2019: New Year, New Me
Is it too late in the month to be writing about thoughts and feelings for 2019? No, I don’t think so. January is one of those reflective months where you’ve still got a foot in the previous year as you mentally navigate the new calendar year.
I played around with the idea of sharing some of my hopes for 2019, and as you can tell have decided to let a few of them live online. I think it’s nice to be able to read back at what you hoped for and have a sense of accountability for what you were feeling at that time. So, here’s some of what I’m thinking:
Use more words
Something I want to do this year is write more. With the current changes in life over the last three months, it’s resulted in less writing in all fronts but I’m keen to get back to writing for myself and what I enjoy. I’m hoping along the way to inspire even one person – words have a way of doing that.
Know your circle
I think 2018 was the year of embracing and letting go of friendships. I’ve learned that knowing your circle is important and the boundaries that come with each layer of friends and people in your life. Generosity is like my middle name, but sometimes extending your hand further than you can will result in people taking the entire arm – I’d like to keep my limbs in 2019, please. What do I mean? As cryptic as it may sound, I just want to be able to know who are genuine and who is worth my extra effort and nurture those like-minded energies. One day I’ll spill the frosted tea on why changed my outlook, but for now: know your circle, people.
As inspired by Lavendaire and my friend Rikashni, I’ve decided to pick an overarching theme for the year: consistency. I want to be more consistent in all areas of m life where that be content creation or self-improvement. Everything I will be working on speaks to this theme in one way or another. Having a theme is far better than resolutions as it’s an on-going process with a combination of short and long-term goals. Resolutions are totally a few years ago if you ask me.
Here’s to 2019. May it be a more welcoming, refreshing and giving year – we know 2018 definitely wasn’t.