I resolve to invest my time in 2017 - to invest it in quality work, growth, and my own happiness.
I want to create. I will write here every day. I will make far more music on my own time. I will get a ukulele.
I want to learn. I will learn new arias and songs. I will investigate career possibilities with teaching and Alexander Technique certification.
I want to risk. I will audition. I will shift my work priorities to balance my happiness, growth, and fulfillment.
I want to document. I will write. I will take (and share!) pictures. I won't be afraid of bothering people by sharing my life, my cares, my hopes, my failures and successes, or my love.
In the last year, my life has shifted so much; all of it has been for the better I think. Yet, I have also been feeling a little bit stuck or complacent in different areas. I want to break out of that complacency, which weighs on my subconscious as a slow-growing sense of guilt. I know it is okay to be in a routine, to let things be or feel settled, but I also know that if I am going to see my developing dreams and ideas become reality, I need to make changes.
Life is a long journey. I don't know what will happen this year, or if all of these things will come true, and what things will come true that I didn't expect. I'm not going to worry if things don't happen like I want them to, or if they don't happen at all. All I can do is try, forgive any sense of failure, and keep moving forward.
I wrote a blog post for every day of 2015. I made it many days and made up a few as needed. What makes me happiest is how much I remember from that year, be it events or even mere feelings. The beginnings of my true love story are captured in that year and I am incredibly grateful.
This year, I am marrying the man who kissed me on May 19, 2015. I want to capture this year too - the journey that is both mine and ours.
Here's to life and all of the adventure, possibility, and love that it holds!