New Year, Same Me with Some Improvements 

Welcome to 2017, Everybody!

Happy New Years to you and yours. TIS the season to be… Jolly? Why yes, it is. Time to release all old habits and beliefs that has been a hindrance to your emotional and spiritual growth. Time to dust off the old goals and dreams that have been shoved into the back of the closet by day-to-day responsibilities. Time to– well, you get the idea. When we think of New Years, we think of new beginnings, a new lease on life, a do-over to do over all the things that probably failed in the previous years. And as I am writing this post, I was thinking to myself exactly how was I going to reach a new level of audience this year. How was I going to properly articulate my thoughts to my readers on my website? Consistency and honesty. I have always felt that I was honest with both my posts and myself, but I haven’t always been consistent. That changes right now. Today I am making a conscientious commitment to myself and to my readers to be consistent and brutally honest. I will share my day-to-day thoughts, dreams, goals, and advice. Whatever is needed to share with you with the hopes that you too will share with me. Last year I wrote a post on my bucket list, with things that I would like to accomplish in the near and distant future. As nice as it was for me to share that part of me, it was only a one-dimensional side of who Megan is.So this year, I decided to do something a little more intimate.I want to share with you, some of my very personal goals for 2017. Now, I have always had a fear of sharing my goals, especially when they haven’t always panned out to my liking. But as a sign of good faith of committing 1000% to my goals, I’m going to share my top 5 (most important and personal) goals of 2017.

1. Reaching new highs of self love: 

Reaching high levels of self-love is very important to me because there is no love greater than the love that you can give to yourself. There have been many times for when I had looked for love in all the wrong places and people. I don’t mean that I didn’t have love at home because I most certainly did. But I went to love people who didn’t always love me the same way in return. It doesn’t hurt as bad anymore because I know that it is not a personal thing. I know some people can love too much, whereas some people can’t love enough.  It’s not something you can control. However, you can control how much love you put back into yourself. The same love you give to others, pour into your work and careers, your family and friends need to be put back into you. I want this year to be the year that I fall in love with myself all over again. The new and improved me. The 30-year-old me.

2. Continue to grow my audience: 

Now this goal is important to me because this website means the world to me. When I first started blogging about six years ago, it was a hobby for me. It wasn’t a source of income, it wasn’t to bash or trash anyone, it was fun for me to just talk about what I loved. After several years of blogging on WordPress, Blogspot, and even Tumblr, I discovered that writing is really my purpose in life. To grow my audience, for me, is a sign that I am doing something right. It means that like-minded individuals have manifested their way into my life and vice versa. My end goal is not to make money, which wouldn’t be that bad of a thing but to work and learn from some really cool ass people. NYC is only but so big and can offer only but so much, and with the internet, you can come across geniuses who can really help you expand your mind and broaden your ideas.That’s what I want.  

3. Milestone to 30 years old (Journey to 30)

 Last year, I started a new section on my site called, “Journey to 30“, which sole purpose was to chronicle my up-and-coming 30th birthday. Well now the time inches closer and closer to that monumental moment, and there is just a list of things that I would personally like to do during this 30th year on earth. Some of the many things that I would love to do is; get a tattoo, travel more, go to concerts and meet more exciting and ambitious people. Getting a tattoo is a goal that will be met before the end of 2017 and it is important to me for one reason. Adulthood. Some people get tattoos because it is cool, some people get tattoos to memorialize someone or to remind them of something, and then there are those who get tattoos as a traditional custom or religious belief. My reason is probably closer to the latter. This tattoo signifies growth, maturity, and being an adult. I waited til now to get this done because the timing couldn’t be better. 2017 is the year to let go of all the things that have hindered me for the last decade. My twenties were a very rocky, but blessed decade. I met some of the most AMAZING people in the world, and I’ve accomplished so much, including becoming a mother. This is the beginning of the rest of my life and I intend to ride it til the wheels fall off. 

4. To work with Kid Cudi: 

Okay now this was actually a goal that I wanted to keep to myself but then I thought, “What the hell..” so here goes. I want to work with Kid Cudi because he reminds me of every guy that I went to high school with. Young, ambitious, creative, a little goofy, and artistic. I have worked with a lot of people that I have admiration for. People who I have learned so much from, who makes being around them, a joy and an honor. I’ve watched this guy for many years talk about his music and how different it is from others, his ideals of the industry and what sets him apart from other musicians. I want to be surrounded by winners, people who not only believe in themselves but others. I want to work with black creatives who steps out of their comfort zone and make shit happen. People who reach out to their dreams and goals, and does everything humanly possible to see them come to fruition. He is the epitome of just that. 

5. To be financially stable: 

The most important goal for me in 2017 is to be financially stable and secure. I remember this one quote from the series Sex and the city,  where the main character Carrie Bradshaw said, “When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I bought Vogue instead of dinner. I found it fed me more.”And I thought to myself, What kind of standard of ‘Broke’ was she referring to? If choosing a magazine over food is broke, then I wouldn’t mind being broke. But in reality, most people have bills to pay and those bills have a tendency to pile up if not taken care of in a timely fashion. Some people have other responsibilities that require lots and lots of dinero. Children. To be financially secure, to me, means to not be without. It doesn’t stop bills from being paid, but what it means is that you won’t have to struggle to make ends meet. New York is a beautiful place, and I love my hometown. But not only is it very hard to live here, but it is very expensive. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I  lived in the projects, I shared cramped spaces with my mom and 5 siblings, my mom made meals stretch for days. All of those stories you hear in your favorite song, by your favorite rapper, I lived. But now it is time to put an end to that cycle of financially struggling and trying to make ends meet. A$AP Twelvyy of A$AP MOB released a song not too long ago called L.Y.B.B (Resolution) with the line; “This is my last year bein’ broke. Let’s get this money.” I am making a declaration TODAY that this is my last year being broke. 

I would like to thank everyone who read, liked and shared this post and all my other posts over the last year. Writing has always been something that I found myself doing and creative writing is something I loved since grade school. Writing is not only an outlet for creativity and expression, but it is also a way of life. Writing can help people to conquer their biggest fears, to express the anguish that life and other people may have placed on them, it’s a way to escape everyday life and just be one with your higher self. There are so many different ways writing can be measured and even interpret for all to understand. I take my writing very seriously and every post is well calculated and thought through thoroughly. I can only hope that it will be perceived that way.