Monday, December 18, 2017

2018 goals

I've been thinking long and hard about my goals for the new year. In the past, I've tried so many different approaches, one year I made very strict goals. Other years I said to hell with making goals, and others I made very broad ones. With 2017 coming to a close in a few weeks I've done a bit more self reflection and thinking about the future and I've decided that I want to separate my goals into three categories.

  1. Personal
  2. Professional
  3. Not-Just-Hobby
So the first two kinda make sense without having to explain but I'm sure you're looking at that third one thinking, what?! Let me explain but I'm going to start by going into all three a little bit.

My personal goals are by far the most difficult and ongoing, but they are attainable. To be very general, I want to accept and love all aspects of myself. There's quite a bit that goes into that, I mean mentally as well as physically. I have had some times where I was really feeling myself and was happy with my appearance, and other times I've felt like I looked like trash. I want always feel like I'm happy with my appearance and that breaks down into a few different avenues. Makeup, skincare, hair care, healthy eating and gym time. All five of these I love, but I slack on all five as well. Makeup is probably the one thing that I am semi consistent with. Gym time is a close second, although due to surgery I haven't been in a number of weeks. Food is my biggest struggle. I know this and I am always battling myself to eat healthy which again lately I have not done much of. My hair has good days and bad days but due to laziness I usually just throw on a wig and call it a day, he he. I need to spend more time taking care of my hair as well as my skin. Then I will embrace them more. I have deep issues with my skin, mainly due to having a lot of scars. I am self conscious because of them. When I felt good about myself, I didn't care if anyone saw my scars, but all it took was one look from a group of people to become self conscious about them again. I wanted to hide. Then I became paranoid about the thought of people looking at my scars and judging me and thinking I looked gross. I don't want to feel like that. I don't want to even have a thought or care about someone looking at me. I need to stop worrying about what other people think about me or how people look at me. These are a lot of things I need to work on, but I truly do think I can make this goal. It just takes time and I am definitely ready to put in the time and effort to make this happen.

Professional goals are a different story. This doesn't pertain to professional as in the job I'm working right now. Come October, we'll be moving so I will end up getting a different job. No, this goal is for a business I am working on. Its a tangible business that I want to keep pretty close to the chest until I get enough progress, but I did get a certificate for this line of business. I know this sounds so cryptic, but without going too far into anything, I want to really push myself with this business and have a decent system of supply and demand, and make sure my production level is high along with quality. I also want to have a booth at a comic con. That's all I can say at this point.I want to market my new business hard, and make sales and be successful. 

The not-just-a-hobby section is for my other creative endeavors. This includes my blog, YouTube, Twitch/Mixer,  cosplay, modeling and Patreon. My blog has been neglected a lot and I'm truly sorry for that. You know when you get yourself into a rut and can't get out. You have no motivation to do anything? That's where I have been with this blog for a long time. I'm sure you've noticed tweaks in the layout, but that is about all that I've done. Come the new year, I want to change that. I want to go back to how I was blogging before I re branded to Nerdy Curve. When things were still Evon Von, I was banging out articles. I want to get back to that so bad. I have some ideas that intertwine with other outlets that I can't wait to get started! That leads into Youtube and twitch/mixer. I haven't live streamed on either platform in a long time, and it's been even longer since I made a video. I will be changing that. I'm creating a schedule for when I need to stream and record. It's a little difficult because I have a family that takes priority over anything, but I am figuring how to work these two things in. My Patreon has been moving along and I'm excited about it. Last month I relaunched my Patreon and I had three patrons! It's crazy!! It was definitely a learning experience and I have a better understanding of what is expected, what I can do and how to execute better. So this next go around, I will be doing things slightly different, but I will definitely be having a lot more fun with it. My costume for this round is Femme Loki. I've started working on the headpiece already and I have to say that I think its all going to turn out awesomely. My Patreon includes my cosplays and modeling, so the three of those are rolled into one. I am getting more comfortable with myself and especially in front of a camera. The more I work on myself the more comfortable I will be. I love the feeling of enjoying taking pictures, they always turn out better when you're enjoying yourself and are comfortable in your own skin. I want to keep that going and bring that confidence and comfort into the photo sets I create. I have set ideas I wanted to use for Zivity but I'd rather use them for Patreon instead!

Even though we have a few weeks until the new year, have you set any goals for yourselves? Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you guys!

lotsa love to ya!

I'm Von! I'm a lifestyle blogger based in Massachusetts. I have a passion for nerd culture, food and movies. To find out more about me and this blog, take a look at the About Me page!

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