So it’s that time of year again, the Christmas season is upon us, and New Years Eve 2015 is looming. As always, the feeling of ‘new year, new possibilities’ has begun to creep up on people, providing higher spirits than usual. I thought, therefore, that this is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and to note down the trials and tribulations I have been through, and what needs to be done to better myself next year.
Relationships and Men
Throughout the past year, I experienced my first year of being single, after having been in relationships since 2010. I have to say that I found it quite difficult so when I met my most recent ex boyfriend in August, I was feeling a lot more happy. I thought being in a relationship was my happy place. But when it ended I realised, that my happy place is being single and, for the first time ever, really not wanting or needing a man to define who I really am. For the first time, I’m able to focus on me and do what makes me happy. I’m still finding my feet in this new-found freedom, but I’m loving it so far. For the first time, I’m not ranting about a man and how he’s upset me, but focusing on more important things and going after the things I really want from life.
My Health and Fitness
My health and fitness is tougher. I am trying to find reasons to continue along my journey and I often find it hard to keep myself motivated. I often lack the discipline to know the difference between what I want now and what I want most. This is going to be a big part of 2016 for me, really working at myself to become healthier. The body and the weight will come alongside that, but I really want to focus on becoming a better, healthier version of myself, and I will work hard to get there (and yes, it will take hard work and discipline).
A few months ago I decided to set up this blog to help me on my journey to a new, healthier me. In 2016, I will continue updating this blog, and I will continue telling the real story behind the difficulties which come with making sacrifices to get to where I want to be. I want to take this blog to a level where it becomes a hub, a community for like-minded women to share experiences and thoughts of their own journeys towards a healthier lifestyle.
In 2015, I left a job at a very large, full-service media agency to go work for a much smaller (yet still sizeable) digital media agency. I have been in my new job for 9 months now and I could not be happier. I feel my career is going pretty well and I will continue to work hard to get to where I want to be. I feel I made the right choice by going for my job, and I will continue to work at myself within my role, to develop my skills and become stronger at what I do.
One last aspect which I would like to work towards is travelling more and seeing the world. I love exploring new cultures and getting insights into how the rest of the world lives. In May I will be going to Florence, but this is just the very tip of the ice berg. I am planning on visiting the following places before I’m 30:
- Tokyo (perhaps more of a trip around the country including more suburban areas)
All in all, I have a lot planned for the next year, and I know it will take a lot of hard work from myself to get there. With a lot of work and dedication, I know I will get there!
Do you have any goals or plans for next year? Share them in the comments section!