new year, new you!
I'm not looking to become a new person this year, to join a gym, go on a diet or get a boob job (I can't afford one anyways). But I do want to move forward.
When I was at home over Christmas I threw away old journals, art work, photographs and report cards. I held onto a few precious pieces, kept a shoebox of photos and a few ripped pages from my diaries.
I used to think that someday I would publish all my old journals into a novel. But my teenage years were so filled with angst that I would rather keep those words to myself. It took a long time to get rid of that angst, and I felt a sense of relief as I tossed them into plastic garbage bags.
I don't want to forget all the stages of my life, or all the parts of who I am, but I do want to get rid of excess baggage, to own little and travel through life lightly.
For now I have a lot I want to accomplish in this city. I want to build my resume, work towards my career, hold onto my relationship, and throw some amazing dinner parties.
I want to be present in the moment, to start a new journal, and maybe hold onto it this time.