New Year New Clues
I said in my email to my subscribers, I would talk about my goals for the new year. Also thank you to all who subscribed because when I see you click open my emails it makes my whole day brighter with pink energy. I sparkle like a fresh cut gem against gold when people share my writing. All of this is to say you make my writing dazzle. I am working towards adding to your numbers and making this island bustle with your voices alongside my own. Anyway enough of that, after my New Years in NYC, I spent some time recharging and coming up with my goals for this new year. Its January now, so I have time to see and develop these plans further. Reflecting on 2018, while I shared some of the positives of that year I still experienced a significant amount of negative. I thought about what I can work on better, and well this is what I came up with.
Be more comfortable speaking with others
Chat with someone once every week (phone Call, FaceTime and etc)
Write to pen pals once a month
Write more think pieces as a black femme
Write for Wear Your Voice Mag
Be proactive sharing meaningful Articles
Attend Advocacy Workshops
Support Art Community
Support Writers Community
For Jadedisland my goals break down differently. Over the course of Kwanza, I had the chance to participate in YUME-Kwanza a creative challenge created by IpukeKawaii. As always Imani inspires me to be better as a creative and brand builder. So from this workbook I created a series of goals for my brand. You can take a look at my completed work book in the post I did on my experience.
200 Subscribers by August
4 Creative collaborations a month
Advice Column on Jadedisland
More Artist Interviews
Develop Kawaii Journalism
Listen to the voices of those in need and unseen
Live Readings of "The Rest of Forever"
Commission more images from "The Rest of Forever"
Pursue Memoir writing with my facets
Bring my facets style to life
Re-purpose Brand image
Build the narrative of Jadedisland the place
Explore my feelings over the sexual & social trauma experienced at my college and going forward
Define the importance of self-expression
So the question is, are these goals possible in the year of 2019? I think so, and its what I want to work on over the year. I thought over what I want to do not only as a human being but what I want to explore within myself and see grow. Sure, some of the goals might seem a little silly, but its something I want to work towards and grow with overall. What are your goals for the New year? Its been two weeks into January so how have you started on them?