I take the meaning behind movement and purposeful stillness, quite seriously.


The New Year

I just want to put some thoughts down on how I feel about the turn over from 2014 to 2015.  Perhaps as a time-capsule type thing to look back on for when my mind has forgotten the tiny, special details about this moment in time.

First off, 2015 is lining up to be a very exciting year.  There are so many things to be looking forward to and I have a lot of 2014 to thank for that. 

Graduating from University was amazing.  I've been waiting ever since graduating to do a post like this to kind of look back.  Now, months later, I still don't expect myself to be able to capture how grateful I am for getting my degree because I went through such amazing experiences with such amazing people.  I had friends and family hold me up when I needed it, and honestly other times when it didn't feel like it. 

In 2014 I capped off a 4 year experience that showed me a larger range of high's and low's that I can now comprehend I am able to feel.  But most importantly, the rewarding moments of 2014 taught me that I shouldn't be afraid of that range - that I shouldn't be afraid of falling.

Because it's the getting back up that matters.  The response.  The revival.  The second wind.

It's the resolve that arises from some sort of survival instinct that defines who we are and what is important to us.  And it's grabbing onto that resolve with everything you've got, if but one step ahead of a lethargic abyss where everything is wrapped in the dead blanket of almosts.

In summary, 2014 was the reward I was slowly building towards for years.  But I had to teach myself how to see it that way for it to be that way - otherwise it might as well have been the same as any other.

One piece of that build is this website.  It is one of my personal physical manifestations of reminding myself of where I am now.  Same goes for that blue rain jacket I bought, or the BMO (half) Marathon that I signed up for, or my (hopefully) new apartment!


Those are some things I am going to be looking forward to in 2015. 
This upcoming year is probably the year I've had the most to look forward to ever in my life.

Thank you to every single person who has been a part of my life up to now, and thank you reader for actually reading this for some reason.


Cheers to you and to our limitation of moving only forward through the dimension of time.

- Jay

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