New Year’s Resolutions 2017

Happy New Year!

This week I thought I’d tell you my resolutions for the year, so here goes.

Number 1- Take care of yourself! By this I mean treat your body and mind well, eat the right foods and spend your time with people who matter and make you feel good. Last year I dated someone for a bit who clearly had his own mental health problems but wouldn’t accept help. The things he said and did were emotionally abusive and it’s affected my own mental health ever since, it’s meant that I now struggle to trust people and I view my own self-worth differently. So this year I’m putting myself first and I’m gonna build myself up to be stronger.

Number 2- On a similar point, and with the internet as my witness, I am going to lose the extra weight that’s hindered my confidence. I’ve always been chubby/fat/curvy/’well built’ whatever you want to call it, and I’m fed up of it, this is the year I’m going to lose it and my aim is to by the summer wear a bikini for the first time and feel comfortable in it. I know this one is so cliche like #newyearnew me but what can you do?

Number 3- This might sound a bit strange but look after your feet! Now you might not know this but when it comes to my feet I’m incredibly clumsy, last year I had to cut one of my toenails off after it being bruised and knocked so many times from stubbing it and wearing silly heels. That was a right saga! I’ve got pictures but I don’t want to scar  you for life, haha.

Number 4- Another cliche one is to drink more water, sometimes I can go a whole day without a drink and I know how bad this is. Also, it might improve my skin and help me lose weight, which is something I can’t turn my nose up at.

Number 5- To quote one of my closest friends ‘you do you’, this year I’m going to be me and I’m going to be unapologetic about it. I want to be the person that I am with my friends, the chatty goofy one who says what she thinks and doesn’t care what people think of her for it. I want to speak up in lectures when everyone else is too scared to say the answer, I want to push myself every day until I don’t have to push anymore because it seems second nature.

Number 6-I want to get a 2:1 this year, last year I got a 2:2 and I cried because I thought it meant I would never get a placement and I’d never have a good career. But at the end of 2016, I got an email saying I have an interview, I won’t say with who because I don’t want to jinx it but it’s a well-known beauty brand. If I get the placement it would honestly make my life, I know that sounds sad but it would be a dream come true. I just hope I don’t mess it up.

Number 7- I want to let my friends, especially my uni friends, know how much I appreciate them, they’re honestly some of the greatest people I have met and I couldn’t imagine uni or my life without them. They’ve always been there for me when I’m feeling sad and they’re always there for advice even if sometimes I’ve chosen not to listen. That’s another thing I need to listen to their advice because they’re usually right. They’ve always got my back but they’re not afraid to tell me off if I’m being stupid and for that, I’ll forever be in debt to each one of them.

And last but not least.

Number 8- I want to take more photo’s so I can look back on my uni days when I’m old and grey and remember what it was like to be young. And if I ever get to this stage, show my grandkids how cool their grandma was when she was their age. That was a joke by the way, I’m definitely not cool, haha.

What do you want to change this year?

Lots of love

Liv x

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