2016 has been a weird year for me, it hasn’t been bad but I never would have expected what has happened in 2016 to happen to me. For th first time though I am really looking forward to 2017 and what it has to offer me.
Here are my goals for 2017, some are fairly achievable and others are pretty ambitious some might say..
Be More Confident in Myself
People who really know me know that I am actually incredibly shy when it comes to speaking to people I don’t know very well or meeting new people. Because I have severe anxiety I can get socially awkward and not know what to say which often gets misinterpreted as me being rude when that couldn’t be further from the truth. I lack confidence in myself as a person and am quite introverted, hence why I much prefer hiding behind a computer screen and writing on here than going out and meeting new people. I have never wanted to be nor really become friends with the person that loves attention and being the centre of it all the time. I consider myself a lot of the time to be ‘in the background’ of a lot of situations because that is where I am most comfortable, however in 2017 I really want to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new things.
Travel to Somewhere New
You may or may not know, but in the Summer of 2016 Harry and I went interailling all around Europe. Since then we have both caught the travel bug and yern for the opportunity to do it all over again. I’d love to go somewhere I have never been before such as a place in the US like California or maybe even Australia!
Purchase a New Camera and Create My Own Portfolio
You may or may not have read my Christmas Wishlist but in it I spoke about wanting the Olympus PEN E-PL 8 camera and the 30mm lens. Since I can remember I have always been obsessed with taking photos of absolutely anything and everything. I could spend hours and hours walking around a place of interest taking photos. I love researching different cameras and their ability and the Olympus PEN seems like a great allrounder that doesn’t break the bank. I’d love to have the opportunity to take my own photos and create a portfolio for myself.
Gain a Greater Social Media Following
I don’t really have a massive social media following despite spending half my life on it… And I know it isn’t all about the numbers but it is nice to at least have some if you know what I mean? By the end of 2017 I would love to achieve 1000 followers on Bloglovin’ (queue giveaway!), 1000 followers on Twitter and 2000 followers on Instagram.
Meet New People
This one kind of speaks for itself but I basically want to meet like minded people that share the same interests that I do, which is quite hard as I am a fairly ‘random’ person. It’s worth mentioning that I would also love to get back into contact with old friends that I have drifted apart from a long time ago and seeing how they are getting on and what they are doing with their lives.
Those are my 5 main goals for 2017, I’ll let you know if I achieve them! You might consider them fairly standard but I like leaving room for the unexpected to happen as I’ve never had a year where things have gone how I planned they would!
Thanks for reading,