Happy Belated New Year!
Lots of exciting things are happening here. Since the new year’s hangover has worn off I’ve been busy preparing and packing for my trip to New York next week (and realizing that no combination of items in my closet will defend me against potential blizzard conditions). I’ve also been thinking about resolutions for the year but since I don’t usually do this formally anyway, why start now.
I like the idea of setting goals for the new year but I honestly can’t think of new ones that I haven’t already had for long time. I’ve been working really hard to set these in motion for a while now, and hopefully I’ll see them being met soon enough. Fortunately, the new year has come at the beginning of a huge transitional period: I just graduated from art school (for the second time) and am excited to pursue the career I’ve been working towards for the past 5 years. I’m also making an effort to move to New York in the next few months.
The possibility of moving to a city I’ve never even visited before is a little nuts, I know. But A) this is probably the most flexible time in my life so I should definitely take risks now. B) That’s why I’m visiting NY next week. To interview with firms/studios I want to design for, to be a tourist, hang with friends and (if possible) avoid too much snow. And C) I’ve done this before—I moved to Rome for 6 months without visiting and although the culture-shock felt extreme at first, it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life (as I knew it would be).
So instead of making a list of resolutions for this year, I’ll be making a list of things to look forward to. Here’s to new cities, new jobs, new friends, old friends, new hobbies, and new opportunities, all while continuing relationships with good things from the past.
Cheers to 2014!