2016 And a Change in Direction + HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Another year’s over, 2015 has been and gone and 2016 has officially arrived. Like I said in my post from last year, time flies as you get older. Again this year feels like it went by faster than ever before, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it just makes you realise how quickly life can pass you by. Already this year has started better than the last due to the fact I haven’t got a broken jaw and nose this time round (hooray!).

2015 was a pretty good year for me, looking back at my post from last year (link here if interested) I achieved everything I set out to achieve and not only that but I developed friendships and made some awesome new ones. I also feel like I evolved substantially as a person over the year, changing my lifestyle massively, and this is where the ‘change in direction’ part of the title comes from. I went Vegan on the 20th September 2015 and it’s the best thing that could have ever happened to me and something I feel hugely passionate about and, therefore, why I am going to be writing about veganism a lot more on my blog. So this is just a heads up if you dislike people ‘preaching’ about stuff like veganism (although I wouldn’t consider it preaching) because I will be writing about Vegan related stuff a lot more from now on as I feel it is very important.

I suppose this is the part where I make a few ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. Whilst I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions as if you are going to do something why not just do it straight away, I do have a few aims and things I want to achieve over the year. The main one is to travel somewhere. Just anywhere. Have an adventure as that is my dream in life and I haven’t really done anything to achieve that as of yet. I also want to keep fit, cliché I know, and pass my year at University, all of these are achievable and I cannot wait to see what 2016 holds.

So yeah hope you guys had a good Christmas and New Year, I certainly did, my new kitchen accessories that I got will definitely come in handy! I wish you all a very happy new year.

Keep smiling, Harrison 🙂



Another Chapter… Hello 2015!

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 🙂