It’s sad but for a while now I’ve been wanting 2018 to hurry up and end.
I have no regrets specifically about last year but, I just wasn’t prepared for things to go so south over Summer. Nonetheless, I need to remember that a lot of good things happened last year as well like, moving to a new home, falling in love with my job and spending lots more quality time with the people I value.
In particular 2018 taught me not to make strict goals and not to put pressure on myself to behave in a certain way. I’m not a fan of NY resolutions as such either and setting myself high expectations that I’m bound to fail but, there are a couple big ish things I’d like to start working towards.
First of all, I want to find happiness at work because I’m moving on again later this month!
I’m not sure why but I always seem to move around during January. Maybe it’s just a weird time of year and that feeling of restlessness makes me crave change in my job? I’m not sure.
Anyway, I haven’t really spoken about it in much detail until now because it’s all been a little bit of a whirlwind decision but, in December I spontaneously accepted a job offer when I wasn’t even really looking to change my path. I’ll be getting back on track in terms of using my skills and business knowledge a little more but, I’ll be losing my lovely little job where I currently work 3 days a week to move back to the 9-5 grind.
I’m also hoping to finally begin to save each month and become more frugal. Saving is something I always used to do and was very good at when I was younger but has been a real struggle throughout 2018. The aim is to start saving towards a house and paying off my overdraft debt. I’m under no assumption that by 2020 I’ll have fulfilled both those ambitions but, I want to at least be on my way this time next year.
Having said that, I would love to go on holiday at some point too. After a bumpy 2018 and a lot of financial worry I think me and my boyfriend deserve some time to relax together, whether that’s going on a little city break or a full blown two week beach holiday I don’t know. Regardless, I’m excited and it’s our 3 year anniversary in March too so we definitely need a celebration.
In terms of my blog I’m hoping to keep on growing. To produce just as much enjoyable content if not more compared to last year and to hopefully reach a wider audience.
I’m hoping to get back to basics with my content too, writing more foodie pieces and sharing recipes I’ve discovered with you all. I would love to begin utilising my biz degree too by writing helpful guides and offering some sort of employment advice from time to time. But, I also still intend to write emotive pieces too when the mood strikes, as these have been some of my most popular.
All in all, I guess this year is going to be primarily focused on working hard whilst hopefully gaining some level of financial stability. Mostly though, this year I simply want to feel comfortable, to maintain the lifestyle I’ve achieved in 2018 but with a little more money and a little less worry.