New Year, New Me….?

New Year, New Me….?

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?

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  1. December 6, 2017 / 9:13 am

    I had no idea that you were an ice skater! I have absolutely hopeless on the ice, I have absolutely no sense of balance, so I applaud you for doing so well at it! I’m sure that you’ll get the motivation to head back out there in no time! Travelling more is always exciting, and a visit to New York would be absolutely incredible! Here’s to an exciting 2018!

    Abbey 😇

  2. December 6, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Wow you’re an ice skater! That’s so cool! Good luck with your “goals” I always make resolutions and never stick to them. I like the say yes more… I should say no to things that I don’t want to do and yes to things I’d love! Xxxxxxx

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:58 am

      Im trying to get back in to it but its so difficult!!xx

  3. OMG, I didn’t realise that you were an ice skater – that’s immense! I absolutely adore ice skating and I would love to be even better at it! Travelling is also a great goal to set and I really want to travel to more places next year as well but I think I’m gonna try and save as much as possible so that my boyfriend and I can go travelling around the world in 2019! xx

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Thank you! Its an amazing thing to get in to! Oh that sounds absolutely fab!!xx

  4. December 7, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I’m super with you on the love/hate insta feelings and wanting to travel more (something I never make a priority but really MUST!) all amazing goals, GL with them!

  5. December 7, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    I wish you all the luck with your New Years resolutions! I haven’t really thought about what mine are yet. 💖

  6. December 7, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    That’s so cool that you ice skate, I’ve always been terrified of it lol I am trying to convince my boyfriend to come to New York it’s my dream

  7. December 7, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I never knew that you was an ice skater!! I love ice skating – but i’m not any good at it hahaha!! Travelling is one of my goals too!! There’s so many places I want to visit, hope I can get them checked off my list next year!!

    Good luck with all your resolutions girly, hope 2018s a fab year for you!! Xxxx

    Love, Melissa x

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Aaah I havent really spoken about it much! Thank you so much lovely, have an amazing Christmas xxx

  8. December 7, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    love love this post! So many of these goals are the same as mine! I’m completely the same with insta and the saying yes to more things, I’ve learnt this year that it’s so important to grab as many opportunities with both hands as you can! Also I had no idea you were an ice skater, I would’ve loved to have done ice skating! How amazing! I have a similar goal, I really want to go back to my dance lessons, ballet and tap, and hope to do so in 2018! Good luck with getting back on the ice! x

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:56 am

      Thank you so much hunny, I hope you get back in to dancing!xx

  9. December 10, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    I can’t believe you’re an ice skater, what an incredible hobby, I hope you do get back into it next year. Travelling is always something I want to do more of, but I think we’ll be being a lot cheaper next year as we have so much to save up for haha. xx

    Kristy |

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Its very hard work! I know holidays are great but so expensive and over in next to no time!!xx

  10. December 10, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    These are some great resolutions, that’s so cool that you ice skate! This has reminded me to start thinking and prepping for mine haha xx


    • December 14, 2017 / 11:54 am

      Thanks! I always prepare early but hopefully I stick to them this year!xx

  11. Tania Ribeiro
    December 11, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I love this time of the year when you can reflect back and set ourselves new goals. It’s so amazing you did ice skating! I need to set myself goals this year

    Love Tania

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Me too, hopefully I can stick to my goals this year!xxx

  12. December 13, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    This is such an amazing post. I love that you’re an ice skater and would love to know more about it! Saying yes to new things may have to be one of mine to, i’m such a creature of habit it hurts a little. this post has really got my thinking and I can’t wait to sit down and think what I would love to achieve in the next coming year!
    Em x

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Thank you! Me too, I like routines!xx

  13. December 15, 2017 / 4:57 am

    We have the same goals!
    Upping my insta game was a huge one for me. I also just got a new camera, and just barely figured out how to use it properly, but my photos still aren’t up to par. If you have any tips I would love to hear them! My instagram is Shayannmichaela 😊
    I’m also trying to travel a whole lot more next year! Any suggestions on where to go would be greatly appreciated!

    • December 15, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      I have been googling the different settings on my camera every time I use it haha! Hope you get to travel more!

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