Well readers, it has been quite some time since I last wrote for you. While 2020 has been an inexplicably difficult year, I was presented with a lot of extra time to read, write and pursue other goals.
Professionally, I’ve been busy with a few commissions and am please to say that you’ll now find my name in publications like Wired, HuffPost and Digital Spy, to name a few. So my first goal for 2021 is to keep up this momentum and land commissions in some other dream publications, like Cosmopolitan, Stylist and The Independent (ssh, I’m manifesting over here).
I’ve also realised that I spend far too much time thinking about what to write here, on my personal blog and website, rather than just simply writing. I’ve got about 16 draft posts that are either outdated or half-finished. So, in my efforts to climb the professional ladder, I’m also making a commitment to write more regularly here (yes, I’ve said it before, but I’m determined this time!).
I moved out just at the end of 2020 (so this piece about living with my parents during lockdown isn’t so relevant to me anymore, but I still hope you enjoy it), so being busy with flat-hunting, furnishing and general life admin is another excuse I’ve come up with. But now that I have a lovely home office space, if a little cold and bare (artwork pending), I’ll make good on my commitment to you, who have stuck with me through this.
As for my non-professional, non-writing-related goals, I’ll be reading more – something I did do in 2020 and have been lucky enough to write about – and I’d like to pick up some more creative hobbies.
Suggestions are welcome, because so far I’ve taken to organising 500+ photographs in a box… And there’s still another thousand or so to print…