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Fuzzable Blogs: January 16 – Hopes for 2019

We’re 16 days into the new year which means that it’s time for my first Fuzzable blog of the year.

Rather than boring you with a list of resolutions which I a) make every year and b) never stick to, I thought I would share with you five of my hopes for the year ahead instead.

I hope I can find a new job

If 2019 has taught me anything already, it’s that I’ve definitely outgrown retail and my current job. What started as a stop gap opportunity lead me to ‘celebrating’ my fifth year anniversary just a few days ago – which definitely wasn’t part of my plan. Sadly I very quickly fell into the “I’m comfortable/I don’t know what I’m doing with my life/I now know what I want but I need experience/I can’t get out” trap, and it’s actually proving to be incredibly difficult to get work in a field I actually want to be in.

I almost landed a job in the media field, which is where my heart lies, at the end of last year but sadly they picked a better candidate and it wasn’t meant to be. However, I’m a big believer in fate and everything happening for a reason, so I just hope and pray that something better is on the horizon and that I can escape my current job and finally start making moves in the media industry this year.

I hope to be better with my money

I’m not making promises to save huge lumps of money but instead I hope to just be better with it and not waste money needlessly. One of my biggest downfalls is spending ridiculous amounts of money in Co-Op. With the supermarket a few doors down from where I work, it’s so easy to pop in there when I’ve forgotten to have breakfast, need to pick up lunch, need to get bits for work etc. Whilst they might only be small transactions, it’s surprising how quickly it adds up and I often find this more harmful to my bank balance than anything else.

Since the beginning of January I’ve been bringing in food from home which is much healthier for both my bank balance and for me personally haha. I also find it better to take out a small sum of cash and use that sparingly rather than just use my card as the contactless function is super deadly.

I hope to explore the world as much as possible

I’ve spent so many years travelling the UK just to go to various gigs (and don’t get me wrong, I still love doing this) however, over the past couple of years I’ve had the chance to just go on actual holidays and this has really ignited my passion for travelling. I’m at a stage in my life where I just want to travel anywhere and everywhere, making sure I see as much of the world as possible.

I’m going on my first trip of 2019 tomorrow (it’s only a flying visit – quite literally – however, I’m sure you’ll find out about it in next month’s blog), and I have a holiday to Florida booked already (in addition to UK trips) yet I’m still researching where I can go next. The world is my oyster and I want to experience as much of it as I possibly can.

I hope to find moments of happiness even in the darkest of times

2018 was a difficult year for me and I spent a lot of it feeling physically and emotionally drained. It was hard to shake off the surrounding negativity of various situations and overall I wanted to brush 2018 under a carpet and forget about it. However, on New Year’s Eve, I decided to look back at some of the incredible things I experienced throughout the year, and realised that despite there being a lot of stress, upset and heartache, there were also precious memories, laughter and moments of true happiness.

For 2019 and always, I hope to find moments of happiness even in the darkest of times. Starting with my job – whilst I’m unhappy with my current situation, I’m fortunate enough to be in a paid position which provides me with money which I use to fund my trips which give me the biggest buzz.

I hope to make more time for myself

I always have a habit of burning out by the end of each year, however, I felt quite flat throughout most of 2018. Instead of just taking a breather, I continued to take on too much and found myself falling out of love with the things I love the most.

This year, I hope to acknowledge when it’s time for me to say ‘stop’ or ‘no’, and give myself a break when I need it. Over Christmas I really got back into reading and found some cool stuff to watch on Netflix, so I hope to continue making time for myself to relax instead of being stuck in a vicious non-stop work/stress cycle.

What are your hopes for 2019? Let us know on Twitter @Fuzzable

Written by Katrina

twenty-something charity shop manager and aspiring journalist with a penchant for boybands. Email: katrinanaomirees@gmail.com

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