2017 has been a mammoth year for me, I quit my job, relocated to Cornwall and now I’m about to embark on freelance life – I cannot wait! I’ve been thinking about my 2018 goals for a while now and today I thought I’d share some of them with you!
Explore More of Cornwall
Moving back to Cornwall has been one of my highlights of 2017. When I first moved down for university, all of my spare time was spent exploring. I loved roadtripping to new places along the coast and would find any excuse to be by the sea. Since moving back this year, I’ve been adventuring less. Mostly due to working and general life getting in the way, I’ve not ventured far from home. With full time freelancing on the horizon, I am excited to get out and about creating in Cornwall again.
Work with Local Creatives
I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past few years trying to figure out where I fit in the photography world. There are certain practices and industry norms that I completely disagree with and it’s taken a while for me to really find my focus. I want to create images that align with my values and promote being outdoors. In 2018 I’m looking forward to working with sustainable fashion and lifestyle businesses, as well as couples and local creatives.
Create a Weekly Vlog
I’ve really enjoyed creating videos during 2017, something I didn’t think I’d be saying this time last year! Living in Cornwall, we are surrounded by beautiful places that I can’t wait to film! Vlogging is something I am starting to really enjoy and in 2018 I am aiming to create more regular videos ( at least one a week.) I’ll be uploading them to my YouTube channel so be sure to subscribe!
Get back into Gig Rowing
I first got into Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing in my final year of university and it helped me in so many ways. Getting out on the water, whatever the weather, is so calming to me and I am looking forward to making rowing a part of my life again in 2018.
Write an eBook
That’s right, the slowest reader in her class, who wore special blue glasses because the words would jumble and disappear on the page, she’s going to write a book! By far my biggest goal for 2018 is to write and publish my own eBook. I’ve got my topic and I can’t wait to get started, it’s a mammoth challenge but I am excited to get stuck in!
Take More Photographs
For the last year or so, my personal photography has had to take a backseat. The pressures of adulting and finding a proper job took over and subsequently, I had less time for my photography. I’m really excited to finally shoot the ideas I’ve been dreaming of for years. I’m also hoping to rekindle my love of film photography this year. I find the whole process enchanting and you can’t beat the magic of printing photographs in the darkroom!
What are you hoping to achieve in 2018? What are your biggest goals?
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