It’s that time of year again, where we reflect on the year that’s gone and look forward to the one ahead. When I look back on 2017 it’s hard to remember what I actually did, my memories are just filled with university stress and drunken student nights out. I didn’t travel and quite honestly I didn’t really achieve much. So when faced with the majority reflecting on all the amazing places they’ve visited and things they’re proud of, it makes me embarrassed to say, my 2017 was very average. I don’t want to be an average girl so 2018 will be my year! New year comes with resolutions that tend to be broken within a month, I never set myself resolutions but this year I want to set myself some goals which I think are very achievable.
You may or may not know that I’m currently a final year student at Nottingham Trent and I finish university forever in around 5 months and quite frankly this terrifies me. I know the amount of work and effort I have to put in is going to be hard but I’m finally on the last stretch of the most stressful 3 years of my life. There so much about university life I love and I will be so sad to leave it behind, but I am also excited to see what the future holds. I am determined to work my socks off for the next 5 months so that when I graduate I know I tried my best. But with this being said, I need a job for when I finish. I don’t want to jump straight into work but something lined up would be nice.
Last year I pushed blogging to the side because I lost all motivation to do so, but now I want to use it as a creative platform for me to post about everything I love and to document my life. I will never be the next best blogger but I just hope at the end of this year I can look back at what I’ve done and be happy with what I have achieved.
2017 was not the year of travel for me, being on a student budget probably didn’t help, however, I should have made more of an effort to go places. Travelling is something I haven’t done much of but is something I love so in 2018 I pledge to travel more and already it is shaping up to be a good year. I am extremely lucky to have the opportunity to travel to Tokyo with my university, it may have cost me an arm and a leg but all those hours working over summer will defiantly be worth it. It’s going to be the trip of all trips and words can’t describe how excited I am. On top of that, May bank holiday will see me at my first ever festival in Malta, I already can’t wait for some sunshine. Even if my 2018 only consisted of those two trips I would be very content, but I plan and fitting in a few more.
It isn’t the longest list of goals because unfortunately joining the gym and eating healthily didn’t make the list, however, I’m going into 2018 with motivation to be better than average and I think being better than average is a pretty achievable goal.