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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31 thoughts on “Hello 2018…

  1. ladybluebottle says:

    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 says:

      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. littleowlblogs says:

    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 says:

      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


  3. Kev says:

    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 says:

      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 🙂


  4. Siobhan Macdonald says:

    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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