I feel like I’m waking from a long slumber! I took a nice break for the holidays, but I’m back and ready to hit the ground running. Hopefully blogging again will be like riding a bike and not like some other strenuous skill based thing you can’t just pick back up.
I used to think resolutions were pointless and thought I was some cool cat for not making any. Boy, was I wrong. New Year’s resolutions are great. They give you a chance to reflect on the past year and give yourself a strong focus for the new year. I used to think they were pointless because c’mon, who sticks to them anyway, and I’m already a goal-oriented person so what does it matter that days moved forward on a calendar? Well, I wasn’t technically wrong about that, but things have meaning because we give it to them. I was taking meaning away from resolutions and by doing that I took an opportunity to grow and reflect away from myself. Not this year!
I think my resolutions for the new year are going to be a bit different this time. I don’t want to pull the normal eat healthy, exercise, and bleh. I wanted all my goals this year to be a little looser. I find myself creating too technical of goals that when I achieve them I feel great about it, then I look back and realize it wasn’t quite what I was going for. I end up making a step in the right direction but never actually fully achieving my goal.
For example, one of my goals for this year will be to grow this blog. Now that in and of itself isn’t specific, but I don’t want to grow it to be more popular, I would like it to grow more like a family. I want to engage more with my readers. I want to produce content that entices people to engage. I don’t want to write down ‘get 20 comments on every post,’ because I think it is the quality that matters, so then how will I know I achieved my goal? How can you define a goal when it revolves around emotions and just knowing when it’s been reached?
So this year, my goal is gonna be a little sloppy and not very defined, but I’ll know when it’s been reached. This year, I want to take the messy creative parts of my brain and sort them out. I feel like sometimes my mind is a weird tangled web of passions and talents that really lead to nowhere. I love to sculpt and read and write and bake… but I’m having a bit of trouble deciding how to get all those out in a well-constructed manner instead of a hurl of emotion. So, this year I want to figure out how to use my talents and passions to their fullest potential and create things I’m proud of. I want to untangle the mess I got myself in and start creating a beautiful web of art. Here’s to a year full of writing, baking, sculpting, and any other passions I may pick up on the way!
What are your New Year’s resolutions? No seriously, I want to know. I’m not just asking. I think it really helps to put it out there in the universe that you plan to do something, so leave a comment below what your goals for 2019 are (ugh.. it feels weird typing that year out).
Let’s take full advantage of this year! We got this!