New Year’s Resolutions 2018
I think it’s fair to say that New Year’s Eve (well for me at least), is a fairly underwhelming experience, given time to reflect over the past year has made me realise the things I failed to achieve… whilst on the slightly depressing topic of past failures, it’s therefore only right to assume that most of us will be making a collection of New Years’ resolutions for the forthcoming year. I, like many others, flit between hating the idea of waiting till a specific day to assert what I want, as anything can be done when and wherever you want it to, BUT yes, I still do rather like making them. So, irrespective of my hypocrisy, let’s get started.
First of all, and I pretty much set this goal for myself every year, only the wording has really changed… I used to tell myself I needed to lose weight, but now instead of gaining happiness from whatever numbers the scales threw back at me, I hope for 2018 that I become happier with my physical appearance. Whatever shape or form that be, I hope I’m able to realise and change if I wish to, anything that bothers me about my appearance, and to eventually accept that although self-doubt will occasionally slip in, that I shall be happy with who I am.
As much as I realise that self-confidence doesn’t just grow on trees, or emerge out of nowhere, it is something I’m committed to work at. I’m seriously looking into starting back at the gym, and I’ve invested in some activewear and new trainers to hopefully motivate myself to get over the anxiety around going in alone. I think that’s mainly the problem for me, I’ve always been too scared to really go anywhere on my own, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone and into new experiences has always seemed to work so far, I just need to make sure that I keep it up in 2018.
My career isn’t something I’ve really spent that much time thinking about, but now that I’ve graduated from university and have an actual degree, it’s probably time to think about what I’d actually like to do with my life. My current job will hopefully offer space to progress, as to be honest, I love it to bits. It is quite strange to say that about food retail, but I do, in the two and half years that I’ve worked there, there have only been a handful of days that haven’t exactly gone to plan, but 99% of the time it’s perfect for me. Hopefully 2018 will bring me more opportunities to advance further in what I do, and I shall try to dedicate more time to achieving those goals.
Let’s move on to a more lighthearted topic… I’d love to travel more, to escape Lincolnshire to well, anywhere really. As much as I love the picturesque and quiet countryside, there’s a part of me that really loves the city. Traveling to London in the later end of 2017 made me realise just how much I love it, I’d love to travel back down there more this year and explore more of what the world has to offer.
As my Master’s degree runs until September, I shall try my absolute hardest throughout the year to achieve a good grade and to successfully graduate in 2019 with a Master’s degree in Theology and Religion. I have to admit, it’s been a LOT harder than I originally thought it would be… I guess they weren’t kidding when they said it was a massive step up from a bachelor’s degree. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it, but it has definitely been a kick up the butt!
So bring it on 2018 !!!