Month in Review: January
And just like that… January was over! Well, not quite -- but this is the last week of the first month of the year and I thought of a new way to hold myself accountable for the goals that I’ve set up for myself this year; to blog about them. Back in my Look Back at 2018 post, I mentioned that I have a few goals that I will be working towards throughout the year and in my post last week, I mentioned that I would be starting a new series every month and this is it. I’m calling it “Month in Review.” Catchy.. I know. 😏
WORKED ON MY WRITING
One thing that I really wanted to work on this year was my writing. In case you all didn’t know, I moved to Los Angeles to be a writer, specifically a TV writer, but I feel like writing of all sorts is important to honing your craft; which is why I had the idea to make a children’s book series based on the life of my dog because she’s a hoot. Well, I did two things that moved towards this goal -- I applied to the NBC Late Night Writers’ Workshop and I purchased The Rainbow Fish to familiarize myself with writing for children.
Okay so, the Late Night Writers’ Workshop is probably a bit more monumental than purchasing a book from Amazon, but I promised myself that I would count all wins, no matter how large or small they are. I sometimes have the tendency to discount smaller steps because I think they aren’t really attributing to the main goal but honestly, that’s isn’t true.
GOTTEN AHEAD ON MY BLOG
Since I’m talking about my flaws, another one of mine is that I procrastinate but it’s for a good reason -- I do my best work under pressure and I tend to forget less when I have less time to do something. Whenever I find myself working way ahead of schedule, I tend to forget more things and become a bit lazy --for a lack of a better word-- with my work.
However, it’s not fun scrambling and I made a promise to myself that I would try to get more ahead of my posts. I proudly write this on a Tuesday, five days ahead of when it is supposed to published, which makes me feel more accomplished than it probably should. On another note, I am working on creating a matrix that outlines my outfits and which day they are supposed to be published to help me get even more ahead of posting.
STARTED OPENING UP ABOUT FREELANCE
I also mentioned in my Look Back post that the monotony of my traditional nine-to-five has started to weigh down on me. There isn’t much opportunity to be creative, for growth, and --to be frank-- the money isn’t great either. Whilst I love the people that I work with, towards the end of 2018, I started becoming depressed over struggling to pay my bills and spending nearly all of my time at work and being chastised when I had other commitments.
So I made a promise to myself that I would start to move into the freelance world for more money as well as more opportunities to be creative with the hope that eventually, I would be able to make enough money to do freelance full-time. I’ve applied to a few open projects on Upwork, but I also wanted to let you all know some things that I offer:
Social Media Management
Full service Facebook and/or Instagram management with monthly analytics
30 minute Q&A session on nearly anything and everything to do with social media
30 minutes to an hour of engagement for you
Eventually I will probably expand what I offer, but for right now, I’d love to connect with anyone who is interested in exploding their social media traffic -- especially Instagram, that’s my speciality.
SO, WHAT’S NEXT?!
Next week we’re bringing back the Harry Styles’ inspired look with an outfit that is one of my personal favorites. Last week I mentioned that I was teetering on one over the other and the fact that pictures are easier to find of one really was what made it win, as I have to go on quite the hunt for pictures of the other one. Sometimes I take the easy way out because it’s always better to work smart!
All the love,