Before we get into this, I would like to write a little disclaimer. New Year's and New Year's Eve are overrated. The two are over-hyped beyond belief. Don't put all this pressure on one night, because it will likely won't be perfect. I understand how cliché of a view this is, but I want to make sure we're all on the same page. This whole "the world will be different tomorrow" idealized way of thinking may be comforting, but when it comes down it it's no different than Dec 30 to Dec 31. It is a good time to set the bar for the next 365 days, but that doesn't mean you can't readjust throughout the year if it's not working for you. That being said, here we go:
As we wind down 2018 and look onto 2019 I'm starting to think a lot about what the last year looked like as well as what this year will look like. As my birthday occurs fairly close to the end of the year, and I did a "what I learned" type post on my birthday (holy shit...sometimes I forget that I'm 20 and no longer "adorably irresponsible" but more just "irresponsible"), this post will mainly be looking forward.
So looking onto 2019, what do I want? I'd love to be in slightly better shape, but since my body composition is 90% grilled cheese, improving is pretty attainable. Let's try to come out of 2019 at around 75% grilled cheese. Don't worry you're not going to get any healthy, nutty lifestyle posts from me, it would just be nice to walk up stairs and not sweat. I'm not willing to commit to a gym membership or anything, maybe just a little more activity. Thank goodness I got my Whistler pass. And of course, physical and mental health are tied with this cute little bow so it can't hurt, can it?
I want to focus more consistent attention on my social media, not just when it's easy. I want my social media to reflect me as an artist and how passionate I am about my music. It's getting there, but not quite. And obviously, I have numeric goals I'd like to hit. I'm so appreciative of the 2100 people who are watching me grow on Instagram, but I'd love to hook some new people over the next year. As anyone does, I love seeing growth and I love seeing results from the effort I put in.
I'd love to study a little bit harder. As I throw around every once in a while, I'm studying Behavioural Neuroscience at UBC and I'm doing adequately. That being said, I know I'm smarter than my current marks would tell you. I don't want to come out of university thinking all I did was study, but I also don't want to look back and regret the way I went to university.
And my final thought on 2019 is...new music. I had been back and forth a lot on releasing new music professionally this year. As a student, getting everything together to record is all-consuming. I've been writing about so many things going on in my life, and I'm so proud of the music I'm writing. It's more mature, more personal and I love it, but I don't want to wait around for the "right moment" to share it. So keep your ears open because Instagram, Sound Cloud and YouTube will be full of music over the next year.
So there are my big goals. Calling them goals might even be a stretch, more like "themes". Health, social media, school, and (my favourite) new music. Don't worry, I don't expect 2019 to be this bombshell of a year where I find love, break the top charts and cure cancer, but striving for better is always nice. Pushing yourself to be a little bit greater than the day before. And also, anything can happen, I mean my fried-chicken-looking-ass posted a photo in a bathing suit in 2018. Never thought that would be a thing to happen. So in my own, long, rambling way, I guess I'm wishing everyone the happiest of New Year's, and wishing everyone good luck in whatever their themes, goals or resolutions may be.
From me, with love, to you,