2019 is the year of the career (I tried to rhyme, did I do a good job?). At least for me. For whatever reason, a fire has been lit under my ass and when writing down my resolutions for the year, I noticed that a lot of them were about my career. I have never been known to be a workaholic. I’ve always been surrounded by people who are thirsty for success and have the work ethic that I’ve always wanted to have but never had. But for once in my life, I feel like I have the drive to work and make a name for myself as a freelancer.
So, I figured I would share my 2019 career resolutions. It will help keep me accountable but (for me) seeing others’ resolutions is extremely inspirational. I hope these help at least one person at some point in time.
- Write for myself more often
- After starting my blog, I accidentally fell into ghostwriting and blogging for others. Because of this, my attention has been taken away from the blog a bit and I have neglected it. While I thoroughly enjoy writing for others, there’s something to be said about writing for yourself. No rules, no deadlines. Just you and your blog or journal.
- Take more photos and become better at photography
- Now I’m not claiming that I want to be an Instagram influencer. But there’s something enjoyable about curating content and sharing your art. Becoming a stronger photographer has always been high on my list. I have taken photos for others before and took photography in high school but in no way, shape, or form am I even close to being an expert.
- Invest in my business
- This might sound silly but I mean financially invest in my business. This means signing up for classes (knowledge is power), paying someone to redesign my blog, and paying to attend some networking events. You have to spend money to make money after all.
- Develop a stronger work ethic
- Pretty straightforward and broad, right? Well, I had to think about how I wanted to break this down and make it quantitative. For me, it’s sitting down for a minimum of 6 hours to work on my days off. And days that I do work, spend another 4 hours after work on freelance work.
- This also means no more phone breaks or TV breaks. It’s extremely easy to get distracted when working from home. Putting your phone in another room and having a designated workspace (with no television) can help get rid of some of those distractions
- Become more organized
- I like to think that I am an organized mess. And that’s something that I want to change in 2019. I bought a journal where I put together daily to-do lists, take notes, and follow a chores list I’ve put together and I also use a planner to plan out my weeks and months.
These all seem to be pretty straightforward but for once in my life, I am motivated and ready to become a stronger blogger, writer, social media manager, and overall freelancer. I am going to continue to post freelance journey updates and might even post updates about my resolutions.
What are your career resolutions? I would love to hear more about them. I’m always up for some inspiration!
Until next time. XO0