26 to 26 / A

Today marks 26 days until my 26th birthday, and it felt like the perfect excuse to start a quick lettering project. So, for the next 26 days I will use different techniques and materials to create every letter of the alphabet, along with a short written reflection from the last year to go along with it. So...

A, for aspirations. There are so many things I've wanted to pursue over the last few years that sometimes I feel like I cannot keep up with myself. It's not very conducive to following through with projects or ideas, and it's tough because I am genuinely interested in so many different pursuits. But in the last year I've really felt a shift within myself, a stronger effort to narrow things down, and focus my efforts on just a few things. This newfound focus feels great, and while I'm still fighting that instinct to do a million things, I definitely feel like I'm headed in the right direction. I've realized that it's great to have a lot of aspirations, but it's crucial to narrow things down so that some of them have the potential to come true. Saying no can be just as powerful as saying yes.