It’s New Years Eve which we can only mean there’s one day left of 2015! Weird? I’m not sure whether this year has gone by really quick or just dragged itself along. All I can say for sure is that it was definitely eventful and I want 2016 to be more positive not just because it’s new year but because it’s how it should be. I’ve also decided not to have any New Year’s resolutions because every time I set myself one I end up slacking after a few weeks. Instead I want to talk about the great things I know that’s going to happen! Let’s start the New Year with a positive mindset!
#1 Travelling around the UK
I’ve decided that this year I’m going to stick to little adventures in the UK. Why? Because here’s me wanting to visit places like the U.S and Asia yet I’ve barely seen any of the neighbours i.e Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The plan is to try explore as much of them as I can while studying and working, that’s plausible right?
#2 Finding coping mechanisms for my anxiety and depression
I spoke about my depression diagnosis this month where I mentioned that I was about to start therapy. Well I had my first session last week where I established my goal of ‘wanting to find coping strategies to get out of the high states of anxiety and feeling down’. I’d like to think this means I’m one step closer from actually achieving it although I may have a long way to go!
#3 Speaking up more about topics that are important to me
I’ve done a couple of posts that were originally out of my comfort zone such as the the tampon talk and the stereotypes about feminists but to me those were baby steps. I’m planning to talk about a lot more like politics, sex education and more on mental health. I’m hoping you’ll like them just as much as I’ll enjoy writing them!
#4 Figuring out what I want to do with my life
Oh I’m such a cliché I know! The problem is 2015 involved a lot of of twists and turns with future plans not going accordingly (partly my fault, party bad luck) which means I’ve got to get my arse into gear and sort out my freaking life so my future will look more promising! The struggle is real people.
#5 Continuing to improve my photography
I genuinely believe that my photography has improved since I first starting blogging just over a year ago if I don’t say so myself. I know I have a lot more to learn and that’s okay! I was even thinking of taking a photography course in London so that’s something that could be added my agenda sometime in the near future, who knows?
#6 Reading more books
We all knew this was going to happen let’s be fair. I have a lot books on my to-read list so it’s not like I haven’t got anything to choose from, all I need to do now is decide what my reading goal is going to be! Luckily I still have one more day to decide. Keep an eye out for my 2016 reading challenge post coming up soon!
#7 Taking my blog to the next level
With some help from a fellow blogger I’m on my way to improving my blog bit by bit. You’ll start to see changes on here over the next month or two and I promise they won’t be anything major as I still want it to be me! I hadn’t reviewed my blog in a while so it was about time really. To be honest I can’t wait because it means that my blog is going forward!
#8 Watching ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ in the cinema
I’ve got a long time to wait as it’s not released till November. AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT’S EXCITED ALREADY?
#9 Being more creative
I’ve never seen myself as the creative type. I want that to change which lead me to writing a list of all the things that I want to try to bring out my creative side, it’s there somewhere! One thing I wrote is signing up for a class so I’m thinking about learning a new language at my local library and another is to try doing doodles to explore my ideas! I want to finally live up to my full potential.
Do you have any goals for 2016? If so feel free to share them and if you don’t let me know in the comments why you’re don’t. I’m really looking forward to the New Year and I hope you’re all are too! I’ll see you back here in 2016 🙂