The first weekend of 2015 has already passed us by. Though we all make resolutions at the beginning of the year but keeping to them isn’t quite so simple. We often forget the habits we have developed are influenced by our surroundings.
Sometimes in life you just have moments and words that stay with you. This past year, more so early 2014 I tried to live by these words of wisdom: ‘This is a moment, it will pass’ and ‘It’s only awkward if you make it awkward.’
After the first week hype of the New Year we all start to fall back into old habits which start to creep in and those resolutions …well our determination starts to fade. So think of this post as a reminder, a gentle nudge to get you back to your determined self, the feeling you had on the 1st January 2015 00:01 as the fireworks cracked in the sky, the resolutions and promises you made to yourself aren’t in vain.
You are young, healthy-ish (those pot noodles are not helping), fresh-faced, eager and slightly foolish enough to venture into the unknown. Now I’m not recommending we put ourselves in danger – but when you are young, you are foolish and that makes everything a little more fun – being slightly foolish, though slightly mortifying looking back as an adult, is completely awesome as a 20-something year old.
The best way to start 2015 isn’t to be looking into the past. However, when you aren’t dredging up bad memories and unsuccessful attempts at life remembering what you have done well is actually good for the soul.
This year is going to big. I know it. The beginning of this year presents me with many options because for once I don’t have exams in January, I don’t have any coursework – basically I’m not in education. I have a job for financial purposes and I’m on the hunt for a graduate job and enjoying the freedom of life. Before the full-time job days and the responsibilities why not enjoy the freedom!
There isn’t really an order to how or why I decided to listen to these songs. I’ve been recently appreciating the Saavn app on my iPhone – which is the Indian songs version of Spotify (stream music). As a kid I remember watching Bollywood movies and loving to prance-around to the songs and learn the dances.
If I’m honest other than rare family holidays where I’ve either travelled to Sweden, Pakistan or Northern Ireland and my small get-away at the beginning of this year to Scotland I haven’t really been anywhere on my own.
This is not however the first time Beyoncé has conceived of an alternate persona to help her with her music. Sasha Fierce debuted in 2008, claiming to be the artists on stage alter ego whilst performing. She revealed herself to the public in Beyoncé’s subtly named third album, I am… Sasha Fierce (2008).