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With 2016 coming to an end, I wanted to reflect with all of you on this year’s journey. This year has had it’s own ups and downs and I have to say that it went by in a flash. At the end of the day, I can say that I’m not exactly where I thought I would be, but that just means that I have so much room to grow!
There were so many things that I was hoping to do this year and so many series, ideas, and reviews that I wanted to post about as well. However, time always seemed to never be on my side, well, time and my energy levels. Work just seemed to take a lot out of me and I tried to put in the effort to do at least one thing for my blog or Instagram, but towards the ending of this year, that just completely failed.
In a way I felt like I failed my goals that I set for myself and I feel like I put my dreams on the back burner just because it’s not what I’m supposed to be focusing on. I was hoping that I would have achieved more than I did, though I did come a long way from where I was, I wanted to do more. The thought that I could have done more brings me down, but I try not to focus on it too much.
Towards the ending of this year, I started to actually take the steps to really push myself to focus on what it is that I love to do which is blog and make YouTube videos. I had strayed away from really doing any YouTube videos because the quality was never really where I wanted it to be, so as a second Christmas gift to myself, I bought a ring light to hopefully aid with the lighting issues I have. I am so excited to actually start doing these things and I just can’t wait! I have so many ideas and directions that I want to take my channel that I sometimes have a difficult time falling asleep at night.
I also have ideas for a small business and a non-profit that I am currently working on. I am hoping to launch both very soon, but I would most likely be launching my non-profit before I launch my small business. I am also currently preparing to move out which is also very exciting and I’m interested to see how it affects my productivity when it comes to both my blog and YouTube channel.
I have a lot to look forward to in 2017 and I am more determined than ever to achieve the goals that I have for myself. I want to grow all my platforms more and I want to focus on my platforms, but I just don’t know how possible it will be when a lot of my energy is exerted at work. I love this hobby of mine, but I just hate how work takes everything out of me. Like I said, I want to be more active on my platforms because I have so much that I want to share, but when I’m exhausted and after a long day from work, I can’t fake the energy. Which in the long run affects the overall outcome of everything that I do.
So here are my goals for 2017:
- Upload/Blog at least 3 times a week
- Continue to do at least 1 thing (everyday) that will contribute to my YouTube/Blog
- Work on being committed to the schedule I create for myself
- Do at least 1-2 workouts everyday before bed
- Incorporate more vegetables/fruits into every meal
- Each week, set aside $20 (rainy day fund)
- Take at least 2 trips
These are simple, but extremely realistic goals for myself and I’m hoping that in the long run I will be able to see how it all added up. I’m excited to see what 2017 holds and right now, I’m moving in the right direction.
Thank you guys for being there and taking the time to read my posts. I hope we can continue to support each other and I hope that we can achieve our goals together!