Happy New Year!
Can you tell I’m super pleased with how this one turned out?
However it occurred to me today I haven’t really acknowledged the start of the New Year on the ol’ blog.
The truth is I’ve never really written one of these New Year goals kinda posts, and I honestly wasn’t sure whether people would be interested if I did.
But then I got thinking about what I want to achieve in 2019 and one of my goals is create content for me. It’s amazing getting positive feedback from my lovely followers don’t get me wrong, but last year I felt myself getting into that oh so dangerous trap of creating everything with the goal of numbers, or what I thought other people would like to see. And I don’t think I’m alone in falling into that trap?
I started my blog as a creative outlet for me, a place for me to share exactly what I wanted without restrictions and that’s exactly what I want it to be.
So I thought you know what, I’d actually LIKE to write one of those goals posts. I think it’s a really nice way of starting the year documenting anything you want to achieve and just to share a little insight into my current state of mind.
And that very nicely leads me onto one of the first things I want to achieve this year!
Fall back in love with blogging
Before I talk more about this one I just want to state it’s not that I have fallen completely out of love with my blogging, it’s just I feel I’ve slightly lost touch of why I started it as I’ve mentioned above.
My goal this year for my blog is simple. Write content for me and only me. Somewhere along the line I’m sad to say blogging has become somewhat of a chore to me. The way I see it is it’s kinda like going to the gym. The idea of it can be a little daunting but when I’m actually there I love it.
And it’s the same with writing! I’m sat at my kitchen table writing this post wondering why I’ve been so put off recently.
My aim is to remember this feeling more, remind myself that once I get into it, writing can be so therapeutic. I’ve also recently stopped myself from looking at stats because that’s not why I started and it’s not why I do it. I want to carry on writing content for me and if no one reads my posts at least I know I’ve done myself a favour and written from the heart.
Am I being a cliché?
Oh well, under my new set of goals it doesn’t matter!
I’m quite a sociable person, I make plans with friends and family as much as possible and I’m not afraid to throw myself into new situations, but one thing I would love to do more is just make random decision in the moment.
I’d label myself as quite an organised person, so although I’m often out and about there’s not many times I’ll feel completely comfortable saying yes to a last minute plan.
I’ll usually sit there for a while, thinking about the pros and cons, wondering about the consequences of going ahead with that plan and then more often than not, decide it’s best not to go ahead.
Am I sounding a bit like Monica Geller here?
Anyway, my simple goal this year is to say yes to more last minute plans because often they are the experiences you never forget.
Every time I see a new place, whether it’s in the UK or abroad, I remember how much I love to explore.
Although money is often something that holds me back, this year I want to make more trips.
Even if it’s just a short day trip somewhere else in the UK, I want to explore more places.
If anyone has any recommendations I would love to hear!
And I think I’ll end it there. There are some other things I’d like to achieve this year, but I think sometimes we can end up putting too much pressure on ourselves and things become…unachievable.
Anyway, all that’s left to say is here’s to a fabulous 2019!