Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

I love me the first day of a new year!  I couldn’t sleep last night I was so excited about launching into 2017.  I have not decided on any specific goal or daily task or activity or personal improvement plan yet.  Oh, but you know I will have one!  I’m mulling over my options right now.  Should I go vegan for 365 days?  Vegetarian is probably more realistic.  Pescetarian would be even better.  I could still eat shrimp!  Should I be booze free?  God knows I need to lower my A1c.  Maybe I should cut out dairy, sugar, Facebook?  Definitely.  Apparently, all three are basically heroin.   Chant a magical mantra in the mirror?  I just have to write the perfect single sentence that encapsulates all I am capable of and can (make that WILL) become this year.  Learn to meditate?  Please don’t make me.  Learn a new language?  French, always trying to learn French.  Save the planet?  Save the animals?  Save the children?  For sure.  Will this be the year I really, finally, seriously lose weight, get healthy, be able to bounce a quarter off my ass, do a man’s push-up, stop popping my knuckles, get my masters in something, be a better (nicer, kinder, more generous, smarter, saner) person, find inner peace, locate my illusive G-spot?  The possibilities are endless.  Creating—change, improvement, growth, rejuvenation, reinvention, expansion, exploration, discovery, dreams—feels not only necessary but also possible.  Wait.  I’ve got it.  I’m going to make another movie from what I have.  YES!

Let’s do this 2017!

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…a new year!

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.


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