Update: What I want to achieve in the next 12 months

I didn’t post anything last week because it was a hard week for me to focus. I’d lost someone very close to me and it has been hard. I feel like I am slowing healing and getting back on track. Keep reading for this weeks post.

When I started my blog 6 or so months ago, I set myself some goals to achieve over the next 12 months. 6 months into this, I thought I’d write a little update on how far I’ve got. I’ve written the 5 things I wanted to achieve again below and how far I’ve got.

#1 Settle into my new flat and job

I have definitely done this. I still really like my job and part of me thought the novelty would have worn off by now but it hasn’t! I really like being able to communicate with so many different people in my working week. I really like my flat and where I live because I can walk to work. I keep telling new people I meet about uni and say that I think I have really landed on my feet with this job straight out of uni. I couldn’t be happier with my career start!

#2 Run a 5k – and train for it! 

I ticked this one off in November of last year. I started to go to the gym to get my stamina up for the race. I still go to the gym because it has just became part of my week now. I really enjoyed running the 5k and I want to do another one soon, but I can’t seem to find anyone to do it with me!

#3 Learn to drive

I started lessons at the beginning of the year, only an hour a week. I have only just figured out how the clutch works and how to not stall at junctions! I am just really cautious when driving and don’t really like to go to fast at the moment. I’m also reading up on my theory but still need to set a date to do my test. I’ll get there in the end!

#4 Practise my cocktail making skills

This has basically become irrelevant now. I realised what I really needed to do was get a ‘proper’ job before starting my own business. I needed money, experience and the knowledge to set up a business, but I don’t have that as of yet. Being my own boss is still my dream because there is something about it that inspires me.

#5 Learn more Spanish

This is something I have started doing recently. I have an app on my phone that has 5 minute lessons that I can do any time. I’m not confident enough to speak in Spanish in Spain though!

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Jess x


Letter To My Younger Self (Before Uni)

This week has been so busy because of my move back to Nottingham and getting everything set up for the flat (internet mainly). Now that I’m mostly unpacked, I can turn my attention back to blogging. I’ve seen several bloggers write a letter to their younger selves, and now that I’ve finished uni, I thought now might be a good time for me to write one.

black ball point pen with brown spiral notebook

So much has happened over the last 4/5 years for me, both up and down, but now I feel like I can really do what I want! This letter is addressed to my younger self, a year or so before uni – when I’d just come out of counselling and didn’t have many people to turn to.


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5 Things I Want To Achieve In The Next 12 Months

Next week I’m moving out to my new flat so I can get settled for my new job. This change has made me think and reflect about some stuff I want to do in the next 12 months.  I’m not someone who can do nothing, I constantly think about something and what I want out of life.

Now that I’ve graduated I’ve got my sights set on the future and I’m aiming high! In this post I’ve written a small list of some big things I want to achieve in the coming months!


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