As the year's end approaches, and I've got a few days away from work, it's a good time to take stock, and set a focus for 2017. I'm a big believer in the adage that you truly can do anything you want, but you can't do everything. Which means things have to take turns to feature, while others sit back. It's when we feel we need to do everything we've every wanted that we end up in failure.
Over the last few years I've taken time to focus on fitness and health, time to focus on finances, time to focus on love and friendships, always accepting that I can't do it all. If I try and spin too many plates, its pretty inevitable that there will be smashed china and bleeding fingers.
Last year was a focus on finances. I took a second job, and paid off my debt, as well as having a holiday - read more here. It was a nose to the grind stone type of year. Sometimes that's what we need to do to get shit done.
Now that 2017 is creeping around the corner, I need to set myself something new to focus on. I start a new job in two weeks (read more here) and my boyfriend is moving far away, so I think I'll be throwing myself into some personal development. I'm excited about my job, and I think it will really push me to develop creatively, so perhaps that's my focus this year. To create some work I'm really proud of. Watch this space.