Hello everyone and welcome to the first blog post of 2019! At this time of year, my feed is filled with posts about changes, resolutions and giving things up. I’m not really one for making ‘new year’s resolutions’ as such as if I want to change something in my life I tend not to wait around for the end of the year but I certainly do get the ‘new year, new me’ mantra for those that go with it.
I’m pretty content with my life and myself at the moment but I thought I would share a list of goals I have set myself to 2019 mixed with a kind of bucket list of things I would like to do or experience before the year is through.
Thank you, next
This is probably the closest thing on this list to a resolution. One of my goals is to rise above the negativity and petty people that seem to follow me every where. I am a very emotional person and I have found myself riddled with anxiety, sadness and stress regarding situations created by individuals that have unfounded issues with myself or for example, my society or relationship etc.
I have so many amazing people surrounding me that I am so grateful for. If you contribute nothing positive to my life then you can move along and stop creating drama out of your own insecurities as I’m just trying to live my best (student) life.
Graduate with a 1st
Completing my degree with good honours is one of the most important tasks to come this year. I am on track for a 2:1 at the moment (touch wood) but I really have my sights set on a 1st. With the career I want to achieve having a 1st class degree will set me apart and enhance my employability – it’s also just a huge personal thing for me. I need 4 A’s and 3B’s to get there so wish me luck!
Success and Self Care
I want to make the absolute most of this next year, especially my time left at University. However, I have really spread my self thin this past semester with 4 jobs, my society and a degree to complete.
My work ethic and drive is one of the things I value most about myself so I don’t want to change this, I just want to make sure I am also taking care of myself. I’m going to start with trying to have a least on weekday where I have no work commitments so I can focus of uni assessments and take it from there.
The prospect of not securing graduate work straight away is really daunting as I don’t want to finish uni with absolutely no means to live. I’m going to open a savings account and transfer some money from my wages into it every week so at least I have something to fall back on.
It might also mean I can treat myself once in a while. This is a major goal as I feel like all I do is work yet having nothing nice to show for it.
Go on Holiday
This is a biggie as I haven’t been on a holiday abroad for years. In my head, I always told myself I would go back to Florida the summer I finished uni as a graduation and late 21st celebration. However, I am slowly starting to realise that this will have to remain a fantasy as I just don’t have the money to pay for a holiday like that.
However, I am determined to get away somewhere with Alex as we work damn hard and come summer we will be in need of a proper break. I hope the holiday gods smile down on me and I can find a bargain to somewhere sunny – watch this space.
Maintain my Blog
I started Minims & Mischief almost a year ago and I have loved every minute of documenting my life and connecting with all of you. I have gotten invited to some pretty amazing bloggers events and gained some lovely followers (68 going into 2019 woo). I love being able to look back at the things I experienced and share some of my views with the world. It’s also nice to have a hobby that has nothing to do with my degree or my society.
I have gained quite a bit of confidence singing wise over the past year. One of my goals is to sing at more open mics etc and put myself out there a bit more. It’s something I enjoy so much and I think I’m ready to start singing in front of people as myself rather than a character on stage.
Secure a Graduate Job and Move Out
This is a big one for me and the most uncertain element of this year. As much as I love coming home for the summer, I don’t want to be someone who lives with their mum until they are 30. If that’s for you then that’s great but for me that is not something I want for myself. I enjoy the independence I have living with Alex in Worcester and leaving that will be difficult.
I am also determined to gain graduate work in a field relevant to what I want to do in the future. I’m desperate to secure an assistant psychologist position or something along those lines. It really will kill me if I have to come home and do something unrelated to my degree but who knows what the future will hold.
Hopefully I will be able to achieve all of these goals over the next 12 months and I hope you all achieve your aspirations or resolutions too.
Happy New Year,