We’re now 6 months into 2018 – can you believe it? (I always feel its a sign you’re getting older when you comment on the passage of time!) Honestly though, I feel like this year has flown by and so much has happened. I’ve got a new job role, been on a few holidays and started dating someone new! 2018 has definitely gotten off to a good start. One thing I have noticed though, as I’m sure many of you will have, is that a lot of the goals I set at the beginning of the year are still yet to be achieved. I’ve ever not been giving them enough attention, or have just completely given up on them which is not good.
So, I have decided that now is the perfect time to recommit myself – June is the new January after all!
At the beginning of the year I said I wanted to commit myself more to growing my blog and whilst I initially started of pretty well, things have been slacking as of late. I’ve been so busy in my day job, often working 3 weeks straight without a day off, which has just left me exhausted. The last thing I’ve been wanting to do is sit on my laptop and write when I could just slob out and watch TV instead. Things have calmed down now though, and recently I’ve been feeling a lot more inspired. I want to include more fashion content and lifestyle pieces so stay tuned for those.
Like so many girls, on the 1st January I told myself I would get back in shape, start running again and achieve my goal of being able to run 10k. This one has been tricky, as whilst I have tried my best to get to the gym 3/4 times a week, a reoccurring injury has meant long periods of rest which is SO frustrating. I’m the kind of person that hates the thought of going to the gym but feels 1000% better after a sweaty sesh. After a good month not running, I’m hoping my body is well rested and I can start getting back into it and finally start feeling like my old self again.
It’s been nearly a year since I moved to Liverpool and one of things I was most looking forward to was making new friends. As anyone in their twenties knows, making new friends is SO hard but it was something I was determined to do. We’re now 6 months into 2018 and the number of new friends I have made is a big fat zero! I don’t have a very sociable job, so there hasn’t been much opportunity there. I joined a meet up group for girls aged 20-35 in Liverpool but so far haven’t had the courage to attend anything. I’m going to recommit myself to this goal though, and work up the courage to attend at least one meet up event.
My current job was only supposed to be a short term situation but of course, it’s been 10 months and I’m still here! Whilst the role has changed and it’s more marketing and social media focused, which is what I want to do long term, it’s not the place I want to be. The last few months have been really busy for me and job hunting can be so time consuming. Now things are a bit calmer, I feel I can commit a bit more time to polishing up my CV and getting the job of my dreams. I definitely think I suffer from a serve lack of self confidence though. Whenever I look at job ads I just immediately think I can’t do that, I’ll never be considered for that, etc and I end up not applying. You’ll never get anywhere in life with a negative attitude though so instead I’m going to try thinking more positively and fingers crossed will see some big changes come along.
I am a shopaholic. I shop when I’m happy, when I’m sad, I shop just for the sake of it and wanting to have that carrier bag in my hand or ASOS parcel through my postbox regardless of whether or not I actually want the items I’ve purchased. It’s becoming a real problem and something I need to get under control. I always feel like there isn’t enough money at the end of the month and I have to turn down doing fun things with friends because I spent all my money on a load of tops that I do not need and probably will never wear. Being in the blogging world, I also feel the need to regularly buy something new so that I can post it on Instagram or write some sort of haul post. My bank account is begging me to stop! I want to start saving more for the future, for fun holidays, and just have enough to go for nice cocktails whenever I fancy.
Anybody else taking time this month to refocus on their 2018 goals? If so, what are they? Let me know in the comments!