My 5 New Year's Resolutions For 2017

31/12/2016


Here is a quick run down of my 5 new year's resolutions. Let's kick 2017's ass.

Figure Out My Career

After leaving my Internship in Brighton and moving back home in 2015 which really took its toll on me emotionally, this past year has kind of been a self made gap year where I just focused on myself, having fun and not really paying much attention to developing my career other than the odd bit of freelance work here and there. I want to change that throughout 2017 though, I'm currently working part-time in retail and I can feel so much untapped potential within myself going to waste. I want to work within the creative industry, though as I get older I find myself growing more distant from the design/marketing side of things as I want to do more than just sell that next meaningless product to someone to make a big corporation more money. I want to do something really worthwhile with my career, something that actually helps people; now I'm not saying I want to be the next Gandhi of the working world but y'know -- there has to be more to working life than chasing the payslip at the end of the month and living for the weekend.

Travel More

I'll be kick starting the new year with a two week road trip through Europe with Jon, going through Paris, Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam & Berlin. I know that this won't fully satisfy my itch for travelling though. This coming year I hope to get away to somewhere with a little more heat though, as everywhere that I've travelled to so far in my life has been during Winter or to cold climate countries. Sitting on a beach at an all inclusive resort isn't exactly my idea of fun though, I want to experience somewhere with a lot of culture and find something that will change my life again, like the Interrail did for me this year.

Experience More of The Unknown & Learn New Skills

Wether it be something as small as trying out a cuisine on the menu that I've never tasted before or as big as learning a new life skill, I want to experience and try my hand at as much as I can this next year. One of the more serious things that I want to commit to this coming year is learning German; Its something that I've always wanted to do but never really fully gave it my 100%. 

Read More Books

Tap after tap, my Amazon Wish List is slowly being filled up with book after book, most of which are self help, mindfulness and thought provoking reads. Over the past couple of years I've been reading so much more, mainly self help & fantasy fiction and it has not only helped ground me so much but also taken away a lot of the every day stress of life. The problem I seem to have is that I'll often get distracted by my phone, computer or just the daily hustle and never seem to be able to set aside proper time for reading, this coming year I need to prioritise it more often.

Blog More

I started this blog at the start of this year, mainly as a diary for myself to keep a track of the highlights (and to acknowledge and improve on some of the low parts) of my life; so far it has been awesome and I've loved documenting my life this way. Blogging has also let me connect with new people through social media and see other people's experiences on their blogs which has helped me shape and better my own writing techniques and overall blog aesthetic. Look out for plenty more blog posts in the new year covering more of the usual topics of Gaming, Music, TV & Film, Life & much more! 

So that about wraps it up for the main resolutions that I have for 2017. I'm sure there'll be plenty more goals and things that I will be wanting to work towards throughout the year but these are the main ones that I have on my mind for now.

What are your goals and resolutions for 2017? Let me know below! 

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