~Okay peoples. I have a few random things I want to address and mention before we launch into 2017 and get straight into #WIPjoy tomorrow.
I AM doing #WIPjoy in January. I’m featuring Broken Wing. But I’m doing it slightly different this time than the other times I’ve done it. Due to moving next month and all the stress and activity I know I’ll be swamped with, I’m not doing quite ALL the #WIPjoy prompts. Even though I refuse to NOT do #WIPjoy, I’m not going to lay too much undue stress on myself with it. Here is the image with all the prompts on it so you can look ahead and see what the questions are, and so you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say I’m skipping all the ‘share a line’ prompts. I haven’t been in my Broken Wing document in forever and my current drafts aren’t anywhere near ready for public viewing. So I’m going to skip those prompts and not post snippets and lines from the document. Just about all the other prompts I will be doing (there’s one or two I haven’t made my mind up about yet).
I’m also not going to be taking any extra questions. Feel free to ask questions in the comments and I’ll answer them directly, but I won’t make them into their own posts.
For a few years I’ve tried to do the ‘word of the year’ thing and pick a word to stick with throughout the year. Before it never worked very well and I usually forgot about my word around March, but this year I’m going to make a concentrated effort to keep with my word. For about a week before Christmas I was trying to settle on one word and I had about half a dozen I couldn’t pick between. Then on Christmas Eve the right one came to me. My word for 2017 is NO because I need to learn to say it and not feel bad, and learn to put myself first sometimes and not always be so selfless. I wanted something that encapsulated self-care and rest, and this hit both of those perfectly.
For the last few months I’ve been trying to keep on a posting schedule of every other Saturday, and if I have a post idea in those intervening weeks, I post it on the free Saturday. Aside from #WIPjoy, I’m going to stick to that schedule. Two posts a month really cuts down on my stress and having it on a regular day helps as well. That being said, I do want to focus on posting Bullet Journal videos and posts more often, as well as start a new, on going post series about surviving abuse. It’s been on my heart for a while to open up more about what I’ve been through and help others, and I feel like a series is the right way to go about it.
I mentioned it in my previous post but I’m starting a new Bullet Journal for the new year. I’m planning to make a video on it, but for now, bask in it’s beautifulness.
Other plans for 2017 that aren’t related to blogging include:
- Become a doula
- Go to Realm Makers
- Pay off my car
Well, that’s about it. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and an even better New Year.