I have just sat ‘ere in ma dressing gown and scrolled through yeeeeeears worth of my blog.
It is nice to reflect on how life has changed. How seemingly small decisions have shaped your path, and how things really do fall into place over time.
A LOT has changed since the 2014 blog posts. Feeling like a propa adult (kinda) in my own flat with a boyf, my 21 year old self would be like lol wtf in a million years gal pal pffffft. But if I hadn’t gone to that party, decided to say yes or check my Facebook messages, OR not listened to my brother howling ‘forreverrrrr aloooooone’ at me, none of this would have happened. Weird, innit?
Reflecting and planning for another year is important. I ain’t a new years resolution kinda gal, but I do love setting goals. A statement of motivation and the knowledge that absolutely anything and everything is possible. But it also requires hard work every. single. day. I am down for that.
I really, really want to look back on 2017 and feel proud, feel like I have achieved the impossible and oh lawd if you work really hard, great things happen.
Here are my goals for 2017.
TO WEEKLY VLOG, AND STICK AT IT
That’s it. I’m giving YouTube all I’ve got this year. I want to put my efforts into weekly vlogging (fingers crossed it might be kinda interesting *lol*to watch) and there will be a video up at 6PM every Monday YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! Future Immy, if you are reading this back and didn’t stick to it, ur a nincompoop. Oh, I am over here with the first installment if you fancy a ganders.
SEE MORE OF MY GAL PALS
This year has been a whirlwind. Everyone has been SO busy and I haven’t seen as much of my favoruite gal friends as I had hoped. I want more girly sleepovers, trips and adventures. We are growing up so bladdy quickly, I meaaan one of my bezzies got married last year so that’s saying summin’.
By that I mean, work ma friggin bootay off during the week in order to switch off more. I wrote a whole post about that here, but I truly believe that preparation creates opportunities. Managing time and working as hard as you possibly can will take you to amazing places.
MORE MINI ADVENTURES
I love a lil spontaneous adventure. A jolly to a different town, city or country. There is such beauty in exploring a new culture for a few days, getting lost, drinking fine wine and back just in time for your 8AM start the following Monday. Even though it was a 70 pound Ryan Air flight and 24 hours, my trip to Dussledorf with two of my best pals a few years back will always stay with me. Such a last minute decision but a whole load of bladdy hilarious memories.
DROP DOWN TO PART TIME
Well, this is pretty keen. I am totally not ready for this one, alas what’s life if you don’t aim for the highest possible? OF COURSE I can if I put the work in. I would be absolutely over the moon to possibly start my Pilates teacher training, lecture a little at my old uni and use my days to blog. We’ll see.
NEVER WISH FOR FRIDAY
I will not wish days away this year. I will love Monday as much as Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I want to make the most out of my mornings, lunch breaks and evenings. I feel like I’m not too bad at the whole TGIF ting, but I want to always find spontaneous adventures and fun times in weekdays too.
APPRECIATE LIFE IN THIS MOMENT
Everyone goes through tough times, but we also go through great amazing times too. It is SO important just to stop and appreciate that. Take a few minutes to think, well damn all the people I love are doing pretty good, healthy and I am totally happy where I am right now. It is those moments of clarity that will carry you through the down days. The otherwise insignificant giggles in bed, drinking wine with friends, catching up with your mum at the kitchen table. Find happiness and light in your life. Kinda like one of my fave quotes;
“It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”
Pretty nice, ain’t it?
What are your goals for 2017?