Sunday, 1 January 2017

2017 | Goals

 New Years is always a time of reflection for me, as it is for many others. I think there is something so refreshing and exciting about the change of a year ahead which makes me reflect on the past year and look towards the future in an entirely different light. After the interesting year that was 2016, I'm hoping that 2017 is one of those years that restores hope for everyone and makes it feel like it's worth carrying on doing our own thing for.

I've always liked to set myself goals, and this year will be no exception. I've pretty much kept most of my goals from the last year but 2017 is all about pushing myself and going beyond my comfort zone. Confidence has never really been my strong point but I'm hoping that this year gives me a chance to forget all of that, and push myself.
  • Travel somewhere with one of my best friends from uni, Mary. We've been saying we're going to do this for three years now so 2017 is the day it will happen! No matter where we go we will have the best time I'm sure.
  • Finally buy a light-box and focus a bit more on my photography! I found it very frustrating last year, but only time will tell if I can improve it a little. 
  • Rent, or buy (if we miraculously find a house!) a place to call our own. We're excited to be moving out but also so grateful to my parents for putting up with us for nearly two years! It's definitely the next step for us to take and I am so looking forward to it. 
  • Go to at least three new different places: maybe even a new continent! I love exploring the world and seeing new places so this is another year to go continue to do so. I'd love to visit Germany or Poland this year!
  • Learn a new skill. Learning a language, or a bit more about SEO would be great. I'm hopefully going to be able to have a bit more time to do so as well so that's exciting!
  • A very generic one, but I want to get a bit more active! I really enjoy swimming but memberships are so expensive. I want to find something that gets my heart pumping without spending too much money!
  • Keep up with my gratitude journal; I have been doing this for two years now and really helps me to focus on the good. Especially on bad days!
2017 is set to be a very exciting year. Whilst 2016 was excellent, I'm hoping for more next year which will only come from pushing myself to be better. Here's to spending a year out of my comfort zone!

What are your goals for 2017?



  1. Germany is beautiful, I hope you get to go :)

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    1. I have been once before, but would love to explore one of the bigger cities like Berlin or Munich! XXX

  2. I recommend running if you are looking for a cheap activity. Download the Nike app for free, and get out there and start running, its amazing what a difference it cn make to you physically and mentally.
    Ooooh loving the travel plans, I'd love to try Poland too.
    Wishing you all the luck with the house hunting and all the best for 2017.
    Happy New Year!
    x tink jayne adventures x

    1. Ooh that's a great idea, I might have to give it a go! I always feel a bit embarassed running because someone once said I ran weirdly (haha!) but I think I would like to so something a bit different. Why not! Thank you, and you too, I have loved reading about your adventures last year!


  3. Love your gratitude resolution. I've kept my journal for a long time now and it feels so good!


    1. I love it, it really does help to put things in perspective especially when things don't go according to plan! XX


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