Wednesday, 4 January 2017

2017: The Year To Make Things Happen

So, I've already done a post about the things I want to do in 2017. From big things like saving for a house deposit and a trip to New York to little things that will just help to make the year a bit more enjoyable such as going out for brunch more often and reading more. I've seen so many posts floating around the blogosphere, at the moment, about 2017 being the year. Maybe it was because 2016 seemed to be such a collectively crappy year for everyone or maybe it's just us bloggers being a positive bunch at the start of a new year? Whatever it is - I like it. I'm not naive enough to think that a change in the date means a complete change in myself. But, hey, it's a good place to start, right?

2016 was a weird year for me. Sort of like a gap year. I worked a job I had no intention of moving up in. I didn't really do anything amazing or spectacular. It's a year I'm happy has ended but it's a year I (to quote Kylie Jenner) realised stuff. I realised that, quite often, people make a job rather than the job itself, I realised that so many other people in their twenties also don't have a clue what they're doing, I realised that I have the most amazing people around me and I realised that money really isn't everything.

I spent a lot of 2015 unhappy and I made changes to ensure that 2016 was a happier year. And it was. I may have changed my mind a million times about what I want to do and I may not still be quite sure on the answer to that just yet but I know that I needed last year to sort of 'find myself', I guess. To just realise what actually makes me happy and give myself a break! I ended the year with a job offer and I'm starting this year with a new job on the horizon and a new mindset. A mindset to just accept that I can't change things and I need to make the most of what I have, right now. I can't sit around thinking 'I wish I'd done this differently', 'I wish I'd done that differently'. Sure, I can learn from previous mistakes but wishing I could change them will achieve absolutely nothing.

2017 is the year I want to start making things happen. June this year will mark THREE years since I left university and this terrifies me. It terrifies me to think that I haven't achieved what I thought I would in that three years but, on the other hand, it's making me more motivated to work on this, throughout 2017.

Materialistically, I want to save for a house and I want to travel to some of the places on my bucket list. But I also want to go after things that might seem out of reach rather than shying away from them and letting my fears take over. I want to be a more positive person, take risks, have fun. I want to do well in work but also make the most of my time off work doing the things I love, with the people I love. I want to read more and write more, two of the things that make me the most happiest. I want to get outside more, exercise more and look after myself more.

I just want to look back on the year, come 2018, and think YAASS gurl, you did good. Something I haven't done since I graduated uni, really.

I really do feel like this year could be my year if I throw myself into it and give it my all.

What do you guys think? Do you have a good feeling about 2017?

Let me know!

B x

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