I cannot believe how fast 2016 has flown by!
A new year brings new hope and fresh beginnings for many of us and of course, the cliché new years resolutions! I don’t normally do new years resolutions, and if I do they are rather silly like learning to rap at least 10 Eminem songs, but this year is different. I have so many aspirations and things I want to achieve in my lifetime and the fact that the days are going by quicker and quicker each year setting goals for myself seems to make sense!
Here are my goals for 2017 – let me know what yours are in the comments or your thoughts on new year resolutions!
Love, Angela xo
Oh boy, is this the number one goal or what. I am the first to admit that I am the WORST saver ever. I hate it so much, and it seems that I receive my paycheck every fortnight and after my bills are deducted I’m left with virtually nothing, so much so that I literally haven’t been able to save much at all in the past year.
This year I will be moving back home to my mum’s house so thankfully rent will be gone (I’ll pay board and half of the bills) but it won’t cost anywhere near as much as it does now and I will be able to put away some moolah!
To live a life that isn’t paycheck to paycheck…. aah I can almost taste it!
Maybe it’s because I’ve been stuck with limited savings for the past year and a half and i’ve obviously prioritised my living expenses over a trip, but now that I know I won’t have to worry about those restrictions anymore all I want to do is buy some flight tickets and jet off around the globe! I’m currently in the process of applying for my British passport so once that comes through hopefully I’ll be able to start planning a trip or stay in the UK! You guys have no idea of just how excited I am for this!! I’m so lucky and grateful that I’m even eligible for this considering i’m Australian so it’s an opportunity I would be silly not to take! We only live once, right?!
Be more spontaneous!
Now this one is definitely a different type of goal for me and it all happened after I was watching ‘Yes Man!’.You know, that barely tolerable Jim Carey movie? It wasn’t so much that i loved the movie but I loved the message behind it and it honestly gave me a wake up call. With the breakdown of my family and drama that it has continued to have I had to learn to grow up very very quickly and in ways that a lot of other people don’t have to, so I guess i’ve kind of become the mum of the group. I am always putting things off and rationalising the pros and cons of everything, and I feel like it’s almost kept me from finding out who I truly am. So this year I plan on doing as much as I possibly can that any other 22 year old would do and to do things that I wouldn’t normally do! Heck, I’ve already booked three concerts and a music festival which are things I hardly ever do! Bring on 2017!
Focus on my Blog & Youtube channel!
You know that special moment you find something you genuinely enjoy doing? Well for me that is blogging and youtube… even though I don’t post a hell of a lot like I should it has been something that I have done in my spare time to wind down. I’ve had my youtube channel for 8 months however I’ve only really been uploading for the past 3 and i’ve managed to gain 136 subscribers and its honestly the most rewarding feeling! My goal for 2017 is to spend more time doing what I love and focusing on creating much more content and setting up a posting schedule.
Ultimately I want to be able to upload 3 times a week on both sites which is going to be a lot of hard work considering I have a full on schedule as it is but it’s something I’m committed to. As for subscribers, I would be over the moon if I could reach at least 300 by the end of the year on youtube and maybe 100 on my blog ! Even if I don’t reach these numbers, my main goal in this is to create more content that I love and to be able to prove to myself that I can do it.
list something I am grateful of or something positive that has happened every day.
Maybe I will write them in my notepad or maybe I’ll pop them up on my blog, who knows, but I want to make sure I am not taking each day for granted. There are a lot of people in worse situations than I am and it’s almost to easy to fall into a bad habit of complaining, which I am guilty of!