Another year nearly gone, another set of resolutions to make for next year. I know a lot of people think resolutions are a lot of rubbish (sometimes I even think that as I never tend to stick to them, oops) but there’s just something about a new year coming up that makes everything seem so fresh. A new year for me means new goals, a fresh mindset and lots of crossed out dates – goodbye, 2017!
Now we’re in the festive period, I thought it was time to finally face the dreaded ‘New Year, New Me’ and all that jazz. This year, my goals aren’t anything massively out of the ordinary, but in fact, sorting my sh*t out. I think it’s so easy to get lost in things when you always have so much going on, and so things you love get put on the back burner and it becomes all about work. Eurgh, no fun at all. I’m quite frankly fed up of having to drop things I enjoy because there’s not enough hours in the day, I’m exhausted, or there’s more important things to prioritise. 2018 is coming and 2018 is the year I focus on myself. Hooray for self love and care. Ha.
1. Get my ass back on that ice.
Between 2016/17, I completed my ice skating levels upto Ice Free Silver. I absolutely loved being on the ice although the level I got up to was really challenging. Admittedly, I didn’t put enough effort into having more ice time which meant I couldn’t perfect any of the footwork/jumps I needed to. I didn’t have enough time and one lesson a week just wasn’t getting me anywhere, so eventually I stopped going. It’s one of my biggest regrets so I am absolutely getting myself back on the ice next year.. I’m not sure my legs will thank me for it after a few months out though.
2. Up my insta game
Ahh, the love/hate relationship with Instagram arises again. I love insta, you can sit for hours looking through people’s perfectly portrayed life, big up all your besties selfies, grab inspiration from countless profiles.. oh and also creepily like that flat lay that was posted a whole 5 days ago. Last month I was lucky enough to get a proper camera.. I still don’t have a scooby-doo how to use it but I’m enjoying giving it a go. It’s definitely spurred me on to take more creative photo’s and hopefully it will help me beat those Insta blues!
3. Start saying ‘Yes’ to new things
In general, I’m quite a worrier when it comes to new things and I much prefer sticking to what I know as that’s what I most feel comfortable with.. boring, I know. Next year I’m really going to try to challenge myself to pick up new hobbies and start trying new things. In October, I joined Young Farmers which was very different for me because although I now live in the middle of nowhere in the countryside, I am actually the biggest townie ever.. and.. I’m absolutely terrified of sheep. Although I love meeting new people, I put off joining for ages because I thought I would stick out like a sore thumb. Turns out, I actually like it.. A prime example of why I need to start saying yes!!
4. Travel more
I honestly have a serious case of wanderlust, and it’s bad. Really bad. I can’t stop looking at places I want to visit and frantically texting my best friend with ‘we need to go here’ or ‘can we go there next year’ – sorry Jessica. New York is definitely on the top of my travel list.. get me skating in Central Park when it’s snowing, carrying 500 shopping bags around with me and eating the biggest slices of pizza imaginable. Yes please.Somewhere I’m also keen to visit next year is Iceland as it looks so fascinating.. so we will see where 2018 takes me! Going to Venice and Spain this year has definitely left me needing more holidays!
Have you thought about any resolutions for next year?