I turned 25 years old recently. Yep. Had a lot of time to think about stuff since I was on sick leave at the time of my birthday. A lot of “what am I doing with my life” kind of stuff.
I’m just not very good at keeping up with things. No, I don’t mean this blog – I feel like I’m doing fairly well with the blog since my goal is to just keep it up to date from time to time. What I meant was following through on my goals.
At the start of the year, I made and tweeted a list of “2017 thingies” on a whim. The list isn’t anything special and groundbreaking in my case. Think of it as my “how to be a happy trooper this 2017” list:
✿ Do what makes me happy
✿ Be more aesthetic and neat with my things
✿ Keep a journal / blog and update regularly
✿ Take more photos and videos for memory-keeping
✿ Skincare > makeup
✿ Concerts and live shows > merchandise / collectibles
✿ Watch more cute shows and read more cute manga
✿ Be a nicer person
✿ Start and finish more drawings
✿ Go on a solo day trip
✿ Finally study Korean properly
✿ Create something
✿ Support / start more fan projects
✿ Earn more money / spend less
Simple, right? I’ve figured I’m not the kind of person built for grand goals and big projects (even if I still might attempt those from time to time) and I just want a decent existence this year. As for how I’m doing, I’ll score myself with a vague waving of hands and a so-so. Not too bad and not too good. I know I should be trying harder and I’ll try.
I’ll try to work on improving myself a bit more. Get back to drawing and reading. Try to create something – my long-time goal of creating a 4koma series should be a good place to start. New mantra to myself as well: your Wacom tablet not working properly is just an excuse.
Oh yeah, I’m going to add one more item: live more offline. While I love everyone I’ve come to know and interact with on social media, I’ve been spending far too much time online. Time spent trolling Youtube for kpop-related videos could’ve been time spent working on a goal. It’ll probably take some time getting used to but I need to start to get somewhere.
Well, I think that’s about it for now.
Expect more logs from me as I try to keep my life in order, hehe.