of a crazy year. And it’s amazing what comes to mind when you only have five minutes. Here’s to a great 2011!

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