“This year will be ‘our’ year.”
There’s always a lot of things up in the air around this time of year, whether you have a quiet gathering, go out and party all night… and even if you don’t celebrate at all. The lingering thought of New Year is always on peoples minds, it’s the time that we want to commit to change, the time that we convince ourselves that we will change and this year will be ‘our’ year.
It’s always the same ones for me usually: get fit and slim down – but year after year, I cave. I don’t know what it is, there’s just very limited willpower inside of me and for some reason it seems to run out at the start of January. BUT, I’ve started out good so far – I had a salad for lunch and I’ve invested in a slow cooker.
If you’ve had a look around my website you may have noticed the Instagram feed, that’s my photography account, I started it in 2017 and have just been steadily uploading photos. I also started a Facebook page to go with it and this year I want to start selling prints on my Etsy store.
This year I also want to get started on one thing I’ve always wanted to do, write a book. I dabbled with it in 2010/2011, I even entered a writing competition for amateur novelists but it never went further than that. I did continue writing and I ended up with a solid half a book written and edited, but the idea quickly became too unrealistic and bordered on being just a representation of one of my school girl crushes. But now, stemming off from that very idea (with a darker, more thought out twist), I’ve layered out the majority of a novel, with the main plot points outlined. All I can give you at the moment is the title: Obsessed.
So to summarise, I’ve given myself a few goals for this year:
- Finish my driving lessons (I know I can do this one, I’m almost finished now).
- Continue building my photography portfolio.
- Set up my Etsy shop with more items.
- Get on with writing my novel
- Be comfortable with myself.