New Year, New Beginnings (Music Theme for December 31)

Like any year, 2013 has had its ups and downs. At the moment, it seems the scale is tipped in the direction of down, but that’s just my current story. And in the end, it doesn’t matter, because 2014 is really coming. I can say good-bye to 2013 and embrace the possibilities of 2014.

Sometimes, it seems we put a little too much stock in the new year, hoping that some magical “reset” button is going to make things better. But I know there is nothing magical about it. I also know that much of what will happen in the new year is beyond my control. But my attitudes about it are in my control. And my intentions for the new year are in my control. So, I will focus on building a set of intentions (not resolutions) for 2014. Watch this space for more!¬† ūüôā

In the meantime, here are some of the songs that I take into the new year with me. Thanks to Collaborator for her assistance in finding these songs that I will use to inspire me, motivate me, and keep me keeping on when it seems difficult to do so. According to one of them, I have five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes in 2014. My first intention is to make the most of those minutes.

Still Got Tonight (Matthew Morrison)

Taking Chances (Glee)

Seasons of Love (Rent)

At the Beginning (Anastasia)

 

I Know Where I’ve Been (Hairspray)

Closing Time (Semisonic)

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Check out our other themists:

WILLOW:  http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/new-musical-theme-the-new-year-all-this-old-and-new-2/

EVA: http://47whitebuffalo.wordpress.com/

BEAR: http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/

JOHNNY: http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/

COLLABORATOR: http://sincerelykaterz.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/out-with-the-old/