Happy Birthday, me!
Well, happy birthday to my blog, for it was this time last year that I nervously hit publish on my first ever post.
What a year it has been.
I feel like I have learnt so much about my style as a blogger and the type of posts that I enjoy writing. I’ve learnt how bad I am at taking pictures and how much of a fluster I get myself in when it comes to not getting posts scheduled on time. And I’ve loved every minute of it.
I want to take this opportunity to wish all of my followers a fantastic 2016 and a huge thank you for the support you have given me over this last year. Encouraging me when I’m not sure and taking the time to read a post really means a lot to me – it makes me feel like I’m not wasting my time and talking to myself.
On that note, I have a particular thank you to make. I average about 5 views a day if I am lucky. But for some reason, on Wednesday of this week, my statistics somehow went through the roof and I ended up with about fifty views. I know it is not always about statistics, but seeing something like that made it feel like I had actually done something right for once.
Last year, I wrote a post about the resolutions I wanted to keep. They mainly included taking the next step in my life, such as graduating and getting a job. I’m pleased to say I’m finishing the year having completed those things. The ones to do with my health seem to be more of a long term plan, but I’m trying.
So what is the plan for this year? To be honest, I’m sort of feeling like seeing where fate takes me. But there are a few things I would like to focus on:
- I know this is the same as last year, but as I’m not there yet, it doesn’t feel like cheating. I’m not talking so much about the medications etc, but about taking care of myself, of giving myself more of a chance. Let’s see if I can stick to that this time.
- Work has showed me how precious spare time is and how I’m going to have to really fight to be a writer. Well, game on is all I can say to that. It will be hard. I’ll need a schedule, discipline and potentially lack of sleep. But this year, I want to feel like a writer.
- This is the vaguest resolution ever. But 2016 is the year I want to do things for me, to learn what I enjoy and what makes me happy. Whether that is snuggling with a favourite book or trying new things, I’m determined that I’m going to start living for me.
There is my list. Like last year, I’ll check in with monthly updates with how I am doing. How about you guys? Anything on those lists of yours?