Sunday, 22 January 2017

Explanations and Expectations

So here's my low overdue explanation post about the lack of Blogmas in December and the lack of posts now!


So in December I started doing Blogmas.  I stress the word 'started' because I never actually finished it.  I'm the type of person that if I miss one day, there's no point carrying on because I would just focus on the fact I missed one day and I didn't actually 'complete' Blogmas, if you get what I'm saying?  I guess I'm a 'go big or go home' kind of person and for Blogmas 2016 I went home...

As I was working in retail over December you would expect me to be extremely busy with work.  Well you would be correct, I was doing over time pretty much every day/week.  One week I did 41 hours and of course I was seeing friends and family over the Christmas period, so as much as I had loads to write about, I had no time to actually write about the events.

So I guess that's my overdue explanation to where my Blogmas 2016 went.  My explanation for lack of posts since Blogmas, however is non-existent, other than the fact I lack motivation at the moment (different blog post coming soon...I promise) but now I'm telling myself I need to get my act together and I will be better this year!


So I have loads of expectations of 2017, they're pretty big expectations tbh.  However, I don't actually know how realistic I'm actually being.

For me 2017 will mainly be about travel and adventures.  That's the main reason I took the year off.  I have many plans of where I want to go and when I will go and I will do everything in my power to follow them through because, my God do I love travelling and exploring new places.

Other than travel I want to meet more new people because at the end of 2016 I met some amazing people and created friendships that make me happy rather than restrained or drained from.

I go off to university this year.  This is going so strange but I seriously cannot wait for it, which if I knew this time last year I would not have believed it one bit.  University is something everyone talks about when you were younger and when it is your turn to go its quite unrealistic, I mean I'm supposed to be in my first year now if I didn't take a gap year but I am so pleased I took it.

My main expectation of 2017 is being happy and proud.  I want to finish this year not regretting anything, feeling like I took every opportunity that I could and not wanting to change anything that I did.  This is going to probably be the hardest because I always seem to have regrets...but this year I'm going to minimise it.


Sunday, 8 January 2017

Hello 2017

So that was 2016.  It is done, it is over and we can finally start a new year.

Every year seems to be such a weird year for me.  2016 was another weird year.  It was pretty crap in terms of the world politically and to the world of celebrities.  But for me personally, the first half of the year I was so unbelievably lost.  I was lost in the sense I applied to uni and I got all 5 offers, which was great but the course I applied was just not right.  I just felt like something was wrong, I was being rushed into making this life changing decision but I couldn't actually pin point why I felt like that until October.  

However, the last half of the year was amazing!  In July/August I went to the Netherlands with my family.  August was a full month of adventures, I went down to London for Summer in the City with my best friend, I got to finally go to Dublin with 3 of my closest friends and I could finally let go from sixth form and A Levels.

In September I got my first proper job working at M&S and that's where I made so many good laughs and memories with some brilliant people who I will never forget.  From September-December, even though I was working for most of it, I loved it so much.  I got to earn money for my travels of 2017 and make some fantastic friends.

After I finished Sixth Form I realised that philosophy was possibly just a subject that I look into and find out about myself, in my own time and that media and communication is more of what I really actually want to learn about.  Once I sorted that out in October, that was when I finally realised I cannot wait to go to uni and I had the feeling my friends felt the year before about their courses.

So by October 2016 I figured out my what my future goals are and man it feels good.  I have a long way till I get there but it is the first time in my life I actually know what I want to do.

But it is right now that I don't know where life is going to take me.  My contract at my M&S job has finished, I am currently unemployed and since it is January not many places are hiring.  So, of course, my mind is wondering on travelling and having some adventures before trying to find work again.

2016 done.

Hello 2017.