So I already sort of wrote a reflection on 2017 here but I didn’t really get to expand on any goals, or things that I would like to take with me and grow on/with in 2018. I don’t really believe in New Years Resolutions, but I would like to set some achievable goals for myself. My sister recommended I make a vision board, but if any of you have seen my house (which is a no because I never have people over to my house), you would know that I literally don’t have anywhere to make or store a vision board; so here it is, my virtual vision board for 2018!
I will endeavor to grow my blogs (this one, plus my fanfic writing blog on Tumblr [@sammys-smutty-writer]…if I can build it up enough, I might actually be able to make a little side hustle out of it!). I have found that I really do enjoy writing again (which might explain why I got a degree in English!) and that I get a sense of accomplishment out of writing for other people (ASK me anything on Tumblr and I’ll answer it honestly, or if you request something I will do my best to write it for you!). I’ve seen where some people have link to donate money, and some are on site that you have to pay a membership to in order to get access. My hope is that enough people like my stuff, that I will be able to start something like that and be able to do something with it. So many talented writers are on Tumblr, even though they specialize in fanfic, the ability is profound; I’ve actually gotten several good ideas for some stories from there, and I’m debating writing fanfic based on the fanfic but possibly growing it into a novel or novella; we’ll see.
Something that I learned more about this year that I would like to take into the next with me would be Random Acts, Org. I would like to be more involved in doing things for others, when and how I’m able. I love that Misha Collins (Castiel, Supernatural) has started this organization and that it’s instrumental in changing the lives of people around the world. I would love to be a part of something like that. I did buy a bracelet during his I Wish for This campaign this season, but I don’t really feel like I did my part. I would really like to be able to do more for people, be more of a part in something bigger. I wish that I was in a place that I could help with their Crisis Support Network, but I’m no good to anyone else like me, until I can get myself sorted out.
Which segues directly into the last thing on my list, which is to take better care of myself. I’ve been trying to do “more for me” this year, but I don’t really know what it takes to do that for myself. I have gotten so out of touch with me that I don’t even really know what it is I need anymore. So, at least for now, I plan to take more time to do things that I enjoy – reading, drinking tea, taking baths, taking trips, doing fun things with my hair, and I need to get back on track with taking my meds (I still haven’t started taking anything new after the last ones caused some fairly uncomfortable side effects, and I haven’t called my psych Dr to switch over to something else. I have an apt Jan 4th, we’ll see what happens…I told y’all, I’m really horrible at this!). I plan on taking a few days off mid-January for my birthday, not really got any significant plans yet, but any time off will be awesome, and my sister is planning a New Orleans getaway for her birthday in May, which she has so graciously invited us to attend, so I’m very excited about that! In addition to all of those things, I’ve also made a few new friends, and once my finances loosen up some, I’ll be able to enjoy going out more with them.
So hopefully I will be able to keep up the momentum I’ve got right now, really steam roll 2018, and make it my bitch!
Be your best selves in the coming year; love you awesome nerds!