2018 was so hectic, that in all honesty I couldn’t actually remember what my goals for the year were. So I had a little recap of them, and I’d achieved 2/7- I think I can say that I managed to grow my blog (although not as much as I would have hoped), and I definitely held people to a higher standard; I put my foot down at some behaviour I would definitely have let slide a few years ago.
Moving forward, I’m going to better this year. Here are my goals for 2019, and hopefully this time I’ll make it a full house.
Find A Better Work-Life Balance
The past year and a half of my life has been completely dominated by work. I struggle with full-time work at the best of times (my mum said she always pictured me working part-time) but my commute is an hour and a half each way meaning I’m working 11-12 hour shifts and living in a perpetual state of exhaustion. This needs to change, so one of my priorities next year is to create a better work set-up so I have more time to relax and do other things.
Improve My Mental Health
Over the past couple of years, I’ve also struggled with anxiety on and off which has eaten into my ability to be productive. I also get stressed generally through the previous point and being single takes its toll on my happiness and self-confidence. This is something I want to change. So I want to make some lifestyle changes next year- work schedule, diet, exercise, plus a few natural remedies- to improve my state of mind. I want to get to a point where I can be happy on my own, before I find someone else.
Be More Outgoing
Last year, I bought a book about flirting after a guy I used to be interested in told me I didn’t flirt enough. But I found a lot of what the book covered was just being more outgoing and sociable generally. I feel this is a bit of a development area for me generally, as although I’m reached a point where I like my own personality, other people still don’t respond particularly well to me. So this is something I want to change, for my own benefit, but hopefully it will improve my life in all areas.
Find A Partner
But although I want to be happy on my own, it’s always better if you’ve got someone else isn’t it? Although I didn’t do much dating in 2018, I managed to figure out a lot of the ways I’d been going wrong, in 2019 I hope to put these lessons into practice while making dating a priority, and hopefully have a more positive future.
Pursue Creative Endeavours
Obviously I want to continue to grow this blog, and monetise it a bit more so I can make it a proper side-hustle. But the main thing I’d like to diversify into is fiction writing. I had a friend last year who was a novelist, and I remember thinking “this is what I want for myself”. I had an idea for a novel when I was 21, but I ended up getting bored and shelving it. But I’m going back to it, and making it bigger and better, so the plan is to get writing this year and complete it by the end of the year and start sending it off to publishers. I also did a bit of public speaking next year, which I surprisingly moved, so next year I’m planning to do branch out next year and do a bit of stand-up comedy.
What are your goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments!