With 2018 not very far away, I have been reflecting on 2017 and started thinking that for 2018 I need to set myself some goals and dreams that I hope to achieve this year.
In 2017, there were a lot of tears, loss & pain that came my way. I won’t really go into much detail as I can’t really bring myself to bring up all the memories again. However, I realise now how quickly things can change and need to start doing the things I really want to do in life.
I have been thinking so much lately about everything I want to achieve in my life and decided to create some goals for the next year to help build towards my ambitions in life.
I have created a list of 10 things I really want to do in the next year, and will be taking a look back at them through the year, and share with you any time I manage to complete these things.
Get my blog to 25,000 views
I am very close to reaching 10,000 views on this blog, and my plan for 2018 is to put more focus into it and try and reach a target of 25,000 views in total next year. Fingers crossed!
Become Fluent In Swedish
I have been telling myself for the last two years that I will finally take the time to learn Swedish, and although I knew a few phrases here and there, I really want to take the time and learn more. I have always wanted to be fluent in another language and hopefully at the end of 2018 I will be.
Start up my YouTube channel again
I ran a YouTube channel for a time but decided to stop, as I found myself getting worked up every time that I realised a video, and worried that I would receive horrible opinions about my look.
Now, I hope I will be able to work up the courage and restart it again. However I fear this is a goal I doubt I will be able to complete.
Have a makeover photo shoot.
This might sound really cheesy, but carrying on from my previous goal. For the last few years I have suffered with a low opinion on my looks & confidence, and have always wanted to try a makeover photography session to try and work on building up my confidence. I doubt I will be able to ever afford one, but hey it’s a goal of mine!
Start collaborating with more bloggers/websites
One thing that I would love to do in 2018 is to collaborate with bloggers and websites, and learn more about how other bloggers use their creative writing ability, and see what goals and ambitions they have for their blogs in the future.
I always think it’s fun to collaborate with fellow bloggers, and hope to collab with some very lovely bloggers in 2018!
Write lyrics and have them published as a song
One thing I have always dreamed of doing is becoming a songwriter. It really is one of my main goals in life to write lyrics for songs; however I have never really had an idea of how to get into it.
I have written many lyrics other the past few years, but have always wanted to see music added to them and see someone else perform them. However, as I have a lack of knowledge on how to do this, my lyrics just stay on pieces of paper, in the hope of one day being used.
If you know anyone who is a lyrist or songwriter, can you please help send them my way as I would love to learn how to become a songwriter, and also build up my skills at writing lyrics.
Work on myself
I have explained in the past few goals how I have an issue with my appearance and self-confidence, and I believe that has cost me so many opportunities through the years.
This year I want to start working on myself and being more proud of who I am, and stop trying to change myself to please other people. This is a goal I really hope that I stick with.
Visit 5 different cities
Don’t get me wrong, I love Bristol. However, I feel like I need to explore a bit more and travel to places outside of here.
In 2018 I hope to visit 5 different cities (This is including the UK as I can’t really afford to travel) , and spread my wings a little bit more.
Look into learning to act
Don’t laugh…… Since I was in my early teens, I have kind of wanted to see myself acting in a TV show or a movie, and I always just thought of it as a dream. However, this past year has taught me that things can change really quickly, so I thought “Hey why not trying acting? At least you can say you’ve tried it”.
I might probably win a razzie if I actually did try and learn to act, but hey, would be a fun story though!
Watch a musical
One thing that I have always wanted to see is a musical. There have been a number of times where I have been close to doing this, but lack of funds, or a tube strike on the day you were in London, usually gets in the way. So this year I hope that I will be able to save up enough and go and see a musical . Fingers crossed!
So these are my 10 goals for 2018. Some might sound a little odd, but to be honest that is just me. I hope you enjoyed reading, and I wish you a very Happy New Year!