Log in

No account? Create an account
04 January 2014 @ 08:16 pm
level up  
As the year changed from 2012 to 2013, the main thing I hoped for 2013 was that it be less eventful than 2012, when I bought a house, moved, joined households with a new bunch of people, and got major new responsibilities in my job. Although 2013 was eventful and difficult for many people around me, in my life, I got pretty much what I wanted. Not too much that was big changed. It was a year of settling in, firming up, solidifying.

So, unsurprisingly, I'm hoping for more than that from 2014. The word I keep coming to is "level up". I'm not sure what exactly I want to level up in (though, of course, everything, right?), but that having had a year of relative stillness, I want to test those roots and foundations I spent last year working on and see if I can grow into more this year. As I think about it, I can see ways that I can do this at work, in my relationships, at home, and in the world. I feel hopeful that I can move myself this way!

In the spirit of this, Vienna Teng's "Level Up":

I'm feeling: optimisticoptimistic
I'm listening to: I bet you can guess
Madame Blue aka Pygmentsweetmmeblue on January 5th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)
Thank you
blk: polychromeblk on January 5th, 2014 04:03 am (UTC)
Still totally in love with this song and video.
ceelove on January 5th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing that video, it brought me to tears.
Ellenkeyne on January 9th, 2014 02:58 am (UTC)
Me too.
E. K. Mangosteenmangosteen on January 5th, 2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
Never heard anything by Vienna Teng before... thank you for sharing the video.

As for this year, well, it's a very long posting to write, but one I feel more compelled to write now.
Sapere Aude: dancerprimal_pastry on January 6th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
I had also never heard of her before! Thank you! " Let your faith die and bring your wonder" is a sentiment especially suited for this coming year.
Mizarchivist: Heartmizarchivist on January 6th, 2014 07:50 pm (UTC)
I'd not seen the new Vienna- She's been generically in my music background for a while. Squish!

Sounds like a good way to launch into the new calendar. Mwah.
sabriel_sabriel_ on January 11th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this!