A Lookback on 2017 + 2018 Goals

So this is it. The blog post that you will inevitably see everywhere – all about 2017 and new resolutions to take into the new year. I actually like reading them to see what everyone’s been up to, see what ambitions they have, and because I’m generally a very nosey person. So if you’re like me, read on as I look back on one of my best years and plan for the year ahead…

2017

This year was honestly amazing in so many ways to help me grow as a person. I went into 2017 scared, single, and a bit all over the place if I’m honest. It was my last year of uni, things were kicking off in my personal life, I had deadlines, nights out, fallouts, flings, everything. There are some things I’m proud of myself for and some things I’m definitely not – like the horrendous 2 day hangovers I put myself through or endless Domino’s to help ease these said hangovers.

I’ve put on a bit of weight (yikes not happy about this), dyed my hair, improved my makeup skills and ability to get ready in an hour for a night out. But I’ve also became stronger, more resilient, and a little sassy motherBEEP that has started to do things for me and me only. Not in the selfish way, but if something or someone isn’t making me happy anymore, I just put a stop to it and cut ties. Which is something I’d never do before because I’d been too scared or weak and would much rather just go along with it for the mean time instead of seeing how it could affect me in the long run. I guess you could say I’ve gained perspective.

I also met the most amazing, incredible person in the middle of the year, who makes me so happy and I’ll be forever indebted to him for doing that. HI BEN!! I always thought I knew what love was until he came into my life and flipped it all around for the better. I wasn’t looking for a boyfriend and by no means am I saying you can’t conquer certain things single, but it does help having that constant support and little cheerleader pushing you on when things get rough.

If you wanted to see a more in-depth look into what I’ve gotten up to then check my “Where have I been?” blog post for more info!

So now onto 2018…

2018

For 2018 I want to focus more on being healthy and strong. I know a billion people say this at the start of the year and join the gym for a week then never go back…but I refuse to do this. I’m not saying I’m fat by any means but my fitness level is basically non existent and I don’t feel strong in myself at all. Also all the fat I have gained lies on my gut/waist meaning I don’t fit into my trusty Topshop Jamie jeans anymore which KILLS me. I’ve signed up to do Mind’s RED January which you can find more about here, and also the Great North Run in September too. So having these goals should help me along.

I also want to make some more time for myself. I hardly ever just gave myself space to breathe and actually chill out. The other day I went to bed early, put my aromatherapy diffuser on (sad but I love it) and read a book. That was it. But having that time to myself for even an hour was so amazing and I want to do it more. Even if it’s just spending the time to put a face mask on or painting my nails in absolute silence – they’re the little things. I think it’ll also help with my anxiety too.

And lastly – I just want to continue on the happy little course that I’m on. I’m doing so much better than I was this time last year and there’s no stopping me. I want to still achieve the things I’ve set out to, still be happy, in love and on course to be successful in my career. This time next year I want to look back on this blogpost and tick off everything I’ve achieved. It’s only up from here as they say!

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What are your plans for this year? What did you achieve in 2017? Do you have any exciting goals? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear them all (remember what I said about being nosey…). But seriously do share.

I hope you all had a brilliant New Year x

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