:’) One of my favourite songs by a beautiful singer, Jon McLaughlin. The title is a quote from McLaughlin’s song “For You From Me”, which you can take some time to listen to right now.
Go ahead, push play 🙂
Anyhow, why that song? What is so special about that quote?
I guess this year, one of my goals is to redefine what I thought was so called “possible” and push my limits further. To reach beyond what I thought I could do, go farther from my comfort zone than what I’m used to and try things that I never though I would try.
My friends, life is too short to be fearful.
That being said, that does not mean to run off and be reckless and dangerous. It means to reconsider what you once knew and try something different.
I personally would call myself a very reserved person: putting me in a crowded room with people that I barely know (or worse-people that I don’t know at all) is probably my biggest nightmare. I am admittedly awkward, introverted and I tend to talk really quietly around people that I don’t know.
In contrast, when I am around people that I have known for a long time, I am the complete opposite. To these people, I am free, extroverted and loud.
I suppose I am what you would call a walking oxymoron. I live and breathe these discrepancies of my personality.
This year I want to find a common ground: be loud enough to be heard, but quiet enough to reserve enough from the rest of the world. I want to be able to meet new people and make new friends. I would like to share my opinions too and learn from others as well.
The biggest step I took in that direction was going to Quebec this past summer with kids from all over the country, people that I have never met before. As the summer continued we became close and got to know each other a fair bit. It was probably the biggest step (read: leap) out of my comfort zone and I was so thrilled to have done so. I guess in some respects, this past summer was what prompted me to go further and become more open.
2014 just began, but just the way all the years of the past have come and gone really quickly, today, tomorrow, and the rest of the year is not something that I can afford to have slip out of my fingers. Each day is too beautiful, too precious, to be wasted by fear.
I’m challenging myself to defy the laws that were made for my world and come up with new ones; ones that are bigger and better, ones that will make each day different and special.
2014, let’s rock and roll.