MY 2018 RESOLUTIONS

Monday, 1 January 2018

Hi chicks!! Happy New Year guys. I hope 2018 is a good year for you all, and it brings so much joy and happiness to you all. 

Keeping in with my week of reflecting, I decided to do something I rarely do and make resolutions for the coming year. I always have the same sorts of things I aim for, but this year I sat down with a bit of paper and asked myself; what do I want with the next year? Some things I wrote down were things which aren't resolutions as such, but more things I want to do with the next year. 

I'm going to kick this off with a really cliche resolution and it's something I have said I will do since I was a young girl and it's to stop biting my nails (which goes hand-in-hand with my resolution to stop overthinking and stressing out). I have always been an extremely stressed person and I always worry about little things I can't control, and so in 2018 I want to get that under control., and this goes with biting my nails as I bite my nails when I'm stressed. So, it's really a vicious cycle that I hope to break in 2018. 

I also want to save more. I have two savings accounts, one for when I'm older and finished uni so I can buy a flat or a car, and one for going on holiday. The former I am really good at saving for, and I have saved up a lot of money for my future, and the latter I have a grand total of £0 and 0p in it. I am off on a few holidays in 2018, and I need to save so I have spending money. (Side note: I have now booked my hotels and accommodation for Berlin and Krakow, tickets and hotel for the Caribbean, and tickets to travel to Milan). I am so excited for all this travelling I have ahead for me in 2018 and now I need to get my savings in order! Linked to this, I also want to travel more. This is more of a long-term goal, but it's something that makes me so happy and in my ideal world, I will have traveled to every continent (minus the Poles) by the time I am 30. 3 down, 4 to go!!

I want to get a new job. I have a love/hate relationship with my job, I work in retail and for the past few months I have been feeling unfulfilled in my job and what I do. I'm chalking this down to the fact the last few months have been pretty rough for me, without elaborating too much, three of my close family members were diagnosed with various forms of cancer and I was so stressed about university. I was going from a situation where I felt stressed and worried 5 days a week, to my weekends where things were just as bad. I feel like I haven't really had time to focus on myself and as a result, this has affected my mental health massively. However, I really would like a job working in marketing part-time, or a job getting experience in marketing, which is the field I want to work in. 

I would love to be able to do makeup for people more. I have done makeup for a few people, and it makes me so happy to do something that makes people happy. I love makeup, and while I'm by no means excellent at it, I love the idea of making money from something I truly enjoy. 

Another resolution is to read more. I read so much in the summer, however since starting uni, my reading has became anything by Kotler and various economics textbooks. I love reading, but I don't have much time anymore. So, I'm going to take half an hour out each evening to read. 

My final resolution (and probably, most important), is to be positive and happy. I think that's the most important thing, and that's how I want to live my 2018. 


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  1. Great resolutions! I love the makeup one, I’d also love to do makeup for people more and I never see anyone talk about that tbh! Wish you all the happiness in 2018! Xo

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