Monday, 2 January 2017

Some goals for 2017

Man I bet you're all sick of these posts now huh? Well here's another one to add to the pile. 

Buy a house.

The biggie, the one that I've spent the last 10 months saving my butt off for. We are really, really hoping that towards the end of the year we will have enough money scraped together for a mortgage deposit and can start the house buying process. This is my main aim and I have everything crossed that this is achieved.

Start reading books again instead of scrolling mindlessly through Instagram when I'm bored.

I'm one of those horrible mindless ghouls that will just sit and scroll through their phone instead of watching the tv or talking to the people I'm with. It's a horrible habit and one that I'm hoping to break in 2017. I used to be an avid reader and I'm hoping that the less attention I pay to my phone, the more I can pay to the world of paper and words.

Eat a bit better and move a bit more.

This is one of my resolutions every year and every year I fail. I don't beat myself up about it because I know I'm a good weight for my height but I would like to be that little bit fitter. Since coming home from Oz Jody and I have both gained a little bit of weight and gotten a bit very lazy so we have decided that we are going to try and be good together.

Visit as many new places as possible.

This year we have quite a few trips pencilled in - Amsterdam at the weekend, Vegas and NYC in May then Berlin in October - and as I want to buy a house at some point in the near future that's more than my bank balance can manage. That doesn't mean I can't carry on visiting new to me places in the UK though does it? Brighton, Cambridge, Oban, Dublin...The possibilities are endless.

Have the confidence to write articles and submit them to other sites.

I love writing and whilst this blog is a good place to share what I have to say, it's quite informal and I don't write about certain subjects because I don't feel like they have place on here. In 2017 I want to improve my writing skills, write articles that are longer than a blog post would be and push myself to submit them to other sites for publication. It might not happen, I might be rubbish but at least I can say I tried.

What are your goals for the year ahead?


  1. Good luck buying your house! These seem like awesome aims-fingers crossed you achieve them all! Happy new year :)


    1. Thank you lovely! Happy new year x

  2. Wishing you all the best for this year, lovely! <3

    1. Thank you! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and new year! xx

  3. Good luck :)

    A couple of my aims (not resolutions, definitely not resolutions!) are similar; instead of randomly idling Instagram (and Twitter!), I need to read more, not books, but blogs! And post comments and replies to them too. It's kind of the point of why they're there, and it's good to help foster that sense of community spirit. (plus it encourages people to come to *my* blog, which ...)

    I also, like you, need to have the confidence to write and submit more. This includes my own blog, which I really lax at, but definitely also try to do some writing for other people.
    My problem is that I really lack self-confidence in my writing, despite the fact I *know* for a fact that many people really like both what I write and the way I write it. My main goal is to try to improve that, to increase my self-belief.


    1. I agree, resolutions suck! Goals and aims are much better. I've got a huge to be read pile that I need to get through, but when I finish work I just can't be bothered.

      I love writing too, it's just hard to feel good about what you have to say in such an over saturated industry isn't it?