Last night, we spent the last hour of 2014 talking about some of the things that we are grateful for having experienced in the year that passed and I though I’d like to share them with you guys too. The year we just left has been quite a roller coaster ride for me, and the things I’m grateful for really reflect the highs and lows I’ve been faced with.
When I think back my initial feeling is that it’s been the best year I can remember, but what baffles me is that I can have that feeling thinking back when the first seven months of the year felt like an endless struggle. Several painful injuries and accidents, relationship issues and being super ambivalent about my choices and just quite sad in general. But my attitude changed and things turned, and reflecting on what I’m grateful for just underlined that exact thing.
We each picked five things and mine were the following.
No.1 Being on my own
One of the most powerful feelings that have manifested in my body is being incredibly content and happy about being alone. I don’t want to be anybody’s anything and to be honest, the thought of being somebody’s girlfriend makes me cringe. I’m grateful that my relationship ended, even though he is a wonderful boy we were completely wrong for each other and it’s few things that feel worse than being in a relationship that makes you more sad than happy. Being true to what is important to me meant that it had to end, but I still respect and care about him. It feels super empowering to end something that is wrong to make room for a clear slate. With my priorities being a lot clearer, let’s see what the new year has in store for me!
One of the things that have really kicked me into gear this year is what feels like an endless line of wonderful opportunities. At The Royal Danish Academy of Music, The Royal Theatre, my master thesis councillor asking if I would write my project with him, friendships growing deeper, working with wonderfully inspiring people and all the little things in between.
No.3 My girlfriends
For most girls, having wonderful, close girlfriends is something they have always had. I’ve spent most of my life with more guy friends (with a couple of incredible girls in between), but the past years I’ve been very active in changing the amount of girls in my life. I’m incredibly grateful that I now have a whole range of gorgeous, wonderful girls around me!
No.4 Morning Projects
What this little blog represents is giving myself no excuse not to do what I desire, to become better at what I do, to connect with people and to have somewhere to show my expression. I’ve been completely overwhelmed by your support, and the opportunities that my little slice of the internet has given me.
Presence, patience and discovery at its very best!
After having welcomed the new year, we spent some time talking abut our aspirations, goals and ambitions for the year to come, and I can’t wait to get started.
I’m finishing my master’s degree this summer, and I’m going to work towards getting my career started before that. I’ve planted some seeds and I’m going to push harder than ever this year to achieve my goals! First thing: buy a new camera.
No.2 Health and body
I’m going to eat and move in a way that makes me happy. Stay injury free by restricting my workouts, run to clear my mind and eat food that makes my body feel good. The next seven months are going to be busy, and I need to exercise and eat in I way that makes me strong, relaxed and gives me mental stamina.
No. 3 Initiative
I will push, take initiative and believe in what I do. I need to take my abilities and myself seriously and take initiative to make things happen. I want to make opportunities rather than wait for them, pushing forward!
No.4 Mellow love life please
I’m happy alone. I want to date and see what happens. I have no expectations or wishes, maybe I’ll end up happy just dating or maybe I’ll fall in love. In all possible cases: with my priorities straight.
If something feels off, its probably a good idea to trust that feeling, and if something feels good there’s probably a reason for it. I will follow my gut feeling a lot more, I always regret it if I don’t. Be confident in my choises and trust the process. Good things take time, be patient!