Monday, December 29, 2014

2015 Fortunate

Is 2015 really only a few days away? Where did 2014 go? There's something about getting older which makes time go faster I think.

I wish there was more I could say about 2014. It was pretty uneventful to be honest. Which I think is good sometimes. I think this year I needed it to be uneventful so I could relax and recover.

But now it's time to get off my butt and get moving again! I don't do relaxation very well for long.

I'm having a hard time thinking about what's to come in 2015 though. Heck, I can't even think of movies and books coming out this upcoming year I'm looking forward to! Which makes it hard for me to dream up of things I think will happen in this upcoming year. In my experience, you never know what will happen. Life throws so many curveballs at you - how can you predict what will happen?

Well... I'm sure some things will happen.

Babies will be born. People will get married. People will go to funerals. Celebrities will make mistakes and shock us all. Somewhere in the world there will be political and social unrest... Sometimes even a little too close to home. A big summer blockbuster will hit movie theaters and a pop song will get stuck in everyone's head to the point where we want to punch something but still jam out to it when we think no one is looking. Sports teams will win and they will lose. Cat YouTube videos will go viral.

Our world is pretty predictable once you think about it actually.

Unless the apocalypse comes of course.

But let's not go there.

Maybe there are some things I can predict, or at least hope for, in 2015.

Facing new challenges and choices. As it has been for the last year, I have a feeling my hunt for a full time job will continue through 2014. With that, I'll meet new people, have a different schedule, learn new things, and discover more about myself while also learning how to balance a new job with the other goals and dreams I have. How do you balance trying to write and participate in theatre and pursuing dreams while also still attempting to pay bills and get rid of those awful student loans?

Joining new theatre groups. There are a few shows I have my eye on in 2015 I'm hoping to audition for. I'm excited to jump back into community theatre and try my hand at new roles and groups.

Writing stories. I'm sure I'll be participating in NaNoWriMo once again in 2015 and one of my big goals is to make writing a priority. A draft will be completed. Thanks to some wonderful writing friends who are helping me out, I have a feeling this prediction could come true.

I'll continue to still be me and learning who that is. You'd think after a certain point in time you'd know for sure who you are. But I'm learning that once I figure it out, I change again. My views are constantly being challenged. My opinions change. My place in the world adjusts and I with it. Who I am at my core remains the same, but everything branching off it seems to constantly evolve.

There's no possible way we can truly predict the future. Life changes in an instant and we never know what it'll throw at us. But still, in a way there are things we can always depend on, and we can always
hope. Which I think is part of what celebrating the new year is all about.

Hope. Hope in knowing the past is gone and something else is coming. That there's always second chances, and we can always begin again.

Mr. Thomas & Me

What are your predictions for 2015?

And looking for Music Monday? Well... We've talked it over and we have decided to end music Monday. It was a fun idea at first, but have decided to have it end. Thank you to those who participated! We loved having you! 

I will leave you with one last song though. One of my holiday favorites and perfect for New Year.


  1. This! All of what you said! Well, I'm not job searching and also not participated in Music Monday but all those things you said about years in general, it was very accurate. I don't know what 2015 will bring. I hope it involves travel as 2014 held so much of it and lots that I didn't know when the year began. I actually like now knowing what's coming up even though I would maybe give my left arm to know parts of my life way down the road. Life is complicated like that.

  2. I love the unknowing that a new year brings with it! I mean, last year at this time I wasn't even pregnant and now I have a son! I can't wait to see what 2015 brings. :-)

  3. Making writing a priority is SO HARD because it doesn't always give you a feeling of having been productive and that's frustrating.

    You can rock NaNoWriMo 2015 I am positive... Me on the other hand... :)

  4. I really love the way you wrote this post! Life IS pretty predictable once you think about it... and I agree that time goes faster as you get older!

  5. I love this post. I have such a feeling that 2015 is going to be a great year. When thinking of a New Years resolution I was watching my favorite preacher on tv. He gave the advice to approach 2015 with this in mind:
    “...nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.”(Luke 22:42). I realized that when you let God direct your steps, you are headed towards greatness. I am so excited for 2015...I just can feel great things are on the horizon!

  6. I am really hoping to do better next year in NaNoWriMo -- I participated this year but was unable to finish because of too many other responsibilities. I still have my novel patiently waiting for me to get back around to. Love your predictions! Good luck on the job search and the musical theater!

  7. Write write write and write even more, that's what I am going to do in 2015. Let's be good writers and ACTUALLY complete some real projects in 2015!!!


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