Hello 2018…

Welcome back to my blog! I had to take time off (unintentionally) and spent the last month or so wondering if blogging is for me as well as having the flu for 2 weeks, 2 major exams to revise for and Christmas. It all seems so long ago now but I’m back, I’m going to blog and I’m sorry for there not being any posts. Here goes my first post of 2018…

I don’t really like making new year’s resolutions as I never stick to them and just feel deflated. For this year I have decided to make attainable goals that I know I will stick too, hope to achieve and that I don’t feel too much pressure on (that’s a lie, there is loads of pressure but you get me).

Goal Number 1 (‘The Main one’) – PASS MY MASTERS DEGREE.

This has been hands down the hardest thing I’ve ever done – even harder than moving away, and I am determined to pass the degree. As I said earlier on in the post, I had 2 exams last week and the exams did not go as well as I wanted so now, in my second term, I’m making changes and giving it 120%. I hand my dissertation in in September so I should know by October my results and I’ve got everything crossed.

Goal Number 2 (The Generic One) – BE HAPPIER WITH MYSELF

I think everyone makes this goal every year but after a pretty poor couple of years, I’m going to try to be happier with myself, my decisions and my life. I have quite low confidence in myself but I’m trying to change that and believe in myself.

Goal Number 3 (The One I Should’ve Done 6 Years Ago) – PASS MY DRIVING TEST

I turn 23 this year and I will not go another year without being able to drive. Each year I leave it, I get more and more anxious about it so I need to throw myself into lessons and pass. Plus it will help when I get a job in my field so its kind of a necessity.

Goal Number 4 (The Possible One) – TRAVEL MORE

I have post coming soon about the places that I would like to visit this year and I’m determined to try to visit more places, whether thats in the UK or abroad, I just want explore the world. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to get a job where I can travel too! My scratch map is looking rather bare!

So thats my four attainable, realistic goals for 2018 and I hope I can write a post in a years time and say yes, I achieved them and more. After a poor couple of weeks to start 2018, I need to make this the year I achieve my goals.

Do you have any goals for the year?

Speak soon,

Liz x

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30 thoughts on “Hello 2018…

  1. ladybluebottle January 18, 2018 / 6:24 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better Liz! Your goals sound great and I like how you broke them down into 4 categories. Good luck with your Master’s degree! It’s a lot of work but it’s something you’ll have forever and it will feel great when it’s over. Maybe you can plan a trip for when it’s complete and celebrate with your goal of traveling! Happy 2018!

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    • Liz Brannan January 19, 2018 / 8:46 am

      I am feeling loads better thank you! It’s just less pressure when they are small I think! Thank you, it is a lot of work – it’s so hard! Can’t wait to have the degree at the end though. We are looking at doing that so hopefully I can kill 2 birds with one stone! Hope you have a lovely year 🙂 x


  2. verilesr January 18, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    That’s a lovely post!! It all sounds very exciting! Good luck with your Master’s degree and your driving test! 💕

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  3. whathannahwrote January 18, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    These are such good goals! I don’t ever bother with resolutions either, but attainable targets are such a good idea. Good luck with your masters degree! x

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    • Liz Brannan January 19, 2018 / 8:47 am

      Thank you! I know I’ll never stick to them whereas these are more attainable and I like that! Thank you x


  4. littleowlblogs January 18, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    I’m with you on so many of these! Currently studying a masters too – halfway through (it’s three years! 🙊) What are you studying? Also, wanna drive too. I’m 25 and I’ve never had the money really to do so. But I’m sure driving will give me the freedom I need (like you mentioned) once graduated! Lovely post hun x

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    • Liz Brannan January 19, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Oh wow that’s so good! I’m studying MSc Geophysical Hazards at UCL! What are you doing? That’s always been one of my problems with driving and I know I just need to invest the money and do it as it’s so beneficial! Thank you so much x


  5. Kev January 20, 2018 / 9:23 am

    Your like me in that I found resolutions boring. I’ve stuck to my goals so far and even seen a difference with the healthy eating! I’d love to travel more too this year. Especially around Europe. Good luck with all your goals!

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    • Liz Brannan January 20, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      I just feel there’s so much pressure on making resolutions that you will just quit in a months time! Well done for sticking at your goals and I hope you do well with them this year! Thank you 🙂


  6. Siobhan Macdonald January 20, 2018 / 10:10 am

    good luck with your resolutions! driving lessons can be tedious and nerve wracking but passing your test will be the best thing ever, it makes everything so much easier. Great goals for the year, I wish you the best of luck with them! xx

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    • Liz Brannan January 20, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you! I know they can, I need to stop making excuses and actually do it! Thank you xx


  7. bbbryony January 21, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Good Luck with all of your goals, sure you’ll smash it! I’m also trying to pass my driving test this year, i’ve been putting it off for far too long aha x

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    • Liz Brannan January 21, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Thank you! Yeah me too, that’s why I’ve told myself that I can’t go into 2019 without a license so I need to get it done! Good luck with your test x


  8. literallysociallyawkward January 21, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Good luck with all of your goals! I don’t set resolutions either because I never stick with them but I’m glad you’re trying to achieve attainable goals! I want to travel more too X

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    • Liz Brannan January 21, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you! I just thought they kinda have to happen this year so why not set them! I wish it was easier to travel more! X


  9. Annie (@AnnieChanieBlog) January 21, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    These are all great goals! I really want to pass my driving test this year too! I’m hoping to book it sometime over the next few weeks! Good luck with everything!


  10. pearl0fthesea January 21, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    Wishing you all the best with your masters degree and with you driving 👊🏼

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  11. kerrywx January 21, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    Good luck to all of your goals! What course are you doing for your masters? Just take your time reaching each goal and focus when you need to x


  12. Alisha Ceit January 21, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    Such good goals, and so much more achievable. I have done the same sort of thing this year too 🙂

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    • Liz Brannan January 22, 2018 / 10:23 am

      Thank you! I think it makes it easier and takes the pressure off! Good luck with yours ☺️


  13. molliewesthead January 21, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Loved this post, good luck with all of your goals especially your Masters Degree that’s so amazing! X

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  14. sharnahsblog January 21, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    loved reading this! I want to travel more as well it would be a dream to have a job that allows me to! a MASSIVE good luck with your Masters lovely x

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    • Liz Brannan January 22, 2018 / 10:22 am

      Thank you! It would be a dream wouldn’t it! I’m hoping I do get that job! Thank you so much girl xx

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  15. Corinne and Kirsty January 21, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I am sure you’ll nail all these goals! good luck for your master’s! such a relief when i got mine ahah! xx corinne

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    • Liz Brannan January 22, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait to finish it and I’m only half way through 😂xx


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