It’s rather ironic that one of my main resolutions for 2018 is to blog more frequently. Looking back at 2017, my blogging game was weak. I’d make promises that I’d blog weekly and I’m pretty sure I said I would take part in Blogmas. It didn’t go very well.
2017 was a weird one. I wouldn’t say it was the worst year of my life. I think 2016 takes that title. I mean, 2017 had some proper awful moments which I won’t share as some of it is private but for me, the best memories that I’ve made in 2017 outweigh the bad times. It was like most years I guess. There were highs and lows.
For example, I applied to university, got all 5 offers, saw some amazing theatre, got tickets to see Hamilton, made the most amazing friends, went to a protest, went to my first pride, came out to everyone I know and got help for my mental health. 2017 has allowed me to appreciate the small things in life. I don’t really take things for granted anymore and I feel like I have blossomed as a person.
And that’s the reason why I’m excited for 2018. I’m looking forward to seeing how this year turns out now that I feel like I’m a better person. Naturally, as I mentioned before, I do have some new year resolutions.
I used to scoff at new year resolutions because it felt like most people would forget and I always used to think, “What’s the point?” But there is every point and here are mine.
1) Go to the theatre more often
2017 was a wonderful year in terms of theatre. I saw more shows than ever, including shows I rated highly and I started to appreciate theatre more. Now I want to expand on theatre. I want to see more of a variety, support smaller shows, see more performances at my local theatre and see shows that I might not necessarily have given a second thought to.
2) Get into university
WOAH WE’RE HALFWAY THERE
3) Spend less time on social media
I will fully admit that I am invested in social media way too much. The amount of times that I just sit on my bed staring blankly at my phone whilst refreshing my twitter or Instagram timeline every 5 seconds is astonishing. I want to chill out more and enjoy life.
4) Read more
It’s actually awful the little amount I read last year. I want to make sure I read more for pleasure and appreciate some amazing authors out there.
5) Learn to love myself
This one is cheesy but as I mentioned, 2017 is definitely the year where I feel like I’ve grown into a better person. I want to continue with that and learn to love and appreciate myself.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I’ll hopefully see you soon!