Happy New Year to you guys! How have you been enjoying 2018 so far? These past couple days I have spent reflecting. I really wanted to look back at 2017 and appreciate how far I’ve come through all the good times and the really bad times. Then I took the time to write my 2018 goals, rather I should say affirmations. I had a good talk with a friend who recommended that I try writing my goals as affirmations instead. This would put me in the headspace of doing, rather than hoping and wishing.
In writing, I can say this year for me is really about change. I wanted to change the mindset I have towards some things. I always wanted change how I approach situations, the energy that I allow to occupy my time and space. More than ever I want to focus on bettering myself.
Making the Start
I want to start taking better care of myself, especially mentally. I find sometimes, without evening noticing it, I would allow negativity to enter my space. 2017 really tested me and had me take on my fears of “what-if” and failure. In terms of negativity coming into my airspace, I find that social media can be a breeding ground for this. And I don’t mean the usual negative news or people venting about a bad day. But I find some people spend their time being malicious.
One thing in particular that bothers me is those who act so bitterly towards how people spend their money. But that is definitely a blog post for the future since it’s been on my mind for a while now. So I’m really going to make the effort to remove myself from toxic environments. As well as being honest myself and recognising when I may be the toxic one.
Since I’ve started working in my field last year, I’ve learned so much. But I’m always craving to learn more, I plan on taking an online classes/course. And I’ve actually started just this week which is a beginners class in Adobe Illustrator. I’ve always been a big art lover, and I really want to expand my skillset to the digital art realm. Last year I received a graphics tablet that has mostly been collecting dust. It would be an honest shame if my new class was unrelated to it.
I also really want to make the effort to connect with more people. To be honest I haven’t been too social in the past year due to how busy I’ve been and my moods. I really want to get to interact with people from all over the world and different lifestyles. So I definitely want to be more proactive both online and in person.
Nowadays I feel like everyone has been going out and exploring outside of my tiny island. This year I want to travel more, even if it’s just another Caribbean island. It’d be a new experience for me and I’d honestly love to document it on my blog. My first travel post, yes or yes?
Start my 2nd income stream. This is something that I’ve been thinking about in 2016. Then I was talking about it in 2017. So why not make 2018 the year that I actually start doing it? I’m not sure what I want it to be yet, I’ve played around with the idea of my crochet items, but also using my computer skills as well. Who knows what it’ll be, but I’ll make sure you guys are the first to know when it’s off the ground.
So what are some of your goals for 2018?