While she is not known for being an author, the instagram sensation Mrs Hinch has very quickly become a household name and her two books best sellers in 2019. Sophie Hinchcliffe is just an ordinary woman, wife and first time mother who has inspired so many by just being herself and entertaining her audience with cleaning and organsing hacks. Her first book ‘Hinch Yourself Happy’ encourages you to embrace the day to day, be grateful for what you have and practice self-love and self-care as often as you can. I’ll be taking into 2020, Sophie’s attitude to gratitude and remembering to be thankful for what I have, even at the most challenging times.
In 2018, I was introduced to the writer Malorie Blackman who is probably most famous for her Noughts And Crosses book series. I know her from an episode of Doctor Who she wrote centered around Rosa Parks who famously refused to stand up on a bus so a white passenger could sit down. I admire how unashamed she is to talk about big issues that no-one wants to address whilst never losing the quality of her writing. I aspire to balance both of those aspects in my writing next year but also remember to stay true to the message I want to put out to the world in everything I do in 2020.
One of my all time favourite books by Rainbow Rowell follows a story of the girl called Cath who is socially awkward and writes her own fan-fiction based on characters she loves. She struggles to believe in her writing when she receives grades she is not that happy with and knocks her confidence in writing. Nevertheless she never gave up on her writing and carried on writing no matter what. This is inspirational for me as I struggle with my confidence with my writing and for 2020 I want to change that. In 2020 I want to have the confidence in my writing that makes me believe that I can potentially make a career out of it because I love writing and never want to give it up. 2020 for me is all about gaining confidence in myself.
My inspiration for 2020 will come from the late Maya Angelou who became a poet and writer after a series of different occupations as a young adult. Since graduating from university, I find myself undertaking a variety of jobs and expect that the start of the new year will be more of the same. Although they may not be the jobs that I want to continue into a career, I understand that it is essential to get to where I eventually want to be. Maya Angelou’s story is a message of working hard to get where you want to be in life which I will take with me into 2020.