It’s that time of year again. The time when we all make some grandiose declarations and set unachievable goals. We assess our lives and decide ways in which we can improve them and ourselves. It’s all part of the trials and tribulations of the New Year!
I love making goals and resolutions. I spend quite a long time compiling a list, and I’m usually pretty successful. Instead of vague aspirations, I tend to prefer nice achievable goals. This year has been no different.
MY 2018 GOALS
MOVE BACK TO ENGLAND
This is already in motion, so it’s a bit of a cheat. I have loved my time in Korea, but I’m just ready to go home. I am planning on staying for a while, but with me, this can always change at a whim! The plan is to move to London and help further my career along! The prospect of this makes me excited, so that’s always a positive sign.
SAVE SAVE SAVE
2017 has been pretty good financially for me, but it could have been better. I managed to clear my debt and embarked on the saving road. I’m sick of always worrying about money, so 2018 is the year I am rectifying this!
In a year or so I see myself buying a flat, so saving is a must! It’s going to mean a lot of saying ‘no’ but sometimes you just have to think about the bigger picture!
READ 30 BOOKS
I’ve set myself another unachievable reading challenge this year! I only managed 24 last year, but I’m striving for success! I think the trick is to read less Donna Tartt, as her books are just so LONG!
To read about my 2018 book list here.
SPEND LESS ON TRAVEL
I have travelled intensively and spend an absolute fortune in the process. As much as I would love to jet off again, it just doesn’t mesh well with saving. This doesn’t mean I’m not going to travel! That would just be ridiculous! Instead, I am going to try to explore more of Europe. I would ideally like to hit 50 countries this year! I have already booked a trip to Germany, Poland and Slovenia! I’m thinking more camping, less hotels!
RESTORE MY HEALTH
I have said this before, but living in Korea has done nothing for my health. As I’m moving back to England, I’m hoping most of my issues clear up naturally. I’m also going to make an effort to improve my general well-being.
This doesn’t mean going to the gym every day or dieting extensively. Instead, I am going to try and cook more from scratch using wholefoods, spend more times outdoors, and be generally more active.
COOK FROM SCRATCH
This links in with the health goal. When I lived in England, I often opted for healthy but prepared food. In Korea, lots of the food I crave is unavailable. As such, I have now learnt to cook a few basics from scratch.
I love knowing what’s in my food. There’s something so wholesome and nourishing about eating wholefood and no additives. This year I am hoping to widen my cooking canon, mostly relying in Nigella and Pinterest!
BUY LESS DISPOSABLE FASHION
This year everything I own has simultaneously fallen to pieces. I’m mostly talking about clothes here. I always feel like I’m struggling for money, even when realistically I’m not. This means that I often buy cheap clothes. This always turns around and bites me in the bum! Cheap clothes has their places in the world, but as I’m almost 30 years old, they don’t have a massive place in my world.
This year I am trying to buy less clothes, but of a better quality. My mum always instilled in me the idea of checking labels. This year it’s going to become obsessive! I want well-made items that are made of quality and sustainable fabrics. If anybody knows any great brands, I’d love to know!
Happy New Year and here’s to a fantastic year!
What are your goals for 2018?