What I Want for 2017

As is customary for every blogger to produce at the start of a new year, I’ve made the decision to talk about how I want my 2017 to go. My 2016 didn’t really go how I wanted it to, there were quite a few regrets I had and I’ve decided that I want to start making the positive steps to make my 2017 the year I want it to be.

I’ve not really made resolutions this but more just thought on the things in life that I want to change and what I want to see have a positive effect on my life. There’s the usual list of wanting to look after myself by being healthier and fitter (I say this at all times of the year but I’m hoping that one day I will listen more than normal), and to not get worked up over inconsequential things (again a girl can hope!) Apart from these I have 3 main things that I want to work towards this year, and hopefully by the end of the year I will be able to look back and feel proud of myself.

I think the main thing I’m aiming for is to get rid of all the debt that I currently have. I graduated from university two years ago and at the end of it I had a huge student overdraft that I’ve been slowly chipping away at. I wasn’t able to get a proper job the first year after graduating so I was unable to really knock any of it down but by the end of December it was nearly gone. I’m proud of what I’ve already been able to get rid of, but I don’t want to have any of it left in the next few months. Just a couple more months of being frugal and I will be there!

Last year was the first time in ages that I have stayed pretty much in the same place. There were a couple of trips to different places but this year I want to travel a lot more. I love going off and exploring somewhere new or even rediscovering a place I’ve not been to in a long while. I want to be able to do this with other people but part of me wants to go off and explore on my own for a day or couple of days. I’ve never really gone and stayed anywhere on my own as a holiday but I am used to travelling by myself. It could be a nice way to get in some proper R&R!

The last thing I want to try and achieve may be a little more difficult than the others as it doesn’t necessarily hang on me. I would like to try and find a better paid job. I’m currently on the lowest wage for my age group and after 4 years of university it’s a bit annoying. I do enjoy my job, and I love the people who I work with but I want to be able to afford to save up for a house and move out at some point in the next few years. Currently, I will be struggling to put any money aside for a mortgage if I do decide to move out. I have been looking at all the jobs that are available in my city and they all seem to be around the same wage. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will stumble across something that is perfect for me and that I know will make sense to move away from the company I already work at.

Those are the main things that I am hoping to see come about the time that we say goodbye to 2017 in 12 months time. And I’m hoping that this time they are realistic enough to come true.

Hasta la fuego

 

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