• Jay Jacobson

The End of a Year

There is something nice about ending a year. It is a time in which I feel like I can reflect on my life, and then make a new start in the new year. 2007 has been a very productive year for me – I’ve had a lot of accomplishments this year. At the same time, it has been a very difficult year. Life threw a lot of stuff my way – things I didn’t necessarily want! But in looking back, I think it is those things – the bumps in the road, the unforeseen things that happened without warning – that enabled my accomplishments to occur. If it weren’t for those things, the goals I set out for would not have turned out the way they did. And I wouldn’t be where I am right now – with my outlook, my future goals, AND my accomplishments! In looking back at 2007, I’m starting to see a bigger picture. The accomplishment of living a life. Not CD sales, or number of acting roles or successes – but HOW I’ve lived my year. One of the major things I’ve begun to learn is to “go with the flow”. If you get lemons, make lemonade. Don’t ignore the lemons and wish they weren’t there. This has been a very big lesson for me. And I see, for me, it can be at the heart of creativity.

So in looking ahead at 2008, I do have some finite goals – especially with a new CD on the way. But I’m realizing that for me to have a fulfilling year, it means putting forth myself and my goals, and being willing to “go with the flow” of life at the same time. Include the bumps and the lemons. They will probably take me to a destination I didn’t ever know existed.

Also in looking back at 2007, I must say a huge, heartfelt “Thanks” to all of you buying, listening, and recommending my music, reading my blog, and living your lives. May you all have a fantastic and thrilling journey in 2008.

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