Ahh New Years Eve— I love a good renaissance. New Years Eve is my favorite holiday because I usually ring in the New Year with my close friends and family. While this year’s celebration was a bit different, I was still very excited to jump into 2021. Last year I made a long list of resolutions and… well, we know how 2020 went. So, this year I’m ditching the list and going for something more informal. I just want to learn to live in the moment and embrace the unknown. I’m a chronic over-thinker, I usually spend my time worrying about the future before enjoying what’s in front of me. As I prepare to graduate, I want to embrace the time I have left at Indiana University (even if it’s via Zoom) and focus on the things I am grateful for.
Right now, I am grateful for a lot of things—
I am grateful for my family that is happy and most importantly, healthy.
I am grateful for my friends, even though they are miles away from me, I feel more connected to them than ever.
I am grateful for my final semester as an undergraduate and fortunate to be in some really cool classes.
I am grateful for the Council and Tiny Dorm Concerts because they have allowed me to program music during these weird times, though it’s virtual or from a distance.
I am grateful for my new puppy, even when she’s using my arm as her own personal chew toy.
And lastly, I am grateful for not one but, TWO Taylor Swift albums in the last year. They are masterpieces and, honestly, the best things to come out of 2020.
Be kind to yourself this New Year.
Here’s to 2021, new beginnings and (hopefully) another Taylor Swift album.