2017 to 2018

I always find myself wanting to make the transition from one year to another go so smoothly that I never really take full advantage of how everybody makes it their new start to better themselves, so in this post I’m going to try (being the key word here) to consolidate all my thoughts about the past year but more importantly my goals and outlook for upcoming 2018!

I don’t particularly want to reflect too much on this past year I prefer looking forward to exciting and more fun times, but I’m going to say that the second half of this year for me personally was so much better than the first few months of 2017. Those few months were not my happiest times, but by the time the summer came around I had been getting myself to the gym which helped my confidence and stress levels a lot, Β I had bagged myself two new jobs – a proper job and working at the pub. And that little pub is where I met someone now who I can’t really imagine not being in my life now. It’s funny how life works!

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The main thing I want to throw myself into and work on in 2018 is my confidence. What I mean by that is truly taking less thought to what people who I don’t know or hostile people think of me and to rise above it, because you can’t spend your time dwelling on that. Included in that is having the confidence to push myself to work harder in this little creative space that I have made for myself. This is genuinely something I love doing but I don’t put in as much effort towards it as I once did, one of my favourite things to do is to be able to look back on all these different social media outlets and see that I’ve created something through hard work and effort! Interlinking those two I’ll have the confidence to just post and upload and make this the best creative year yet! One of the main quotes I just completely want to live by this year is “Don’t be afraid to do something just because you are scared of what people are going to say about you. People will judge you no matter what.” To start with that is so true humans by nature are quite judgemental beings, we are always interested in other people’s business and more often than not it is easier to find the faults in others rather than appreciating the good. I really want to push myself to express my creativity and not really care if anybody has anything negative to say about it. I enjoy it and it makes me happy so I’m going freaking do it!

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Following on from that another creative side of me really wants to get into vlogging, for those of you that don’t know what that is (but I’m sure you will) it’s basically like a video diary – follow me around style video. I haven’t decided to do this because it’s seen as the “cool” thing to do or anything but because I think it will be so nice to have memories from special trips that I take or from special days throughout 2018 and it will be so nice to look through that for many years forward.

Two things I ought to mention because I have mentioned them in the video down below is the gym and reading. Two things I absolutely love one that I have been doing well but could be done better and one I’ve just completely stopped and want to pick up again. I’ve joined a gym really close to me in the last 4 months and it has really helped my stress being able to go to the gym and just work out. I used to love to read it was one of my favourite things to do in the evening and it’s so very relaxing – so I really would love to become one of those people who constantly carry a book around with them. (any book recommendations would be greatly appreciated!)

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How was 2017 for you? And let me know your goals and top motivators for 2018! I hope it’ll be the best year yet for you.

 

Love Emily x

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