Happy New Year! 2016 is taking a lot of low blows right now from people who are reminiscing on the few bad days they had last year. For me, last year was probably the most significant of my entire life. I graduated from college, moved to the city of my dreams and advanced more in my career than I could have ever predicted. No, it was not all happy times, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Anything that didn’t go as planned was simply a lesson learned in order to make this year better than last. 2016 was a year of change. For the first time in my life I am not a student, I do not live with my family and I am in charge of paying for my life all by myself. This year will be all about growth and development. I won’t be at the top of my career, but spending every day laying the bricks for future years.
This year I do not have any new year’s resolutions because I set my goals after moving to New York and I am still following that path. Balancing free intern work and paid assistant styling work to learn as much as possible from every situation. I also plan to continue my “Year of Yes” but doing so in a healthy way so that I say yes to the correct things rather than just everything.
Whatever goals you are working towards, make sure they are obtainable. You may not be able to take over the world in the next 365 days, but you can set the groundwork for yourself. One big goal is great, but breaking it down into a few smaller goals makes it less overwhelming. Think about the end goal every day and then decide what you can do that day to get one step closer.