Happy New Year! I don’t make personal posts often – but I decided to post a recap of 2018! This last year flew by so quickly; between work and school, there was always a lot going on! I feel like I was just doing my start of the year Whole 30 (oh wait – maybe because I’m also doing that right now).
Last year I took the Myers-Briggs Personality Test which really explained a lot about myself to me. My results determined that I am an INFP personality type. One thing that I read was that many INFP’s are writers, poets, and actors. I have been writing for many years, and that made me decide on creating my blog.
“INFPs have a talent for self-expression, revealing their beauty and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.”
I also got married in July! The first half of the year I spent on all the planning, little details and crafting. Most of my extra time went into getting everything together for our special day – which turned out fabulous.
After the wedding, I found that I had so much free time. This was now the time for me to work on my goals of starting a new blog, as I had stopped blogging in 2009 (old blog). In July I created my WordPress account as Karissa Doll-Urban. Being just married, I was still in between last names. Doll, my maiden name, is still relevant to my poetry – so I’ve decided to keep this username. By the end of the year, my blog had 725 different visitors with 1,207 views. I am in awe that my words have reached so many people and countries.
After starting my blog, I felt brave enough to start doing poetry readings as well. I have posted some of my readings to the blog – stay tuned for more in this new year!
My last update is that music is still one of my greatest inspirations. I would go as far as saying I’m obsessed with Spotify after I listened to it for 78,546 minutes (54.54 days of non-stop music). I am constantly looking for new inspiration, and this year I would say that it was Chelsea Cutler. (Side note: Thomas Rhett, Taylor Swift and He Is We most likely ended up there because I saw them all in concert last year!)
If anyone is curious what inspires me, they can find my top 100 songs of 2018 below:
Thank you, everyone, for keeping up with me and my blog!