I contemplated writing an end of the year blog for quite some time. This year wasn't the most prosperous for me, but yet, there were many things to celebrate. I didn't think the things I had learned would be much different from others, and I didn't believe my struggles were anything to be shared. I had my health, a warm bed to sleep in, and food in the pantry; by many standards, I have little to complain about. However, just because I didn't complete some peril-less journey this year, does not mean my lessons learned aren't to be shared. My voice is unique and so is my story.
However, at this time, I will choose not to share my lessons learned, because, honestly, I do not wish to re-hash and re-visit last year. I've shared all the amazing moments of the year on my blog and I'd like to just focus on those amazing bits for now. I'm ready for the new year, but ask for help in staying focused, not to loose sight, and not to make excuses. One of my goals for the new year is to challenge my creativity more. In the past, I was hoping this would be done through character work in the shows and films I was working on. However, I learned the hard way that I can not expect others to do this for me. It's time for me to make my own lesson plan, set my own calendar, and do it myself.