Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a blessed, successful and prosperous 2017, and here’s hoping 2018 brings you even more delights. Today is a day of reflection, realisation and for me, the last day I will eat my weight in turkey and chocolate.
I wrote a post in September about how that was my January, and that still stands true, however, that doesn’t stop me from coming up with a few resolutions/promises/and things I want to achieve throughout 2018. Since I decided to take a small hiatus after my whole blogmas adventure, I thought a good first post back would be this.
I lost track of my goals in 2017 until very late in the year – I forgot what was important until it was almost too late, but now I’m back. I’m at the top of my ladder and I’m only going to go higher. So I thought I’d share a few of my goals with you, some of them are generic, some of them are personal, but most of all, they’re all realistic.
Finish second year of university with no less than a 2.1 average
This is one which is very specific to me. I’m aiming for true academic success, plus, that academic success means I get a scholarship with my postgraduate study (win, win) so I want to finish off this academic year with NO LESS than a 2.1 average. Of course, in hind sight I’m aiming for a first, but like I said, these resolutions are realistic, so that I know I will achieve them.
Continue interning, building up relationships and focusing on the future
It may be more of a guideline than a resolution but it’s important to be this year. I want to continuing forging my path, I want to continuing getting all the amazing experience I am getting, and I want to be one of the best, and that comes through hard work, so I’m working hard.
Eat healthier, drink more water, love myself just that little bit more
I’m not unhealthy. I don’t hate my body. I’m at the crossroads where I could be better, but it could be a lot worse. I want to get back to loving myself every single day when I wake up, that comes from better self care, more energy and well, just feeling like I look good every day. I’ve fallen off the boat over Christmas, but who doesn’t? I always give myself until the 2nd of January, because that means it’s back to work and back to better self care. Mentally and physically.
Continuing saying yes, continuing being adventurous, continuing everything you love
This one is something I started doing in September. I have lived so long trying to just work hard, and I forgot to look around at life. So I started travelling, meeting new people, enjoying my days off instead of working them. I now have a second home in so many places, and I’ve never been more blessed to be who I am. I just want to carry on living.
So many times I’ve let other peoples feelings get in the way of what I feel. I’ve stayed with people because it would upset them if I left, I’ve said and done things to avoid them feeling a certain way, all whilst sacrificing my own mental health. I’m not doing that anymore. My happiness is the most important thing. If I’m happy those around me will be happy, and there will be no more stepping on egg shells or staying somewhere toxic. I’m living my best life and I’m going to be happy doing it.
2018 is my year, it’s my year to be successful, to be loved, to be happy, to be everything I ever wanted to be. It’s the year I will build the foundation for the rest of my life, and it’s the year I learn to love myself again.
Have you got resolutions this year? Or like me are yours more goals? Let me know!