It’s the first day of 2015, and I’m feeling melancholy. For maybe the first time in my life, I’m less excited for the future than the past. This is the year I graduate from Westminster Choir College. When I decided to postpone my enrollment in 2011, and even when I started classes in 2013, being a member of the class of 2015 seemed so very far away.

Time flies when you’re having fun.

But I never want to be someone who remembers her best years. As unbelievably wonderful this journey has been (and is) I believe that with God, the best is always yet to come.

It’s scary to not know what’s going to happen. It’s scary to have faith. But I believe. And just as I am full of hope, those unknowns are full of possibilities.

A New Year Carol by Benjamin Britten.