8 Jan 2017

5 Things I Want To Do In 2017

Now that the dust has finally settled on the new year, I thought I'd set myself some goals for the upcoming year which will hopefully make 2017 a year to remember! At the beginning of 2016 I wrote a post which was reflective of the year previous but I thought instead of looking back this time, I'd look forward to hopefully a fun filled 12 months. So here's my 5 things I hope to get from 2017!

Go to Benicassim

This is something I've been meaning to do for as long as I can remember. In years gone by I've looked at the line up's and always thought they looked amazing but for some reason I've never got round to getting tickets. I've done festivals in the past but they've all been based in the UK and we all know how much the British weather can affect a festival experience, so this time around I'm hoping to get my festival fix whilst basking in the glorious Spanish sun. A couple of friends of mine have already got tickets so I'm going to use that as a kick up the arse! In previous years some of my favourite artists such as Kendrick Lamar, The Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle Club have played there and so far The Weeknd, Foals and Red Hot Chilli Peppers have been announced. If the initial artists are anything to go by then this years line up is going to be incredible!

Move into my own place

This is something that's only really come up in the last few days. I've been in a flat with my mate for the last 10 months or so and it's come to the point where we have to decide whether to renew the lease or not. I really enjoy the place I'm living at the moment, it's close to the city centre and relatively close to work but I've got this achey feeling where I want my own place to put my own twist on things, if that makes sense? Maybe that feeling comes from endless hours of scrolling Instagram and Pinterest where everybody's house has incredible furniture, or maybe it's that part of my brain that tells me I need to just lay low for a while? Let's see what the next few weeks brings!

Be healthier

Becoming healthier is the thing I need to stick to the most, in every sense of the word. In recent times I've started to eat healthier by preparing food for work as opposed to buying stuff on the day but that's just the beginning. I need to get into a routine of stocking up on fruit, drinking water and cutting down on my coffee intake. Once all of that is done I sure as hell need to start exercising again. I can honestly say I haven't exercised for well over 6 months! I do morning stretches and walk to work but it's not enough to dust the cobwebs off my poor old body. My problem is I don't enjoy "working out" so really I need to find a form of fun exercise. I've looked at the possibility of going to a trampoline park which definitely sounds fun, but it's also known to be full of children. And that's something I won't enjoy because children do my head in! Aside from trampolining I think I'd like to take up swimming at some point because as you all know, it's one of the most beneficial forms of exercise you can do. Also when summer finally returns, I'll definitely be playing tennis but with summer currently being so far away I'll have to find something to occupy my time until then. If you could recommend anything to me it would be much appreciated!

Read more

It's no secret that reading is beneficial for us in more ways than one. It's known to decrease levels of stress and also increase your imagination and vocabulary. The problem we face these days is that there are so many different ways to gain information, through television and the internet. I'm not saying that those two things are useless because they're so important in the way we live our lives today. But there's no denying that people are reading less as time goes on and I'm definitely one of those! I think the reason for my lack of reading is partly down to not actually knowing what I enjoy reading. This year I'll definitely be more active in finding books to read and looking past my comfort zone to embrace new genres and topics to read.

Take my blog & social media further

I worked quite hard last year on my blog and when I look back over previous posts I can definitely see the difference the work has made. Previously my blog was just an amalgamation of things that was going through my brain and I wasn't really creating content I was happy with whereas these days I'm a lot more selective about what I choose to publish. If you've been reading my blog for long enough you'll already notice I'm writing more as opposed to just making photo posts or creating wish lists from Polyvore. With that being said I think I'd like to take it to the next level and try introducing new topics to my blog which may include grooming, food and travel. I decided to purchase a domain and totally redesign my layout and I've never been happier with it! When it comes to social media I'm hoping to take the same approach by only sharing good quality content instead of posting stuff to get some instant gratification. Although that's easier said than done! I'm open to hearing what you'd like to see on my blog as well as my social media so just let me know if there's anything you'd be interested to hear my opinions on!



  1. I'm sure you'll do all these things and more!!
    Good luck with cutting down on the coffee though, haven't you had 3 today?!;)