So here’s another year in review, as there is another whole year I’ve lived through.
It’s been a pretty good one. I’ll try to summarize with some stats.
Overall theme: love
Started in: Cumberland, BC, Canada
Finishing in: Torquay, Devon, England
Live shows: 4 (The Maine, Taylor Swift, Frank Turner, The Arkells)
Countries visited: 4 (Canada, England, Italy, Romania)
Journals filled: 2
Most played song: Get Away by George Ezra
Favourite movie: The Greatest Showman
Favourite book: Honeybee by Trista Mateer
Best burritos: Bang Bang in Toronto, Ontario
Advice from Dad: talk to each other
Overarching lesson: relationships are a learning process, just like knots and snowboarding, and the more you get into them, the more there is to master. There is no shame in not knowing, only in knot trying. Basically, open yourself up to doing things wrong, so you can figure out how to do it right next time.
Intentions for the year ahead: get back to yoga, see at least 4 new countries, start the poetry book I want to make, invest myself in a new hobby, and commit to actively reducing the amount of waste I produce in daily life.
Some words for a new year:
Because of course, you don’t need a new year to make positive changes. Any day is a good day to better yourself. And any day is a good day to reflect on what you’ve accomplished.