This is the first day of 2018. A new year, a new chapter. My Facebook feed was loaded with good wishes and the spirit of everyone looking to the positive and to new challenges that we all face. We may feel refreshed and energized to build something strong and viable that we can sustain to create a richer life.
I was struck by my friend, Julie C, who posted first thing in the morning with a link to a recording of the song, "Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield. Julie was calling it her anthem for the year. It would be her call to action and motivation. I used this song to represent my friend. It was also my inspiration to begin my 30x30x30 Challenge.
When I listened to the song, I felt the energy and passion. Red would be needed. The unwritten or unscripted would need to be play a part here and I incorporated blank lines to provide that space we all need in our lives to create our own story - our own narrative. Julie is vibrant and accomplished. She is a well-known radio professional in Chicago. She is a fabulous musician in her own band. She is beloved by her friends and is raising a most remarkable son. I hope that this year that began "unwritten" for her becomes a full and satisfying narrative that brings her much joy.