Hello WordPress! I have finally been converted from a Blogspot blogger to a WP blogger. Hey, new year, new beginnings right!
So how was your 2014 & what’s up in 2015? My 2014 sucked. I can’t be happier that it’s over. In the last 10 years, I think 2014 takes #2 spot in the list of horrible years. No, nothing major happened, not like 2011 of course. Sure, there were things I learned and good moments I experienced, but overall it wasn’t a very feel good year. I started that year by quitting my awesome job at Facebook and joining a local hospitality company, went on a super fun vacation to Goa with friends, took a liking to Yoga, underwent an operation, had some shitty work experiences in my new job, decided to take the GMAT, took the GMAT & bombed at it, quit my new job, did not travel for the longest time, became nearly financially broke, had no inkling of a love life…..you get the drift. It was definitely an exciting year in terms of nature of events.
To summarize, 2014 was a year of mistakes, weak health and honesty.
But my gut says 2015 is going to be THE year. I don’t know what’s going to happen this year but I know that whatever it is, it’s going to change/define my future. It can be either good or bad, but it’s definitely going to be pivotal and I can’t wait for it!
Let’s talk about what I’m planning for 2015. I’m not big on new year resolutions so once again, I decided not to make any big resolutions. I did decide on a few themes for the year. These themes are based on my personal failures/low points of 2014 plus habits that affect my reputation (Personal and professional). Themes for 2015:
- Be more social
- Build relationships
- Follow through on my promises
I’m excited about it and I believe I’ve started off well this year w.r.t these. But the key is to continue this momentum for the rest of the year.
Apart from this, I’ve taken up some new year challenges that I came across on the internet. I’ve pinned these on my Pinterest board so it’s easy to follow. These things are fun to do and I certainly think these give me a good direction. One of the challenges I’m super excited about and have already begun is the 52 weeks of photo inspiration challenge (found it on Pinterest). This is week 1 of the challenge and I’ve been posting these photos on Instagram. The challenge has a topic/word associated to each week and you’re supposed to take photos related to it. Sort of like the official Instagram-run #WHP series, just simpler (for a novice like me). Topic for week 1 was ‘Resolution’ and you can view the photos on my Instagram account- @sunayansen.
Finally, I want to talk about my blogs- Thoughts Of The Third Eye (Now on WP. Yay!) and From The Desk Of A Businesswoman. So far I’ve never planned for my blogs. Like, I neither had a calendar nor thought of and prepared for posts in advance. I sort of wrote as and when I felt like it. It’s worked well so far; no complaints there. But I think it’s time I upped my game. So this time I’ve made a list of topics I want to write about, days of the week I want to post (to maintain consistency), and made a calendar with the schedule for these posts. So here are some things you can expect from Thoughts and FDB:
Thoughts of the Third Eye (Trulysu)
- Posts every Monday & Thursday @ 1 PM
- Since these posts are just random honest musings, you will see even more intimate posts addressing topics like how I built a relationship with my parents and my take on religion around me
- To maintain consistency, I will post a weekly collage of photos I take during that week
From the Desk of a Businesswoman (FDB)
- Posts every Tuesday & Saturday @ 1 PM
- More kinds of guest posts (hint: Audio Q&As!) and international guests (Tomador de Riesgos 2.0)
- Giveaways! (Who doesn’t love giveaways?!)
Please do comment on this post telling me what you’re expecting from 2015, any challenges that you’re following and post ideas you’d like me to consider. I’m sometimes lost about topics to blog about and I’d love for you to help me out.
I’m excited about 2015! I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a new year! Lots to do, lots to learn, lots to experience and lots to share with you. I have a good feeling about this year and hope you do too. Best of luck for 2015!
♠ Happy New Year ♠