One thing I have learnt from 2014 is that time flies. It seems as I get older time gets faster, so in mathematical terms, the speed of time is directly proportional to my rise in age. Obviously I know that the passing of time hasn’t got faster, that would be impossible, however it definitely feels like it has. Anyway away from the physics of time and back to the point. I left the year unsatisfied, not really making any positive progress in my life, I feel like I just coasted through the year and blamed school work for my lack of motivation and the fact it went so damn fast for my lack of achievements. I’m not saying it was a bad year, I did lots of positive things, just a lazy one, and if there’s one thing I regret it’s not writing more and pursuing my dream of becoming a travel writer. Whilst 2015 didn’t start very well (I got attacked and now have a broken jaw and can’t eat for 8 weeks, but I won’t dabble on that) I’m hoping the worst is already behind me and therefore, as the great Augustus Waters once said, ‘I am on a rollercoaster only going up my friends’.
I’m not someone who makes ‘new years resolutions;’ however there are certain things I want to achieve this year and this blog post will hopefully remind me of these and this time next year I can look back to this post and thus reflect on they year.
Stay Fit: I know right, how original but hear me out. I started going to the gym at the start of May and slacked off (mainly due to things out of my control) towards the end of the year. So I just plan on picking that back up again and staying consistent, going 3-4 times a week.
Blog More: If I want to be a travel writer i’m going to need as much experience as humanely possible due to how saturated the market is. I plan on writing at least 2 blog posts a month, it doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.
Get Into University: And not just any university, Bangor University in Wales. If I don’t get in there i’m not sure what i’m going to do as my heart is pretty set on it (it really is beautiful, google it). And the course I will hopefully be studying is Creative and Professional Writing.
Read More: As someone who wants to study Creative Writing at University I don’t read half as much as I should. This year I aim to fix that, hopefully reading one book a month as well as various travel stories and blogs online. This is probably the hardest one for me as I get easily distracted by the demon that is social media but I feel this can be achieved.
Overcome my Fear: I despise public speaking, and the thought of it makes me sick. I hope that this year I can make steps into overcoming this anxiety as it does hold me back in life.
Overall my goal is to just be more productive, not just with school, but in every aspect of life. Stop sleeping in, reduce procrastination time by at least 100%, say yes to more opportunities but most of all this year, and this should be everyone’s main goal, I’m going to try and stay happy and not worry about things, like school, too much.
I hope you all have a great year. Keep smiling, Harrison 🙂