Nearly 3 weeks into 2018 and I’m working steadily to achieve my goals. I want to run my own blog, I want to continue being an advocate to those with chronic and mental illnesses, and I want to work hard toward taking care of myself because, let’s be honest, I haven’t been doing that well. I have a good feeling about 2018. I know I’ve said this before about other years, but this year definitely feels different.
I managed to get two of my poems published thanks to Ruru Reads. Having someone take interest in my poetry and my voice truly inspires me. My goal is to publish my first book by the end of this year. If not published, then at least have the manuscript complete!
Next month, I’m going to ask my rheumatologist about the possibility of me having EDS (Ehlers-Danlos) since my hypermobility and pains align with those found in people with the condition. Getting these answers will help me in my mission to staying on top of my health and better managing my pain.
I’m also continuing to write for Sarah Scoop and DIS. I greatly enjoy writing for both places; plus, they enable me to write about of my faves: Disney.
Finally, there’s this blog. I’m working to give this blog more focus. I’ll be keeping old posts available for anyone who wants to go back and see reviews about technology, E3, and Apple keynotes. I’ve purchased a domain with my own name, but I haven’t decided if I want to merge this blog with it. Similarly, I’ve noticed over the course of the last few months that it’ll be best for me to find some sort of self-employment or lenient employment opportunities given my health. Between my contributions to other blogs and this blog, my goal by the end of the year is to be very well established with blogging. I’d also be nice to have my own business, whether it’s blogging or through a shop on Etsy or somewhere.
So I’m going to continue in 2018. Continue writing creatively, continue contributing, continue putting my mental and physical health first when making decisions.