YES I KNOW. IT’S FEBRUARY.
All I can say is that January was one hell of a month. I finished Panto, went to visit my family in Scotland, did a workshop for a new musical, started my new job, MET TINA TURNER, and did 3 gigs. Did I mention I met TINA TURNER? (Honestly, what is my life sometimes?!) So needless to say, I’ve been a little bit busy.
I have been meaning to post my goals for the year since early January and although I am an entire month late, I thought better late than never. If there’s one way of keeping yourself accountable, it’s posting your goals on the internet for the world to read. So, with 11 months of the year to go, here are my goals for 2018:
This is something I’ve wanted to do for ages, and I’ve finally managed to get myself a blank 365 day journal to keep a tab on my daily goings on and feelings. I don’t manage to write in it at the end of every day, but I always try fill in the pages in retrospect so that I don’t have any days left blank. I hope I can definitely complete the whole year (although i’ll give myself a little break on holidays, maybe…) and really hope that it helps to bring a bit of clarity to my brain. I did a period of daily journaling for a couple of weeks last year and saw a massive difference, so here’s to a year of reflection!
Picking up my Guitar
Again, this is something I’ve been meaning to do for forever. My little guitar has been sat in the corner of my room all year. I even had a then-boyfriend restring my guitar in the hope that I’d pick it up again (and so he had something decent to play on when he came over!) Needless to say, it did not help. HOWEVER, times are a-changing. The past week I’ve been trying to get about 40 minutes of daily practice in and I’m really enjoying it. I’m already seeing improvements and hope that by the end of the month I can get a couple of songs under my belt. I’d love to be able to play an instrument again so I really want to stick with it this time. TORI KELLY, WATCH YA BACK!
Get back to the Gym
Blah blah yes I know i’m really predictable, but I lost my mojo towards the end of the year with the gym. I basically gave up. And although I’m not a member of a gym right now, I’m hoping once i’m out of rehearsals and into a routine that I can get back into a regular program of getting HELLA SEXY AND FIT. I enjoy the gym, but I need to make sure I can schedule it into my day, so until then I’m not going to make myself feel bad for not going!
TRY to put my phone down
So, right now, I am phoneless. No – I wasn’t super moral and decided to have a phone detox. I got drunk at a wedding and lost it. CLASSIC. But, this period of time without a phone (literally, 24 hours so far and counting) has been EYE OPENING. A post on my experience without a phone is RIGHT HERE but, needless to say, I NEED TO PUT MY PHONE DOWN MORE OFTEN.
Put the focus back on ME
I have spent a lot of time over the last couple of years being very concerned about what other people think of me. I always put other people first. This isn’t necessarily a bad quality, but it can get to a point where you start to lose a sense of what’s right for YOU. I have spent so much energy and time trying to please other people (especially in relationships!) and I’ve got to a point now where I see that this is wrong. It’s made me more unhappy, and actually comes from a very selfish place where I’m seeking approval. But you know what? I DON’T NEED ANYONE ELSE’S APPROVAL BUT MY OWN. From now on, my standards are much higher, and I intend to keep it that way.
2018 – In the words of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll herself, so far you have been SIMPLY THE BEST and, honestly, I cannot wait to see what else is in store.
Big love and HAPPY BELATED NEW YEAR Y’ALL!
– Koko x