Happy New Year of 2018!
It’s January 3rd as I’m writing this post. We are back to writing our Dissertations with a jam-packed January ahead of us. No time to think about slacking for at least two months is the realisation that my peers and I have been coming to. But hey, how’s your year been already? 😄
Last December I wrote a post about the whole ‘new year, new me’ craze and why I think it’s bullshit. Give it a read if you’re tired of always aiming to re-build yourself and then failing to introduce this new person into your own life because that’s not the way to introduce change!
Reading back on that post I realise I was not the one to set goals for myself or my blog but it might be because I started this blog last November, making a total of… wait for it… FIVE blog posts 😂😬 Sounds a bit whack but I know I was never the type to have constant flows of inspiration, especially when it comes to writing. I also remember being quite lost as to what I wanted to blog about so with every post it would get more difficult, until the point where I’d stop writing completely.
Regardless of that, in 2017 I blogged for a total of 10 times! That’s less than a post per month. Again, weak. 😬 But I’m happy I started posting more poetry and slowly started to explore niches, towards the end of the year embracing the ones I truly liked.
With this thought, I want to promise myself to keep exploring and keep writing. 2017 was a difficult year for me and my (mental) health, it was a year of realisation and 2018 will be a year of self-re-discovery. I’ve started a journey ever since I went to my first counselling session in November and have been getting better ever since.
I know this year I will be focusing on me as an individual and since this blog is a big part of me, I will be spending more time on it. Even though most bloggers say this and it seems like we all have the same promise every year – I will blog more – but I want to first write more, then publish quality content. 💪🏻
So, let’s continue working on our December 31st, 2017 selves. I’m already three days in and it feels liberating not to worry about being perfect. Actually, I did my very first mistake of the year exactly on the 2nd of January 😂
Using the opportunity which is this post, I want to thank all of you who have been reading my blog. I want to think it’s only for me but I know it’s for you as well because it was my choice to make it public, just like it was your choice to read it.
I will keep a personal journal this year to improve myself but I will continue using this blog as an outlet for my art, creativity and learning. ❤️
Have a fantastic year! Make it one that it’s hard to forget and collect many stories to tell next year.