As I begin to write this post I think that it has only just sunk in that it is a brand new year and that twelve very fast months have gone since I last wrote about my New Year goals. I've always been rather good at sticking to my New Year resolutions - in 2010 I made it my goal to lose weight and lost six stone and last year I vowed to travel more. Even though I was unable to travel the world as I planned, I did managed to visit many beautiful places in the UK and mainland Europe. After two years of having quite a rough time with my health and deciding to step back from my goals, I want this year to be the year I finally rediscover myself.
Being poorly and having to take a break from your career and life can really knock your confidence and for me, it knocked my confidence to the point I didn't recognise myself anymore. Last year I hit lows in my self esteem that I hadn't hit since I was in my teens and I began to feel 'lost'. It was the feeling of not knowing what would happen and whether I would ever feel like myself again. This month marks twelve months since I was last in hospital - having spent the last five years spending several weeks in hospital per year, it was a huge achievement. My medication is beginning to work and although there's no cure for my condition, through healthy eating and trying to remain positive, I have noticed my symptoms decrease and I feel like now more than ever is the perfect time for me to work at getting my life back on track. So here's just a few of the goals I would like to achieve or the next year.
A blog re-brand
Behind the scenes over the last few weeks I have been working on new artwork for my blog and setting up my new social channels ready for the big switch around. Re-branding my blog will symbolise a new start for myself personally and professionally and hopefully help me become the blogger I want to be.
The older I get, the more I realise that I spend so much of my wage on superficial items that I don't need. I own far too many clothes, have enough makeup to last me through the whole of 2017 and as much as I try to convince myself that I need them, I really don't need anymore shoes. For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to go to Japan and I'm hoping next year will be the year I finally get all my finances in place.
Continue my travels
Whether it's a day out somewhere in England I haven't visited or a mini break to Europe, I really want to continue exploring and finding new place in 2017.
Improve my confidence
Last, but definitely not least I would like to improve my confidence in 2017. In my previous paragraph I mentioned that my confidence is at an all time low and I really want to get my confidence back. From taking pride in my appearance more to taking on new challenges, I really want this year to be the year I get myself back on track and looking towards the future.
What are your 2017 goals?