Yes I realize that December to January is just another month that has gone by, but there’s something about New Years that sort of tricks the mind into thinking that you have a clean slate and I am totally down for that at the moment.
I don’t particularly like resolutions, so I want to focus on the things I want to accomplish in 2018.
Writing. I want to continue writing. This year my short story was published and I had some good feedback from Lit Agents to steer me in the right direction. I want to venture into all the new worlds I keep coming up with and finally getting them down on paper. By the end of 2018, I would like to have an Agent for my contemporary novel, and if not, then I will focus my energies on self-publishing. I have no qualms about self publishing my book. I think it’s a legit choice to be an indie author in this day and age. I had a moment recently where a friend who I don’t see quite often asked me about my writing. I post about it on social media of course, but I don’t always believe that anyone pays attention. To have him mention it to me was a very strange and wonderful moment.
Career. I have come to the realization that I like being my own boss. I don’t like working for people who can’t take criticism or men who think because they’re in a position of power that they can talk to me any way they please. When many German bosses say “we are just straight forward.” and I keep thinking “Sir that doesn’t mean what you think it means.” Usually they’re actually excessively rude and passive aggressive and I know plenty of women who have the same experiences here. To be honest I like having control of my livelihood and my sanity. Having my own freelance business is the best choice for my Mental Health, and there’s no turning back now. My site will launch soon, and I am already working on some freelance projects without my site even being up. It feels good.
Mental Health. The past 12 months while having some ups and downs, have been some of the best ones I have had with my mental health believe it or not. 2018 is the year I want to focus more and more on bettering myself. Gone are the days where my anxiety stopped me from talking more and meeting people. Yea I still have days where it’s a struggle, but that will NEVER stop me from getting to where I need to go.
Physical Health. Well in general I want to eat better. This past year I stress ate…A LOT. I have a thyroid condition that has drastically changed my metabolism and I gained weight quickly, and I lose it slowly. Still there’s no more excuses. I no longer love the way I feel, and that’s an important aspect of mental health as well. So here’s to changes and finding an exercise I don’t hate with every fiber of my being.
Personal. I don’t like sharing too many personal details of my relationship or certain aspects of my life. I think the most I can say is I would like to get my stuff a little more organized, and for us to take some more trips.
I think in general my goals will update as the year moves along. What are some of your goals for 2018?