I can’t believe how fast this year is zooming by making me have a slight inward panic but there are a few more months of 2017 left and I wanted to share with you a few things that I am hoping to tick off my list and life leading upto 2018
2017 has been a mix bag for me work wise, last year I worked with a lot bigger names on more high profile campaigns and I have kinda felt like I lost my mojo a little bit but thats just the way creative life goes sometimes and the competitive world of image creating can get like that. I want to put in motion large pieces of work for maybe a solo exhibition. What with Christmas also upon us I have a few craft markets on the list that I will hopefully be doing live portraits at so thats something to brush up on.
I am currently wading through Stephen King’s IT for the first time completely oblivious that it 1154 pages long, but I am determined to finish it because I am actually really enjoying it and I have about 15 other books to wade through into 2018. I’m finding reading before bed really helping me get more of a natural sleep
I’ve given myself around 7 months to hit a savings target so I will be able to comfortable move away from home, I know it’s not really a proper goal of 2017 as it leads into 2018 but I’m trying to get the wheels in motion now, because renting or even securing a mortgage when you’re freelancing is never really that easy so I am trying to take those difficult steps (for me anyway) to remain organised and bring in a enough so that I can fill that help to buy isa up! Saving in London is also really bloody hard to live, function, and survive that costs money so I think less coffee buying and more scrimping needs to start happening!
I have been dreading the day when the boyfriend is deployed its been coming for about 6 months we’ve currently only been together 8 months so it’s kind of been this shadow thats hung over me, he’s completely chilled about it but I’m the worrier in this relationship! So we have decided to really make the most of the last few weeks we have together before he’s sent thousands of miles away, I’m sure the four months we are apart will go ok, but he’s missing Christmas, New Years, our first anniversary, Valentines, I’ll be missing his Birthday. But as they say absence makes the heart grow fonder right?! Ha!
I have taken the plunge of talking to someone briefly about losing Mum, this time of year is always a major struggle for me, when I popped into the doctors for my flu injection I made an appointment to speak to someone who then can refer me for bereavement counselling, so I am hoping that the last part of 2017 I’m living less in my head and creating more positive healing actions.
Gosh there are probably so many plans in place for the next few months and things always change but soon it will be October in one of my favourite seasons so lets embrace new challenges