Old and New Resolutions 2018

Hello lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and are now ready to dive into your 2018 resolutions! At the start of 2017, I wrote a post with a few general goals for this year. That list included:

  1. Stay fit and healthy
  2. Experience life to the fullest
  3. Get out the damn reading slump!
  4. Learn a new skill
  5. Become more positive

So… how did I get on? Well, the year did get off to quite a slow start, but by summer I was definitely achieving some of the things I had been aiming for!


I’ve definitely become healthier, not by exercising (oh, the horror), but by becoming vegan! I’m so much happier since going vegan in June, and can’t recommend a plant based diet enough. Try it, you’ll love it! I’m also a lot more positive now as a result, which was another one of my goals 🙂 

I’ve generally been experiencing life a bit more to the fullest this year… not anything crazy, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I even gained that skill that I wanted to at the start of last year – I’m now a bartender! Alcohol and cocktail making for daysssssss *heart eye emoji*.


Unfortunately, the one resolution I didn’t quite get around to was dragging myself (screaming and kicking) out of this horrendous reading slump. I almost forgot how long it had been since I entered this reading slump… but it’s been a year and a half. A whole year and a half of my book loving life! I don’t even know how this managed to escalate into such a huge issue for me, but it definitely gives me something to work on for this coming year.

Leading on from that last point, I should probably mention my resolutions for this year!

1. Get out of the damn reading slump (for real this time!).

This is the year. It’s happening. I don’t care how, but it’s definitely happening! I miss my literary faves. I’m going to post a 2018 TBR in the next couple of days, so keep an eye out for that 🙂


2. Travel around Europe as much as I can whilst living in Copenhagen.

In a couple of weeks I start my Erasmus university exchange to Copenhagen. I’ll be living and studying there for 5 months, so I absolutely want to make the most out of my time there and travel Europe in my free time! I have a very ambitious number of cities I’d live to visit, so here’s hoping I can work my way through most of them.


3. Get that drivers license I’ve been talking about for years.

I started having driving lessons as soon as I turned 17. I was super enthusiastic about it for a while but ended up losing motivation and not studying for the theory. However, hopefully this summer I can get back on top of it and finally get a drivers license (not that I’ll be able to afford a car after living in Copenhagen).


So there’s my resolutions for 2018! Which goals did you achieve from last year, and which ones are you focusing on this year? Happy New Year’s, everyone!shannon

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