2018 is nearly over! Literally it ends today. You know what time it is? Time to look back on the past year and reflect. Looking back I think I could have done more. That could have to do with this annoying drive that I have and the fact I’m almost never satisfied with what I do. Maybe. I could have worked a bit harder but 2018 was racked with getting constantly sick, performance after performance and countless work hours. Did I accomplish my resolutions though? You know those things you promise you’ll do but never get to? Yeah those.
Now what were mine again? Oh yeah!
- Travel more
- Gym (mainly yoga)
- Keep up this blog
- Focus on YouTube more
- Do more of what I’m afraid of
Gym was a fail… BUT I have been keeping up this blog for a year! Gotta give myself a pat on the back. I also have been in and out of YouTube. On the other hand I have been more involved in it compared to last year so I guess that’s another win. Did I travel? I did spend a few days with my mom in New York which was great. Did I do things I was afraid of? I would say yes but I can’t remember a thing which must mean something.
So all in all I did more or less accomplish my new year’s revolutions. Which sounds crazy. I don’t know many people who have even accomplished one of their goals. It’s weird to say with full confidence that I accomplished almost every resolution. I guess putting your mind to work really does make a difference, something I need to stick to doing.
Two things I learned this year that I want to carry into the new year is:
- Speaking out more about everything. About my feelings, dreams and especially when Chipotle gets my order wrong.
- Also that I am incredibly gifted in my writing (and singing). I never felt that I was a great writer due to my horrendous grammar. I always thought I was okay, nothing special. But pursuing this blog and seeing my friend’s and family’s reaction made me realize I’m more than just good. I realized that there are genuine people who support me, who believe in me. They don’t tell me, “you could make it” they say, “you will.” They believe in me more than I believe in myself.
And that means in 2019 I want to believe in my work more, trust myself more. I want to take everything life has to offer and run with it. I always say “I want to do this.” But what I need to say is “I will.”
2019 New Year’s Resolutions
- Travel more (in the works as we speak)
- Believe in my work
- Pursue this blog more seriously (aka go to events and be inspired by the world)
- Push myself musically
- Look for opportunities and go for them no matter what
- Speak out more and don’t be afraid to
I’m strutting into 2019 with an open mind, a traveling soul and a hungry belly.
Bring it on.
“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Tom Peters