It’s New Year’s Eve and I have no plans. I’m pretty content reading the rest of I Wrote This For You and Only You, having a diet coke and writing this blog post. You see I had a similar NYE a couple of years ago and I was rather lost then and in some ways I still am. The only difference now: I feel about 5 years wiser and I’m writing again. That’s what this is about.
As I approach 2017 all I can think about is how to make it better than the last, how to do better. I know deep down I have the answers within me and that help will always be given to those who as for it. But yet here I am looking clueless and lost once more. I honestly think this is going to be a constant part of the journey not just in writing but in life too. And I am ready for that now.
I have a lot of great times ahead and hard ones too. I have three unfinished projects that I’d love to get going again, especially one in particular. I still love my job of being an extra in films/TV shows and next year I really want to dive further into film and try my hand at writing a screenplay. Not to mention short stories and always, always more poetry.
It’s been a long while since I’ve been this clued in and also this far out at sea. God knows I can’t swim so you could call this a suicide mission. But I’d forever regret it if I didn’t try to go for everything I’ve ever really wanted.
Which brings me to social media… I’m going to try and do it less, which must sound crazy coming from a YouTuber, traveller and writer trying to build a brand! However, I realised it has brought me little joy this year and often led me away from my real life goals. Numbers are just that and in the grand scheme of a life centred on passion and creativity they mean nothing of true value.
I want to be free to create videos, write stories and travel without focusing on all the noise that’ll only distract me. I’ll update once in awhile and uphold my social requirements for work but personally I’ll be getting off the social sauce for a bit, focusing on my YouTube channels, blogs and actually living my life.
Happy New Year from a lost travelling writer on her path to creative discovery.