Monday, 2 January 2017

Hello 2017!

I bloody love a new year. I love that feeling of wiping the slate clean and starting fresh. After Christmas, where you've eaten yourself silly, you're running on prosecco and you've got shiny new presents all ready to be played with, January comes as a refreshing start.


This year, I really feel like this is first time I've felt I truly need this new year to come around. You never need an excuse to set resolutions, targets and goals but a New Year feels like the right time to make ones you really do mean. I've felt a bit lost since I finished university, anyone in the same boat I'm sure will tell you it's a difficult time with so many options to explore, whilst at the same time what feels like a lot of limitations. The world is your oyster but you also have to make life decisions, it's just a tricky time. 

It's pretty awful that I can't actually remember all of last years resolutions. This year I'll be typing them up and putting them on my wall above my desk. There's no forgetting them if they're staring me in the face each day!


Stop Watching, Start Doing

I want to stop watching other people having amazing experiences, going on adventures, taking care of themselves and stepping out of their comfort zones and start doing it myself. Comfort zones are there to be left, what is the fun in staying within the boundaries of them? I want to experience more in 2017 - I want to travel and go on adventures, I want to learn new things, I want to feel better about myself, I want to eat better and work out more often, I want to meet new inspiring people, I want to push myself.

My brother did a crazy project titled 12x16 last year. He took on a new creative project every month of the year and as a result had the most challenging, yet inspiring and incredible year of his life. I'll be sharing his video on my social media platforms and you can check it out here. It is honestly the most inspiring video if you're feeling like you want to beat the boundaries of your comfort zone this year.

Calligraphy

This is just a fun one. It's something I have always wanted to do. I've seen so many people take it up recently and I'd love to be able to just whip out some calligraphy skills whenever I needed too. Henry got me the book 'Nib & Ink' for my birthday and I'm hoping to do a couple of lessons too.

30 Day Challenge

In the interest of just wanting to do more this year I thought I'd pick a few 30 Day Challenges to do throughout 2017. I'll start with the 30 Day Squats Challenge, because the booty ain't too pleased with the Christmas Quality Streets consumed...! But there are some amazing ones around minimalism, photography, social media detox, exercise, meditation and health that I want to try.

Worry Less

I've realised I spend a lot of time worrying about things I have absolutely no control over. I overthink, I stress and I feel the physical weight of worry on my shoulders and I recently realised that's actually not something I have to live with and I can change it. 2017 is the year I kick this worrying out of my life and embrace a more positive mindset.

Jobs, Vlogs & Blogs

This year I will be job hunting and saying yes to all the experiences I can to try and find the right job for me. I will, of course be continuing with my blog and YouTube channel and publishing the highest quality content I can, as often as I can. I will also continue as a photographer for bands/bloggers and videographer for weddings, which are all things I picked up as freelance jobs in 2016 and absolutely loved. This year I will be proactive, opportunities don't just fall into your lap and I'm feeling determined to go out there and find them.


So those are my resolutions. I'm hoping the review them in a few months tweak any that after a bit of discovery need to be little more specific or to help them become a little more achievable. It's hard to say all you want to achieve in a few statements so it's good to look back on them every now and then to check they're still the goals you want to reach. 

I'm writing up a long-term to-do list for 2017, with things I'd like to do this year, not necessarily resolutions as such, but things I want to experience and do.

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What are your New Year's Resolutions for 2017?
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  1. Happy 2017 lovely! I do love a new year, i really think they bring fresh starts! I love the idea of a 30 day challenge, especially the minimalism one, you'll have to show me where to find them! Worrying is a big one for me, it keeps me up at night! But I'm sure we can beat it this year!
    All the best for this year!
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    1. Happy New Year girl! Me too. I found it on pinterest - think it should come us if you type it in the search. I did half of it last year, I loved it! xxx

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