Well we made it through 2017 and what a year it was. I’ve laughed and I’ve cried, I’ve loved and I’ve lost. But all the events that have happened in 2017 have made me more determined than ever that 2018 will be my year.
2017 started off on such a high, I wasn’t entering with much but what I did have I was totally grateful for. 2017 saw numerous holidays with those that I love so dear. I was even asked to be bridesmaid to one very special ladies wedding. Towards the end of the year I was hit with heartache. My dear Nan was diagnosed with Cancer for a third time and I felt as though my world had fallen to pieces. I went to see her in hospital not long after she had her op and I couldn’t even hold back the tears, my Nan, the woman who has always been so strong and more importantly my rock now needed me to become hers. Thankfully, like the times before, my Nan showed Cancer who was boss and kicked it to the gutter.
I am leaving 2017 with the most incredible support, the best friends I could ever imagine and more importantly a sense that I am someone. My mental health may be far from okay but I have accepted that I have it and that is key.
Here are a few of my goals and resolutions that I have for 2018:
- Attend at least one blog event.
I looked on in awe at all the blogging events pf 2017 hoping that one day that would be me there, mingling with other bloggers and having an all round good laugh.
- Achieve 500 followers on Facebook.
I know numbers aren’t everything. Boy they are far from everything but I have achieved a great amount of following on every social site except Facebook and that is a bit pants.
- Meet up with a few bloggers that I have met along the way.
This year I have been so fortunate to have formed an amazing friendship with the most incredible people and I would love nothing more than to go grab a costa with them!
- Save for a mortgage.
Ryan and I have decided that 2018 will be the year that we begin saving for a mortgage. We believe that we are at that point in the relationship where we would love to have a home of our own!
I don’t have many resolutions in the hopes that I may actually be able to keep them!
- Stop drinking so much fizzy.
I am a sucker for pop, coke, lemonade, Lucozade… Anything fizzy is a guilty pleasure of mine. I know it’s bad doctors and dentists alike have told me but I just can’t give it up!
- Stop eating so unhealthily.
One word – PIZZAAAAA! It’s not like I eat pure rubbish every day. I cook nice homemade meals that aren’t exactly crap riddled but I love to snack. Writing posts and snacking is something that I am oh so guilty of.
- Stop worrying about things that are so far out of my control.
2017 saw my mental health far from on top form, to the point where I am once again back on tablets. It’s not something I am proud of as I saw it coming. But this year I am more determined than ever to kick depression/anxiety to the curb and become the better me!
So there we have it, they are the things that I hope to achieve over the year. I look forward to seeing what happens over the next twelve months and more importantly, I look forward to continuing this journey with you all.
May 2018 be the year for you. Love lots, laugh loads and enjoy every moment.