Welcoming 2017 with my arms wide open has been my thing recently. I won’t say that 2016 was absolutely horrible but it just wasn’t a great year overall — I did have my highs and lows like everyone else. The first half of the year was better than the last half of the year. Many great albums came out in 2016, Rihanna didn’t get nominated for AOTY which is a shame. The events and results of many things just made it more a negative rather than a positive. We’re not here to focus on the negative, though. I try my hardest to avoid the negative and not let it consume me.
2016 was the year I learned how I should and shouldn’t be treated in the workplace. I learned a lot from my last job and my current job —the differences between the two and the atmospheres that don’t reflect each other at all. I’m happy to report that my current job is upstanding and respectable which is all a girl can ask for at the moment. I left a mediocre job and took my new position where people listen and talk, they aren’t angry and they own up to their own mistakes. It’s refreshing.
2016 brought me closer and further away from many people. I will say that the whole ‘no new friends’ lyric is not used by me anymore. I want new friends and it has been nice making them. I’ve learned to forgive people all over again because it is something that I learned last year but I wouldn’t forget and right now, I’m forgetting because it sucks to dwell on the past. I’m forgetting because sometimes it can bring up bad memories and affect your mood. I’m just going to enjoy people and their presence.
I don’t want to dwell on 2016. 2016 was a lot of things but it is now 2017. There’s a lot that can happen.
2017 is the redemption year. It’s the year to take my brand and make it bigger. It’s time to dedicate more into my blog and take it to the next level. I want to do so many things and get myself organized with this. 2017 has so many opportunities out there for me to take advantage of and I’m not going to pass up on them. I plan to do a lot from my blog to my life. I have a lot to think about and a lot to do.
Right now, I’m reading Big Magic and I think it’s going to be really helpful when it comes to my creative process and getting my blog together. I think it’s going to be inspirational with a lot as I take on fear and allowing it to be a thing without letting it take over my life. This is a big thing for me — I’m not trying to be fearless but I am going to let fear sit in the back seat and give me it’s terrible suggestions but I won’t listen. My main goals are to get further in my career and to really have my blog take off. Dedication and work are going to be a big thing for me.
Happy 2017! What are your goals?