The start of a new year almost always brings reflection. As a fresh start, it embodies the hopefulness of any new venture, the allure that anything could be possible. Often, we look at ourselves and reevaluate our goals, making resolutions to improve for the better. While, I’m not one who typically makes resolutions, I have found myself thinking a lot about what I want out of the new year. This last year was a largely transitional phase of my life, with a lot of change and continued trial and error. Moving from my home, family, and friends and venturing out to new unknowns was exciting and inspiring, but also at times challenging and lonely. As someone who is outgoing, independent, and adventurous, it was a little shocking to me to realize I spent a great deal of 2017 feeling unfulfilled in my social relationships. That being said, I know exactly what I want to do. I truly believe we have the power to change, direct, and drive our lives. So, it’s back to more of the things that I love and more of the things that were made for me. I think that feeling of unrest really comes from misplaced time and energy. If we give more to the things that give back to us, even in solitude, we’re being replenished. So, expect more classic Michelle. Expect brunching, movies, dance, and puns. More time being social, more time with friends. As simple as it seems, I’m just ready to do more of what I love: travel, laugh, create, connect, and simply do good. Expect high standards, positive change, and more giving back. As I said, I’m not one who usually makes yearly resolutions, because I tend to identify something I want and pursue it right away, so expect change, join me in change, and let us all use our time to fulfill ourselves in the coming year ahead.