2018 Goals

Monday, 8 January 2018

A fresh start and a clean slate; January is finally upon us. Although I've not always been a lover of the hype surrounding New Year's Eve or the vomit inducing phrase "new year, new me" I'm taking a different approach this year. Maybe because I've never felt so optimistic about a year beginning before. I'm unbelievably excited for 2018. One thing I've really disliked in the past is New Years resolutions. I just see no point in coming up with unrealistic plans that you'll end up forgetting within the first week. Every time I've made them I feel like I'm setting myself up for failure. But this year will be different. I'm going to embrace the fresh start and set reasonable goals I will actually stick to and achieve. Here are just a few:

Track My Periods
This might sound like a random one, but it's important. Every time I come on my period it's an unpleasant surprise and I promise myself that I'll track them from now on. But what do I do? I forget. I've got an app on my phone which I'm slightly obsessed with at the moment. It's called Flo and can track your periods as well as taking your contraceptive pill/ovulation/mood/water intake and vaginal health. All that good stuff. I just giggled typing out vaginal, why am I such a child. It's a normal and natural word Liv, all us ladies have one.

Do More Good
I'm really interested in doing some sort of charity work this year. 2017 seemed to present me with so many stories and articles about people raising lots of money for good causes and it made me think about doing it. I'm not a runner or a swimmer so the triathlon is out of the picture but I want to do something to raise awareness and money for a mental health charity. Mind.org has helped me out tremendously in the past so it would be so cool to give back in some way. Another cause I'm really eager to help is homelessness. Christmas always makes me think about people who live on the streets and it absolutely breaks my heart. And buying someone a cup of tea or giving them some money doesn't seem like enough sometimes. I'd like to go out around swansea one day and hand out food/essential supplies for people because I hate the thought of me sitting in the warm when people are out there seriously struggling. It's horrendous.

Get More Informed
I'm a very open minded person on most subjects. I strongly believe that if something makes you happy you should bloody well do it (unless it's something bad like going on a murder spree). I'd like to think I'm a very accepting and tolerant person too who is open to learning about different people from different walks of life. That being said, one thing I realised I didn't know a lot about was gender identification and all of the different sexualities out there. I'd never want to offend anyone or say the wrong thing by using incorrect terminology so I'm eager to learn more about it all because I think it's so important. It all came about after I saw a tweet about a person being pansexual. I had no clue what it meant so obvs googled and found that there are loads of different terms that people use. A whole spectrum. So I want to learn more, to be more understanding and considerate. If you know of any resources then let me know plz!

Say Yes To Travel Opportunities 
One thing I struggle with is anxiety surrounding travel. Buses, trains, unfamiliar territory and just generally being away from home unsettles me. It's something I worked on really hard last year and will continue to do this year. So I'm getting on a plane for the first time. Am I mad? Yes. But I really want to do it.....deep deep down. There are a few little travel plans lined up that I can't wait for so hopefully I shall conquer the travel panic.

Save Money
Isn't this always everyone's new year goal? I'm serious this time (well I've heard that one before) because I'm desperate to save up for a proper DSLR. I've got my little canon bridge camera which I love but I really want to get better at photography. I also need money for petrol and running my car once I pass which is going to drain my bank account. Oh the joys.

Pass My Driving Test
Before all of these plans about road trips and shopping days I need to actually pass my test first. I'm praying I pass first time. I'm such a stingy git I'd hate to have to pay again. It's bad enough I failed my theory first time and had to pay for that again, and it was only £23. I've been dreaming of being able to drive for years, I'm so excited. I can't wait for that extra bit of independence and confidence (and the drive thru costa's of course).

So those are some things I want to achieve. No big plans like climbing a mountain but goals nonetheless. Do you have any goals for 2018?

Liv x


  1. Such a fab read! Good luck with all of your goals too, I hope you achieve them all. The Do More Good one is a brilliant and such a good idea, I'd love to raise money for a charity, it's just knowing what to do, as I don't think I'd be any good at a Triathlon either haha! I hope you have a fab time on your trip too! Happy New Year xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  2. These are some fab goals, good luck with them all throughout the year. I haven't really set any goals for this year, just to try and overcome my fears and be happy. All the best for 2018 x

    Sophie's Spot

  3. Some really great goals here girl! Best of luck for 2018 xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk


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