As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of lists. Making them, reading them, crossing things off of them…any way to list is a good way to list, in my opinion. Around this time every year, people all over the world- including those who don’t typically “list”- start listing. What to do better, faster, less, and more of, how to be stronger, smarter, richer, more lovable…
Being the list-lover that I am, in previous years I’ve jumped at the opportunity to make a formal one come January. But last year I created a new tradition, sort of by accident, and it significantly changed my perspective. So I’m doing it again. One resolution, one bold choice, one decision for 2016. Here goes.
2015 was a year of immense personal growth. I survived one of New England’s snowiest winters all alone in my little apartment, danced some really inspiring roles, made a very special new friend and went on so many adventures. Most importantly, though, I was gifted my very first iron, which means I’m officially a grown up. Wrinkle-free dressing=adulthood, right?
Since last year’s resolution was to consciously live, this year I’m giving myself a break. For the next 12 months, I’d like to focus on putting less pressure on myself. My resolution is a reminder that it’s okay to take things slowly, or to take a different route entirely. I hope to spend less time worrying about goals whose moments have yet to arrive, and instead take a beat to recognize the many things that I have accomplished. In 2016 I am pursuing positivity, living the questions, and letting things fall into place on their own, as they always seem to have a way of doing.
BUT! because let’s face it, we all know I can’t resist a list, some of my favorite moments from 2015…
befriending the lovely ladies of Danseuse
collaborating with Miss Jones Dance on this custom “Setting The Barre” leotard
making so many new friends and all of the collaborations, reviews, guest posts, interviews, and photoshoots (& giveaway!) that followed
spinning around Providence with Free People
finally exploring Providence’s incredible coffee shop scene
…and subsequently spent far too long putting together an extensive list of my favorite spots to eat, drink, and play in Providence. Because I suppose I love this little city juuuust a wee bit.
and last but not least, quite possibly the best day of the year.
Kirsten, this is so beautiful! It looks like you had a lovely year and your focus on one BIG idea for each year is inspired. It’s so important to recognize all that you have accomplished!!
Ah this post is so inspiring! I love lists too. Now you’ve got me thinking about my 2016… What do I want out of it? Hmmm.
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