And just like that, I’m writing the last blog post of 2016.
Isn’t that crazy? It always seems like time passes so quickly without much happening, but then I think about everything I’ve crammed into the year and realise that actually, I’ve been busy for most of it.
I’ve seen a lot of people say they can’t wait to put 2016 behind them and I can’t say I blame them, frankly.
But in personal terms this year has been pretty damn good. Full of changes, but I’ve finally got to the point where I find this prospect more exciting than terrifying (we’ll see how long that lasts!)
I had a look back at my goals for 2016 to see if things panned out the way I planned them…
|I’d like to think I was contemplating something deep and meaningful, but I’m pretty sure I was just amazed at how big the Atlantic Ocean is.|
Give the blog a bit of a makeover: Done.
I love my header (thank you, Jemma!) and while I wouldn’t rule out a change in future, I’ve found a template I’m happy with for now.
Make the most of my last days as a student: Done.
I went on plenty of adventures with my housemates and spent time with my uni friends before I left. I miss it and them so much and there are still places in Wales I’d love to explore, but my last weeks there were good.
Graduate from university, preferably with a 1st: Done.
I always feel mega awkward talking about achievements (too British for my own good) but I’m really bloody proud of this one. I wanted that first class degree so badly, so I’m thrilled my hard work paid off.
Find an internship and/or graduate job: Done — sort of.
Although I’m currently unemployed I recently completed a four-month copywriting internship at a digital marketing agency in London, so I feel like I can tick this off the list.
Visit my friend Giulia in Italy: Not done.
In fairness Giulia has barely been in Italy, but this definitely something I need to do when we both get a chance!
Overhaul my diet: Done
And done to much more of an extent than I initially expected! In September I stopped eating meat and I’m slowly cutting out dairy. I’m not planning to go vegan at this point in time; I’m still eating fish and eggs for now and while I’ll stop eating fish on Monday, I think I’d struggle with eggs. But life as a pescatarian has definitely made me think more about where my food comes from. It’s also made me experiment more when it comes to cooking, which can only be a good thing!
How was 2016 for you? Let me know in the comments (and feel free to link to your own goals, I love reading about them)!
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Beth, 26, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travelling, and gin.
I write about ethical & eco-friendly living, minimalism, and mental health, as I muddle through one step at a time. Enjoy!