After a long and hazy 2013, 2014 was the year of discovery. Perhaps not even discovery, but consciousness. I became conscious of my creativity, my ambition and my ability to effectively communicate with and inspire others. I became conscious of my vibes and my presence in the Universe. I found peace in that.
I don’t particularly advocate cheesy New Year resolutions like going to the gym or cutting down on caffeine, but on a grander scale, what better feeling than a clean slate? Time is an illusion, but experiences are personal. Personally, I worked feverishly to tie up my loose ends and to get all my ducks in a row so that I could end chapter 2014 on a good note. By doing so, I came into the New Year with a clear and vibrant mindset. 2015 is the year of exploration – exploration of self and the world around us.
My biggest goal for this year as an artist is to focus on my craft, both as a writer and a photographer. I spoke to a fellow artist recently and she told me that her journey as a photographer began when someone gifted her a film camera. She was feeling uninspired at the time, as all artists habitually do, and so she let it sit on her bedroom dresser for weeks before she even touched it. She explained that she could feel the power and the potential that the small object held and wasn’t quite ready to unlock it. One day, she decided to just give it a shot (pun intended) and from then on it was, what all artists describe a new medium to create with, magic.
Indeed, realizing the potential of a new form of inspiration is overwhelming and exciting. I think that is something that I, myself, have been struggling with as well. So this year, I am going to explore. I want to explore new places, new people, new experiences, new inspiration. I often find so much comfort in solitude, I dig too deep inside myself and forget that I can delve into the outside adventure that awaits me. I am going to try new angles, new perspectives, new directions. I am going to put myself out there more and allow myself to share more of my personal work. That means more shots, more words, more thoughts – raw. I hope this inspires you to continue creating and continue exploring and continue exposing yourself fearlessly for that is the triple threat formula of growth. Day 12 of 365, the adventure has just begun. Remember, not all who wander are lost.
I was on such a great wave as 2015 rolled in, it bums me out that it had to take such a horrible turn in May. I miss you every day. I will continue to explore now that I have an angel traveling with me.