January is all about resolutions, right? It’s probably everybody’s most productive month of the year – you’re trying new things, you’re dusting off old things you used to love, and you’re doing it all to better yourself. (Or maybe you’re doing none of these things, but someday when you get to be as old as I am, you will do these things.)
My first few days of January are typically spent thinking about the things I can do that will make me a better person. It takes time to think about the things that make you happy and that you love. And sometimes you’ll find that there are things you love but you just don’t know how much yet. So far this year (keep in mind it is only January 17th, but I’m not trying to doubt myself here) I’m finding that cooking and eating well is becoming a thing I could learn to love – it makes me feel good about myself. I’ve known that fitness makes me feel good about myself, so I’m going to try to take that to a new level – take more classes, try new things, break out of my comfort zone.
It didn’t take any soul searching to figure out that I love Sam Smith‘s voice. The purity of his voice was what led the guy’s name to be written all over our Best of 2013 lists – he had multiple appearances on our Best Songs of 2013 list, and he’d likely be on more lists, but he didn’t release an album in 2013. Luckily he let out a new song this week (which is simply stunning) and he’s got an album on its way. (Pre-order Money On My Mind, due out February 16th.) Bring it on, 2014!
I wanted you to know that you’re the one designed for me/ a distant stranger that I will complete/ I know you’re out there, we’re meant to be/ So keep your head down and make it to me