Sunday, 4 January 2015

2015 GOALS

I'll be honest with you, I don't believe in new year resolutions nor do I ever stick to them...promising myself that i'm going to change just because it's the start of another year just doesn't quite work for me. However, having said that, this year i'm setting myself some goals instead - things I would like to achieve by the end of the year, things I would like to work towards. I think this is by far more productive than a resolution i'm not going to stick to and will have forgotten what i've resolved to do by the end of January. This will also allow me to look back at this post at the end of the year and tick off anything I have or haven't achieved and hopefully at the end of this year I will be adding things to the list that I didn't know I would achieve. 

Unlike the start of other years, I feel incredibly positive about this year - call me crazy but I just have a good feeling about it. I had an amazing start to the new year which has already set that little ball of positivity rolling so here are my things I would like to and firmly believe I will achieve this year. 

1. Start styling on interior photoshoots and generally carry on working in shoot production - basically get myself firmly established in this industry as a freelancer. (This is my dream job, something i've always wanted to do and managed to get the ball rolling on this in late 2014, so this year is the year to really focus on that and make that dream a reality). 

2. Blog more and build a little online community based around this blog. I have realised I love blogging, so I would like to have grown this blog considerably by the end of the year. I want to bring you content you want to see, content that'll get you excited and inspired to try new things. This could be anything such as Aerial, or a new product or even travelling somewhere. 

3. Be performing in Aerial Silk by the end of the year (even if it is the annual Christmas show at the end of the year) - this is a really big one for me! 

4. Be competent on Hoop/ Spanish Web/ Aerial Chains - one of these or all 3 would be great.

5. Believe in myself - i've gone through a lot of my life telling myself 'i'm not good enough' and having negative thoughts about myself as well as serious anxiety. Since August last year, i've made a conscious effort to think positively and tell myself I can do anything I want, because I can. I know i'm good at what I do (i'm the kind of person that puts EVERYTHING into the task at hand) and it's only natural I want to strive to be better. But by striving to be better doesn't mean I was awful in the first place. I found that thinking positively has worked wonders and opened a whole bunch of doors for me so by the end of this year, I would like to have curbed the anxiety...pushed it out of my body and really truly believe I can do anything without any little negative thoughts trying to push their way into my mind! 

These are the 5 main things, obviously each thing splits into 'sub goals' but then this would be a really long post. I'm going to start off by focusing on these and see how I go - of course things change over the course of the year, but this year if there are any changes i'm determined that they'll be for the better ;)

I hope this post has really inspired you, have you set yourself any goals for the year?

Natalie x

1 comment:

  1. I am not setting myself any goals this year I never stick to them. I love the "Believe in Yourself" one thats a good one I need to learn to do this. xox