It’s that time of the year again. That time when I sit down and fill out my 2018 Unravel Your Year workbook from Susannah Conway and think about all of my intentions for the new year.
This new year, I really want to simplify my life and focus on specific things that I want to get done and happen. I just feel like I took on too much this year and was sort of all over the place. Being so, I don’t think there was much movement forward. Yes, I got to do so many different things and had so many different creative opportunities awarded to me, but I feel too settled, content and slightly dependent, and I know that is not how I should be feeling at the moment. I really need to move forward and establish myself independently before I could ever truly feel settled and content.
So I thought about it and I’m ready to share with you my intentions for 2018.
For creative intentions, I’ve simplified to keeping only four planner/journals for the year. I won’t go too much into detail as I’ll leave that for a different post, but here are the planner/journals I’ll be using and how I’ll be using them:
- One personal-sized ring planner for all planning, notes, and scraps.
- One 6×8 memory album. Or two if I fill up the first one.
- TN inserts/handmade journals for art journaling.
- One big altered book art journal that I’m calling my Secret Garden art journal for playing around with mixed media.
Along with all of my journals, I want also want to:
- Take time out for photography and go on weekly photography walks.
- Expand my Youtube channel to include less planner/scrapbooking videos, more journaling videos, music videos and vlogs.
Besides all of my creative intentions, I’m hoping to:
- Create more thoughtful and engaging blog posts.
- Read 10 books in 2018 (I always set 20, but maybe 10 is more doable).
- Join in on the conversation in the communities I’m in and engage.
- Grow my IG and Youtube following.
- Continue to practice mindfulness.
- Find a job I actually like!
- Save Save Save!
- Think positively.
- Worry less.
I’d say I did pretty good this year, but I could have done more. Hopefully this upcoming year I get to a place where I’m happy (or extremely content).