Monday, 1 January 2018

Farewell 2017 and Hello 2018.

My post is about my batfit, reflections for 2017 and goals for 2018, so I combined into one posts. 


As John Lennon said, "another year over and another one begins".

 We're in 2018, now, I can't believe how quickly 2017 has passed. Personally, 2017 wasn't exceptional or terrible but this is the last one I celebrate in my twenties. Before I hit the big three zero, I used to be terrified, now I  feel apathetic about it.

The biggest thing of 2017, I joined the workforce again as a healthcare assistant. I don't  like talking about work too much its close to home, I do 12 hours shifts which allows me more free time. The downside is working weekends; I mainly work half weekends its ok. It means, I'm missing out on a lot of nights out due to my work schedule including Noir Castle. I also had to deal with the physical and mental problems after having a year out from work. Also, the specific challenges of working in health care. 

 On personal, I've been in a depressive period and having odd mood swings where I haven't felt like blogging for a while. So, I have been contemplating whether to continue blogging. If I'm even contributing to both blogosphere and the goth community. I'm coming out of my moods I've decided I enjoy the blogging process mental challenge and stimulation blogging offers me since I struggle with written communication because of my dyslexia.  

I don't have any major life goals or resolutions for this year as such. There are a few things I've slowly introduced into my life last year and I want to aim to achieve.  

With working again, its meant  I can start saving again. I'm trying to save £300 each month. It's not always working. I think this year, I want to become more disciplined with my spending and keep track of it. I need to create a budget using a spreadsheet and use cash rather than my debit card.

Over Christmas, I spent too much purchasing more crap from the charity shops. I have a feast or famine personality where I tend to either avoid the charity shops or go on spending spree it might only be on second-hand stuff but the pounds add up, a lot of the time things end up back in the charity shop. On a positive note, One I think I have noticed is I'm becoming more picker about what I purchase from the charity shops and starting to release I only have so much room for in the house. 

I want to make more of my own things, from scratch, in all fairness I have been doing everything from clothes to food, hair accessories etc so I want to go on further. I feel like this is more of gradual lifestyle change that will take time rather than quick fix option. 

Instead of purchasing new things I want to rediscover and appreciate the things I presently own. By wearing things in wardrobe and getting my display cabinet organised. This includes finally getting the rest of my Pocket Dragons from my mam's loft. and other misc rubbish I have stored there.  

On that note, I also, want to finally finish the jobs in the house, especially my craft room. Originally, it was the horrendously plumbed in a bathroom that was continually leaking intern caused damage to the plasterwork downstairs. The craft room needs new power point plugs and a new light fitting before I get them installed I need to replace the electrical box. I now have the money to get the work done, I'm waiting for the quote. I want the whole room replastered, new skirting boards, flooring and doorway. I want the hallway and backyard relandscaped. I need to wait till we sell the boyfriend flat. Fingers cross. 

Finally, I want to try and meet up with a friend more often as I feel this so important for my mental health. Sometimes this always possible but I want to make more of an effort to keep in contact with people. I also, been thinking of joining up with the quilting group again.


Wishing everyone all the best for New Years 

13 comments:

  1. Those are great goals for 2018 and I wish you all the best in achieving them! Happy New Year, dear Sarah!

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    1. Thanks I feel as though most are achievable, especially my craft room.

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  2. Happy New Year, dear friend. Yeah, it seems to be a trend with us bloggers lately -- so many of us stopped all together or took a really, really long hiatus. I think we needed to reassess and catch our breath. Here's to a healthy and content 2018. <3

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    1. Happy New Year. Alot of bloggers seem to be leaving the blogging community. I understand the reasons for it. It seems a shame. On a positive note there seems to be a couple of new bloggers appearing. I think maybe its been one of those years for pole to take time out. I think its important to take time out even if that means limiting blogging times.

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  3. Wishing you all the best for 2018!! You have some great goals!! Big Hugs!

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    1. Big hugs. Wishing all the best for 2018, as well. I'm trying my best to have more realistic goals that are achievable.

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  4. Very nice post.really I apperciate your blog.Thanks for sharing.keep sharing more blogs.

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  5. Happy- Belated- New Year! I think you have amazing goals and I am looking forward to seeing you achieve them. You're going to do Fantastic this year! Depression is awful and it steals so much joy and life from us. Your ideas and plans for this year look like a great battle plan to help fight depression spells off. Just remember, you're doing your best, you're beautiful and talented, and you are loved. *hugs*

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    1. Thanks that's so lovely of you to comment. I haven't done a huge amount of blogging in the last few months. Also, I've been constantly ill for a couple of months and still had to work which exhausted me as well. December is just a bad time of year for me. I really want to get house finished its going to take time but we'll get there. I'm feeling far better now.

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  6. Another belated happy new year. I think the down and the ups are part of life particularly people who are creative. For me it’s pretty much a randomly unpredictable yo-yo from deepest low to loopy adrenaline land, with various random states in between. So keep up the good work and remember you are in good company…..

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    1. Thanks you. I agree have a lot of amazing people who regularly read my blog I may of not personally of met them in person. I think you have summed perfectly summed of the up and downs of life. It nice to know you think I'm doing good work.

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