Hello! It’s a new year!! I’m so excited for what the first year of my post-uni life will bring! Right now I’m just lying back and enjoying a glorious break filled with sun, sea, books, friends and lots of fresh fruit – and it’s blissful. But I’ve also been doing the typical new-year dreaming and planning, and I’ve come up with some goals to make my 2018 as good as it can be.
- See a friend every week.
When I’m feeling busy or stressed (which is most of the time tbh), I’m one of those people that gets way too caught up in themselves and totally neglects their relationships. This year I want to change that by making an effort to catch up with a friend at least once a week, rather than once-every-couple-of-months-maybe-if-we’re-both-free, which is what last year was like.
- Remember birthdays and do something special for the people in my life that matter.
See number one – it’s time to stop neglecting my people. I don’t like that a happy birthday Facebook post is considered enough these days, and I want to make an effort to at least write a card or treat someone to coffee and cake. I’ve put all the key birthdays up on a big wall planner so I can get organised – interestingly, all but one of my VIPs have birthdays after September… so not much to do on this one for a while.
- Take more pictures.
I’m good at diaries and art journals, but this blog and my Instagram are looking sadly neglected. I couldn’t even do the ‘best nine of 2017’ thing because I genuinely didn’t have nine photos… I definitely need to take my camera out with me more so I can document the good times.
- Exercise more (i.e. at all).
Ah, the classic resolution, adopted and abandoned by thousands every January. I’m going to do it this year, I swear! I’m doing some shopping around and trialling interesting classes at the moment (boxilates, anyone?) and I’m hoping to settle down to at least one regular class a week.
Everything’s all up in the air for me right now – I need a job and a place to live before I can get down to the nitty gritty – but fingers crossed I’ll have some kind of stability soon! For now I’ll just enjoy hanging out in the liminal space of the unemployed grad.
PS – I’ve been back on the arts and crafts again lately, so I’m hoping to post an update on that soon. Stay tuned.