I’ll admit, I’ve not been updating this blog as often as I should, but it’s still the longest I’ve ever kept a blog going.
In a way, my sporadic updates correspond to me actually getting things done, since I’m less focused on keeping track of what I’ve achieved and more concerned with actually achieving things.
That being said, they do say what gets measured gets managed, and being aware of what I’m achieving helps me know if I’m on track or not.
So, I’m going to try my very best this year to keep the blog up to date with my goals, and whether I achieved those goals (or whether I’m on track to).
2018 is going to be a big year, with me setting up my own business for real (!) and finishing my masters course, and I want this blog to be a record of how far I’ve come since I started.
I also want this blog to encourage others that they can do the same. If I’m successful, then I’m just more living proof that you can work for yourself, be successful, and live a fulfilling life.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s what I’ve got in the works for 2018.
Online Freelance Work
Last summer, I had zero knowledge of pay-per-click marketing, Google AdWords or search engine optimisation.
I have since risen to having my profile labeled ‘Top Rated’ on Upwork.com for digital marketing, and have earned nearly $1000 on the site.
As my skills have improved, I have received job invitations from a greater number of higher-end clients, and I have been able to hone my professional skills.
However, I have hit a bit of a wall with digital marketing, and I am now planning to return to learning web design, as I believe it will be a more valuable skills for me to offer.
This months’s aim is to learn PHP to a reasonable degree by the end of this week, apply for work experience with local web design companies, and begin building my own DJ website as practice, which brings me to…
Over Christmas, I invested in a new pair of (big) DJ speakers.
After my masters, my plan is to invest in a car, and, using the AdWords knowledge I have gained from Upwork and my new DJ website, I will begin to find DJ gigs.
I have been DJing for over 3 years now, so I have the experience and professionalism to be able to pull this off, and I am very excited to get it off the ground.
This was originally a travel blog, after all (and will soon return to being once this masters is done), and I am currently formulating a few travel goals for 2018. Currently, these are:
- Visit a country outside of Europe
- Buy a record in each continent (apart from Antarctica)
- Find 50 geocaches
For various reasons, I have not been exercising as much over the past month.
However, now I am back on track.
I am going to yoga and doing a bodyweight/kettlebell workout regularly, and today I went on a long bike ride to a new, unexplored place and took pretty pictures like this:
I aim to keep this up and go on one cycle to a new location at least once a month.
On top of this, I have a few smaller goals that I would like to implement in 2018. These are:
- Read at least 10 pages of a book every day
- Cook at least one new meal every month
- Land more DJ gigs
- Record a DJ mix once a fortnight
So… that’s my 2018 all planned out! Do you have any goals for this year? I’d love to hear them in the comments below 🙂