What's an accomplishment in writing/journalism/media that you're looking to attain/complete/finish in the next year and how do you think doing it will affect your life, if at all?
The other thing I've kind of learned about myself as far as journalism goes is I think I'm more comfortable with being a journalist who talks about dating and relationships and covers lifestyle stories. It's given me a deep satisfaction when I've written guides telling people where to go or what to do. That stuff may seem hackey to some people, but not to me. As a reader, there are people I follow who when they say, go check out this place, I go. I appreciate those people and I want people to appreciate me in a similar way.
There's a lot of pressure to be a certain type of writer or to write about "important things." I think I was succumbing to that pressure for a while, frustrated at myself for doing things like dating when there was more important things in the world to worry about. But I've realized, I can be conscious of those things and care about those things, and don't necessarily need to rite about those things. Other people can probably do it better than I can, so I should just let them.
And I think all of that plays into what is my ultimate goal for this year, which is kind of abstract but I'll say it anyway. I want to be comfortable being the writer that I am and within that find ways to improve and get better.