All the Extras
This page is where I'll discuss a mix of other topics which either are important or I just want to discuss and let you know about.
Happy New Year!
Is it too late now to say that? Oh well. :)
In this post, I'll be talking about things I want to do more of this year or things I want to pick up again that I started last year.
The first thing which is the most important and that's self care. I'm glad to see the back of 2018 and it was a pretty hard year, particularly in terms of my mental health. I started doing the self care thing and taking it more seriously. Self care isn't selfish. It's important.
I'm already doing quite a bit of writing at the moment, mainly a spoken word-type project I'm working on properly. But also this year, I really want to get back to my writing roots, so to speak. This involves:-
- Two first drafts of novels to be finished this year.
- My spoken word zine to get put together and out/self-published.
- Planning of some short stories that I've had on the back burner for a while.
- Plan out a new play (maybe).
I know that maybe seems a lot for a year, but there is more ideas on the back burner that I've left for a while to see if they still have any actual substance to become something I could write properly. I've learnt to put any new ideas I get into a separate folder and wait for a while, else I get too distracted. :)
There's also a few TV shows I want to either re-watch or catch up on, with the box sets of them I have. Likewise, there are a few films on DVD I own that I need to get around to this year.
Along the looking-after-my-mental-health-more line, I plan to do more exercise this year. I used to be pretty active and I still do a lot of walking, but I miss the other stuff, you know?
Finally, last year I started to get serious about learning Dutch, but had to stop for a while. So in 2019, I want to continue with it and re-learn some French as well. Hopefully one day, I'll visit both countries, but until then, I just want to do something I enjoy and I enjoy learning languages. Always have. :)
So those five points are the main things I want to focus on more this year. It should be pretty exciting and productive in the end!
All the best.
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