It's the beginning of a fresh new year and it's always a time of reflection on the year that's past, celebrating great moments and learning from the not so great ones. Now I am a believer in resolutions, we can all strive to make changes for the new year, but I think it's best to set goals rather than just going cold turkey on life. I have whipped up a few of my goals for 2018, for growth, happiness and success.
Be kind to myself
One of my biggest downfalls mentally, is being too hard on myself. Naturally, in the world I live in online, beating yourself up is waaaay too easy. Especially when you get help from the trolls. But not only that, I think even from a young age, I’ve always had this need to be liked, and so just out of habit, I take things personally quite frequently or I blame myself for things that aren’t actually my fault. It’s very easy in this world to not feel good enough, when really you’re actually doing just fine. So stop blaming and doubting myself is probably the biggest goal for this year.
Get back into music
apart from focusing on self love and looking after my noggin’ , this is the biggest goal of the new year. My band box of light kinda fizzled out, however the members are all still keen to be making music again and with my pal Josie now also wanting to make music with me, I really can see the beginning of something new and exciting. We’re going to start writing together asap and hopefully have some recordings out by spring. I really want to get back on the road touring. I miss that the most.
Get fit and healthy
the most cliche goal of the year and the one I say EVERY YEAR. But I do think this year is the year where I can actually reach my goal weight, but also succeed in becoming a little more hench. I’ve always yo-yo’d diets, through falling off the wagon and being distracted. But now I can really focus on myself and gain more control. Also, I am really enjoying bootcamp and even though it's at an excruciating 6.30am, it gets me up and ready for the day with the same familiar friendly faces.
The wanderlust is real my friends. Ever since my Trek America trip in 2016, I’ve been really wanting to do another road trip, but for longer and more distance. I wanted to do a month trip for my honeymoon (but the other person in the party didn’t want to, poo!). I want hire a cool camper and cruise the open road, stopping at campsites, motels and the occasional fancy hotel. Not only a big mega trip, but I’m super keen for long weekend Europe trips with anyone that wants to tag along.
Make a plan
I really want to take the time this year to think about my future, where I see myself in 5 years and all that crap. Why? Because I’m shit scared of the future and the only way I’ll ease that anxiety is if I figure out what I want to do and how to achieve it. I want to push even harder with my content thats for sure, hopefully work with some more cool brands and just keep on makin’. That and also hopefully the music will kick off too and will create new opportunities. But, alas, again, I naturally worry about things not lasting forever and as much as I love blogging and youtube, I don’t trust it to be a long term secure career (I can’t see myself doing it when I’m 50 lets put it that way). Im hoping however, to think of other ideas or career paths that can stem off doing this. I have a few ideas, its just fabricating them.
Bring out more of me
I think I do have an identity online that’s mine. But in this world where you can be so influenced by numbers, it's often easy to fall into the trap of slightly mimicking whats popular, to hope to engage with more people in hope to also become more popular. Now, I don’t think Im that guilty of trying to be something else. However, sometimes it can be SO easy to do what everyone else is doing. It's completely fine to be inspired and influenced by others, but you should no way loose yourself in it all. I want to really bring myself to the surface. Not be afraid of fashion choices, no matter how crazy, or even how old school they might be. I don’t want to be afraid of speaking my mind or just generally being the silly bugger that I am. Even if it's at the expense of not being as popular, being authentic is way more important.
So there we have it. Some goals of mine for 2018 that I think are pretty achievable. I wanted to focus on mainly things that will look after me and my wellbeing and generally help pave a path to being super happy and feeling secure. Let me know what your thoughts are for the new year and what you want t todo for yourself.