Now that Christmas is over everyone is preparing for the next big celebration, New Years.
Every year we set ourselves goals, whether its to lose weight, eat healthier or travel more. For most of us, we end up giving up during the first 2 weeks! (trust me I've been there) In my life, i've only every accomplished one thing I set out to do.
During these years I'd always set out to try and eat healthier and lose weight but constantly failed. I only ever did this mid-year through 2013 (showing that if you really want to do something you don't have to wait for the first day of the first month of the new year)
2016 was a year where I just wanted to travel, and I did. I went to France, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Lebanon & other little trips. It was the first time where I truly felt I accomplished something long term.
2017 came and my goal was to find love, but life has a funny way of working and not everything you wish for or search for is waiting for you where you hope for it to be. 2017 was, therefore, a fail.
2018 is not a year to find love, 2018 is not the year to travel more (although I still wouldn't mind that!). 2018 for me is to enjoy my time, my journey, my life i have with the people around me. I want to feel truly happy when 2018 comes to an end and ensure i've spent my year well. Alongside this I got inspired by one of my newest but feels like a long term friend Mona (I know I was screaming when I found out she has the same name as me) Mona is an inspirational women, the way she goes about life, her perspective on things is truly something I want to learn from her. She recently showed me a journal she carries where she notes down the places she's visited & things she's seen and it gave me an idea. This year I'm going to buy a journal, this year for each day i will write in this journal. Thoughts, views, places, people, memories... Because in the end, although we want to live in the moment, we also know we would want to return back to it. Photos can go so much before they lose meaning and instead you're just staring at yourself doing a stupid pose. Words go further. Words can express how you feel in the moment and let you remember those feelings.
I have tried countless times to write a diary and stick to it, but this time i have a purpose for my future self to feel secure and know she has something to look back on with whatever 2018 has to offer.
So 2018, are you ready for it?