Where do I even begin with this post? It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on here (September to be exact). What with starting my final year of college, working two jobs and lots of other things, I just couldn’t find the time. Or to be honest with you, want to give the time. Not that I’ve fallen out of love with blogging, but when I did have a spare minute all I wanted to do was switch off!
Here we are now in 2019 and I have a few weeks off before I go back to college and I want to get back into the habit of writing on here. Quite a predictable post to begin with, but I wanted to chat about the coming year and also about the year gone by.
Reading over this post from last year was a real eyeopener for me when reflecting on how 2018 was for me. The last year was everything I could have hoped for and more, even though it was really hard at times, it was one of the most fulfilling year of my life.
Top five things from 2018
- Lived in The Netherlands for five months
- Travelled to five countries and eleven cities
- Got my first tattoo
- Made new friends and became better friends with others
- Managed to get an internship and then got kept on as an editorial assistant with a magazine
So what’s to come with 2019? This time last year I had plans and ideas but this time round feels uncertain. Usually my plans for the year go as far as September because after that I start another year in college and the rest of the year is mapped out for me. This year is different though and because of that I really need to take the time to think what my next move is. I have a few plans in the pipeline so if they materialise I’ll make a little update on here!
This year I have a few goals in mind. I want to write more. I write a lot for college and my job but I want to write for me. I want to be more creative with my writing and write with meaning. I’ve written in the past and when I read back over it I feel the emotion in my words. I haven’t done that in a while.
I want to stop getting lost in the past and the what if’s and open myself up to whats to come. As usual I want to read more and not let efforts slide mid-year. I also really want to pick up a paint brush again even if it’s just once.
I don’t want to let these next final months of college slip away. I want to look back and know that I didn’t just go with the flow of assignments, work and routine until it all blurred into one, but that I changed it up every once and a while.