I suppose you could say that this is similar to my Goals for 2018 post. But this is a bit more specific in term of the things I would actually like to do, see or achieve this year. It isn’t a very long list because, again, I don’t want to feel like I’m setting myself up for disaster, but these are things that I’ve been very excited about hopefully doing.
Travel With My Best Friend
This is something we’ve spoken about often and it’s something that I really want to do. There was a time that we were inseparable in only the best of ways. Now that I’ve finished uni and moved back home, we hardly see each other and the realities of life mean that we barely talk, so this is something that I would love to make sure we do. A little weekend road trip, not only exploring a load of different places but also making sure we have the time we need to reconnect.
Go To the Theatre More
I love the theatre, there’s a sort of magic about it that you don’t find anywhere else. I have been very lucky to have gone to as many shows as I have in the past, but I want to make the effort to make it a more regular occurrence. To be honest, it doesn’t even specifically have to be the theatre, I’m also up for more plays!
Finish My Novel
One of my final assignment last year was to write the opening to a novel aimed at young teens and I was actually really happy with what I’d written. For the first time like ever, I actually wanted to continue writing something I’d done as an assignment. So when I handed it in last August I told myself that I would give myself a year to finish it. That was over five months ago and I’ve barely looked at it since. So I’d really like to find the motivation and time to go back to that and I just hope that I’m as excited about it now as I was then.
Learn To Drive
This is happening sooner rather than later, considering that my main Christmas present was driving lessons! I took lessons before I went to uni but never finished so here’s to actually finishing and passing this year. I’m going to be doing my theory in a few weeks and then I’m going to have some intense lessons because I just need a refresh really and then fingers crossed I’ll pass the test!
Control My Anxiety
This is something else that’s already starting to happen. I’ve been going to therapy and learning more in-depth about how my anxiety manifests and how to control it. I’m hoping to do a post about CBT in the next few weeks because I have a lot of mixed thoughts about it and before I started I really struggled to find information about it from people who had actually experienced it. I don’t think my anxiety will ever go away but it’s something I want to understand and be able to control more, so fingers crossed that happens.