I made a promise to myself at the start of the year; no more new year resolutions.
I make them every single year. I write a blog post about them, talk about what I’m looking to achieve and how I’m going to do it, then I’d forget about them all together.
So, this year I’m not going to do that. I’ve got so many plans in my head, where I want to be by the end of the year and what I’d like to do, but if I don’t achieve them, who cares.
So rather than planning new year resolutions, I just want to see where the year takes me. That’s why I’ve decided to do a round-up of some exciting things I’ve got planned for 2018
- London trips
After visiting London for the first time in 2017 (you can read about it in this blog post here) I was excited to plan more trips. This February we will be heading to London to see the Play That Went Wrong. I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and I’m so excited for a little trip to the capital. Hopefully, they’ll be a few more planned in too!
2. Growing my blog
After migrating my blog from blogger to WordPress last year, I really want to step up my blogging game, in a range of different ways. I have so many ideas on where I want to take my blog, however, I lack time. This year I am determined to manage my time better by planning posts and focussing on content quality rather than quantity.
This year I also want to get more involved in the blogging community. If I’m honest, I took a huge step back early last year, as I felt like it wasn’t a nice place to be. However, this year I’m determined to get involved in Twitter chats once again, comment more on blog posts and engage more on other social media platforms (especially Instagram). Let’s see how this goes!
3. More adventures
I’ve got a few little trips planned this year in the UK, however, I’ve still got more that I would like to plan. Including travelling to new cities and maybe even heading out of Europe for the first time ever. One of my closest and oldest friends lives on the other side of the world and we’re planning a big trip to see her later this year.
4. Living a healthier lifestyle
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not healthy. I pretty much only eat beige food and I always say my favourite food is the three C’s; chocolate, chips and cheese.
However, this year I’m determined to lead a healthier lifestyle. I want to try out new recipes (as I never ever cook. It’s always the quickest, with the least washing up) and taste different foods (that are not beige). One way I’m doing these two things is by taking part in Veganuary.
I’ve been vegetarian from the age of 6, however that didn’t mean I was healthy in the slightest. Being vegan, only for these 5 days, I’ve cooked every single day with fruit and veggies in my meals. (shocker). If I’m honest, I don’t know if I could be vegan forever, however, I’m hoping that by doing Veganuary it will kick-start a healthier eating habit, help the environment and make me rely less on chocolate and cheese the rest of the year.
Okay, call me optimistic, but I really want to pass my driving test this year and I’m confident I can do it. After passing my theory late last year, I’m more determined than ever to get on the road this year. I genuinely enjoy driving, therefore I’m really looking forward to getting out there in 2018. Fingers crossed!
What are you looking forward to in 2018?