Firstly Happy New Year to everyone reading this. I’m not entirely sure if I will be posting this as it is more of post I wanted to write for myself but if you’re reading this then it looks like I decided to!
I’ll cut to the chase. 2015 was an absolute disaster of a year, it was diabolical. Yes I had some good experiences and fun days but overall my head was a mess. I had no idea who I was or where I was going or where I even wanted to be and it made me realise just how easily you can slide through life not achieving anything in particular. Contrary to popular belief things don’t just happen. You have to pull your weight and compromise with the universe if you want to get anything done.
December was a real revolutionary month for my state of mind and I slowly started listening and gathering everything that was going on around me and changed my attitude for the better. The long and short of why things were going wrong for me was because I was acting in a negative way. Negative behaviour funnily enough doesn’t result in positive outcomes. It wasn’t even that my attitude was negative it was my actual actions, the way I was treating myself and what I was giving to situations I was getting back. Instead of waking up and being positive that I would have a good day I just kept expecting it to all go horribly wrong.
This isn’t even something that I’ve really talked to anyone about I just kept it all to myself because I was the only one responsible and accepting that was a bit of a kick in the stomach but once I realised why everything had fallen to pieces and that it was definitely something I could turn around and put right then suddenly it all felt a thousand times better. So now I’ve gotten all of that off my chest it’s time to set myself my goals and things I want to have achieved in 2016. So here are my 10 goals for 2016.
Pass my driving test and purchase a car.
Not much really needs to be said about this one. I don’t have a car and I don’t drive and it’s a pain in the ass and I feel really restricted about what I can do when I can’t get anywhere. I’m 23 it’s definitely long overdue!
Put 100% into my job.
In 2015 I went through three jobs and felt unfulfilled in every single one of them and my attitude was atrocious. I’m about to start a new job and I’m very lucky to have been given the opportunity so quickly and at a time when I really needed it. If I’m not still there this time next year then it needs to be for the right reasons and not because I didn’t give it my all.
Write one blog post every week and make good content.
I just bought a camera and I really want to start creating content on my blog again because I haven’t posted in over 6 months and I really enjoyed doing it. One post a week is definitely achievable.
Work out 3 times a week.
Whether it be a run or a swim or just some pilates or a long walk.
Read 30 books.
I’ve read a grand total of about 2 books this year and for somebody who came top of their year in English that is an embarrassment.
Join a club/group
I haven’t decided exactly what I want to do yet as I need to explore what’s available in my local area however I’m hoping to join a sports team such as waterpolo or hockey or perhaps a reading/debating group.
Spend time working on my book.
I started writing a book in 2015 and I adore writing and want to pursue it so the only way to do that is to write.
Start a YouTube channel.
This one may take some time as I have no idea what I’m doing but it is something I’m really hoping to do this year.
Save enough money to move out.
Pretty self explanatory.
Keep my bedroom/space organised and tidy.
I can’t cope when my room is a hole but it often is and I want to put a stop to it and make it a space I’m happy to inhabit.
So there you have it. The ten things I want to achieve by the end of 2016. I’m feeling really positive about achieving my goals and I hope this is just the beginning of a positive change in my life. Happy New Year everyone and I shall see you next week for another post.