Wow! I can’t believe that 2018 is at its end. Along withjoy, a new journey and many new opportunities, 2018 tested every ounce of mysoul and though it did have its ups and downs I can truly say that it was ayear full of personal and professional growth.
I saw so much growth in my career as a blogger and influencer. At the beginning of 2018, I made a promise to myself that 2018 was going to be a year of growth, self-discovery and new endeavors. With that being said, I wanted to take the time to reflect on 2018 and put into light my goals for 2019. I decided to split my 2019 goals into two categories- personal and professional.
Stop comparing myself to others.
In 2018, I had my ups and downs. During my downs, I found myself in the comparison game. In that time, I would start to doubt my potential as a blogger and influencer. My steady growth as an entrepreneur has always made me doubt myself. However, In 2019 I want to change that state of mind. Instead of comparing myself to others, I want to focus on what I love to do and make more connections with like-minded creatives.
Work from home.
The idea of working from home is also a big professional goal of mine. This idea of working from home is also something very personal to me. The biggest reason why I want to achieve this is my son Julius. At the beginning of 2018, my son Julius was born. I was able to spend the first six months of his life with him. Those six months were the best months of my entire life. It was a great start into motherhood and my entrepreneur career. Staying home with him gave me a head start into 2018. It gave me the opportunity to enjoy his first months of life and grow my influence and blog while having him by my side. Unfortunately, I had to go back to work and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. The first day back into the 9 to 5 life broke my heart into a million pieces. Since that day, I promised to work towards being a SAHM while pursuing a blogging career. I started to take my blogging career a lot more seriously. My goal for 2019 is to grow my blog and influence so that I can work from home.
Focus on the people that matter.
In 2018, I made many new friendships and connections but I also had to let go of some people in my life. Throughout the years I have learned that not every friendship will last forever. In 2019, I want to focus on the people who care about me the most. Showing them that I care for them as much as they care for me is something that I need to do more of.
Be more selfish.
In 2018, I focused a lot on putting other people’s needs before mine. My whole life I’ve struggled with wanting to please everyone around me without focusing on what I truly want. In 2019, I want to focus more on myself and stop feeling guilty when I don’t put others before myself.
Move out of California.
Southern California has always been my home and moving away from it scares the heck out of me. However, 2019 will be the year that I put those fears behind me and work towards moving out of state. As much as I love California it doesn’t have much to offer us. In the eyes of entrepreneurs, California doesn’t have much to offer us and we want to be in a state where we can grow us creatives while raising JuJu.
Create unique content.
In 2019, I’ve learned so much about the type of content that I want to show the world. I discovered the type of brand that fits best with my lifestyle, personality and creativity. In 2019, I want to continue creating the content that makes me happy. Creative photos, personal stories, and women empowerment is the type of content that I want to create in 2019.
Focus on photography.
In 2018 I discovered my love for photography. I discovered that I love the process of creating unique photos. Photography has helped me grow out of my comfort zone and create the content that makes me happy. In 2019, I want to stop holding back on my photo ideas. The truth is, the judgement of others have stopped me from giving it my all. However, this year I am going to give it my all and continue to fight my way out of the comfort zone.
Blog like there is no tomorrow.
In 2018, I focused A LOT on only one platform; Instagram. I focused on building a community, creating a lot of content and working with many companies. However, Instagram really made me loose touch with the main reason why I started my influence; my blog. In 2018, I put my blog to the side because I felt like Instagram was a bigger priority. I was totally wrong and it made me loose focus on my blog. This year I want to focus on having a balance between the two. Instagram will always be a platform that I love, however, I want to focus a lot more on my blogging career.
2018 was a heck of a year!
I can’t wait to get started on all these goals. With that in mind, I hope your year is filled with new goals, adventures and lots and lots of growth.
Happy New Year!