The year ahead

My first blog post of 2015 is about what I hope for the year ahead. I know. GROUNDBREAKING STUFF.

I’ve noticed people are choosing a power word to define their upcoming year this year. Creativity. Growth. Opportunity. Success. Those are all lovely words. I’m however going to choose a number of words this year. My words this year are going to be GETTING MY SHIT TOGETHER [thanks for that one, Julie!].

This year I’m going to get my shit together and make things happen. I have a little notebook in my desk FULL of projects. Projects and ideas I’d like to work on with companies, other bloggers [here in Ireland and abroad], and people I look up to. Some of the ideas in my notebook have been there for over 2 years. Not a single one has been acted on.

I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like asking people things because I don’t want to disrupt their schedule / cause them to dedicate time to me / have to change their plans / cause them to feel obliged etc. I get a whole spectrum of uncomfortable. It’s just easier for me, and let’s face it other people, if I just don’t ask them.

However, only over the past couple of weeks I’ve started to pick up some of Cowardly Lion’s courage. Just a little bit. I’m going to start to do things for me this year. I’m going to start crossing things off my notebook, and I’m going to be cringing behind my computer screen every single moment along the way. 

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  1. January 8, 2015 / 20:14

    I know exactly how you feel, I'm the same – we are so alike! I hate putting people out and inconveniencing them, and will go to great efforts to avoid it. I find it so hard not to think that way. Why should their time and life be affected because of me?!
    It's great that you're all inspired to get over those feelings and just go for it! I will be waiting to see how you get on – I have faith in you! (I should try to follow your lead, rather than just watching you like a creep!!!)
    Maria xx

    • January 10, 2015 / 22:55

      Hahahaha, you're such a creep, Maria! In all seriousness though, it's comforting to know I'm not alone in feeling this way. I actually get physically uncomfortable and antsy, depending on the situation. But recently, I don't know why, but I've kind of gotten mad about it. I think it's because I know I'm missing out on opportunities. And here's hoping I actually do something about it.