We may have been in 2015 for 5 days already, but I thought today I would talk about setting goals for the new year. People always talk about the cliché ‘new year new me’ and their New Years resolutions, but I’m not really one for that. However, I do like to set out a list of things I’d like to achieve and experience.
Last year, I managed to achieve so many incredible things that I’ll forever be happy about and grateful for. My biggest achievement is definitely passing my A Levels and getting into my first choice university, to do a degree which I’m enjoying so much. I never knew what I wanted to do as a job which made it very difficult for me to decide on a course to apply for. However, once I’d read about my course, I completely set my heart on it and I suddenly had a plan. I’ll always be so proud of myself for working as hard as I did, and it all paying off. I hated doing A Levels but it was all worth it in the end.
Another thing I experienced was my first holiday abroad with my friends. 4 of us went to Crete for a week and we had an amazing time. We have to be proud of ourselves that our first time abroad without our parents was successful without any hiccups. No one lost their passport, no one lost their luggage and no one ran out of money.
As a fangirl, I had to have some goals related to this. I’ve been a music fan from a very young age, and as a 6 year old I fell in love with Girls Aloud after watching Popstars The Rivals. Before last year, I’d never met any of the members so this was something I wanted to achieve. I ended up meeting 2 of the members so I exceeded that goal! I also managed to get a Twitter follow from Cheryl just 3 days into 2014.
In 2015, I’ve again thought about what I’d like to achieve. I aim to pass my first year of university with good results. Even though the marks don’t count towards my final grade in the first year, I still obviously want to do well and I definitely need to pass! I’m not the best at motivating myself to do work but I’ve put a lot of work into my essays so far so it’s always a good feeling to do well and be rewarded for your hardwork.
After Christmas, most of the country suddenly get obsessed with losing weight and getting into the gym. I’m definitely determined this year to try and tone up and get a flat stomach for summer. As a teenage girl, I do get body conscious and that’s the part I’ve wanted to tone up for a while. I just need to find the right exercises to see a result and motivate myself to carry it on.
There’s some things I have begun this year. I’ve just started this blog and I’m enjoying writing it. I’ve found myself feeling more inspired over the last few days as I’ve looked for and thought about things I could write about. I’m determined to find a little bit of time most days so I can keep writing regularly. I’m also loving the idea going around Twitter where everyone who RTs a certain picture gets their username put into a jar. Everyday, I take out a name at random and send them a message to make them smile. I think it’s a really cute idea, because the smallest thing can make someone’s day. I see far too often people feeling down about themselves on Twitter and there’s something so rewarding about being able to make them smile or feel that someone cares about them. I’m definitely going to make sure I get through all of the names in my jar and try to make them all happy for that moment.
What are you hoping to achieve this year?