Today marks the first day of 2019 I’m hoping this year is full of new opportunities and new friendships, however, I’m not looking forward to writing 2018 and then trying to change it to 2019 for the next few months. I imagine 90% of you reading this will probably be hungover from New Years Eve parties, starting the new year with a bang or at least a banging headache.
However you’ve welcomed the new year I hope that it brings you all the love and joy you deserve, remember life is short and it should be spent with those you love doing what makes you happy. So buy those shoes, ask him out and apply for that promotion because we only live one life and it’s actually your duty to live it as full as possible.
2018 was an interesting year, to say the least, but as a whole, it wasn’t too bad. I had more good times than bad and I would say that’s a win in my books. My year was full of travelling, new friends, amazing opportunities and heartbreaking loss. I’ve gone from the highest of highs to the lowest of lows but I wouldn’t change any of it, I’ve come to realise that everything happens for a reason, even if we never know the reason.
This year was the beginning of the end, my final year of university has been a whole other level of hard, I don’t think I mentally prepared for how quickly times goes by and how “I’ve got months to do all my assignments” quickly turns into “oh, my assignments due in a week”. My Advice to any students in second year or on a placement year is to start as early as possible, I know you should start all university work early but with your third year at uni it is so important.
2019 will be my graduating year at university, its the beginning of my ‘adult life’ going out into the world and finding a full-time job. As well as job hunting I want to travel, I want to see the world before I get a house and decide where I’ll be living for the future. 2019 is also the year I turn 21 and honestly I think I’m in denial, I’m enjoying being 20 (without all the ‘you’re only a baby’ comments) and I’m not in a rush to grow up. Now I’m not a New Year’s resolutions person I like to have monthly goals, these are more achievable to me, with that said, I do have a few hopes for the year of 2019.
Real friendships last a lifetime.
As happy as I am with the small group of friends I have I’m always wanting to make new friends meet people similar to myself. During the next year, I would also like to build on my existing friendships and make them stronger as the year goes on. Growing up I always found it difficult making friends, I was super shy and didn’t want to do anything that didn’t involve my mum. While on the topic of friendship I would like 2019 to be the year of re-connecting, these last few years I’ve lost touch with many of my friends, either our schedules don’t meet up, plans get cancelled or life just tends to get in the way. This year it is my aim to make time to see friends and really listen to how their life is going and be the best possible friend.
Working hard or hardly working.
This is something I’m often left asking myself when doing work, whether I’m doing university work or blogging work am I working hard or just hardly working. Procrastination is a talent of mine, I can always find something else to do (usually cleaning) rather than the more urgent things I have left to do on my agenda. My hope for the year is to not only be more productive but to really put in 100% rather than my usual 99%, I’ve already created an organised timetable to keep my work and social life both well kept.
Who gives a crap what other people think about you!
This is a goal I’ve had for many years now but one I will never stop aiming to achieve. My whole life I’ve been so afraid of what people, complete strangers think of me. I’ve stopped doing things I enjoyed, wearing clothes I loved, makeup looks that were ‘too bold’ or being quite because “boys don’t like loud girls”. I’ve learned that life is too short to worry about what others make think of you, you are who you are and if people don’t like you? Who cares! My aim for 2019 is to feel more confident within myself and who I am, to love my body and my mind for what they are and to not care about strangers on the street think.
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