I am a little late to be jumping on the new year post, writing this at the end of January. But as per usual, life had other plans. I don’t want to review 2018, it’s been and gone and I’ve quite happily put it to bed. I don’t want to live by the rule that life is out to get me because it’s not a very healthy mentality to follow but this year I am more than determined to achieve particular goals and not let life run away from me like I did last year.
It’s clear that as you get older, time seems to speed up and you need more time than you have to do everything you want in life. Even the simple things like replying to an email or having that sort out get put off a lot longer than they should. So by writing down some of the goals I aim to achieve this year, I am putting them out in the open so that there is no going back. That is my intention anyway.
So here goes..
Sort out my image library on my hard drive
Update my portfolio
Swim in the sea more
Watch more sunsets
Be more environmentally conscious in the everyday
Be more hydrated, it has so many benefits
Complete list of garden wanderings
Stay on top of work
Sensible spending, but don’t get too cut up on savings, life is too short to cut too many corners
Order a sketchbook
And that’s it. Pretty straightforward really (in theory any way). This first month has already been a roller coaster and has taken me to so many new places, both physical and emotional. I’m excited to share my work from Copenhagen, big shout out to AirBnb for helping sort that out. Next my work takes me around the Midlands, Bristol and to London.
I think 2019 is going to be a big year for everyone, what with the amount of changes we will all face very soon (The big Brexit word). I just like that January is an excuse to reset, to take stock of where you are, where you’ve come from and where you’re going and I’m very much about that. But it’s about finding a balance. You should live in the ‘now’, I didn’t do this enough last year but I’m happy to make changes to how I see things and adapt to change instead of fear it. Because not all change is bad, some is very good and i’m finally seeing this.