I’ve been reading back blog posts from around New Years last year.
A lot has happened in a year.
I stopped drinking around this time a year ago. Now, this year, I have people joining me on a quest to healthy living.
I’ve released an e-book and sold some copies. I’ve gotten some positive feedback and it seems I am able to provide some insights to people who want to make a change.
What has become of my New Years resolutions?
Well, I visited my dad and his wife, which was lots of fun. I didn’t do much about my wish to make music but I have painted and drawn, and I’ve travelled a couple of times with friends. So far so good.
I’ve been able to continue my studies and am keeping it up. Tomorrow’s study day.
If anything I’m in posession of more material goods. Books for the most part, but also clothes. As far as minimizing goes, there is a lot to be won.
All in all, I’m going steady.
But like last year, there are things I want to improve.
The big thing is to quit smoking. I really could use the money (got my eye on a laptop that can Photoshop) and smoking is not very good for my health.
Speaking about health, I dislocated my shoulder when I was on a holiday with the squad in France. Big oof. Now I’ve got to wear a mitella for 3 weeks. My condition is luckily improving so fast that I can type a bit again, and that’s why you’re hearing from me. I’ll tell you more about this tomorrow. This post is focused on the year that’s ahead of us.
I want to paint even more than last year. Take my work to the people. I’ve got an exhibition arranged in March for which I want to prepare new work. Also, I’d like to throw painting parties with friends at which we’ll just hang out, converse, and paint. Bohemian lifestyle, am I right?
I joined Goodreads and want to keep track of all the books I read. For sure is that I want to read even more and more consistently. I’ve accumulated books faster than I can read them so maybe I just need to cut out buying new books. So many books, so little time.
I’d like to write another book. I had a lot of fun writing the last one.
There are some people I want to see in person this year, and some people of whom I wouldn’t regret seeing them less. As I get older my boundaries seem to get stricter.
Maybe go out less? I don’t know. I still like to go dancing, even alone, but nights out seem like more of the same old. Maybe I have to pick my moments and not go every week. Keep it special.
As I’m reading a scientific book on sleep I get more aware of the fact that sleeping well is really important. So that’s high on the list. Fewer allnighters.
I also want to make steps in my love life. Figure some things out and take appropriate action. In the past few months I was so fluttery that I ranged from obsessive thoughts about someone to considering going volcel. My dad gave me a motivational speech on this topic, which also got me thinking.
We’ll see what comes our way. Just got to keep on keeping on.
Until the next time.
PS. This blog is almost 2 years old. To celebrate I want to do another giveaway. So if you’re reading this, drop a comment under this post with whatever you want to share with the world, and I’ll pick some people to whom I’ll send watercolour paintings.