2016. I HATE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS, BUT...
Man, what a year. Lol, there’s so many awesome things about growing older. More opportunity reflect, to process, to expand.
Are you all into new years resolutions? They seem so cheezy yeah? If you struggle with that whole conversation, try picking a word.
My word for 2015 was “PRESENT”. Forever in my life I’ve been so prone to coveting other peoples situations/lives/opportunites. I’ve always looked backwards or to the future, at the cost of my time in the present. Its had a detrimental effect to friendships and special moments. Thus, I made war with ‘non-presentness’ this year, and it was insane. So stoked that I made small victories over this “FOMO” vibe (fear of missing out.) Never have I locked into conversations better, embraced simplicity, put down my phone.. This year was so explosive in so many ways, but so brutal in so many ways. I travelled 26 countries, and was funded to make music around the globe. Crazy. At the same time, I came out of a 3 year long relationship, lived out of my suitcase, and still battled with tonnes of personal/family stuff.
But, in all of it I still learnt to be patient and centre my attention on the moment that was in front of me. All we have is this moment. My brazilian brother and manager and I would quote the mantra everyday “Where are you: here. What time is it: now. Who are you: this moment.” Sounds SO whack, but it really helped me to filter out so much anxiety that has plagued me through the years.
Now, my word for 2016 is……… “CONSISTENCY”. This word was birthed from a one week surf trip in the Gold Coast. So excited. This word is SO pregnant with meaning. I want, so much, to follow through with commitment, to be consistent emotionally, to write new music consistently, to eat clean - consistently, to be consistent with my friendships.
I want to breathe a consistent forgiving flow, to be consistent with my gratitude, to be consistent in prayer.
Personally, with less significant things - learning portuguese, reading books, blogging, I want to demonstrate consistency.
Just the thought of this makes me thrive with verve. See how we go..
HAPPY NEW YEARS MY FAMILY.