Hello 2019, how are you?

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

  1. Lived in The Netherlands for five months
  2. Travelled to five countries and eleven cities
  3. Got my first tattoo
  4. Made new friends and became better friends with others
  5. 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.

 

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