Old and New Resolutions 2018

Hello lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and are now ready to dive into your 2018 resolutions! At the start of 2017, I wrote a post with a few general goals for this year. That list included:

  1. Stay fit and healthy
  2. Experience life to the fullest
  3. Get out the damn reading slump!
  4. Learn a new skill
  5. Become more positive

So… how did I get on? Well, the year did get off to quite a slow start, but by summer I was definitely achieving some of the things I had been aiming for!

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I’ve definitely become healthier, not by exercising (oh, the horror), but by becoming vegan! I’m so much happier since going vegan in June, and can’t recommend a plant based diet enough. Try it, you’ll love it! I’m also a lot more positive now as a result, which was another one of my goals 🙂 

I’ve generally been experiencing life a bit more to the fullest this year… not anything crazy, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I even gained that skill that I wanted to at the start of last year – I’m now a bartender! Alcohol and cocktail making for daysssssss *heart eye emoji*.

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Unfortunately, the one resolution I didn’t quite get around to was dragging myself (screaming and kicking) out of this horrendous reading slump. I almost forgot how long it had been since I entered this reading slump… but it’s been a year and a half. A whole year and a half of my book loving life! I don’t even know how this managed to escalate into such a huge issue for me, but it definitely gives me something to work on for this coming year.

Leading on from that last point, I should probably mention my resolutions for this year!

1. Get out of the damn reading slump (for real this time!).

This is the year. It’s happening. I don’t care how, but it’s definitely happening! I miss my literary faves. I’m going to post a 2018 TBR in the next couple of days, so keep an eye out for that 🙂

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2. Travel around Europe as much as I can whilst living in Copenhagen.

In a couple of weeks I start my Erasmus university exchange to Copenhagen. I’ll be living and studying there for 5 months, so I absolutely want to make the most out of my time there and travel Europe in my free time! I have a very ambitious number of cities I’d live to visit, so here’s hoping I can work my way through most of them.

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3. Get that drivers license I’ve been talking about for years.

I started having driving lessons as soon as I turned 17. I was super enthusiastic about it for a while but ended up losing motivation and not studying for the theory. However, hopefully this summer I can get back on top of it and finally get a drivers license (not that I’ll be able to afford a car after living in Copenhagen).

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So there’s my resolutions for 2018! Which goals did you achieve from last year, and which ones are you focusing on this year? Happy New Year’s, everyone!shannon

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