Monday, 2 January 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Happy New Year guys and gals! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. For my first post of the year i've decided to look back on 2016 and pick out four things that i'm proud I achieved, and set myself four goals to aim to achieve for this coming year. 

We bought a house. 
Yep, our very own house. I am unbelievably proud of us for saving up for the deposit, let alone getting approved for a mortgage.

We got pets
Our two little crazy guinea pigs Rex and Spud. I've always wanted a pet, and 2016 was the year I finally got one two.

I got my anxiety diagnosed and started treatment
Anxiety is something I've suffered with for years but have never attempted to deal with until 2016. Thankfully my doctor has helped me to overcome it on a daily basis.

I had my very first smear test
This may not sound like a big achievement to some people, but after reading all of the horror stories people put online about them, I was so proud of myself for pushing myself to go for this. Honestly if you're scared to go, you shouldn't worry about it - I am the worlds biggest wuss and I found it didn't hurt a bit. 

Maintain a healthy lifestyle
I have just restarted slimming world after months of bad eating (I suppose that's what happens when you don't really know how to cook!), so with the help of SW and exercise i'm hoping to loose those extra pounds. 

Don't worry, be happy.
I found that I constantly put too much pressure on myself to get things done as soon as possible, i'm hoping to take a more relaxed approach to things this year.

Get some jobs done on the house. 
The house needs a rewire, new kitchen and the exterior needs painting. Of course the first two jobs will cost quite a bit but we're hoping to get saving to complete at least one of those jobs during 2017. 

Make some blogging friends. 
I definitely feel as though i'm a bit of a loner in the blogging community at the moment, which does have something to do with my anxiety, this is why i'm hoping to make a couple of friends out there this year.

Hope you all have a great 2017!


  1. Great goals, and it looks like you achieved so much in 2016! Good luck for 2017 :) x x

    1. Thankyou! Good luck for 2017 too :)

      SazBomb :)