The first days of the year have always been charged with a strange kind of energy. It’s that feeling that the holidays are over, and there’s nothing really to be looking forward to. Not until that blessed day in spring, when it’s going to be warm enough to go outside and have a drink in the sun. Then, the trees will turn green again, the days will become longer… That’s the beginning of the year, not these cold, grey and wet days the calendar starts with.
But these days are the best occasion to look back and forward, along our personal timelines, and within ourselves.
Are you happy with how you feel when the party is over?
Are you happy when you are back home, at the end of the holiday?
Are you happy in the absence of any external stimuli to cheer you up?
The kind of things to reflect upon these days, when making resolutions for the new year…
I start 2017 with one thing in mind: to make more time for people. Creative endeavours can lead to isolation, and I’ve felt this many times. I want to see people more often and in a more meaningful way. I want to bring them into my photos and I want to write about them. I want them to know they are important to me. I want less people whom to meet a couple of times per year only, and more I can actually share my life with.
I end the first post of this year with my soundtrack for 2016 – the music that fuelled my creativity and calmed my demons whenever necessary. 🙂
Looking forward to new inspiration in 2017!