Hopes and Goals for 2017

I cannot believe that 2016 is over already, I swear it did not feel like a year, it didn't drag on like some years do? The year went by so fast, yet I managed to fit so much into it, weird hey? I didn't do a 2016 year in review post so I thought instead I would write about what I want to get out of 2017. I think that I learnt quite a lot in 2016 and I can use that new found knowledge to make goals for 2017 that (hopefully) are a bit more attainable.

•To be happy•
If I only achieve one thing in 2017, this is what I want it to be. I spent a lot of 2016 unhappy and not in a good place, this year I want to change that. I want to be happy again, I want to get out of my comfort zone, I want to spend the whole year enjoying myself and making myself and the people around me happy. I see people who just seem to always be happy, always having fun and I envy them so much, I want to be one of those people. This year I want to be happy.

•To get out of my comfort zone•
I am a very 'safe' person, if it's in my comfort zone, great! let's do it! If it's not in my comfort zone it's going to take a lot of convincing for me to do it. I don't like taking risks and I don't like being in unfamiliar situations, so this year I want to push myself even further- to do things that scare me, to take risks that I wouldn't normally take, to put myself out of my comfort zone.

•To educate myself more•
I finished school a year ago and since then I haven't done more to further myself in that sense. I mean I spent my whole year last year working at IGA and that was doing the same thing I've done for six years. So this year I want to learn more, I want to study at TAFE yes, but I want to educate myself also on the things going on in the world, things that affect me and others.

•To better myself•
Something that I want to do more of is making myself into the person that I want to be. Constantly working at myself and for myself to make myself better, to be the best version of myself that I can be. I spent a lot of 2016 not really working on this because I was fed up with trying and not getting very far, so this year I really want to keep pushing myself towards my goal. Things like having more patience with people, having more time for the ones I care about, being there for the people that I love, these are things that I want to improve myself.

•To explore•
I want to see as much of the world as I possibly can and for now I want to start with seeing Australia. Starting little, you know, seeing WA first- the beaches, the hideaway swimming holes, the caves, seeing the middle of absolutely no where. I want to be able to say that I've explored when I'm older, I want to tell my Grandkids stories of the places I've been and the fun that I've had while exploring and experiencing the world. So this year I want to see as much of it as I can.

•To care less about what other people think•
I've gotten a lot better with this in recent months, but there's still parts of me that prevent myself from doing things, or saying things out of fear of what other people will say or think. I think the best way that I can actually do this is by this blog- I speak my mind a lot on here, but this year I want to be more opinionated, I want to post more of what I think and less of what people want to hear- stay tuned for that.

•I want to improve this blog•
I love this blog and hope to continue it for a long time yet, so this year I'm going to put more effort into it. More writing, more posting, improved content, more interaction with people who read it. I also hope to improve upon the layout and such but I have to give myself some time (and wifi) to figure that one out.

So here is some goals I have set for myself for 2017, here's hoping that I can stay accountable and achieve these goals in the year that's left.

 Happy 2017 x