Resolutions are a tricky thing. You don't want to have too few, but you also don't want to have too many. It's all about finding the perfect balance, and also actually having the resolve to conquer them! I mildly remember having made a resolution to drink more water in the year 2014, but I literally had forgotten all about it by February 2014, and have only remembered it now as this year's resolution. But I think I've figured out a theme for my resolutions that will help it to stick a lot better.
This year, my resolutions will revolve around there being infinite possibilities, and a viewpoint of myself as having no restrictions. To be the best person you can be, you have to find your boundaries but I think I've sold myself a little short in the last few years. Time to rediscover myself! So to reiterate, this means less sleeping in (I think I do have more energy than I always think I do), drinking more water (who doesn't have time to drink water?!), and most importantly, to always, always move forward. I once heard someone say that if they improve just 1% everyday, sooner or later they'll get there. And it's true. The greatest achievements come from a series of small steps. Just take it easy, take it slow and always, always believe that you can achieve it (even if you don't exactly know what 'it' is yet.
As for me and Chinese music, definitely as I started out I never thought in a million years that I would be so involved with it like I am today. It was just something I loved, and nurtured. Before I even knew it, I had gotten so deep into it that it just snowballed into something bigger and bigger. I love what I'm doing now, but I'm always striving to better myself as much as possible. To be able to make a difference, and to help people using the gifts that I've nurtured. Maybe in another life, I would've been a doctor, a teacher even. But in this life, I'm so happy to be where I am now. The road ahead is long, but lets hope it leads me to even more spectacular views.
2014 has been the best year of my life so far, but infinite possibilities means that I can possibly use my perseverance and hard work to make 2015 an even better year.
I'll leave you all with a song that's been a subtle favourite of mine in 2014; helping me through the good times and the bad. Tanya Chua's <Keep Breathing> has a pace as steady as a heartbeat, little flutters of elements that when interwoven throughout the song create a slow, steady feeling of moving forward, but yet does so with a sense of calm that is in part to do with Tanya's warm vocals.
What are some of your resolutions for 2015? Feel free to share them with me, and I truly hope that you all have a wonderful 2015 too!
It's been my dream since I started getting to know more about Chinese music to be able to live in Taipei, and now I'm finally going to be able to! Starting from the 11th of February, I will be staying in Taipei for 139 days and hope to share parts of my experiences that may be helpful with readers everywhere! (Feb 2014)