2022: Life, Ambitions And More

I love this time of year as it’s always a chance to start afresh. I’ve spent the past week or so enjoying Christmas, recuperating and making plans to start a new blog. And here it is! I’ve been trying to get myself into the right mindset for both blogging and everyday life and so far I think it’s working. It’s taking effort to do things with my day, but I always end up feeling better afterwards, so I just need to keep going.

2021 was a difficult year to say the least, I really struggled with my mental health for a large chunk of the year, so I’m hoping 2022 will come as a blessing.

I have high hopes coming into this New Year, I’m optimistic my mental health will improve and I’ll have more time to pursue my hobbies, ambitions and interests.

There was one thing I achieved last year and that was starting a poetry portfolio, I’ve now got organised folders at home where I can put all my poetry, printed out, into one place. I hope to continue with this, as well as sharing them onto my poetry instagram. As well as this I’m hoping to start a photography portfolio, whether this will be online or in paper format remains to be seen, but I hope to get out and about more with my camera as I love photographing architecture as well as nature.

Sewing and Painting are two more hobbies I’d like to start pursuing again and as you can see on my 22 goals for 2022 post I’ve made sewing and painting into two achievable goals for this year, as well as learning to play the banjolele.

In terms of blogging, I’ve now started again – completely afresh with a new twitter as well, and it’s kind of exciting to see where this goes going forward.

In general I’m hoping to really make the most of this year and to occupy my time as much as possible with all my hobbies and interests, while slowly shaping some of these interests of mine into ambitions for the future. I’m hopeful my mental health will take a backseat for a while so I can pursue these hobbies.

Anyway, that’s all for today’s post,

Until next time,

Beth

22 Goals For 2022

2022 notebook on wooden panelling
Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash

So seeing as it’s almost the New Year I thought I’d compile a list of goals for me to go about achieving in 2022. I realise I haven’t been posting much on here since I started this blog a few months ago, but truth be told my mental health hasn’t exactly been in a good place. I feel I am on the mend now hence why I’m starting to post again.

One great thing about setting goals as opposed to just a singular New Year’s Resolution is you have more to look back on when you feel a bit stuck on what to do with yourself. So, I’ve set 22 goals, each with varying degrees of difficulty so I can feel motivated throughout the year.

Anyway, here’s my 22 goals for 2022:

  1. Reach 100 followers on my poetry Instagram.
  2. Reach 5000 all time pageviews.
  3. Reach 1000 Instagram followers.
  4. Start a creative writing course.
  5. Start a photography portfolio.
  6. Reach 1000 twitter followers.
  7. Save £5000.
  8. Read 30 books.
  9. Start a Pinterest.
  10. Go to the shop on my own.
  11. Keep on track with medication, appointments etc.
  12. Create a monthly budget.
  13. Learn to play the banjolele.
  14. Learn to play the keyboard.
  15. Redecorate my living room.
  16. Redecorate my kitchen.
  17. Learn finger-style for the ukulele.
  18. Learn to cook a meal from scratch.
  19. Start sewing again.
  20. Finish two paintings.
  21. Create a vision board.
  22. Be more decisive.

So those are my goals for this coming year. What are your goals?