I am alive and well, world.
After a very unsexy mé·nage à trois with a sinus infection and a stomach flu, I feel like 2018 really had its way with me until it harshly slammed the door on December 31.
Although this kept me from getting a lot of things I needed to get done, I’ve learned that sometimes it’s best to not fight the resistance and allow yourself to just go with the tumultuous flow. And when it gets too choppy, hold your breath and swim beneath surface until the storm passes.
In the end, it was a great way to start the new year. Between work overload and holiday madness, I took it as an unconventional and inexpensive sort of staycation retreat. Not only did I lose 7 pounds and detach from unhealthy habits (yeah, I’m looking at to you Instagram and Netflix), but I had the chance to truly unplug from everything, everyone and reset.
Most miraculously, I was even able to hone my mental surge of motivation and use it for my own work, as opposed to my work, work.
From the solace of my eucalyptus-scented room, I began making plans for my biggest project of 2019 - a video documentary. From figuring out logistics and travel details to researching, writing and creating the structure, I’m proud to report that the groundwork is off to a productive start.
Truth be told, even though I’ve been thinking about doing this project for over a year, up until this point I had been quite anxious and unsure about it. How? What’s the real story? Do I try to get financing so I can hire a crew? Can I tell the story myself?
Yet thanks to a few nudges from people around and a very perfect Christmas gift (given by someone who had no clue this would be such an important piece to the film), I have decided to step up to the plate and start swinging.
Even with the small amount of work that I’ve done, I already feel much more focused and capable to accomplish such an ambitious feat all by myself. And if I miss a hit (or, more likely, get hit by the pitch), so what? That’s life and I’ll figure out…
The most intimidating part, and the reason why I chose the above image for this blog post, is that I decided to have Story A’s plot center on the actually making the documentary. This means it’s going to be a long journey of filming, scanning, editing and, most nerve-wracking, recording myself (insert: a very wry grimace).
That’s all I will say for now about that, but keep a lookout for more info; I’m excited to share.
Feeling such a dramatic shift in my attitude and energy, I wondered if I wasn’t alone in this new surge of ambition. So, why not check 2019’s numerology forecast? I’m not sure how much I really believe in it all, but I was surprised to learn that my initial feelings of the new year were inline with a variety of projections from numerologists like Felicia Bender.
The most intriguing part: 2019 is a “3” which just so happens to be my favorite number and coincidentally the Life Path Number of four of my best pals.
Who knows if any of that is true, but the boost of optimism can’t hurt. All I know is that 2019 has already earned my trust.
I hope everyone is also feeling a positive shift in this new year and if you have an interesting story you’d like to share, I would love to hear it!