Wow, can you believe that 2016 is already over? I’m not going to focus on what happened this year, but rather wanted to share some of my goals for 2017, both blogging and personal.
ART EVERY WEEK: Ever since I got ProCreate on my iPad, I’ve been drawing more. My main goal next year is to create something every week; I’ll be sharing it on my twitter.
||BLOG MORE: I’m pretty sure this was my goal last year too, and I didn’t blog more. Whoops. I’ve already started filling my editorial calendar this year, so here’s hoping I actually stick to it!
||OPEN AN ONLINE SHOP: This idea has been floating in my head for some time now, and I have a pretty good idea of what I want to sell. The only thing hanging me up is all the legal stuff, so I need to get my butt in gear and get that settled. Then I can do the fun stuff, like actually making the products :)
||10,000 STEPS A DAY: Not your typical “eat healthy” & “workout more” – I just want to be able to say that yes, I walked my 10k steps a day and met my goals. That fitbit isn’t just a piece of jewelry! I’m also going to try and be more active in Powerpuff Bloggers, a fun community for nerdy bloggers to stay active.
What are your goals this year?
Can you believe 2015 is over?? In some ways it was a great year, and some ways…not so much. But that seems to be how every year goes, huh? I’m really looking forward to all 2016 has to offer.
I neglected blogging for most of the year in favor of cosplaying, but next year that won’t be the case. I have plans to mesh cosplaying and blogging, as well as some other ideas I’m pretty excited about.
I’m not getting into any personal goals here, but I do have a few blog goals that I’d like to share with you:
- Produce more original content. I really want to incorporate cosplay more into the blog, so I’m planning on doing both cosplay tutorials and cosplay walkthroughs (which I started doing on my cosplay tag).
- Videos. Speaks for itself. Why are there no videos on Kyla Is Inspired yet?
- Work with others. After the year gets rolling, I want to collaborate with others for a new blog series, or maybe feature some other cosplayers here. I’m not too sure where I want to go, but I definitely want to collab with others. If you want to work with me let me know!
And that’s about it…just a few goals, that will really have an impact on Kyla Is Inspired. I’m looking forward to all 2016 has to offer, I’ve got some great things that will happen personally, and I already have tickets to all my favorite conventions (Anime Boston, PAX, Connecticon).
What are you most looking forward to in 2016?
So you may have noticed I’ve been a bit silent this past week, but I have just been so busy. I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my cosplays, and I just got a huge (32-portrait) freelance illustration project, so my spare time has been spent away from blogging. Yikes, this summer is going by so fast!
And speaking of going by fast, this week I’ll be going to Montreal for vacation! What? I booked this back in March, and I’m not even exaggerating when I say I haven’t thought about it.
So I need your help!! We’re staying at the L Hotel in Old Montreal, but I have no idea what to do while there! Do you have any advice for staying in the city? And sights I can’t miss? How about any great food places?
See you next week!
So, today is my 25th birthday! It feels a bit strange to be a quarter of a century, but I feel like this is a good age for me. Most of my friends are older than me, so mentally I’ve felt like I have been 25 for a year now. It’s been a crazy year, I quit my last job, started a new one, took a vacation, took a blog break, started cosplaying as a new hobby, and started blogging again with a bit of a shifted focus.
I am happy that the one thing that has remained consistent has been this blog – and you guys, my readers, always have the sweetest words and most encouraging comments. So thank you! You never cease to put a smile on my face after a bad day.
I don’t normally post personal items on the blog, but I wanted to share some of my goals for next year, taken from my “25 before 26” list (which a lot are actually carried over from last year’s list)…some are serious, but some are silly!
- Don’t sweat the small stuff
- Go running more
- Finish five cosplay costumes
- Don’t be afraid to go out after work
- Take [another] vacation
- Purchase solid, investment wardrobe pieces
- Buy a new couch
- Grow my bangs out
- Finish illustrations that I start
- Collaborate on creating blog/cosplay videos
Hopefully next year, this post will have kept me accountable to complete them!
What have some of your goals been this year? Are you keeping up with them?
As you may know, this weekend I attended Anime Boston – and had a fantastic time! I only went on Saturday, but I know for next year to go for all three days!
These are some photos that were snapped at the convention – once the weather gets warmer, I can’t wait to shoot this costume. I have some great places in mind :)
photos by Stolen Soul Photography
Costume details: Jacket, skirt, and necklace were made by me. Corset was bought online, and altered by me. Wig & petticoat were also bought online. Contacts from Pinky Paradise.
The costumes were amazing. I was in awe all weekend by the amazing details that people put into their costumes – you can see some of the photos I took here. I’m hoping in the future to do some ‘cosplay round-up’ posts :)
What did you do this weekend?