2016 goals and more...

16 January 2016

Hello readers,

I'm super excited for this year. I haven't got major plans and I don't know what I'm going to be doing or where I'm going to be for most of the year but I do hope this is the year where I settle down from the strange 'floaty' stage I am in my life right now, I'm in that post-university phase without a graduate job that's related to what I studied, and I'm still not 100% sure what I want out of a career. Is it strange for me to still be undecided about my life at this age? I hope not!

In terms of resolutions for this year, I have set myself none. I've never liked the idea of resolutions anyway and I definitely think I'm following the new trend that is setting goals. Goals>resolutions is such a 2016 #blogger thing right?

So my goals for this year definitely include the standard drink more water, exercise, be healthy, be confident and live life to its fullest. What I love about goals is that they are mostly always positive, you're setting yourself up with the plan to achieve something, so I haven't set myself any goals of not doing something. I know for a fact that if I wrote down 'don't be lazy', 'stop eating chocolate everyday' these are never going to happen.

One of the things I'm really trying to focus on this year is to be the true me. I think it's so easy to lose the sense of who you really are in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and often you can end up doing certain things or even saying things that you don't really mean, but just because it will be the widely accepted opinion. Even when it comes to make-up and clothes, I'm going to be braver with my choices by wearing sportswear when I'm not working out but because it looks good or rocking that fuchsia lip all day everyday.

Things like this are super important for me because I've not done certain things in my life in fear that if I did, then I would be perceived in a certain away. I've always hated the idea of someone looking at me and judging me by my appearance and determining their whole opinion on me. And I suppose this fear stems from the years of bullying and name-calling at school that was all based around how I looked. So this is the year I aim to fully embrace myself but also be comfortable with who I am as a person in front of others too.

I will try to keep you posted on here about how I get along with achieving my goals for this year, and as you might be able to tell, I'm taking my blog in a new direction, which is slightly more personal as I really want this to be a place where I share my experiences and just be more relate-able. I'd love to know your goals and aims for this year because I am nosy like that!