My first post of 2019! I hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year. I guess I’m jumping on the band wagon with a resolutions post. However, were not calling it that because I’d never to stick to it, so we’re just keeping them as goals. I’ve been thinking about attainable goals now for a while and thought I’d finally put them altogether in a post.
In February, I’ll have been blogging for 4 years. But putting all honesty on the table, I’ve never felt so low about it. I adore the writing and appreciate this platform I’ve had to share my thoughts. Whilst its easy to say I don’t care about the likes, followers or comments, it has affected me when it feels like all of the above has just reached a standstill. What’s worse is I don’t know what I’ve done wrong for it to happen.
Having said all that, my blog is something I’ve put too much time into to just give up. I genuinely don’t know what I’d do with my free time if I didn’t do this. So my first goal for 2019 is to continue working on it because doing this is what makes me happy.
Speaking briefly of my free time, this year I’d like to volunteer. This is something both my Mum and I are interested in and something we’ve wanted to do for a while now. We’ve started researching where’s best to volunteer and at the minute were looking into homeless charities in our area. If anyone does any volunteering, I’d love to know your experience and how you got into it.
I have wanted to get a helix piercing for the longest time now. However, I’ve always put it off because I never had anyone to go with, I’d told my Mum I didn’t want anymore done, excuses, excuses, excuses. But since starting uni, I found out one of my best friends I’ve made also really wants to get hers done. So now I have someone to go with, I have zero excuses and decided to stick it in this post, which means I have to do it, (obviously).
4. Go to a Concert
This is almost embarrassing to admit but the last concert I went to was Girls Aloud. GIRLS ALOUD. That must have been at least 10 years ago because I was probably only about 8 or 9. So its about time, I went to see someone else. I’d like to think that since the Girls Aloud days, my music taste has grown and I should have options on who I could go see perform. Unfortunately, its very unlikely Taylor Swift is touring again this year because she is most definitely top of my list.
Last year, was the ULTIMATE whirlwind and I only left England once. This year, its already planned to go to Italy with uni and hopefully a chilled family holiday during the Summer. I’m so excited that now I’m settled into the new house, I can get back to travelling more.
Yoga has been in my life probably as long as blogging has. Although yoga has been a lot more sporadic, it has helped me more than I ever thought it could. After I moved house, I couldn’t bring myself to do it at all, it didn’t feel right, I didn’t have the patience for it and I think I didn’t want to ruin the memory of doing it in the old house. Is that weird? Most likely. But when Adriene (from Yoga with Adriene) announced her 30 days of yoga, I knew I had to get back into it. I’ve completed the 30 days for the past couple of years (True & Revolution) and I’m already loving Dedicate (this years series). I’d like to see this goal as more of a reminder to keep yoga in my life because of how beneficial it is.
If I hadn’t have already started going to the gym for the past couple of months then I probably wouldn’t include it here. Mainly because we all know so many add Gym to their resolutions but the thought of going when its busy (as it always is in January) we never end up going. However, I think I’ve found the perfect gym, it has a swimming pool, different classes and I get a personal trainer who helps alter my routine depending on what I want to work on every few weeks. So for someone who used to only know how to use the treadmill and that’s it, this is PERFECT. I’m now using the arm curl and the rotary torso, like I know what I’m doing (and I sort of do). My goal for this year is to carry on going because at the minute, I’m really enjoying it.
On my Christmas list this year was a vegetarian recipe book. My goal for this year is to have a flexitarian diet. According to the BBC Good Food website their definitions states: “Flexitarianism or ‘casual vegetarianism’ is an increasingly popular, plant-based diet that claims to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health with an eating regime that’s mostly vegetarian yet still allows for the occasional meat dish“. Frankly, I don’t want to give up meat but I understand I need to make a conscious effort to eat less of it. As you can see, I’ve put sticky notes on every recipe I’d like to try and there was A LOT. After having tried a couple already, I know this ‘flexitarian’ lifestyle is attainable. 2019 will be the year I have more veggie meals than meat meals.
9. Work Experience
Finally, my last goal of 2019 is to do some work experience. I’m not certain on the job role I’d like to aim for, but I’d like to start experiencing the industry to give me a better understanding. I also think work experience is becoming more important to potential employers so its definitely a beneficial goal to want to achieve.
What would you like to achieve this year?
Lots of Love,