I don’t really like making resolutions, I feel like there’s too much pressure and if you don’t see them through, then you just feel bad. I think if you want to do something enough, you’ll just do it, despite the time of year. If you want to go to the gym more, you’ll go. Want to cut out sugar, you’ll do it. Want to put more into your blog, you’ll work harder. That’s not to say I don’t have goals, because I do, things I want to look back at the end of the year and go yeah I’ve changed, but for the better. So here’s a really brief overview of all the goals I have for this year.
I’m a writer, always have been, probably always will be. But I don’t write enough. I always tell myself I will, more blog posts, more poetry, more chapter in the book I’m writing. Yet it never happens. This year I’m going to try to change that. When I finished my degree, I took a lot of delight in knowing that I didn’t have to put pen to paper for assignments and such. So now I’m going to reclaim writing for myself and nobody else, try to find the joy I used to find in sitting with an empty notebook and just writing.
Be more present
I worry a lot, apparently too much according to my therapist, but then I believe that everyone worries, whether consciously or not. When I do worry, I get too caught up in my head, it stops me doing things and achieving things, so I’m going to try to worry a little less. Or at the very least, continue to worry but not let it run my life quite so much. I just want to be in the here and now and worry less about whats going to be happening tomorrow because there’s actually not an awful a lot that I can do about that right now. This, I think, is going to be one of the hardest things for me to do this year, but we’ll see.
Get a foot in
I still have absolutely no idea what I want to do with my life. Like literally no idea. What I do know is that I want to be in the publishing industry somehow. Whether that’s writing, editing, whatever, I just want to work with words essentially, because words are still my favourite thing after all these years. The one constant in my entire life that I adore more now than ever before, so why not do something you’re passionate about right?
Improve my photography
I could sit here and say that I want to write more, or be more present on social media, but they are all things that will either happen or they wont. But the one thing I’d like to make a conscious effort with is my photos. Currently all the photos I take for my blog and social media are taken and edited on my phone, which is definitely not a bad thing. Some people do it and you’d think their pictures were taken professionally. I’m not one of those people, so I’m going to invest in a good camera, and actually take the time to sit and learn about taking pictures and enjoy doing so.
Now, this is something that I say every year, but this year I really do mean it. I have no reason for it not to happen, I don’t have Uni or assignments. Honestly I’m going to have a lot of free time, so why not fill that free time with something I already know I love doing. I’m going to make another post about my reading goals for this year, but I’d love to read at least 50 books this year, which is going to be a mission because I’m pretty sure my tally for completed books last year came to a sad total of five. I own more books than I can bother counting and my bookcase is bursting so I need to get on with it really.
So those are my goals for this year, let me know in the comments what your goals or resolutions are, or let me know if you don’t have any at all!