Happy New Year! I wrote a post similar in both 2017 and 2018 to get myself hyped for the year ahead and you know what? I am hyped. I’m looking forward to 2019 more than I’ve ever looked forward to any other year. It might be for the reasons I’m about to list below so we’ll see! Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2019.
Trying to tick off my New Year’s Resolutions
I recently wrote a post with my New Year’s Resolutions and I feel like they were relatively achievable and I’m looking forward to ticking them off. I also recently thought of one which I didn’t include the post which is ‘take better care of my skin’. To be fair, my skin could be a lot worse because it’s relatively clear but I feel like I could be doing more to take care of it. I remember steaming my face and applying a face mask and the works at a girly night with my friends and my face felt amazing the next day. I’d like to aim to do that at least once a month over 2019.
I think I can achieve everything on the list and I’m going to do my best to do so!
Going to Romania
When me and my friends got back from Asia we only had a few days to recover before jetting off to Paris for two nights. The day after we got back from Paris was the day I returned to work and instantly the depression kicked in. That was my holidays done for the year and I didn’t have anything to look forward to. So that night when I got home I booked myself a trip to Romania. I’d been on about going for a while because I like the whole ‘Dracula’ thing and I just think Romania would be interesting to go to.
It’ll be my first trip of the year (18 days and counting!) because I realised that I really don’t like January. Everyone’s on a diet, we’re all on a come down from Christmas and I’m normally broke from getting paid early. I was more sensible with my money this year so hopefully I shouldn’t get the January blues too bad and even if I do, I have my trip to Romania to look forward to! I’m only going for three nights but I’m still really looking forward to it!
Going on a trip with my friends
Me and my three best friends love travelling more than anything and we’ve gone abroad together a few times now… But this is usually for a purpose. The first couple of times were travelling for K-Pop concerts and then after that it was to celebrate our 21st birthdays. This will be the first trip we’ve booked just because we want to go away and have some fun.
We’ve all got the time off work we just haven’t been able to find a time that we’re all free to book it yet. At the moment we’ve settled on Belgium so hopefully we’ll be jetting off in March! It’s been a while since we all sat down together to book a holiday, the last time was in 2017 when we went to Amsterdam because every other time at least one of us wasn’t in on booking it because it was a birthday present. So I’m looking forward to even just planning it at this point!
Working on my writing
I put it on my bucket list that I was going to work on my novel. Even if I only write 1000 words a week, I’m going to at least start making some progress! And I’m starting to look forward to it. I found the start of a novel I’d written a while ago and it wasn’t actually bad, I’m looking forward to starting that story but I just need to work some stuff out. Either way, I’m going to make progress with my writing and I’m really looking forward to it! Even if it doesn’t get published I’d just like to have a finished draft that I’m proud of.
Going to Dublin
You know that bank holiday weekend in April? For the past two years I’ve told myself I’m going to do something that weekend – I mean it’s ideal, it’s a full four days off work so I don’t need to book any annual leave! Last year I even booked a hotel in Llandudno but due to funds had to cancel at the last minute. I’m pretty sure the year before that I kept thinking about it but ended up having to work at my brothers. Well, not this year.
I’m not sure what encouraged me to do it, one minute I was looking at flights with no real intention of securing anything and the next thing I knew I’d booked myself onto a flight to Dublin. Quite cheap really, it cost about £56. Accommodation in Dublin is not cheap though and to stay in a hostel is going to cost me quite a lot of money but I don’t mind, I’m just looking forward to finally doing something that weekend!
Going to San Francisco
In October my Mom mentioned to me that she’d love to visit San Francisco but when she’d mentioned it to my step-dad he hadn’t been keen. I’ll travel pretty much anywhere so I said I’d go with her. It took forever to get her to commit to a particular date and then even longer for her to actually book it but she did and now we’re off to San Francisco in May!
I owe her money for the flights still but I’ll pay that back before we go and then we’ll be spending a week in San Francisco. I’ve only ever been to America once and that was to New York so it’ll be interesting to see a different part of it, and I’m looking forward to it!
Doing Something Fun for my Birthday
I spent my 22nd birthday in Tokyo and obviously that was amazing. The year before on my 21st I didn’t particularly do much – my friends came over, we went for a meal, went bowling and then in the evening I went out for a meal with my family. Which I enjoyed but I’d wanted to do something a bit more exciting, I just hadn’t planned it early enough. Which is why I’m already trying to plan my 23rd birthday.
It falls on a Monday this year which is a bit of a pain because I’m going to have to book the day off work – people who work their birthdays amaze me, I could/would never do that. So I’m wondering whether to book several days off and go away or just have the day and do something fun in my home town? I’m not really decided yet but once I do decide I’m gonna get it booked and have a great time.
Seeing Cursed Child again
Last year me and Becca went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and had the best time ever so when the next batch of tickets was released we book to go again but in better seats this time. So we’re off to see it in March! Then to cheer my friend Hirst up I booked us tickets to go in August so I’ll get to see it twice this year which is exciting! I’m really looking forward to seeing it again, it’s without a doubt my favourite show and it’s going to be so much fun.
And that’s just what I have to look forward to at the moment, I have no doubt that tons of other fun stuff will happen in 2019 and I can’t wait!