Hold on to your seats kids, because this post is going to be a long one (I don’t blame you if you want to “read ahead”). I’m not the type of person who usually reflects on the past nor do I set new years resolutions (seeing as they don’t last very long, I’m more into short-term goals since they tend to be more tangible).But I still wanted to give you guys an update on things. So, here’s a look back on the mess that was 2017 and my outlook of 2018.
In 2017, I lived a lot of highs and lows. Throughout it I learned:
- Sometimes it’s better to let go than hold on to something dead.
- Failure is inevitable and even when it seems like everything is going well it will happen, but it’s important to get back on your feet.
- People can tell you what to do and give you advice, but you always have the final word.
- You can always start over whenever you want. It can even be the middle of the day.
- It’s okay to have no idea what you’re doing, because turns out nobody else does either.
- Honing a craft takes times. You don’t have to be good at it now. Take your time and be patient.
- Say no. It may be hard at first, but you will learn to say it.
- Everybody starts from nothing. You have to work hard to grow what it is you want.
- Somethings you have to do alone. Sure help is always great, but sometimes that’s not possible.
- Take time for yourself. It’s ok to be selfish sometimes.
The Future of this Blog
If you’re a regular to my blog, you’ve noticed that I stopped posting mid-way through December. That’s because I was feeling unsatisfied with my posts and they felt half-assed to be honest with you. So I decided to delete the drafts I had and came up with some new concepts.
For this year, I want to go out of my comfort zone to create even better content that I know people will love to read. This also includes taking better pictures that has an aesthetic that I’ve always loved. Since I’m growing up, I want my blog to document what I’m going through.
My personal Resolutions (I’m almost done I swear)
As I said before, I’m not big on year-long resolutions, but I do have goals I want to achieve that don’t include going to the gym and drinking more water. 2017 was a horrible year (for everyone except Cardi B) and it felt like my emotions were all over the place (my highs were high and my lows were really low).
So I decided to take things slow this year. I figured it would help me be more in the moment, instead of constantly worrying about things a few months down the line that may or may not happen. Plus, I want to be able to remember things, instead of everything feeling like a blur.
That’s about it for me. What are you plans for 2018?