The beginning of a new year is all about firsts. The first song you hear, the first movie you see, the first big news you have, the first big event, etc. It seems to hold a bit of magic at times. For me, I love seeing what my inadvertent firsts are, especially my musical firsts. For example, the first song I heard in 2016 was New York, New York by Frank Sinatra. It’s the song I’ve started quite a few years with, as it’s played after the ball drop in New York. It’s a bit of familiarity, as well as a promise of the start of a new year. I also like to see what other musical firsts happen to me. For example, Gwen Stefani was the first performer I saw this year (singing my favorite song of her’s coincidentally). And on the way home from my New Year’s Eve party, I heard a song on the radio that has apparently been out for over 6 months already, yet it was the first time I’d ever heard it. The song (Once A Day) perfectly summed up the feelings I have about going into a new year, and I’m taking it as a good sign.
So here’s to a new year, full of exciting opportunities and surprises. I hope yours is wonderful, prosperous, and safe, with lots to look forward to (more on that tomorrow). Enjoy 2016!