When it comes to resolutions, I know that they are something everyone makes and only a few actually succeed in. This year, I had only one resolution. It was to feel genuinely happy at the end of the year. Obviously, this is a multi-pronged resolution as being happy isn’t as easy as it sounds. I thought I’d have a look back today on how I’ve reached the point where I can say I am happy, and fulfilled after what was a pretty hard year. Enjoy!
I worked my ass off at uni. I could have never expected how hard and stressful the past two semesters were. I completed all my marketing papers and maintained the best grades I’ve ever had, including finishing top in our category with 3 amazing girls in our final assignment. I am really happy with how hard I worked, I usually feel like I could have done more – or tried a bit harder, but I know this year I really used up every ounce of energy I had. And it paid off! (Major surprise..) haha.
I strengthened my closest friendships. This coming March marks 10 years that me and my best friend have known each other. Obviously, we have always been close – best friends usually are, however this year we’ve really grown together. I feel closer than ever to her! As well as my other best friend who is probably one of the most supportive and loyal friends you can ask for. I really couldn’t have gotten through this year without them!
I got myself a job I love. Most retail workers hate their job. It’s just a natural human emotion that comes with the stresses of working in retail! However, I actually really love my job. The people make it what it is, and there are some people at H&M that I really click with who make coming to work every day a little bit more bearable..even on the 6am shifts.
I picked up a hobby that I’ve been wanting to do for years. Writing a blog for me isn’t just talking about makeup and cafe’s that do the best smashed avo – although, they are two things I’m very passionate about! I love the feeling of being able to express my thoughts fully and honestly, in my own time. Sometimes, I’ll spend a couple of weeks on a post just to get the right wording especially when it’s a more serious topic! Having a creative outlet keeps me distracted from the routine of waking up and going to work, day in day out.
I did whatever I wanted allll year long. I have done so much this year that I have wanted to do for years. I’m a vegetarian, I got two tattoos, I said goodbye to friendships that were getting me down and generally just looked after myself. We have to be a little selfish sometimes, and this year was that year for me. I spent money on things I wanted, and didn’t stress about saving everything I earned. I even got a boob reduction! I learnt to relax a little more and not take things to seriously. I also learnt to express my thoughts on topics I’m passionate about! It’s gained me a few friends I didn’t think I’d have – so it’s paid off.
Stay tuned for a 2017 resolutions list coming in the next couple of weeks! Did you achieve the resolutions you wanted to this year?
As always, love Lyd x