The most important thing I accomplished in 2010 was my Oscar film challenge.  I know I should probably say being a good mom or being a great friend, but quite truthfully this challenge I came up with changed my life.

My challenge, which can be read about at: was to see as many Oscar-nominated films as possible.  Out of the 52 in 2009-2010 I saw 31.  Not too shabby.  I’m shooting for more this year.

The point, however, isn’t always about seeing the MOST films.  The process has been more about learning to challenge myself, to make sacrifices on my behalf (and not just others’), to commit to something bigger than work and family life, and to bring friends along for support and companionship and laughter (my laugh, by the way, is loud and sincere and from a deep place inside me that even I can’t reach most of the time).  The Challenge (note the caps) has also been about opening myself up to ideas I normally wouldn’t seek out in my daily life in the form of films I NEVER would have gone to prior to my experiment.

I’ve learned a lot about myself and my world since beginning this last year.  So that was definitely the M.I.T for 2010.