Hello there 2018!
I, like many others, am hoping that this year will be the sensational third act of this three-year-long tragicomedy. 2017 was a good year for me; I saw my short film being made into a real tangible thing, I completed my A-Levels with pretty pleasing results, I went to film school, and I moved to London for University! So I can only hope that 2018 is even better. As they say: ‘new year, new me’!
1. Focus on my blog and YouTube channel
Whenever I’m working on my blog – be it writing a review, editing a video, or promoting posts on my social media – I’m so so happy, it’s what I enjoy the most. One of my resolutions last year was to use my blog more freely, more for me. That’s something I’ve been doing a lot more recently (with the Shakespeare Series, list posts, and longer chattier videos), and it’s something I hope to continue. I have so much more to learn and I’m so excited to learn it. So this one is definitely a priority!
2. Read 25 books
In my New Years Resolutions for 2016, I said I would read 50 books; a goal which I actually beat! But last year, although I didn’t count how many books I actually did read this year, I know it wasn’t very many at all. Those I did read were all very good – with the likes of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James and The Outcast by Sadie Jones – but I miss reading and reviewing properly. So I thought 25 would be a good aim, and hopefully I can smash it too!
3. Go to the gym!
If you’re playing New Years Resolution bingo then you can strike this generic one off! Since starting university I’ve realised I have a lot more time on my hands, time that I could and should be using more productively. So this is the perfect time to join and go to the gym – although I can’t promise I won’t be watching Netflix whilst on the treadmill.
In fact, I intend to!
4. Have adventures
Is this a super vague resolution? Yes, it is.
But I want 2018 to be a year of adventures for me; whether it’s a great adventure, like going to Hobbiton (which I am doing eeek!), or a small one, like simply going out of my comfort zone once or twice. Better late than never doesn’t apply to every situation, so why wait any longer?
I don’t have a huge amount of resolutions this year but I think four is still plenty – these resolutions mean a lot to me and, I hope, will help me become a better me. Ugh, that cheesiness made even me cringe. Nevertheless, it’s true. New Years itself doesn’t mean much: it’s just the start of a new calendar, a new day like any other. But you can make it as meaningful as you want it to be and I think that is impressive.
So I wish you all a wonderful 2018, I know you’re going to slay it!