Every 1st January I see the phrase ‘new year, new me’ plastered all over social media. Let’s face it, a new year is not going to magically change you into a different person and nor should you want it to. I see new year as a time to be thankful for the good aspects in my life; I also see it as an opportunity to set goals for what I would like to achieve in the year. Here are a few goals that I have for 2017:
- I want to be a bit selfish. OK this sounds bad, but bare with me. Reviewing the last few years I feel like I was constantly trying to please other people, which is not totally bad, there is nothing wrong with being a considerate person. Sometimes when you are in a relationship you start to lose a bit of your individual identity and you can forget what is important to you. Going into 2017 as a single young woman I want to look after myself a bit more and treat myself every now and then.
- I want to pass my driving test. This hopefully shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve as I have been having lessons for a few months now. For me, learning new things is all about confidence so I want to try and believe in myself more.
- Thirdly, I want to get a job that relates more to my degree. If I can get a job where I am writing or editing or reading and so on, then I will be a happy bunny.
- Finally, I want to travel a bit. There are so many places I’d like to visit but unfortunately I don’t have an unlimited supply of money! In this country, I would like to explore Brighton and Bath; I would also love to visit London again as it is one of my favourite cities. I just remembered as well that I have an urge to go to a west end show as I haven’t seen one for about 5 years now. Ideally, I would also like to go on holiday abroad somewhere;this year I am not going to be too fussy about where I go,as long as it is hot and there is a nice beach then I am there.
I am going to leave it as these 4 main goals as there is no point overloading myself with tens of targets that I will never be able to reach! It is important to realise that it is OK to not achieve everything that we set out to do, after all there is only so much that we as human beings can control in our lives. As most of us have realised, the perfect life does not exist! So, do not be too hard on yourselves if you do not achieve your goals straight away, even just having targets and aspirations is a great start.
Good luck to you all for 2017! Do you have any goals for the new year?