New Years Goals | 2017


♪ Rockabye - Clean Bandit

How delightfully obvious is it that I am posting about my 2017 goals? Well, I've got to have some nook or cranny to store them in, so I thought why not here?

 Create and stick to a morning routine
 Continue with my personal development and believe in myself
 Feel the fear and do it anyway
 Leave the house every day
 Work hard to achieve my dreams
 Don't forget to take time for yourself
⬗ Read 50 books
⬗ Review at least one book a month

As you can see, a lot of these are very personally based, and only I can judge on the inside whether I have been fulfilling these. They're not things that you can necessarily tick off a list, but they are things that I want to implement into my life going forth into the new year.

I do want to get a lot of reading done as well, and get back into reviewing books - I always thoroughly enjoyed it. I have been travelling for the past 2 years, so always had other things to be doing and seeing rather than reading. This year I'm back on home soil and I want to make it a challenge to up my reading game.

These are my overall goals for the entirety of the year, what are yours?


Something Has Changed Within Me


♪ Final Fantasy XV Soundtrack - Yoko Shimomura

Call me cliche and tell me that you've heard this a thousand times over, but this is the start of something new - not just this blog, but everything in my life. I'm turning over a new leaf with more confidence, more motivation and more drive than I have ever felt before in my life. Something changed in me when I went travelling, and I don't just want to let it fly away from my grasp; I want to care for it and help it to grow, because I know for a fact that this is not the finished article of my life.

When I was away, something just clicked; I couldn't tell you what it was or when it happened, but it did. I was always the person that would have an amazing burst of inspiration that would last a week before it fizzled out again, but this time I feel it's different in my core. Now, to the unseeing eye, this may sound like another case of "weekly inspiration", but I have had this feeling now for almost 6 months whilst I've been on the other side of the world. In fact, whilst I was travelling, a part of me couldn't wait to get home to implement all of the new things I wanted to do in my life, and it ate me alive that I couldn't start everything then and there. 6 months of constant thoughts, ideas and excitement just never happens for me, so I needed to act on this as soon as possible!

Yes, I'm being kind of vague with what I'm excited about, but it's an amalgamation of different aspects of my life; work, health, lifestyle and confidence. I'm excited to pour a lot of my inspiration into writing here on this blog, and I couldn't say where exactly it's leading, but I know it's in the right direction and that's all that matters to me.

(Pst, whilst writing this, I couldn't help but think back to Wicked's "Defying Gravity" lyrics - "Something has changed within me, something is not the same, I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game" - hence the title, haha)