Well, here we are. The second day of 2016 and I am feeling a lot. I was supposed to write this on the first day of 2016, but I spent the day sleeping and watching movies! 2015 was probably one of the best years of my life; I learned so much about myself and others, I grew as a person, and strengthened many relationships, as well as let go of some relationships that weren’t doing me any good.
2015 was magical! I published my first music review on a website, I got to interview a musician, I got press passes to concerts, I got a promotion and a raise at work, I thought I had lost my best friend, I didn’t and the two weeks of not speaking strengthened our relationship. I also spoke my mind, I was assured, I made mistakes, and I also stopped myself from making mistakes. I laughed, I cried and cried and cried, I stopped apologizing for the fact that I’m a crier. I danced, I sang off-key, I laughed, I loved, I hurt, I was okay with hurting, I moved on, I read, I watched A LOT of television, I lost McDreamy, I wrote (not as much as I would have wanted). I made new friends, I dated (weird), I hated dating, I questioned my every decision, I accepted the weird human that I am. I was inspired by women everywhere, I got scared … a lot (my coworkers think it’s funny to do that), I fell in love with Jake Gyllenhaal and maybe the best of all: I BOUGHT ADELE TICKETS! It has been a wonderfully beautiful year.
I don’t believe in the “New Year, New Me” mentality. How about “New Year, same old me with New Adventures”? That seems so much better! I refuse to shed my old skin, I refuse to forget about the good, the bad and the ugly that came with 2015 because if it weren’t for those experiences then I wouldn’t be HERE. Here, on the second day of 2016 feeling like I could conquer the world. I am more sure of who I am today, than ever before. I am feeling inspired, motivated and cold (seriously my room is like a freaking freezer). Sure, I know that everyone starts the new year like this and slowly the motivation fades. NOT THIS YEAR, NOT ME! My thing this year is to actively pursue happiness! I want to let go of my inhibitions and take a huge step out of my comfort zone! I can conquer my own little world if only I could just try hard enough! There is no dreaming here, no wishing things to become. NO! I’m taking Shonda Rhime’s advice and I’m going to DO.
I have a few life goals that I wish to accomplish by the end of the year and will be posting those next week. Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can take a look at those and maybe share some of your goals for the new year!