2018 Goals


Hope all of you have enjoyed your Christmas and New Years, I am back with another post and I am starting the year off on a high! I am so over New Year resolutions and the whole "New Year, New Me", I like the way I am but there is always room for a little improvement. I do not want to completely change who I am or try to be someone I am not. If you can't love yourself, how can you expect others to? These goals aren't for anybody but me, I realise I have many goals but whether I achieve them or not is not a big deal at least I tried and that's all that counts.

Save more, spend less
This was a much easier goal when I had a job and I did really well in the past couple of years where I also had to make large purchases such as flights to the  US, Canada, buying a MAC laptop as well as running my own car (insurance, tax and MOT etc etc.) but I am hoping to at least save majority of my student loan for a rainy day. I also tend to spend money on stuff that I don't necessarily need the majority of it on clothes and going out, I'll be keeping a note of all my expenses and track where my money goes to most and cut back.

Graduate with a 2.1 (at least)
I am aiming for a first but depending on how my last year goes I am okay with settling with a 2.1 and it's not a bad grade either. I've been at university for 3 years now including a placement year and it has been a long 3 years, to be honest, I'm kind of over the whole studying thing really and just want to graduate and be free of coursework!

Travel around Europe
Ever since my friend went interrailing, I've always wanted to do it myself and hopefully will after graduating this summer and I don't think I would ever get this amount of time again to do this much travelling. I've also saved quite a bit to do this from working so much last summer so hopefully this goal happens. If not, I'll settle for at least visiting two or three countries this year - Ireland, Scotland and some part of Scandinavia!

Become Fit
This will always be a goal for me, fitness and especially my health is very important to me and it's vital that I keep exercising, with the luck of losing some weight, body fat and toning up. It's not important to me whether to be skinny or not but to make sure I'm healthy, and don't get out of breath every time I climb a staircase! I'll also state that I need to eat less, I am quite a glutton and snack way to much on junk that is not good for the body or soul, I have already started to cut down my portions and have noticed quite a difference with losing 3kg over two weeks yay!

The Blog
In 2017, I made some changes to the blog including removing the labels section and including a scrolling Instagram widget and uploading varied and better quality posts. Also started creating my own printables free for you all to download! But 2018 will bring better and more content and hopefully more content to YouTube. I also need to better myself when interacting with the community, last year I tried my hand at joining twitter chats and they were great, I met so many of you and hopefully, that continues. I have set out a list of blogging goals I want to achieve this year, a separate post will be coming soon.

Read more
Read more for pleasure, the last proper thing I read was a chapter of different types of feminism and now I despise the topic entirely! From my last posts on new year goals, I stated that I would read all finish all the books I had started to read and never finished, that unfortunately didn't happen but after I graduate I hope to read a lot more. In 2017, I read a lot more on Wattpad and listening to audiobooks on Audible which I would 100% recommend as you find books narrated by the author themselves which makes the experience so much better and you immerse yourself in the story more.

Be happier
It's safe to say that 2017 was not my year, it started out okay then turned to shit in a matter of minutes and I barely held it together, but like then I know I can overcome anything that comes my way. I have the strength to continue and be what I want to be and do anything I can put my mind to. And so can you! My goal is to not let my emotions get the better of me, let go of things that are not important and enjoy the moment. That also being said, I need to stress out less and not let it get the better of me either as it can also trigger my anxiety and the two together is not great.

Stop procrastinating
Oh boy, this is a big one, I've already let this get the better of me ahah, but with only 5 months of university to go it's not that long when you think about it and I need to give it my all for my last year to get the best grade I can and enjoy whatever is left of the experience because hell I am not doing another degree after this! I'll also combine this with trying to watch less Netflix and YouTube and spending less time on social media which takes up most of my procrastinating time, it's like I'm bewitched or something!

Make my parents proud
My parents are my world, and nothing would kill me more than disappointing them, to an extent I've done things to disappoint them like not choosing a substantial degree that would make me lots of money or not be apart of my culture more etc. (there are reasons for this)! But I want to do everything I can to make their sacrifices worthwhile! I'm not a bad person, I've stayed in education getting my degree on a 2.1, I don't drink regularly and I do not do drugs (I don't even like taking paracetamol!). My parents are from Kenya and India and moved here not knowing much English and worked their whole lives so they could give me and my siblings the best life we could have and one day I hope to take care of them in their old age!

Ask for help more
I actually don't ask for a lot, I don't take money from my parents since I got a job when I was 17, I don't get driven around everywhere and there's nothing wrong with that but I am quite an independent self-sufficient person. But once in a while, I should ask for help etc whether it be asking someone to look over my uni work or ask or a back massage when I'm tired instead of struggling and powering through on my own. Help is there you just need to raise your voice and ask for it.

What are your goals for 2018? 
A x

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