LIFE: 2018.

2017 was pretty amazing.

I have high expectations for 2018 and am looking forward to all of the incredible things I have planned. In the last few weeks I've been thinking about how I want this year to pan out ... not that I'm arranging my whole year, I'm just setting realistic and positive goals!

Be selfish. Now I'm not saying to become the most self centred person in the universe. I'm just saying I need to put myself first, for once. I'm the kind of person who will put anyone and everyone before myself, I'm always the friend who gives advice, but hates to ask for it.. This year I will do everything I can to feel good for myself: a pamper night every week, meditate twice a day, eat food that makes me feel amazing and remove myself from any negative/toxic environments.

Be kind.  Over the last year or so, stress has had a weird affect on me, for some reason I was bringing out my stresses onto other people. Which is not ok. So far this year I've made a conscious effort to be more kind, forgiving and think before I speak. Sometimes we all get a little tap happy (is that a thing? If not it is now.) whilst whatsapping to friends and only afterwards you realise you probably didn't need to say what you did.

Explore the world. This year I want to see more of the world. I want to capture it in ways I haven't done so yet and remember it for the rest of my life. For a long time I've wanted to get into videography and I think this year will be the beginning of this new venture.. Here's to trying unfamiliar things! *insert cheers emoji* I'm planning on having an amazing summer before I go back to uni for my final year! Be prepared for so much more travel content, I'm ready to up my game.

Quality over Quantity. In all aspects, from the amount of friends I have, my wardrobe, and to the wine I'm drinking. This year is all about quality. I do not want to spend this year wasting time, money, or getting headaches from cheap AF wine...

Be confident. I'm always always always focusing on my flaws instead of my strengths. I look at what I don't like about myself before I look at what I do. Well not anymore. I refuse to think of myself as anything less than I am. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, colours, with freckles or without. Beauty shines in shy people and also in those that are loud. Beauty has no definition. We are all so beautiful and as soon as we know that, the better.

Read. I used to love getting so engrossed in a book that I couldn't put it down. I want to experience that feeling again. For some reason (maybe because I'm busy/lazy or both) I just haven't read a book in my own spare time in ages. I'd also like to get into the habit of reading the news more often and educating myself more on my surroundings.. but this normally freaks me out if I read too much and realise how cray cray the world is becoming.

Be passionate. There are so many things I am passionate about, but am too afraid to fully immerse myself. Not any more my friend (don't mind me just giving myself a pep talk over here..), I'm going to learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop and not throw a tantrum, I'm going to raise money for charities that are close to my heart, I'm going to give my all in my final year at uni and show everyone who ever doubted me (myself included) that I can bloody do it. I'm going to get the first I've always wanted.

And there we have it.
2018 you're looking pretty damn impressive.



  1. Oh Kirby! I absolutely loved this blog post - is it weird that as I was reading this I was nodding so much as though my own thoughts were already written down on paper *screen*? You've literally hit the nail on the head and all of a sudden I feel like we're SO similar.

    Firstly, being selfish is such a good thing. Definitely not in a bad way. My mum has always told me to put myself first before putting friends and other things that definitely aren't important as yourself but I didn't get it growing up, because I didn't see how good being selfish can actually be... Instead I just let everybody walk all over me because I was too kind and wanted to be friends with everyone, but as I've got older I've definitely put it forward and made some better decisions. Including FRIENDS. Friend's and who I allow to be in my life is a massive change of my 2018 year... like you said, quality over quantity! I got myself really down last year about not having many friends but I seem to have found my place in the little friendship world and I finally feel at peace about the few friends I do have close to me.

    I'm already feeling so much more positive about 2018 than I was with '17. Hopefully we finish the year feeling the same. I can't wait to see all of the things you get up to, I'll be cheering you along the whole way! Maybe you should do an update come December on how you got on with all of these pointers?!

    Love, Debra-Bow xxx

    1. Debra! Thank you so much for your comment, it means so much to me!

      I think your Mum is totally right - it's definitely the way to be. I'm the same as you, always putting others first but I'm learning to focus on me before anyone else! And yes yes yes, quality over quantity any day.

      I'm so happy for you and hope you have the best year yet, speak soon Xxxxxx

  2. What a great post!! I am going to bring some of these into my year! Thank you for sharing xxxxxx


    1. Thank you Lucy! Glad you managed to find some inspiration for your resolutions! Xx

  3. Quality over quantity is such a good one, especially when it comes to friends. It's nice that one of the things that happens whilst we get older is we appreciate all the things we should more and more! I loved this post and look forward to seeing what 2018 brings for you beautiful girl! x

    Tash | natashatodd.co.uk

    1. Couldn't agree more Tash! Definitely something I didn't understand when I was younger and would always be jealous of those with huge friendship groups.

      Thank you for reading and commenting! Means a lot, hope you have the best year too! Xx


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