Hello 2016! A fresh new start awaits…
I love this time of year, I always feel refreshed and ready to take on the world, and there are so many plans and dreams I have bubbling away that I’m excited to attempt and fulfil. I think I did pretty well with my goals last year, so I’m keen to repeat my progress this year to make sure that 2016 is among my best years yet!
There’s so many things that I want to do this year but I’ve whittled it down to a select few – the most important and the most beneficial. Here goes…
- Continue to build my blog, and my online presence
This feels like a big one for me; 2015 saw the start of a few great PR opportunities, and I’m really keen to ensure that my progress keeps rolling on. I’ve seen so many bloggers build incredible lives off the backs of their little online diaries and I would love for this little space to provide me with some of the opportunities I’ve seen my friends and peers be offered. I love thinking up ideas and crafting posts for this blog and I’m excited to see what 2016 will bring.
Alongside this, I’m really keen to start vlogging and making videos, and I want to get on with it ASAP. I was inspired by so many vlogmas videos, and I want to participate too. 2016 is the year of Youtube!
2. Get back into music
Long-time readers will know that music is my first love; in 2013 I graduated with a First in Commercial Music after spending my formative years studying in Scotland. Since embarking on my career approximately 2 months after I graduated, I’ve struggled to make time for it and I can’t remember the last time I wrote or performed anything. And I really, really miss it. In 2016 I am hoping that this can change, and I can make time for something that really helped to shape me and will continue to help me.
2015 saw me fail at this one badly – but that’s what buying a flat will do for you. In 2016, I hope to visit Italy and Germany, and plenty of places closer to home that I’ve never had the chance to stop by, such as Liverpool Manchester, Cardiff, Harrogate and basically anywhere else that catches my fancy.
4. Continue to prioritise my own health and happiness
As I said in last year’s post, this is something that I was pretty bad at, actually. In 2015 something flicked a switch and whether I wanted to or not, I had no choice but to put myself first and make sure I was looking after myself. A gym membership and a course of CBT have put me on the right track and it’s my responsibility and my main aim to make sure I continue feeling good and living well in 2016 too.
5. Spend more time with family
Moving to London has meant that in a way, I’ve been freer to spend time with my family – although it now takes me two hours to get to them, which is roughly the same amount of time it took when I was in Glasgow (cheers TFL). But in the same way, it’s meant that the other side of my family has suffered; we’ve comparatively spent hardly any time with Lewis’ family this year, and I’ve not seen my own family in Scotland at all. It’s been a weird year so we’ll kind of have to write it off, but in 2016 I want to make sure that we visit family at both ends of the country as much as we can, wherever we’re living.
6. Do what I really want to do
Basically, stop dithering. Life is to be lived and I want to make sure I’m doing it the best way I can. If there’s something I want to do, then I want to achieve it, and I want to make sure I’m trying my best to find out what makes me happy. Whatever we want to do, wherever we want to be, I want to feel in control and make sure that we can make anything happen.