Ladies and gentlemen,
OKAY. Don't worry, I know you're all busy with your families but I wanted to get a little blurb out before New Year's Eve is officially upon us. I looked at my New Year's goals for 2019, which I made almost 365 days ago. I have previously reviewed them in the summer - halfway through the year - and it's time to see what I accomplished. Let's judge myself.
My goals in no particular prioritized order were:
1) Live a more healthy lifestyle
2) Grow my social media platform
3) Get better grades
4) Release new music
Four goals, 365 days. Shouldn't have been that hard...right?
1) Live a more healthy lifestyle:
Okay. So I somehow succeeded and shat the bed here simultaneously. I worked out less this year than I did in 2018, especially since I just don't work out at all, however I am eating a lot better. I eat a lot less fast food and a lot less sugar. So I think my net input is about zero.
I would have loved to work out more (okay, that's a lie, I should have worked out more). It just is such a low priority for me that I make time to do everything else before I workout. Write a blog post, write music, study, cook, sleep, shower, pamper myself, and get slapped in the face all rank higher than going to the gym. However, I've finally built up a lululemon collection and might want to start wearing it to do more than sit around the house.
2) Grow my social media platform:
I did see a lot of growth which I'm stoked about. I was a little ambitious in terms of the kind of growth I wanted to see, but I definitely was successful. My Instagram feed it my pride and joy, and it finally looks like one cohesive unit. I did create a teeny, tiny Twitter account which makes me cringe, cry and question all my inner thoughts to a point of insanity. But what's social media for if not to criticize yourself? I'll call that one a success.
If I'm being completely honest, I've seen the biggest growth in my website. I'm trafficking much higher numbers than I used to and people are responding to my posts. I don't do it for the positive feedback, but I can't say that I don't enjoy it.
3) Get better grades:
Y'all. Y'ALL. I fucking slayed it. Not to flex, but I got really smart this year and I have the GPA increase to prove it. Turns out if you turn off Netflix and study instead you actually do better in school. Fun fact.
4) Release new music:
I'm actually kind of on track here too. I wasn't able to come up with the money or time to produce a single because I'm still in school and need to pay for rent and groceries, but I'm gearing up for 2020 and when I graduate I plan to hit the ground running. I did get three songs out (Steady, I Just Want to Be Loved and The Train) which I'm incredibly proud of because being in neuroscience kind of screws me in the free-time aspect of my life. Moreover, the new music I've been playing at my shows have been performing really well. I am more than excited to release new music. It's more mature, more exciting and I feel like it suits me more. Get stoked. I am.
SO there we go, not everything was a glowing success (**cough** working out **cough**) but overall I hit most of my marks in terms of what I wanted to do this year. I just want to throw out there that I appreciate everyone who has watched me struggle through my four goals for the last year and I'm ready for the next year to get started. Now, get off your screens and go have fun with your families. That's my plan.
From me, with love, to you,