What 2017 Brings

Answer: Restlessness. Resistance. Feeling like a rubber band about to snap.

“But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?”

I feel like the song Pompeii by Bastille this year. So maybe it’s a good theme song for a new beginning that feels like we’ve been here before, but we have a chance to make changes happen in light of where we’ve been.

“How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”
“We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settles around us
And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above”
Mostly in this new year of crazy news stories breaking within the first couple weeks, I’m discovering the need to take time to pause. Meditation is a thing I’ve started this year, and I’ve discovering how much I overthink, how busy my mind is. all. the. time. This year is a year for us to resist all the things that are happening politically in our country.
And I’m afraid. I am afraid to try because I’m afraid to fail. I started reading the book Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while and got for Christmas.
So far…the biggest adventure in life might be that some risks are worth taking even if there’s a chance you might fail. But it would be worse never to have tried at all because then you have already failed. I have much more to say that I’ve not been able to articulate yet about moving forward in the new year, but this is all I’ve been able to put together for now.

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