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…
…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.