Goals Going into 2018

I have a feeling that 2018 for me is going to be a year of getting shit done. It probably won’t be fun, or particularly exciting, but I have a feeling that at the end of it I’ll have got a lot done.

Here are my goals the rest of 2018 (in no particular order) :

  1. Save up for a deposit to buy a property
    I am incredibly impatient so rather than being sensible and do what most other people do (probably) and have a savings plan over the course of several years, I’m just probably going to work as many jobs as possible and save as much money as I can in a short space of time. Let’s see how that pans out.
  2. Get Fit
    Ah, here we are again, old friend. Fitness and I have a bit of a love/ hate relationship because I flick from being completely and utterly dedicated (working out all the time, eating super healthy food etc) to be a lazy fat shit and eating nothing but cheese and literally doing no exercise at all. So perhaps this will be the year I find a sustainable fitness regime. To be honest, I’m not unhappy with my body, I am actually (for once) very comfortable in my own skin but I would still like to drop a few pounds, tone up, actually be able to run without being out of breath etc.
  3. Finish a novel or a collection of short stories
    To actually finish one of my many abandoned fictional projects in high on the list this year. After getting my first short story published, I’ve gained a confidence boost in terms of my writing abilities and now all that’s really standing in my way is my own motivation.
  4. Get my full drivers license
    So this entails doing my theory exams for bike and car, my bike test, and then taking a refresher or intensive driving course for a car and passing the practical exam for that as well. Since I already have a bike that I drive with my CBT certificate, it makes more sense to focus on the bike first and foremost.
  5. Reduce my use of plastic
    The only specific goal I have that isn’t really about me, after watching several documentaries recently, I really want to try and reduce my use of plastic this year. I am forever buying reusable shopping bags and then forgetting to take them to the shops with me, I don’t need plastic straws in my drink in the pub, and simple changes like a reusable flask for coffees and a BPA free water bottle aren’t exactly drastic life changes but would certainly be a start.

 

What about you? What are your goals for 2018?

 

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