It’s Monday; the first day of a week, a month, a year. If that isn’t the perfect way to start into 2018, I don’t know what is.
The last few weeks were a bit quiet on here, which seams to become a habit of mine year after year. But now that Christmas is over, I finally got some of that precious time back and I’m planing on spending it (mostly) on the blog.
One thing I wanted to do but didn’t get around to was a little recap of 2017. But it’s still not too late for that, right? So, we’re doing it now.
2017 was a great year. Even though it started with a lot of stress (and a few tears) it all paid of in June when I finally graduated from High School. It’s stills feels kinda weird to not be a student any more.
I made lots of memories with my friends, I celebrated my birthday at an amazing house party and saw Ed Sheeran live just a few days prior to that.
I went to Portugal with lovely people and got to go on a rather spontaneous road trip with one of the best travel buddies you can have.
I started to work, and even though I still feel kinda lost I’m so happy about it. Because it’s exciting and a completely new chapter of my life.
I picked up neglected hobbies and remembered why I loved them so much. As well as old hobbies, there were old friends who came back in my life and I happily made space for them in it.
I started to genuinely love myself and be happy, without really noticing or trying. I stopped stressing myself and started listening to my body and mind – sometimes you deserve a break. And of course there were bad days, but overall, this is the happiest I’ve been in many years.
If you followed me for a while, you probably already know that I absolutely love lists of all sorts. So, it’s not surprising that new year’s resolutions are a big thing for me. Last year I didn’t have any except to graduate, but this year there are a couple of points I want to tackle.
Getting my body to the point where I love it the most
I purposefully kept that point rather vague because a lot can change in a year. As I said before I started to love myself and my body, but that does not mean I’m completely happy with it. I want to do something good for my body, because when it comes to stamina, flexibility and general strength I’m more like a grandma than a 19 years old girl. I also want to lose weight, but the goal I have in mind might change, so I don’t want to fixate myself to it.
Starting to write
I want to paint pretty pictures in someone’s head with my words.
In a previous post I talked about writing and how I want to do more than just writing blogposts. I don’t know which direction I want to go into, but I definitely want to try more and fill pages over pages with my words.
Making memories (and save them)
In 2016 I started to make a photo album with all the memories of the year. I haven’t finished it yet, but I still love to go through it. So, I’m planing on making one again this year. And for this to happen, I need a lot of lovely memories with even lovelier people.
Reading at least 15 books
I have been pretty bad when it comes to reading the last few years. And the piles of books I own only get bigger and bigger. So, it’s time to tackle them and get back into reading.
There isn’t much to explain here really, but it’s one of my biggest goals for this year. I don’t think I’ve ever kept blogging for an entire year. But this year there’s no school stress to keep me busy, so I might actually make it.
2017 was an amazing year and I’m convinced 2018 will be even better. I’m still a bit lost and don’t know for sure what direction I will go in, but I have some ideas and I might get a step closer to making them happen this year.
Here’s to 2018!
Love, Jacky N.