My Three Words for 2018

Happy New Year! Thirteen days in and so far, so good for the most part. Due to the nature of the calendar, I’ve had an unusually long semester break from teaching at Berklee this time around. I used the time for sleeping, cleaning my office (a task that I fear will. never. end.), and things like getting new frets on my Brian Moore DC-1 electric guitar (thanks to Mamie Minch at Brooklyn Lutherie for the fabulous work!)

Never one for resolutions, I always focus on three words that I would like the year to be about. This year I even shared my words on New Year’s Eve with two very close friends of mine, Kim and Ruth. They helped me streamline the three words. So, my three words for 2018 are (drum roll, please…)

1. Honesty
2. Accountability
3. Compassion

Honesty has more to do with acknowledging how long things take, like sending out email newsletters (and writing blog posts). I’ve started keeping a time sheet again, and that’s been super helpful.

Accountability is the same kind of thing: I am holding myself accountable when things don’t go the way I hope they will (but also being honest about what I could have done and what was beyond my control).

Compassion is for myself and also for others. (But I’ll be honest, I beat myself up a lot. It often goes with the territory of being an artist.)

So, there you have it. What are your three words? Email me and let me know. 🙂

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