C. C. Riley
Every year I choose a new word as my focus. In 2021, I didn't really choose one. I just tried to survive, which I think a lot of the world did. I spent a lot of my time reacting and overcoming and trying to progress forward, but the problem, at least the self-identified problem, was that I didn't have a destination in mind.
With no clear destination in mind, a lot of the year felt flounder-y. And, like with most experiences that I have had, I ended up learning more about myself than any year previous. I learned that I get wrapped up in the solution to problems, the final product of projects, the end result. Oftentimes, I forget to celebrate the successful milestones that I reach along the way.
So, as we welcome 2022, I would like to welcome you to my website, where the focus is progress. For this year, my goal is less about the destination, and more about the many milestones that I will reach along the way. It will be about me moving towards a destination, not about how quickly I reach that destination.
C.C. Riley and her partner Nathan
Photo by Adrienne Murphy Photography