Monday, 1 January 2018

What I am Most Looking Forward To In 2018

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Can you believe its 2018 already?  The past few years have flew by for me and I suspect the next few years will continue to fly by.  I am one of those people that love resolutions and thinking about my hopes for the future when January comes around.

In 2017 I cut down my spending a lot.  I stopped buying things I didn’t really need, like clothes or makeup and stuck to only replacing things I really needed.  All of the money I saved went on holidays (NYC, Boston, Connecticut, Dublin, Aviemore and Piperdam).  So as much as my bank balance didn’t improve, I definitely reaped the benefits.  In 2018 I am going to Milan in January and Rome in March so I need to save money for them.  I’m also planning on a trip elsewhere but I’m saving for a house deposit too, so I’m not sure where I’ll go yet or what the budget is.  Our options are; screw the house and go to Australia / New Zealand – or – be sensible and go a smaller holiday and get the deposit faster.  Whatever we decide, I still need to save.

For years now I’ve been saying I want to do a self-defence course and 2018 is the year.  I was attacked in Glasgow a few years ago by a man who was just out of jail for a sexual assault charge.  He was jailed for the attack on me but the helpless feeling has always stayed with me.  I never had the confidence to do it but I’m forcing myself to go in 2018.  I am looking forward to feeling safer when I am alone, as sad / pathetic as that might sound!

Health wise, 2017 was a rough one for me.  I had 2 operations and I caught every bug going round because my immune system was at a low point.  I’m hoping that’s me done and I can finally have energy again!  I found out in December that I am vitamin B12 deficient which would explain why I’m so tired all the time but I’m on medication so I should see an improvement in energy levels soon.  2018 will be a healthy year for me!

As a long standing veggie who never ate cheese and rarely ate eggs, I was an almost-vegan.  I’m slowly cutting out milk and milk products from my diet and hope to make the transition to vegan in the near future.  Some people can do it overnight, I wish I could!  I have dramatically cut down my milk intake to almost nothing, so I’m not far off it.  in 2018 I’m looking forward to having a completely plant based diet and (hopefully) feeling better for it.

I think 2018 will be the time where I finally trade Bruce the Astra in and get another car.  Bruce has been my friend and chariot for 5 years now and been the best first-car ever but I’ll need to move on sooner or later.

What are you looking forward to in 2018?

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