r e s o l v i n g

IMG_6456As 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…

performing Coma

befriending the lovely ladies of Danseuse 

collaborating with Miss Jones Dance on this custom “Setting The Barre” leotard

performing Apollo

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

getting poetic again

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.

Let’s Get Physical

As the end of 2011 becomes eminent and the new year quickly approaches, the universal process of creating resolutions for the year ahead begins.  Because my Christmas celebrations always seem to revolve around eating, consequently each January my new year’s resolutions include promises to “stick to that diet!” and “sweat daily”.  Since the holiday celebrations proved to be especially glutenous this season (mmmm apple pie and mashed potatoes…ew no, not at the same time), I’ve decided to start following some resolutions a little early this year.  For a little inspiration…