My 18 things for 2018

Thank you Cassie from Lily’s Little Learners for the tag.

We all have News Years resolutions but I am going to tell you my top 18 things for 2018. These are things I want to do and achieve throughout the year.

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  1. Try and ignore what others say and do what I want – A lot of people say this is one of their resolutions. You should always do things that make you happy.
  2. Up my social media game – This year I want to have a serious go at making my social media better. By the end of the year, my goal is to double my followers and likes.
  3. Write more – Even if it never gets published.
  4. Get my voice out there – There’s so much I want to say and this year I will say it
  5. Keep on advocating – This on is pretty obvious, it is what I do and this year I will be doing it more than last
  6. Make more blogger friends – The bigger the support group the better
  7. Use my time wisely – Split my time so I’m spending time doing everything I love
  8. Make more memories – Last year I took so many photos and we did so much but in 2018 I want to fit in as much as I possibly can
  9. Climb Snowden when we go on holiday to Wales
  10. Get another tattoo
  11. Have more holidays and days out
  12. Drink more gin
  13. Eat less chocolate
  14. Make our garden perfect
  15. Finish my journalism diploma
  16. Stay focused and motivated
  17. Try something new
  18. Stop  comparing myself, life and blog to other people

I  tag Welsh Mum Beauty, Bump and me Kate on thin ice and Ethan and Evelyn to write about their 18 things in 2018.

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What would you tell your younger self?

*Insert embarrassing photo of me at school*

If you could go back and tell yourself one thing what would it be?

When I was in high school, I hated my English lessons. I felt like I was rubbish at writing and it didn’t cross my mind for even a second that I would ever be where I am now. Thinking back now I can’t believe I was one of them students that didn’t like English in school, where did things change? At what point did I switch and want to be a journalist and start my blog? It’s been 11 years since I started high school and the majority of those years I spent messing around in my lessons. It’s only been the last 18 months that writing has become a big part of my life.

To my younger self – You may think that you have everything planned out but in reality it wont work out that way, but that’s fine and everything will change for the better.

I wondered what other people would tell their younger self so I asked some fellow bloggers and here is what they said:

  • ‘Follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone or anything hold you back. You got this!’ – Mummy of 5 Miracles
  • ‘Those voices in your head that tell you you’re fat, ugly, stupid ect? You have the power to tell them to shut up. Do it. You will be so much happier and healthier for it. Now go eat something’ –  Better Together Home 
  • ‘Be happy in who you are, stop wishing the time away. Make memories and enjoy every moment. Life goes by too quickly’ – My Mummy’s Pennies
  • ‘Be free to be you, don’t worry about what others think’ – The Smallest of Things 
  • ‘University will be a massive waste of money. Trust more in your heart and don’t do things just because you are expected of you’ – North East Family Fun 
  • ‘Don’t spend that money on your hobby, save it for travelling – otherwise keep doing what your doing!’ – Broken Thoughts 
  • ‘Start saving money as early as you can. And don’t try to jump that fence. It won’t end well’ – Household Money Saving 
  • ‘Listen to your mum when she tells you those boys are no good for you…she was right!’ – Me, Him, the Dog and a Baby 
  • ‘Believe in yourself – you are much more capable than you think – also – travel more’ – The Sleep Thief’s Mummy 
  • ‘Don’t worry! It’ll all work out in the end, just enjoy the now.’ – Queen Bee Becca 
  • ‘You will finally get pregnant and have two wonderful children and everything will be good.’ – Yorkshire Wonders 
  • ‘Be careful who you trust, you never know who is going to use and abuse your trust for their own gains.’ – Mummy Cat Notes 
  • ‘Darling don’t forget to fall in love with your self first.’ – Peacocks Can Fly 
  • ‘Don’t  be afraid to stand tall and follow your dreams regardless of what others think.’ – Mum of 2.5
  • ‘Treasure your parents. Don’t take it for granted that they’ll be there until you’re old and grey yourself.’ – Twinderelmo
  • ‘Don’t let anyone make you feel as though you aren’t good enough.’ – The SML Diet 
  • ‘Take more risks and live a little. You can do anything you set your mind to as you are way more capable than you think you are. You will also have a baby so don’t dwell too much on it.’ – Stressy Mama
  • ‘You will go through a lot of agonising experiences in your time but you will come out of them stronger and with a gorgeous little family to go with . You’ll live your dream, I promise.’ – Mummy in the Madhouse 
  • ‘You’re much stronger than you ever thought, you are brave too…always listen to that little voice – it’s never let you down, just listen.’ – It’s Me and Ethan 
  •  ‘Follow your dream, and don’t let people tell you it’s not the career for you. 15 years later I’m now doing that career and I wish I had pursued it earlier!’ – Family Fever
  • ‘That 25 isn’t old, anymore than 49 is. Some people don’t deserve second chances and that you are so much stronger than you think you are. Listen to that voice in your head and believe it.’ – Over 40 and a mum to one 
  • ‘If someone is an arse, stop giving them a chance again to prove it.’ – Wave to Mummy 
  • ‘You make poor decisions with men, don’t talk to any until you are 25!’ – Accidental Hipster Mum
  • ‘Don’t give up – always keep trying and you’ll get there in the end because you can do anything you really put your mind to.’ – Welsh Mum
  • ‘That getting pregnant isn’t as easy as it’s made out to be!’ – Mother and 3 Sons 
  • ‘Before confronting a close friends, put yourself in their shoes or seek advice from a neutral party. This will hopefully avoid a lot of unnecessary arguments and maintain longer lasting friendships.’ – The Growing Mum 
  • ‘Whatever happens life still goes on and time is a great healer, even if it doesn’t feel like that at the time.’ – The Incidental Parent 
  • ‘To cherish every moment with family members as you just don’t know how long you will have with them.’ – Emma Reed 
  • ‘Don’t trust so easily and it will all be okay one day. I’d also tell myself to spend more time with my Dad before he died because those moments are still precious to me.’ – Kelly Allen Writer