‘ The best time for new beginnings in now. ‘
Happy New Years Eve! It’s actually the last day of 2017! I honestly thought it has been a pretty awful year for me, but after writing yesterday post I noticed that a lot more good things have happened than I realised. I would like to end the year with a motivational, positive mood today. This is why I want to share with you my goals for the new year. I feel like if I post them, make them live, then I have more reason to stick to them because I have no way of getting out of them. Each of my goals is here, for me and everyone to see!
Yesterday post consisted of the things I had achieved within the 365 days of 2017. A new job is one of those things. I actually start this job in just 2 days time! I would really like to throw myself into my working life, collecting a career for me to progress in, not just for 2018. I am super excited to start this job, I just really hope the excitement (and nerves) doesn’t fizzle out quickly. I feel like if you aren’t nervous and excited to go to work then there isn’t any point in you being there, meaning it is time for a change.
Mental Health is something I struggle with on a daily basis. I would really like to start being a little more open about this. Whether that means talking to people about it, or accepting that is is a problem. It’s something I have to battle every single day of my life. I have definitely picked myself up a lot the past year, which is something I would really like to keep working at. I enjoy my life at the moment, I have everything I would ever need, and more!
My comfort zone is something I like to stay pretty safely inside of. Every single time I take a step out, even just with one foot, I beam with pride. I would like to start doing this a little more. I feel like I would be a lot happier, (and probably more fun) if I started pushing myself, doing things I wouldn’t do every day.
My boyfriend and I have got 2 holidays planned for 2018. The first is a weekend away with my immediate family: Mother, Father, Brother, Three sisters and my sister’s partner. We are heading down to Snowdonia for my 21st birthday!! Yes, I turn 21! The second is over in Italy! Somewhere I have always wanted to visit, because of its beauty (and food!). Both of these trips are things I want to take a lot of photos of, capturing every moment. Making both of these memorable trips.
An organisation system is something I feel I could have a lot more of. In 2017 the Bullet Journal really took over the internet. They are a cross between a journal and a planner. You purchase a book with either squared paper or dotted paper. It is fully customizable. You can make it as messy or as neat as you want. This is why I really like these. I would really like to start using one in the new year. You can not only plan what you’re doing but also keep track of things. I would like to add a Habit Tracker, so I can start to know how and when things turn into a downward spiral. I simple food journal sounds appealing to me as well. Eating healthy isn’t something I have ever done, but I notice when I don’t eat chocolate every day I feel a lot better.
During 2017 I managed to hit 500 followers. I would like to keep growing my blog page, gaining new followers all the time. I would love to get my blog page to 1,000 by the end of 2018. That would make me so happy!
Toward the end of 2017, I really allowed my blog to take the back seat of my life for a while. This is something I do not want to do again. I absolutely love blogging and everything that comes with it. Getting myself a proper schedule is something I really hope to do. Setting certain days in the week for a new blog post, as well as certain days for me taking photos and writing each post.
Social Media is something that goes very closely with blogging. I would love to grow both Twitter and Instagram platforms. I find Twitter so much easier to grow, but I enjoy Instagram so much more. I am aiming to post at least once a day on both of these. Whether it just be a link to my most recent blog post, or something a little more personal. Make sure you are following on both to come along with me!
That is most of the goals I have for the 365 days that will make 2018. What are your goals for the year? Jade