I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently. I achieved so much is 2017, more than I ever thought possible. I finished my degree, I got a first in my degree, I had 3 publications this year! I got a new job, I made a great bunch of new friends. But, I know I still have more to give.
Here are my hopes and plans for the year to come.
Learn – I hope to learn a lot more in 2018. I recently signed up to an art class because I’ve always wanted to learn how to draw. I love to learn and for some reason, I thought it had to stop after I left uni. But there is a huge word out there and so much to learn, you never have to stop. In 2018 I am going to put myself out there and learn as much as I can and hope it can help me further my career.
Laugh – The last three years have been very stressful for me. I was so worried about my grades and doing well at my degree that I didn’t allow myself much time to have fun. That is going to change in 2018. I am going to dedicate time to put my work down (my friends will cheer at that thought, they’re always telling me off for working when we’re hanging out). To find the time to just have a great time, not worry about blog posts and stats and worrying about the future. Take the time to laugh.
Health – I’ve mentioned hundreds of times on this blog about my PCOS but it really is something that affects my life, not just physically but mentally. Hormone imbalances can really mess with your head and how you think, especially about yourself. I’ve struggled with mental health and issues with my weight in the past and this is something I really want to get on top of in 2018. I’m going to try and make decisions based on what is healthy for me, not anyone else.
Work – As I mentioned in my second point, I work a lot. I love to work, to watch projects come to life and to watch myself improve. I’ve done a lot this year, next year I want to do more. My hope is that this blog will grow and I will become more experience with creating content. I’m also hoping to venture onto Youtube. I have been dipping my toe into the water of Youtube for a little while, but I am hoping in the next year I will fully have the confidence to take the plunge and just do it! I love this blog and I want to see it become the best it can be!
Future – I’ve been thinking a lot about the future and what I want to do with my life. I recently lost my Grandma, which was one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with in my life. But losing her kind of woke me up. We only have one life. This life. If we don’t at least try to go after our dreams then what is the point! I came to the conclusion (last night in fact), I may not achieve all of my dreams. And that’s ok. But I’m going to work as hard as I can for them. That way, when my time comes I can look back knowing, whether or not I succeeded, I tried.
Home – Since finishing Uni I moved back home to live with my parents while I saved. The thing is, I’m a different person to the girl who left 3 years ago. I’ve grown up, I’m more independent. I kind of feel in limbo at the moment, like I don’t quite have my place. In the next year I going to be saving like crazy in the hope the I can afford to buy own place, somewhere I can create my own home.
Those are my hopes and plans for 2018! What are your plans for the new year? Let me know in the comments or on social media, links are below!
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