2015: A Year for Learning
2015 has been a rough year.
And if I were to tell you the truth, But even so, 2015 is filled with lessons for me to take into the New Year.
Let's not dwell on the bad. Look at what's coming up:
I'm trying to approach 2016 with as much optimism as I can but with caution. One of the things I did this past year was blogging about things I thought I needed to blog about. "You can't blog about lifestyle anything on here because this isn't a lifestyle blog." Now mind you, lifestyle is so fleeting. What does that even mean, anyway?
On a side note: I learned this past year is to be careful in how I approach rules. In fact, I'm not looking at anything I read as rules anymore. Who's the authority on rules in blogging anyway?
One thing I want to touch on is wellness, both physical and mental wellness; how it connects with being a freelancer, running your business, or/and building your brand. During one of many rough spots, I realized it was hard for me to do the simplest things, like simply turning on my computer.
What it all comes down to is this--I want more transparency. Creating the Course series is my first step at that. People launch courses, some failing and others succeeding. For those who fail (or don't meet our expectations), feel like they're the only ones. Not true.
Knowing people beat themselves up because they went about something a certain way, that loneliness and sense of failure are awful. Being open is my way of saying, "You're not alone, a failure, or disappointment. Let's try this again!"
2016: A New Year
Of course, the website is getting an update, hopefully by the second full week of January (fingers crossed). I'm simplifying my services, gearing toward what I want to do and not what I feel I need to do. I want my business to have passion--profitable passion. I'm looking at bloggers I want to collaborate within their space and invite them to mine. There's a lot that I see needing to be done, and 2016 is all about doing them.
Let 2016 be a year for change and growth. And while we're on a reflection kick, here are my favorite posts from the year.
Favorite Posts of 2015
- Creating the Course 1, 2&3
- Holiday Food Photography: 8 Tips to Perfect Your Food Photography
- 4 Ways to Edit in Photoshop
- Freelancing: Get Started Now
- Learn from Horrible Bosses
Until Next Time, C