Hello friends! 12 days into 2017, that’s almost 2 weeks. Did you do anything new yet? Maybe see something you’ve never seen before, tried something new, seen something exciting? Anything? Almost two weeks into the new year, and I can truly say that up until just now- I have had something to do every day. Not just work or school, like before. Something new and exciting, something to look forward to. I’ve been sketching more, getting lost in all of my Adobe apps, (mostly Photoshop, Lightroom, and InDesign) and reading! (The Universe of Us by Lang Leav and Broken Flowers by Robert M. Drake) I highly recommend either book.
Barely two weeks into 2017 and I know what I want. These are my goals for 2017.
Who doesn’t want to travel more? For me, it’s a must. I get weird when I don’t travel- it could be as silly as going for a drive and finding a new beach (and it’s not hard being that I live on an island) because it’s something. Most family and friends already know this about me but I’m not entirely sure if this has been shared on the blog. The top thing(s?) I have to do before I die is eat a taco in every state of the United States of America. (by the way, I had most of the east coast done, but decided to start over just so I can take a photo in each place/blog about it) The amount of tacos that actually is doesn’t concern me, it’s the expenses that do- ha! With that said I want to be able to at least DENT that number 49 by the end of this year. 10 states by 2018? — Now with that said I’m hoping to blog each time I take a state off my list!
Ummm Emily- “learn” isn’t specific enough, what does this mean?? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN?? Exactly. I want to learn anything and everything that comes at me. Sure- I have a few things in mind as to what I specifically want to learn by the end of the year, but I do want to take everything that’s given to me. Specifically, I would love to learn more into Adobe Lightroom as well a video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. 🙂
I’d also like to take more time to read. I have so many books on so many shelves waiting to be read because I always bought more than I could read. Book of the Month Club keeps me reading- it’s a monthly subscription box where you receive a hardcover book of your choice, from a selection of new books they’ve chosen for the month. If you haven’t seen it already you should definitely take a look now.
Create more! My current major is Graphic Design which means I’ve been investing 99.9% of my time in graphics, page layouts, logo design, web design, and everything that I’ve been doing for my 9-5. The other .1% goes to sleep- on a good day. What got me into my art was photography and it saddens me that I don’t take as many photos as I used to. So for 2017, I’d like to take enough photos from my camera (although technology these days has phone photography coming out beautifully too). Enough meaning a satisfying amount because in just one shoot I’ll take at least one thousand photos and I’m not going to even bother attempting guessing the amount of photos taken by the end of 2017. I’d like to practice more with pencil and paper too, over the last few months I’ve seen that I’m not too horrible at drawing, just need more time and practice. Starting off 2017 with a creative freebie, you can download this January 2017 calendar I created!
I want to make new creative friends, so if that’s something you’re interested in please reach out! Building a creative community would be a dream- especially with the right kind of people. I’d also like to meet a few of my friends that I haven’t met in real life yet. Some of you I’ve known for months, others I’ve known for years! We’ve always planned but never really took it seriously. Timing is key and I guess that’s just another thing I’ll be working on this 2017.
…and how can I help you achieve them? Talking about what I want for this year could go on and on, so I’ll leave it to these important few. Comment below or email me about what you expect out of 2017, I’d love to hear from you. ♥