Given that we are now more than halfway through the year, I thought it would be a good idea to write a little update on how my 2017 Resolutions are going. I like reading these types of mid-year posts, because it’s nice to see people smashing their goals and making the most of 2017. I’ve not quite achieved everything yet, but I’m well on my way. You can find the original 2017 goals post HERE!
1. CHANGE JOBS
I actually cannot believe I have done this one. This was my biggest goal for 2017 and I’ve done it! From the 1st of August, I am going to be a Digital Marketing Apprentice for a private school in Edinburgh and I am honestly over the moon – I can’t wait to get started in the industry I want to work in long-term and get my degree at the end of my apprenticeship. I’m hoping that this change will be the best one, I’ve been so miserable in my current job and waiting for my last day is a tiring task, but I am so excited!
2. BE MORE ORGANISED WITH BLOGGING/IMPROVE MY PHOTOGRAPHY
I think I have definitely improved in both of these areas, which I’m so happy to say. I have several blogging notebooks and my brain just keeps spewing out ideas for future posts. My current schedule is a new post every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and I’m so chuffed that I’m actually managing to maintain it. I even prepared a week and a half’s worth of posts and scheduled them all for when I was on holiday. My Olympus Pen has completely upped my photography game and I’m so happy with the direction my blog is going in. Onwards and upwards from here!
3. BE MORE EMPATHETIC/LESS SENSITIVE
I’m not really sure what I can say about this one, because I might feel a change but those around me might not. I do think that something that will definitely have a significant impact on my moods is my new job. Maybe I’ll be too busy to let the little things bother me, we’ll just have to see! I try to make a conscious effort to be kinder and to not get upset all the time, but sometimes it’s hard. All I can do is try though, which is what I’m going to continue to do.
4. SAVE MONEY
Okay, I’ve completely flopped at this. But it’s okay because soon I’ll be on full time wages and I’ll be able to save lots of money (hopefully). Maybe this year I’ll be able to afford petrol AND nice presents for everyone, I’m pretty sure last year I had to pick one or the other. Think I picked the petrol.
So I think I’m pretty much half and half at the minute – two of my goals have been achieved already and I’m still working on the other two! They’re all pretty big goals and achievements so I’m incredibly proud of myself so far and I can’t wait to reflect back on 2017 as a whole and see all that I’ve achieved.
How are you doing with your Resolutions?