A Year’s end is neither an END nor a BEGINNING, but a GOING ON.
First of all, Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year full of relaxation and celebrations. 2019. How did that happen?! I feel like since leaving school, the years just keep getting shorter. To me, this means I need to make the most of them! I cannot wait for 2019. The year of my 21st birthday, the year I finish my internship and my final year at university. So exciting!
This is not going to be a negative post but I have to say I’m so glad 2018 is over. It was SUCH a strange year. Like so much good stuff happened but I also had so many difficult things to go through. On one hand, it was the first year I’ve experienced any difficulties with my own health, tackled a form of bullying, dealt with my dad being diagnosed with cancer (and watched him kick it’s ass) and moved 300 miles away from home. Then again, it was the year I went on the best holiday with some of my best friends, moved to London and got my dream internship with ASOS. And I ended the year with the most widespread and positive groups of people I have ever had in my life.
I really want to continue working hard and ‘living my best life’ (lol) in 2019. As I said, it will be the start of my final year at uni so I want to work hard to get the best degree I can whilst also having loads of fun and making great memories with my friends. I’ve made a written list of resolutions that I have in my planner and on my phone. This time next year I would love to be able to score all of them of my list having achieved them. Number 1 on my list every year is always ‘go to the gym more’. Whilst I still do want to go more, I’m rewording my resolution. This year number 1 on my list is to be healthier – mentally and physically. I also would love to learn a new skill – I’m thinking skiing – and to properly try hard with my blog and Instagram this year. That was on my 2018 list and I feel like I did make a good start, but hopefully in 2019 we can take it to the next level.
Have you made any resolutions? I would really recommend writing them down if you have. Even just to see how your priorities change as time goes on and you get older. I know some people think setting goals can be counter productive and just make you feel bad if you don’t achieve them in a year, but to me they are more a rough guide for who you want to be and how you plan to achieve it. They are adaptable and ongoing. I don’t believe that you have one year to achieve things. The start of the year isn’t the start of a whole new me – it is a continuation, I’m always growing and achieving goals so my resolutions are just a reminder of that.
Hope you have all enjoyed this post!