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New Year’s Resolutions – 5 months on

Every year I like to set myself 10 New Year’s Resolutions and 2016/2017 was no different. Now it’s May. 5 months later. And I thought hey I don’t have to wait until the end of the year to see how I did, let’s re-evaluate now.

I made a video outlining my resolutions and at the end I said “priorities change, people change, circumstances change so we’ll see how 2017 goes eh?” This couldn’t be more relevant to how the last 5 months of my life have gone. Circumstances change. So let’s see how.

  1. 50 Book Challenge
    Nothing changed here to be honest. I’m already behind. Standard. So far this year I have read 13 books.
  2. Visit 3 new countries
    I am on my way to completing this one! In March I went to Denmark, at the end of this month I’m going to Hungary and in the summer I’m going to Greece! (I went to Crete when I was a baby but I’m not counting that because I don’t remember it)
  3. New York?
    Ah so circumstances changed. First of all Trump’s America looks bleak and I’d rather not hang out there longer than I have to. Second, I said in the video that now is the time to maybe move to New York because I’m single and free… well, not anymore. I have a partner who I love very much so moving across the ocean where I can’t be with him is not top of my list anymore. Maybe one day we’ll move there together.
  4. Write book 2
    Ha ha ha ha ha! So you know how in the video I said I’d had an idea for book number 2. Well basically, my love life was in a state of crisis and I was going to combat that by going on 25 dates with 25 different people before a turned 25 and write a book about it. A week after making that decision I met my now boyfriend. I have other ideas for future books though so it’s all good!
  5. Write scripted comedy
    Me and my friend Lia had a fun day where we brainstormed loads of ideas for a show – characters, plot lines, scenes, jokes. I’ve no idea what’s going to come of it but I definitely want to have more days┬álike that.
  6. Making the world a better place – cruelty free, sustainable fashion
    I’m trying. I also don’t get through makeup very quickly so I’ve not had to replace much yet. Fashion-wise, I’m also trying but this is harder. I got some absolutely amazing clothes in a charity shop recently and my housemate had to convince me that it was okay to buy a new dress for my birthday party because I felt guilty about buying new clothes. I did have a massive panic about tour and convention season clothes and went physical shopping and online shopping. But when I compare my shopping habits to most people I know I feel much better. I’m not the best, but I’m not the worst.
  7. Give people a chance
    Well this worked out quite nicely. Inbetween filming and uploading my resolutions video (which was about 2/3 weeks) I met my now boyfriend. I almost didn’t meet up with him for a drink after we first met when he asked me but I took my own advice and gave him a chance and now look at me. So loved up. It’s disgusting.
  8. Take a holiday with no internet for a week
    YES THIS IS HAPPENING. In July me and my boyfriend are going to Greece for a week and a half. We’re going to Athens for a few days and then to an island for a week to just chill the fuck out. When we’re on the island he’s going to steal my phone so I absolutely can’t use it and he’ll have the internet to find out nice places to eat and drink. No internet. For a week. Bring it on!
  9. Go to more shows in London + Edinburgh Fringe
    I have been doing this sporadically. Me and my friend Jacob have been to a few comedy shows. I’ve got tickets booked to see Don Juan (with David Tennant in it!) next week. I’m also hoping I can go to Edinburgh as an author for the book festival that happens alongside the comedy festival. So fingers crossed I’ll be there!
  10. Figure out big business plan
    Now that book stuff is over this is taking priority in my brain. In my brain, not necessarily manifesting into anything just yet. But my brain is on it.

How’s your 2017 going? Did you make resolutions and have you kept them or like me have your circumstances changed a bit? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. It really goes to show, it’s important to be flexible in life! I did this recently with my YouTube goals and it was interesting how my interpretation on my goals had changed in just one year. It’s really nice to have a record of goals and resolutions, I think it’s a really interesting snapshot of who we are.

  2. Ah Hannah I wait till the end of the year to review my new years goals. Life changes every day if you are up for it. Just like weight-yuck -really destructive to weigh oneself every day I have found .
    At the end of the year I look and see what worked and what didn’t , and maybe why and then what and who I want more of for the new year…….a mate taught me this a while ago and i quite like this approach

  3. Honestly, you could probably still write a really funny fiction story about a girl who goes on 25 dates before she’s 25 – if you were interested in that.

  4. Hi Hannah!
    First of all, I love your blog and youtube channel so much, you are great!
    Here’s a list of my resolutions and how they are going so far:
    -workout at least 4 times a week – ding ding ding! In 2017 I became much more systematic when it comes to sport and I feel like I’ve found my greatest passion in working out!
    -read at least 10 books – whoa, slow down with the judgement! – I’m a student so I already have to read a lot and my lifestyle isn’t really compatable with reading that much – I just don’t have the time – that’s why 10 was my goal. I’m on book 9 atm and I’m so happy I made this resolution! I forgot how much joy reading books brings me. (If you need any suggestions – psychological thrillers by Sebastian Fitzek are brilliant!)
    -improve my german – I’ve been learning german for 4 years now and I still forget the basics and speaking with an actual, german human being makes me terrrified. I’ve tried learning by myself but again, I just don’t have the time and energy at the end of the day. So I signed up for summer classes in July and I can’t wait!
    That’s all! I think I’m doing pretty great so far, thanks to being stubborn and trying to overcome laziness and procrastination!

    p.s. pardon any grammar mistakes, since english isn’t my mother language.

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