2019 - Here we come

Sunday 30 December 2018

I am not one for New Year's resolutions. I always feel like they are a challenge that I set myself and it is almost like I am willing myself to fail. Instead, I like to set goals. Yes, I know. They are pretty much the same thing, goals and resolutions. But I feel like the word ‘goals’ has a different ring to it. To me, it means that I am aiming to achieve something. It doesn’t matter if I don’t but if I do, I am allowed to be proud of myself. 

My goals for 2019 are:

Since taking some time off blogging and uni work (just for Christmas) I have noticed that I move very fast. And although this is excellent for things such as my work ethic, it also means that I get burnt out very quickly. If I was a candle, I would be almost completely burnt down to the bottom. And that means that certain things suffer. Although my university work and blog is up to tip-top condition. My mental health may suffer one week or my social life might take a dip because I haven’t slept in properly in a week. Basically, I forget to have a little fun. 

I love writing cards and I feel like it’s the oldest form of affection. What is better than seeing a hand-written note in your post? It shows that someone cares enough to sit down and write out something rather than quickly typing out a text message or snap chatting you. Although I still do write letters, I want to write more.

My degree contains a lot of writing - 13,000 words to be exact. So, I usually forget to write just for fun. I love writing, I always have. But somewhere between taking my degree and moving to university, I have forgotten that writing is something I really adore. It doesn't always have to be for a grade and no-one has to see every piece of work, sometimes, I can just write for myself. 

Ok, so as I said, I don't have many goals for this new year because I really don't want to set myself up for failure. However, there are definitely some things I am looking forward to this year. 
Firstly - I am really looking forward to going to see The Book of Mormon with my boyfriend in January. 
Secondly - I am really excited to finally finish university and get my own place with my best friend. In the new year, after all my work is handed in, I will start my journey to moving to Brighton. I guess you can count this is as two things I am looking I am looking forward to in 2019, I am excited to finish university and to move to Brighton. 
Thirdly - I want to see where my blog goes. Blogging has been a great outlet for me and with my little blog turning a year old in January, I am excited to see where it goes!

Thank you for reading this post and now that I am back from my little break, I will return to regular posting. I hope you all had a great Christmas and let's begin 2019, with a smile!

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  1. Good goals, especially the slowing down one.... take time to smell the flowers instead of brushing past them!xx love you. Your slightly barmy mummy.xx

  2. Lovely set of goals. Happy New Year! x

  3. writting more letters is such a cute idea, I love it when I receive letters and cards in the post. I might have to try and send more too x

  4. Moving too quickly is something that I'm definitely guilty of as well! Great post x


    1. Thank you Faye, I love seeing your name in my comments!

  5. I think goals and resolutions are different too! I don't like to make resoluations because no one really keeps them, but I think goals are more solid! I want to write more for fun too. I love writing. Happy New Year! xo

  6. Great goals!

    Moving too quickly is definitely something a lot of us are guilty of doing! I love that you've set slowing down as a goal. It's different!

    And writing letters and cards is so cute and more thoughtful with the amount of social media and emails these days it's easily done. The efforts that go into writing a letter is more meaningful.

    All the best for 2019 xx

    1. Thank you Sadie! Hope the start to your new year was good!

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