Happy New Year, everyone!!
Various sources have told me that 2015 will be THE year, so I have high hopes. And you should, too! Every year, every day, and every minute is a chance to positively change your life and the lives of others. But New Year’s provides a great jump start on those dreams and goals, and I will take this moment to list mine.
Looking back at my 2014 resolutions, I think I went a little too headlong into fulfilling that list! To recap, that list involved:(1) See Theater. (2) Audition for Theater. (3) Do Theater. I think I succeeded in those items, but I also added another one: Support Theater. Because, since I made that list, I have been working full-time (and on a volunteer basis) in arts administration, in addition to performing. And while it had been good to become more fully rounded, aiming to be a jack of all trades, it has also been a bit exhausting trying to do everything. And so, here is my revised list of resolutions (still involving theater) for 2015:
- Focus. Instead of going after everything, I plan on honing my energies and passions into those creative pursuits that will truly provide fulfillment and growth.
- Strength. Both moral and physical strength. While remaining considerate of the opinions of others, I wish to firm my own resolve and stand my ground on issues I believe in. While it is good to be nice, it’s not good to be a pushover. It’s also not good to be pushed out of a triple pirouette due to lack of muscle strength, haha, so I am hitting the gym and studio hard this spring!
- Direction. This word has various meanings to me. Direction can come in the form of a person or location, and I am searching for a sign from both of those entities to see if I’m on the right path in life. I guess we are all searching for that affirmation, which can present itself in various ways, but I do feel that 2015 will bring a significant source of direction for me and for those I love. Won’t you join me for the journey?
Here’s to 2015!