End of 2022: Year in Review

As another year comes to a close, I thought I’d write one last blog post. I haven’t been great at updating this blog, but that’s because so much has been happening I really haven’t had time!

This year has had a lot of ups and downs, but it’s been the most productive year in my life so far! For the first time, I was without the schedule of school or university, and I had no idea where my life was going. I just knew I wanted to write.

I began work as a freelance copywriter. It wasn’t a lot of money, but it was something. I kept working at it, and now I have more frequent work, greater responsibilities, and higher pay!

In October, I started a program to become a digital marketing coach, and I’m now running my own business! It’s been an uphill climb, but I’m learning so much about social media and content creation, and I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve learnt to see the value of my knowledge, time, and talents.

I’ve also started monetising my art, something I never thought I’d be able to do! I’m selling products on my RedBubble Store; I have a Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook page, and TikTok for my art.

I’m gaining more confidence in my talents and I’ve opened myself up to learning new skills. This year has been emotionally exhausting and tough in a lot of ways, but I’m proud of all I’ve achieved.

New Year Resolutions

Now, I also hesitate to make these kinds of promises to myself because I know how hard it is to keep them. But it’s important to have goals, and writing them down will help me stick to them.

  1. Finish my manuscript. This time last year, I started a novel about the princess in the Minotaur myth, called Centre of the Labyrinth. I had hoped to finish it by now, but I know I can get it done by the end of next year. Then I can move on to other writing projects!
  2. Draw what makes me happy. I’ve spent most of this year drawing what I think will sell. While it’s fun for me to check the trends, it can be more rewarding to draw what I feel passionate about.
  3. Update this blog more often. I’ve loved writing my Creature Features and posts about mythology. I hope to write here at least once a month (that’s much more realistic for me than twice a week). I love hearing your comments and seeing you interact with my posts, and I want to keep that going!

I hope you all have a wonderful new year!

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