Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Plans for 2017!

Hey guys!

So after 2016, I knew I had to make an actual effort to make 2017 a better year. Not that any year could be worse than 2016 (in my eyes). I used to be a firm believer that you have a say on who can hurt you in this world but unfortunately that isn't always the case. So this year, I am taking some time out for ME and to do stuff that I have always wanted to do. Well they do say your twenties are your selfish years right...?

1. Travel More 

I know if you have been with our blog since the start, you will know I am a traveller. Not in the gypsy sense but my heart was made to explore this world. In 2015, I seriously hit the road, I visited Dublin, travelled Thailand, hit up New York City twice and stopped in Dubai for 5 days. This year I am trying to up that but obviously, having a job to allow that amount of time off is difficult to say the least BUTTT so far I do have some epic adventures planned. In March, I am going to stay with my family in Houston, Texas for a month and I hope to take a week out to visit New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. Jumping on a greyhound bus just like Paris and Nicole in the Simple life. This will be my first experience of travelling solo so I am nervous but excited too! Then in October, we are all going on our first family holiday in years, for my mum's 50th we are heading to Hawaii and Orlando! I absolutely adore Orlando, we used to go every two year and I can't wait to hit the rides. As for Hawaii, I am super excited to see and explore the islands beautiful waterfalls! Hopefully Adam Sandler will be there to take me to swim with the dolphins...

2. Go Out More

Since becoming a home owner, I feel like all I do is go to work and then come home to make dinners and clean. Obviously it isn't always like that and I do enjoy Sam and I's cosy days on the couch but sometimes when we are just sitting in on a weekend, I feel like life is passing by. Does anyone else ever feel like this? I want to start doing more and going out more. Housework will always be there but we won't! There are so many amazing and free places in Glasgow and I intend to start taking advantage!

3. Go Back to School

Back in my last year of school, my 'guidance' teacher asked what I wanted to do at uni and I replied that I wanted to be a teacher. He told me he didn't think I would make the grades and pick something else. I should never have listened as by now I would be a fully qualified and working teacher. But after 3 different careers, I have decided to follow my heart, if I don't achieve it, at least I can be proud to say I tried. I have to go back to college to get a maths qualification before I can apply for my post grad in teaching but that is what I get for never attending my maths classes! (learn from my mistakes guys!)

4. Be Me Again

This is probably my main one. Since Jan 2016, I have been struggling with anxiety and depression to a serious point. Most of my friends aren't even fully aware of this. Not that I am afraid to talk about it, just that the one friend who knows everything is more help that talking to 100000 friends in my opinion and that is what works for me. People still think I am this confident and bubbly person and whilst I know I will always have these mental issues, I want to reach a stage where I say 'I have a mental health issue' instead of 'I have been struggling with mental health.' and get back to the me that loved life and had so many hopes and dreams. Hopefully the above goals will help with this!

So that is it guys! My plans for this year. Slightly different from my ones in the previous years on here! But I think that just shows that I have grown up. Hopefully ha!

Do you guys have any plans for this year? Do you have any tips for me?
I would love to hear from you guys!
Until next time,
G x

1 comment:

  1. Great goals! I like to cal my resolutions goals so if and when I fail I don't feel so bad.

    xx, Elise