Despite popular opinion, we love January here at Ledbury HQ. The hectic and draining holiday season is finally behind us, we finally have a reason NOT to eat cookies, and we don’t have to look at another holiday sweater for another 12 months. It’s also the best time of year to take stock of the past year and set groundwork for the year ahead, and yes, that means setting resolutions. We figured every good goal needs an accompanying soundtrack to fully achieve, so we asked Team Ledbury to share what they vow to remain resolute with in 2016 along with their current music pick. Read (and listen) on below!
Elisabeth Edelman, VP of Branding & Communications
My goal for 2016 is to work on the art of focus. There are always a millions projects, texts, emails, ideas. I want to hone in on those that are the most meaningful and give those my undivided attention. In 2015, I read the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown – I read it twice. Lessons from that book on identifying, projecting and nurturing your highest point of contribution will be my guide as I adopt this practice.
Song: “Stay A Little Longer” by the Brothers Osborne. This song puts me in such a good mood. That’s how I want to start 2016. Happy and hopeful.
Will Altherr, Marketing Manager
My New Year’s Resolution is to learn fluent Spanish and to get back into better shape. Therefore, it would only be appropriate to use a motivational theme song such as “Eye of the Tiger” for my song to help motivate me to get back into the gym and to learn Spanish. I can see the music video now…
Lauren Manning, E-Commerce Manager
Travel more, even if it’s a quick weekend drive or getaway. I’ve got trips planned to Ireland for my honeymoon, Portland, Austin, Philly, New York, just to name a few. Also sleep more!
My 2016 Soundtrack:
Kurt Vile – “All in a daze work”
George Harrison – “What is Life”
The Beatles – “Tomorrow never knows”
Patti Smith – “Because the night”
Fleetwood Mac – “Everywhere”
Father John Misty – “I love you honeybear”
D’Angelo – “Really Love”
Mia Zachary, Retail Associate
In 2016, I resolve to start wearing more and go out less.
Song: “Hotline Bling” by Drake
Molly Szkotak, Head of Community Development
I vow to consume less (food, clothes, shoes etc.) in 2016 and also not let my upcoming wedding turn me into a person I do not recognize.
Song: Stevie Wonder – “Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”
Sarah Catlow, Customer Experience Manager
My resolution is to journal more.
Song: Rihanna, “BBHMM”
Whitney Eggleston, Wholesale Associate
My New Year’s Resolution is to pay it forward and my soundtrack song for 2016 is “Traveller” by Chris Stapleton.
Liz Green, Jr. Designer
To learn to forgive others and myself. And to play with all the dogs.
Song: “I’m Always In Love” by Wilco (Because some things don’t change over the years)
Franklin Earley, Intern
Resolution for 2016 is to pursue my love for acting/comedy after graduation in a small capacity. Starting with community plays, open mic night, and being an extra.
Song: “Revolution” by Jim Sturgess (from the Across the Universe album)
Carter Southworth, Financial Analyst
- Complete at least one renovation project on my new house.
- Be more creative – I’m taking a calligraphy intensive in February, and I want to paint more in 2016.
Songs: I’m digging Jason Isbell’s album, Something More Than Free. the first two tracks are on repeat for me (“If It Takes a Lifetime” and “24 Frames”), but the whole album is awesome. I don’t know if this is my personal soundtrack right now though, ha! Not necessarily uplifting.
Juliana Cole, Intern
I have two:
- My resolution is to land a job after graduation and move out west with Matt. I’m really excited to move somewhere and have the both of us not know anyone and kind of start over! Song: Father John Misty “Chateau Lobby #4”
- To embody more Yeezy season.
Song: Could either be Kanye West’s “Bound 2” or “I Am A God.” Both work equally as well.
Kerensa Davenport, Customer Service Associate
Resolution: To spend less time taking care of objects, so I can spend more time with the people that I love.
Song: “Human Heart” by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Kelly Murphy, Richmond Store Manager
- Exercise at least once
- Eat a whole lobster for the first time
- Keep all 47 plants at my house alive until 2017
Song to start the year out right:
Song: “Havin’ a Party” The Supremes (from their “We Remember Sam Cooke” album)
Reid Collier, Art Director
More Cutting, Less Measuring
Measure twice, cut once is a good way to be, but I’m fairly certain that I’ve measured a whole lot more than twice. This past year has been a busy one with a lot of planning. I’m looking forward to getting out there and do some doing. Keep it simple, weird, and straight ahead.
Song: “Ramble Tamble” by Creedence Clearwater Revival