It’s a new year, so it’s a new beginning. Happy New Year! I had to start with that of course, because it’s 2017! The last weeks (and even months) I’ve been brainstorming about how to make Miss Renate better, but mostly challenging for me.
Blogging Regularly, but with the Exception
I came to the conclusion when I started blogging again that I only made difficult articles. I want that every article is perfect quality, but also helpful and fun to read. I want to be innovative and original, because I think that’s the most important. This means that I need to do a lot for every article and I really mean a lot! If you still think blogging is easy you are completely wrong. The pictures, the preparations, the texts, research, but also everything I want to learn every time to make it better. I’m really eager to learn and I want to see progress, so with every picture, every text and every little thing I did lots of research and been preceded by practice.
The problem is I’m chronically ill, but I’m also working on some (important) projects and it only took a month before I got some kind of burn out. I couldn’t stop crying, I felt horrible and there was nothing I wanted to do. I just realized I’ve gone way too far over my limits. I just realized there was need a change.
After a long time thinking I came to a few conclusions and this is one of them: blogging regularly, but with the exception. I can give myself room to breathe: it doesn’t work today, because.. I’m too sick, too tired, not feeling happy, having important appointments.. but I’m someone with discipline, so I will do the best I can to post as much articles as possible. It’s just time to learn it’s okay if something doesn’t work out for once and to take a step back every now and then.
I Miss(ed) the Challenge in Blogging
I just felt that the challenge was gone. That’s why I decided to focus in 2016 on graphic design. This is also something I’m already doing for a long time, from the age of 8 I started in paint and made my own headers. It just was time in 2016 to sit down for this and to learn everything about it, to practice and finding my own style. I really love doing this, so I will keep doing it in 2017 and probably longer, but I’m even a little lost already with challenge on this now.
I’m now focusing on learning more about coding and webdesign, the languages French and Spanish, Photoshop for advanced, I learn more about the camera settings, filming and video editing, I want to learn more about the green lifestyle, watercolor and mostly botanical art is something I’m learning already for a while, bookkeeping, I even play the piano again.. oh it’s so much I’m learning, the list is endless! I really love learning, it’s something that’s really my thing and what I love to do, but if I know it then I’m already like: okay what’s next? So I’ve been searching and still searching, but there is more clear to me already, what I need to feel the challenge again. I don’t think there will be extremely changes, but for me it will be completely different and especially innovative and that’s what I want! I want a challenge!
Time for Other Projects
When will I start? I hope in the beginning of 2017, but I don’t mention a date. We will see when I’m ready for it!