So Happy New Years (a day late)!! I’ve realized that I
forgot to save several documents as I was writing them (so I’m going to be in
the writing cave for awhile), but the next few days will see update posts (Dec
2019 in review, a review of 2019, possibly a review of 2010-2019, and maybe an
updated Level 10 life and goals). I’ve decided that one way that I’m going to
try to work my photography into blog more is to make use of my photos and
inspirational quotes to make my own memes. In addition I’m going to work them
into the cover photo for the blog topic as well.
I’ve realized the major reason why I had trouble posting
towards the end of last year, I was totally and completed frustrated with where
I was in currently in life—I didn’t hate my job, but knew that I needed to
finish out the contract (which went two weeks longer due to other
circumstances), so I spending a lot of my energy just trying to get through the
work day. I wasn’t happy with the fact that I let my health slide again (I’m
currently at my heaviest again since college), and I’m still battling with
writers and creativity block.
Well I’m now on my reboot break, and I’ve decided that
instead of just one word to describe the year (last year I chose the word
change), I’m going to have four words and two phrases. The four words are
“grow”, “change”, “achieve”, and “succeed”; my phrases for 2020 are going to be
“progress over perfection” and “evaluate the people in your life; then promote,
demote, or terminate. You’re the CEO of your life”.
The four words are to continuously remind me that in order
to transition out of academia and into industry I need to start cultivating and
keeping a growth mindset—start taking baby steps to reclaim control of my life
(control I had been unconsciously been giving away), and the phrases are to
remind me that it is both okay to stumble, and that some friendships are meant
to end and new ones formed as we move through our lives.
I may get back into doing a daily photography challenge, and
those photos may or may not have a lengthy text post accompanying them (which
was one of my hurdles with the photography challenge last year; that and
feeling like I was posting the same thing over and over again).
I have a good feeling that this is going the be the year
that I manage to shed my “old skin” and transform into who I have always wanted
(and have been meant) to be. Here is to a new year, a new decade, and new
adventures and stories.
So stay tuned for more posts, and I do intend to try to make
sure that I’m posting at least three days a week.