I know this is such a cliche post and around about this time every year most people do a ‘New Years Resolution’ related post but this is something I wanted to get out there. I have thought hard about this and have come up with a few light-hearted ones and some more personal, meaningful ones.
So I will say this now…I am sorry for what you are about to read, if you cannot possibly stand cheesiness then DO NOT READ. I mean, these are things that I want to change for myself and I have tried to make them as non-corny as possible but sometimes… you gotta have a lil’ cringy-ness in your life.
Here goes my life and my dignity.
1. Make more time for myself
By this I mean, I spend a lot of wasteful time on my phone doing pointless things like scrolling through Instagram and constantly checking my snapchat stories. I want more of a detachment from that. I love colouring and having baths, I need to find more of an appropriate balance for the future. Naturally I am the sort of person, without sounding seriously big headed, that people come to with their problems, I’m like an emotional sponge I soak up people’s worries and problems, and there is only so much that I can take before I start to feel so emotionally drained because I haven’t looked after myself properly and told people MY worries. Don’t get me wrong I love being the figure of support amongst my friends and family but I need to make more time looking after myself as well.
2. See more of England
Something I’ve not really done much of is explore my own country, it almost makes me feel a little guilty but I’d love to visit more of the cities and branch out of my eastern area more. If that’s in the form of seeing more of London as I don’t have the luxury of affording train fares and driving myself ect, I feel it is a great place to start as it’s fairly close to me. I have been there many of times but I feel like there is so much more to see, so many cool places that I want to discover and share, I think it would be really exciting and I can’t wait to start exploring the big city!
3. Cook more FOOD!
I love food and I love cooking…so why do I barely cook, it just doesn’t add up. I guess I’ve gone from having no time (training intensively for dance before the summer) to all the time in the world. I need something to fill up my spare time, which is also another thing I want to change, using my time more wisely and I believe cooking and baking will help this. My mum has always said to me “by your age (16) I was cooking dinners for the whole family!”, therefore I want to make that my mission and attempt to cook some dinners! It could all go horribly wrong to start with but hey ho we’ve all got to start somewhere right?
4. Spend my money on the right things
I am so guilty of this, I never used to be, I think with the launch of my blog this year I have definitely felt the need to buy more beauty and fashion things to blog about. The pressures on social media are huge and for a 16 year old girl who spends her own money on things, I don’t get it all given to me, it’s quite hard to comply with what everyone else is buying. Therefore I am going to be more responsible with the things I buy and not just buy them because everyone else has them, I have enough clothes (omg I can’t believe I just said that) and I have enough makeup (OH MY LORD and that!). I need to be firmer on my self, if I need it then that’s fine but if it’s things I really don’t need then I should not buy!
5. Putting my self out there
So when I said I was going to write about a few light hearted things…yeah…this is not one of them. This is something I want to get better at for my own benefit. I want to become more confident and not to be shy in certain social situations. Sometimes I find myself holding back on making conversations as I am conscious of what the other person must be thinking of me. However I think it’s such a good quality to be able to talk to people in a fluid and confident way, it needs to become something that is more natural to me. I am a worrier, that’s just me but I don’t want that to get in the way of my social life, so it is another mission of 2017; to put myself out there more. ‘WHO GIVES A SHIT’ is what I tend replay in my head when I am feeling most anxious and it definitely does help.
Bring on 2017…
Thank you for reading about what small life changes I will be making happen next year, I hope some of these will inspire you too. Please comment your thoughts down below and maybe even subscribe to my blog! Thank you for an amazing 9 months of blogging, I have managed to grow quite quickly and I can only hope for the same great things to happen next year. I couldn’t have gotten this far without the support from everyone, so thank you and I hope that 2017 brings you good things too!
Come at me 2017!! I am ready for your challenges and obstacles, however cringey that sounds!!
Enjoy your New Year’s, party harrrrrd!
Tilly Rose x