I was happy and honored that Kia of Without Rival Creative Co asked me to be part of the Goal-Setting Blog Tour. While I'm closing out the tour, Go back and look up these wonderful creatives who set their own goals:
Dec. 1 – Kia of Without Rival Creative Co. | Dec. 8 – Kory Woodard | Dec. 15 – Keizra of Vida Luxe Studio | Dec. 22 – Meagen of Forth and Wild | Dec. 29 – ME!
It’s almost 2015! In a few short days we’ll be saying goodbye to one year and ushering in a new one. Of course that means looking back at the triumphs and not-so-triumphs of the year and analyzing how to go forth. Not going to lie, I’m really nervous, because 2014 was quite a ride I’m ready to jump off of but that means going into the unknown of a new one. At least there are goals to be made and a bar to set, let’s do this:
1. Expand more with brands and bloggers I feel connected with.
There are times I get nervous or have so much anxiety (and I mean straight up panic). Well, I need to get over myself and start sending samples and build relationships with said people. That’s the only way to get from Point A to Point B.
2. More audience involvement on the blog.
I really want to make sure there’s content that readers can connect with. I want to make sure they are getting something from this blog that’s beneficial to them. Sure I can write for myself, but that’s not helping anyone else and it’s not about me (it is, but it’s not, ya know?).
3. Do Me.
Not in a selfish way—more like, “Stop comparing myself to everyone else” kind of way. What works for some may not work for others. It also means getting rid of all the things I "had" to have/do to be "successful" even if it didn't fit in with my approach.
4. Network, Network, Network.
I mean offline, not participating in Twitter chats. I want to attend at least 3 events within the year (that’s a huge number for me) and not feel like I’m going to pass out. *breathes into paper bag and chats: They’re just people. They’re human beings just like me*
5. Find a mentor.
Preferably locally whenever I get settled. It’s good to have a healthy break and be able to talk about concerns, failures and triumphs with someone who you look up to, and it’s really something I want to do. I want to be a mentor myself one day, but I know right now I need one for myself.
In non blogging goals/wants for 2015, I’m going back and forth between wanting to shave my head or not. Kind of symbolism of getting rid of all the blah that was 2014 and really starting clean. I just worry about not having that Natalie Portman-shaped head and just looking all sorts of alien? Ah. The struggle is so real.
Happy New Year!