The dawn of a new year each year, for me, means it’s time to commit myself to something I have little real intention of sticking to. New Years Resolutions typically equate to arduous and annoying attempts at self-improvement that end in doing more of the thing you said you wouldn’t be doing anymore or less of the thing you said you would.
I’m starting to believe, however, that resolutions only suck if you’re promising to do something you dislike doing. Writing is always something I enjoy doing, but rarely something I make the time for anymore. My life is normally consumed with trying to find the perfect balance of my work life, social life, exercise, enough sleep, feeding myself and checking my own pulse to make sure I’m still alive after trying to juggle all of that.
Though dates are ultimately arbitrary and the measures of time are a human construct, the turn of the year makes me feel like I should probably start making time to do what I love again.
Since the spring of 2017, when I last wrote for this blog, I’ve moved back to the states, celebrated two birthdays, graduated college, sprained an ankle, gotten a tattoo, moved to two different apartments, bought some house plants, gotten my first big girl job, lost friends and made them, went to three music festivals and saw a ton of live shows, took a road trip down south, zip lined in Costa Rica, cried a lot, laughed a lot, learned a lot. And a whole lot of other things that would be excessive to list. In short: it’s been a while.
I’ll be resuming this blog as a place for ramblings about life from the perspective of a 20-something year old (myself) who doesn’t quite know what’s going on, but moves along through life like that’s totally okay. Some blog posts will be funny and some will be more serious. I’ll share my thoughts about living in Boston and trying to blossom into some semblance of an adult, give completely unwarranted advice and review things I read, watch and listen to.
Here’s to 2019 and the start of new things! I hope you enjoy reading the shiny, new, revamped version of Julz Rambling.