2016 was a weird year. Politically it was a nightmare. The kind of stuff that had me lying awake at 2am and wondering if it's the beginning of the end times. I spent a lot of time wondering where and how I would fit into this new world order. Cue anxiety, periods of insurmountable fear and incessant night sweats. On the other hand, a lot of amazing things happened last year. I left the world of retail and went full time as a freelancer/blogger/network manager. It was the the year that I finally felt that I came into my own professionally. It's hard to reconcile the idea that the world is burning but my little corner of it is quietly thriving.
I am all about goal setting and this year I want to stand up for what is good and right. I may not have much (if any) control over the political climate but I can be the change I want to see in the world. I can use the platforms I have to challenge those who seek to oppress and vilify my community. I can support my community, showcase our talent and provide a space for the stories that go unheard. I'm going to shout a little louder in 2017 so get ready.
Another major key for me this year is to maintain. I made a lot of big changes last year and before I add more to my plate, I want to see those changes through so they become routine. As far as work goes, the goal is to be consistent. I am speaking it into existence that I will get at least 3 posts out every week. Not little baby posts but meaty posts that you should hopefully enjoy. I'm also going to get myself out there as a freelance writer. Fear has been holding me back but I need to feel the fear and do it anyway.
Whatever this year holds, I'm emotionally ready and a little excited. How are you feeling about 2017? Share your thoughts in the comments below and if you enjoyed this post hit the like button.