Sorry for the radio silence recently, felt that I wanted to spend Christmas with my family and really live in the moment and enjoy it all. I thought I’d kick off 2018 with a blog post all about some goals that I have set myself for this year. I find it quite therapeutic? or fun? not sure what word to use to describe it, but I love making little goals for myself so that in a years time I can look back and appreciate how far I have come (or not come in the case of some bad habits haha).
For 2018 I want to make some big changes to how I live my life and hopefully in a years time I can look back and think, wow, look how far I’ve come!
So here goes… I want to say yes more often. I can’t think of the amount of times in the past couple years where I’ve been too nervous or afraid of the consequences of something and I’ve said no. I want to be able to say yes, anytime someone asks me to go for a drink or to a party without feeling afraid or anxious. I want to be braver and care less what people think. When I started this blog I was quite afraid of people’s perception of me and jumping on the bandwagon of blogging. I find myself always wondering what people will think, if I post a certain picture or wear a certain piece of clothing. Sometimes, I become more focussed on what people think about me than I do about how I feel about myself. I want to love myself. This sounds a bit strange, but I feel like I don’t give myself enough credit. I always pick out my flaws and things that I could work on. “Don’t slouch so much”, “Don’t do that”, “Don’t say that”, I am my worst critic. I need to tell myself that I am proud of what I’ve achieved! You started a blog and kept at it, you got a job and are loving it, you are doing well! I want to have more confidence in myself. I know this is kind of similar to what I just said, but I want to be able to wear some truly outrageous items of clothing, without a care in the world what other people think. I have slowly started buying things that I thought I would never wear, and turns out I love it. Bought myself some funky trousers yesterday that are a bit out there, and aren’t “conventional” but who cares. 😉 I want to stop biting my nails. Okay so this one isn’t that major, but I am definitely one of those people that bite their nails and just can’t break the habit. I stopped for AGES last year and my nails were beautiful, I was obsessed. I then got pretty stressed, trying to find a job, and lo and behold here I am… again. I say this all the time, but I want to get back into Yoga. Yoga makes me so happy and has taught me so much about my body and breathing. It is one of my go-to stress relievers, but I am just so tired when I get home from work, that I rarely have the time or energy to do a practice. Hopefully, once I get back into the swing of things, I can sort myself out and really get stuck in with it all again.
Overall, I want to be happy. I am already very happy with my life at the moment. I have a great job, lovely flat with some amazing flatmates, a supportive and loving family, a wonderful boyfriend and some truly fabulous friends. I couldn’t ask/need more. I just want to enjoy every moment, explore the world, meet new people and just live life to the fullest. (Man, this got quite deep quite quickly, I do apologise).
2018 will be a big year for me. My first year in full-time employment, moving into the big city of London with my best friend, and hopefully getting to see new places and explore new horizons. I hope 2018 is everything you hope for and more.
What are your 2018 goals?? Let me know in the comments below as I would love to know 🙂