Hi lovelies, welcome to 2018! Like everyone else, I have some resolutions for this year, so let’s get into it!
1. BE HONEST AND RAW WITH MYSELF.
This is going to be connected to a future blog post that I want to make about my mental health, but during the time where I was feeling down, I realized that I haven’t been honest with who I really am and what I want. And I hope that this year will be the beginning of being my true self.
I want to be blunt and fearless and unashamed; I want to prove to myself that I’m strong and beautiful and intelligent just like everyone else is. And I hope being as raw and open as possible will be the catalyst for everything else I want to achieve.
2. GAIN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TOPICS I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT.
After I graduated from school, I was so happy to not have homework, exams, and classes anymore. But after a few months, I started missing it. It wasn’t that I loved school that much, but besides missing the college lifestyle, I missed learning.
Now that I have more time on my hands, I’m going to start studying everything that I’ve always wanted to learn. I truly think that knowledge is power, and if you’re going to live on this earth, you might as well learn as much as you can about it.
3. PURSUE ALL OF MY PASSIONS.
Since I’ve regained some motivation and momentum in my life, I want to pursue my true passions. I love this blog so I want to start investing more time into it. I want to write more. I want to sing more and create music. And I want to give YouTube another try.
I don’t think I’ll be quitting my day job anytime soon, but I’ve realized that I don’t believe in “good things come to those who wait” anymore. I’ve been foolishly waiting around for something to come to me, but I’m determined to make things happen with my own hard work instead and I hope to be able to find a career that I’ll enjoy every day. So expect lots of content from me this year!
4. START TAKING CARE OF MY FINANCES.
This one’s quite self-explanatory, especially now that I’m in my 20s. I’ve never been that good at saving and spending money, but I can be frugal when I want to be. This year I want to make money, keep track of my spending habits, and save up money for future travels, items I want, and retirement (it’s never too early to start!).
5. BE HAPPY.
In the past, I’ve struggled with stressors from school, work, extracurriculars, family, relationships, and my own self-worth. Because of this, I always put my own happiness on the back burner.
This year, I want to do everything I can to put myself first. There seems to be a self-love/self-care bandwagon going around, but honestly it’s one of the more helpful trends out there. We should all start taking care of ourselves because being our best selves helps us live our best lives.
I don’t know what will make me happy, but I hope to find it in 2018.
I hope everyone has a good start to the new year and that 2018 becomes your year. Let me know what your resolutions are in the comments below and let’s keep each other accountable! Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you lovelies soon!