This Time Next Year…

A lot can happen in a year that’s for sure, and you can bet your life I am going to write a post discussing last year’s resolutions and my new year’s resolutions for this year too. Overall, I would say my year was pretty eventful; I completed my first year of university and made it back for my second. I rebranded my blog after six years. I visited my aunt in Dubai for the first time, and ended a long term relationship – and those are only the most noteworthy things I could think of right now. I’d like to think I’ve grown as a person, and I’d like to think I will continue to do so in 2019.

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Photography by @newajseyes

With regards to last year’s resolutions I wouldn’t say I focused on them too much. They were there niggling in the back of my mind but university proved a time consuming experience, while summer mainly consisted of a blog rebrand.

I was hoping to increase my organisation last year, both blog and university wise but that only lasted so long. Along came second year and my nice blog schedule went out the window as the workload increased from last year. I am however happy to report that my note copying up has improved and they are all printed out and colour coded in a folder.

Getting fit was sort of a resolution last year, and when I say sort of I mean I wanted to stay consistent. This I managed until the hockey season ended and I moved back home for summer. I live in a little village and going to the gym would involve a train ride to get there which soon adds up. I’ll be honest, over summer I was incredibly lazy and rarely exercised… I didn’t wear my FitBit so it wouldn’t show me up. When I returned back to uni things did pick back up, hockey began again so I got a lot more exercise though I haven’t been back to the gym yet this semester.

Appearance wise I’m still not particularly happy though I think that’s partially down to my mental health which has appeared to pick up this month so fingers crossed for the future. I’m also starting my project pan in the new year so I have to use makeup.

Let’s not even get started on the sorting of my sleeping patterns, it was never even going well, let alone successful. I think the moment I knew I’d truly failed at this was when I was up at 5am submitting an assignment which made me ill just before Christmas.

New Year’s Resolutions

Love Blogging Again – Blogging has been my hobby for nearly seven years now, but over the last year or so, even after the rebrand, I haven’t loved it as much. Strangely, I take more pleasure in creating the images for Instagram at the moment than writing the posts; it’s always been the other way round. I think this is due to the pressure I place upon myself, blogging has become yet another deadline in my already stressful life. From now on I will not give myself a schedule to stick to I will just write when I feel inspired.

Get Properly Fit and Eat Better – Not like last year, this year we’re going for the body I’ve always aspired to have. I don’t want to lose weight, I just want to build some muscle. Luckily, my friendly neighbourhood photographer Newaj has offered to guide me in the gym so I can finally see some progress. We’re not hitting the gym properly until after exams so February time, before then I’m going to try to get to the gym whenever revision gets boring. With eating better I really mean planning better, leaving me food to eat so I don’t end up eating whatever is left in my freezer.

I really only have two new year’s resolutions this year, hopefully I will be able to focus on them. Passing uni is a must of course and with that comes organisation, but I’ve realised I am actually able to organise well, it’s just the sticking to a plan bit I struggle with! I hope you have a wonderful new year’s eve, see you next year for less structured blog content…


  1. December 31, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    We have the same resolutions lol! I HAVE to stop eating crap. I literally finish a nine hour shift, come home and just eat crap or order a takeaway because I can’t be bothered to cook. That needs to change!! xxx

    • Beth
      December 31, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      I am exactly the same! I just want ALL the bad food, hopefully if I have some ready prepared it will make me less likely to binge x

  2. January 2, 2019 / 9:43 am

    I definitely want to eat better in 2019! x

    • Beth
      January 6, 2019 / 12:31 am

      I really need to learn some good healthy but tasty recipes, I think that will really help!x

  3. January 2, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    I haven’t made any resolutions as I know I won’t stick to them haha xx

    • Beth
      January 6, 2019 / 12:32 am

      Haha! Seems fair enough!x

    • Beth
      January 22, 2019 / 11:14 pm

      My exams are finally over so I am planning February and I’m so happy x

    • Beth
      January 22, 2019 / 11:16 pm

      Hopefully 2019 will be the year for the both of us x

    • Beth
      February 13, 2019 / 7:07 pm

      Thank you, you too x

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