Although 2016 has been full of ups and downs on a global scale, I have had quite an amazing year – undoubtedly the best year of my life. I am sure some of you are feeling exactly the same way, whether that be because you started a new job, set a new milestone in your life or just have some amazing memories to look back on. Last year I set a New Years resolution to write 52 post for my blog (roughly 1 a week) – I just about managed it and unexpectedly my blog took off. I also wanted to spend more time reflecting….and I managed this too.
Here are a few goals I’ve set for 2017:
Set Aside Time to Relax
I am quite well known for spending far too little time relaxing. I hate sitting still and would rather be baking, walking around shops buying unnecessary gym kit or pieces of ‘photographable’ crockery, or taking endless photos in a new bright spot I’ve discovered in some obscure corner of the house (it is quite a normal sight to find me standing on a chair in my PJs trying to get the right lighting!). At various points this year this has backfired and I’ve suddenly got quite ill and therefore I feel it’s important that I sit back and relax a little more!
My dream is to travel the world, ultimately NZ, South America and Tanzania. I’ve already started planning my 2017 adventures and I cannot put into words how excited I am….keep your eyes peeled! If you have any recommendations on destinations please let me know!!
Spend less time on social media
I am not ashamed to say that I spend far too much of my day on my phone scrolling through Instagram, Facebook or editing photos. Although social media plays a big role in my job, it means I spend less time interacting with the people around me. On one of the last days of term the Wifi cut out early one evening and we had one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year – we spent hours chatting about things which clearly wouldn’t have happened if there had been internet (let’s forget the fact that this also meant we couldn’t do our work!).
What are your new years resolutions? Why did you decide on those?
Have an amazing 2017…I cannot wait to see what it brings!