Archives for posts with tag: reflection

The Marking of a New Chapter

It’s been a year of many contrasting tales; quite easily both the best and worst year of my life combined into one. But what I can take from this remarkable 365-day-experience is knowledge – how to deal with things better (good and bad), the importance of listening, turning the ideology of desire into a tangible force (thank you Alya), and possibly the most crucial – realising the necessity of instinct.

We all have those moments when we are presented with a decision that could go either one way or another – be it with your education, your family, your partner or your career. Well, I’ve learned the best option, 100% of the time, is to go with your gut feeling. Sometimes it is too easy to over-think a situation, and then in turn undertake the completely wrong plan of action. Your gut is never wrong. Before language, thought processes and opportunity became so expansive, our furthest ancestors, primitive beings, had nothing but their instinct and basic knowledge to go with when for example hunting. Do not forget, we are merely more advanced versions of the same species, we all have this supernatural power within us. The key is to use it.

And so on that note, enjoy your last day of 2011 – and I hope you and I both make 2012 a year where our decisions enable us to fulfil our goals.

Happy New Year.

Funny, because I usually associate hangovers with the ideologies of “regret”, “dry mouth” and “the need to vomit”, but maybe for the first time in my life I have a new one; “inspiration”.

It dawned on me today, in my time of reflection (lying in bed paralytic), that if I want to succeed and achieve everything I set out to as a kid, far more work needs to be put in. A culmination of a week long chain of thoughts that has led me to believe that I’ve made the transition from artist-person to just artist, but now I’m at the bottom of a brand-new food chain and have to make my way up with a delicate balance of sheer passion and tactical thinking. I worked hard before, as hard as an artist-person could work but that ain’t enough really. Time to step up – something like that Drake line ” ’cause when all of my closest friends out partying, I’m just here making all of the music that they party to”.

I hope you can come on this journey with me.

%d bloggers like this: