My 2018 Resolutions

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about New Year Resolutions. Do I go another year telling myself I will eat healthily when in reality I’m eating cake for breakfast on the 1st January? Or do I sit down, write a post, and take it seriously for once? I do hope that by the end of 2018 I can look back at this post and say I’ve accomplished every resolution I have made, but in reality, there are going to be things I can’t accomplish but I can only try my best.

Talk more

This may seem a bit vague but just wait a minute. By ‘Talk more,’ I don’t mean I’m not chatty because I could talk for England. I’ve found this year when I’m upset I am so reluctant to talk about it. Trying to make me talk about my emotions is like trying to get blood out of a stone and this can be very annoying to my friends because they just want to help. I always say talking about how your emotions is the best way to make you feel better but I don’t actually do it. So starting from now I am going to feel confident in talking about how I feel and not bottle up emotions to the point where I explode.

Internships/jobs/connections

This one is quite straightforward. University comes and goes so quickly and I’m nearly half-way through and still don’t have any idea what to do afterwards. So, 2018 is the year I am going to look for potential jobs, internships, and build up my connections. This will ultimately make me feel 10x better as I approach my final year. I get very easily stressed out about things and most of them I can actually control, so why haven’t I done anything about them? Well, I’m going to start and hopefully, final year stress will be solely dedicated to my degree rather than what on earth I want to do for the rest of my life.

Read more books

More specifically, read books that aren’t for my degree. For the past year and a half I have read books purely for my degree, and because they are compulsory I have really struggled. In all honesty, reading has slowly become a chore for me because of the incredible amount of reading needed for my degree. Don’t get me wrong, I still adore reading and the world it transports you into (more about this in a future blog post), but I think to re-spark my obsession, I need to read books off-curriculum. I have already started this because I might as well begin sooner rather than later. So, amongst my University readings, I have started Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (I recommend). It might take me longer than usual to read because of the other readings I have but at least I’ll get the spark back.

Write more blog posts

The thing I find hardest about having a blog is trying to find things to write about. I want to write things that come naturally to me and not things I feel I have to write because I can’t think of anything else. I want real, honest, genuine blog material but also want to post more. I think that to post more I need to do more things in 2018. If I accomplish my resolutions I’ve mentioned already, then already I’ll have more material.

Let’s see what 2018 has in store and good luck to anyone else that has set themselves resolutions. You can do it!!

S x

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