2015 was reconnecting with old friends and making so many new ones, leaving behind my teenage years, so much live music, lots of road trips, embracing vulnerability, late nights, long talks with good people, laughter, hard decisions, finding myself, opportunity, the universe working in just the right ways, and so much love I almost can't believe how blessed I am.
When I think back to where I was a year ago, I am amazed at where I am today. So many experiences to be thankful for, so many things that I thought would bring me down but brought me to a much better place. I am very much looking forward to the new year, and I've set a few goals for myself:
1. Practice creativity daily
The past couple months I have been making creativity a priority in my life, and I have felt more inspired than ever before. For 2016, I want to set aside time everyday to do something creative. I also want to set weekly goals for something creative to accomplish throughout the week.
2. Be mindful and present
I want to make an effort to continuously be mindful and present in everything I do. I want to accept everything without judgement, to be content simply being, to live my life deliberately. A year from now I will be graduating, ending a chapter of my life that has defined me for so long. I want to make the most of my last year of college, by not focusing on anything except the present moment.
3. Embrace positivity
I'm a firm believer that that what you put out into the universe is what will come back to you. I want to radiate positivity, to erase negative thoughts, and send out good vibes.
I need to trust that everything that happens in my life is part of my story, that will lead me to where I'm meant to be. I don't need to be fearful of the future if I trust in the ways of the universe. I am exactly where I need to be. I also need to trust in myself, that I can do whatever I dream of doing, that I have the capability to change my life. No more doubting myself.
I wish the best for all of you in 2016, thank you for all the love you've given me the past year. It means more than you know. ♥︎
"You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being. This true essence is beyond the ego. It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism; it does not fear any challenge. It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment."