I have been thinking about which direction I want this blog to go in. I am no longer using it for the intended purpose of following my goals, even though I still want to. I originally had a vision of updating weekly on all of my goals that I am carrying out, I even made all the different categories. But I like creating new things.
Now I have kinda abandoned that vision. So I think I would like this blog to be about anything I want to write about. My goals, the things I like, inspiring posts to help me put my thoughts in perspective and to hopefully help whoever is reading.
I hope you stick around to watch this blog evolve 🙂
It was my birthday a while ago. Since becoming an adult I have gotten into the pattern of getting upset with myself around my birthday because I am always focusing on the things I haven’t achieved being an adult. Most of these things are proper adult things like buying a house, having a car, having a family. In reality, most adults can’t even afford a house until they’re in retirement, cars are freakin’ expensive and I do not want a family anytime soon! (unless they’re the fluffy kind)
I seem to be forgetting that the adult years last for around 30 years. So instead of getting sad this year, I am turning it around and writing down what I have accomplished in my life:
- learned to walk
- learned to talk
- completed school
- was first person of my household to go to uni
- got all gold trophies in Mario Kart
- am the only person in my household with student debt
- am probably not the only person in my household who is in debt
- went to a concert on my own
- went flying on my own
- passed driving theory
- didn’t fail uni/school/college
- made an animation
- knows how to draw in photoshop
- was first person in my household to be on social media (yey millennial generation!)
- have a blog
- won a Pacman teddy from the crane game
- won a Pacman ghost teddy from the crane game (Clyde to be exact, my favourite!)
- is now proud wearer of glasses
- have all Beyoncé albums
- won tickets to see Beyoncé live
- dyed my hair
- has traveled abroad
- been on a rollercoaster
- got through puberty
- finally became a self-employed artist
- got stung by a wasp
- beat the final boss in Ocarina of Time
Yes they might not be BIG accomplishments, but it really is the little things we have to remember. (Plus there are some bigger achievements that I am choosing to not blog about at this time.) Yes I want independence, my own family, but I already have a family and a roof over my head. It’s ok to dream and have goals, but it is even more important to remind ourselves of where we are now, in a positive way. Remind ourselves of what we have instead of what we have not.
Birthday shoob wishes you a happy birthday!
Is realisation spelled with an ‘s’ or a ‘z’? As a UK citizen, I have grown up with British spellings but what does confuse me is when the odd American spelling seeps into the language and I have no idea which one is correct. Even writing this paragraph, the word ‘realisation’ has a red zig-zag line underneath. I did also spell ‘spelled’ as ‘spelt‘ so maybe I am not the best person to be questioning the zig-zag. (It doesn’t even recognize zig-zag as a word!)
This is not the subject of this post though.
I haven’t blogged on here in a hwhile.
To be honest, I kinda fell off track last week. I think I have been putting too much pressure to do too many things. I guess I really don’t benefit from writing down a whole list of things I want to do. I think the pressure was from all the creative goals. From studying a creative degree, and a creative college course before that, and focusing on creative GCSEs, it’s no wonder I wrote down lots of creative goals I wanted to accomplish. But I think all the past education made me believe that I had to be creative all the time. I had to paint/draw/illustrate/craft. I had to publish all my creative projects to the internet. I had to apply for creative jobs. I came to a realisation last week that I don’t really want that. I still have creative projects I want to complete, but I want it to be just a hobby. Something I do once in a while. Because in reality, that is what I do.
I am not the person I was 7 years ago. No one is. This is something that has been bubbling up since uni. I am not that invested anymore.
In other news, it was Haiku day the other day. I wrote a haiku based on what I was grateful for that day. Here goes:
I am grateful for,
hot chocolate even though,
it did not taste good.
I have been having really bad hot chocolates lately. Maybe my taste is changing. Literally and metaphorically.
I still like tea though.
Tea > hot chocolate
P.S. happy belated easter! I received 0 eggs because
I have no friends I eat chocolate all the time and didn’t think easter eggs were a special treat. (yeah I’m going with that excuse). (But it is true! And I am planning to cut down!). My mum did make a massive chocolate cake though so I guess that made up for it.
I want to make this work.
I am going to make this work.
Reviewing my 2016, I feel like I was most successful in January. Granted I did complete more major goals later on in the year, however, these were not consistent successes. The beginning of January 2016, I was getting my goals done, whether or not they were a fail or a success. And I think that was mainly down to two things:
- being excited to start new projects
I started this blog to stay accountable on my goals and to practice my writing skills. I had a plan to write about the goals I wanted to complete, to write in detail the steps I had taken to achieve them, to share my creative projects and to help someone or just entertain. Overall, I wanted a site where I can look back at how much I had grown over the year.
Unfortunately, I stopped writing regularly. When I stopped writing, I feel my own life goals were slipping by. If I left it too long, it felt like a chore. I do not want this to become a chore.
So I am starting again.
With the original vision in mind.
I have already posted up a drawing of the goals I want to achieve in the next 3 months. However I do not feel this is enough motivation. I am planning on updating weekly my progress on my goals and gratitude. I am also planning on writing up the monthly check-ins too.
And when I’ve reached my goal, I will write a post with lots of party balloons and streamers. And I might have cake. No I will have cake.
Blogging Attempt #1
Bitch I’m back. I’m popular than that. You gatts to belieeve me.
Welcome to 2017! I am going to try try try my best at keeping this blog updated. I want to keep this blog updated. I want to have an easy way to look at all I have achieved over the year cos god knows I ain’t gonna remember shit.
I am doing my goals differently this year. Instead of writing down all the things I want to achieve in the next 365 days, I am going to write down only the goals I want to achieve in the next 3 months. I think the main reason I
failed didn’t get as far as I would’ve liked last year is because I wrote down so much junk, that I kinda got a bit overwhelmed by it all. I would think “that’s ok I have the WHOLE year to achieve all this” but by the time September rolls around, I start panicking and berating myself. Seeing the bigger picture might work for some people, or the majority, but I have learned that it doesn’t work for me. Hence why the 3 month goals!
Writing down the goals I want to achieve in the next 3 months also helps me to think realistically in terms of time frames. It also helps to break down bigger goals into smaller chunks. Try it sometime if you’re like me and find the bigger picture a tad overwhelming.
So here are the goals I want to achieve by March 2017:
That’s about it for the 1st 1/4. That’s enough goals for 3 months right?
Ooops. I seem to have had an unplanned hiatus from this blog.
However now I am back!