Hello my lovelies, its 4 days till Christmas and I have to admit I still haven’t finished my Christmas shopping! ah! Going to Brighton on Friday with my boyfriend and going to be running round like mad people with all the other mad people who are like us. I promise I’ll be more organised next year haha. Today I wanted to talk about my 2018 goals, not only with my blog but life in general. I’m sorry in advance if this gets super personal, but hopefully this lets you guys know more about me then just a beauty junkie.
Okay, so I’m going to start off with my blog. I recently received an awesome email from a very big company (I won’t tell you who they are yet until everything is final) but hopefully in the new year you guys will see some exciting stuff happening. I’ve nearly reached 3k on Instagram and I’m praying that it gets to that figure before new year, a girl can dream right. So, if you aren’t following me on Instagram go follow me at @_sophiepjx. It would be much appreciated and I love finding new content, honestly some bloggers feeds inspire me so much to carry on with what I love doing.
You all know by now if you’ve been following my blog that I study Photography at University and I have seen a massive improvement in my Photography this year. However, I still have so much to learn. I am currently looking for more models to work with in the new year and I am very excited for the work to come. I am also looking for a years work placement to start in June, so many scary but exciting things are going to happen in 2018.
Anxiety. It plays a massive part in my life and this year I’ve definitely had my ups and downs with it. Its like your worst enemy is in your head constantly comparing yourself to others. Not just looks wise but intelligence, photographic skills, success, my relationship and money. These are all constant things that my brain likes to over analyse and connote bad things to me. It’s all well and dandy telling someone everything is going to be okay and it’s just all in your head, but our minds impact us all, they are the strongest part of us I believe and they take control of everything you do. So some days are not good days, and some are great days but someone with anxiety or any other mental illness cannot just be told its going to be okay and its all in your head, because to us your just stating the obvious. It is all in our heads and to learn to be okay we have to change our mind sets but that is extremely hard when you have your worst enemy sitting right in the corner of your brain. Therefore, my goal for 2018 is to try to be less anxious about things and to stop comparing myself to everyone or everything else. I am who I am and I must have faith in myself.
Confidence. This also links in with my anxiety but I used to be such a confident girl. Don’t know where it changed and I don’t know how but I am hoping to get it back again. I have to be more social in 2018, as for me in 2017 I’d rather hide away in the house and do uni work or watch makeup videos on YouTube or even watch the latest shows on Netflix like Riverdale, which I’ve been loving! A massive part of my confidence is my looks, at the start of 2017 I was blonde and when I was blonde I felt the most confident I had ever been, I was fun and I felt pretty. For some that may sound extremely strange that a hair colour can have such a massive impact on who you are and the confidence behind it. For me though it did change who I was. Hopefully, in the new year I can become blonde again and not only through my hair colour but through myself regain my confidence that not only other people loved but I loved about myself.
Be more healthy. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my post from the other day about how my gym membership has gone down the drain this year haha. I constantly say I want to be healthier and fitter (I swear down I get out of breath walking up the stairs) but do nothing about it. I think a lot of the time my excuse is I’ve had a long day at Uni and just want to chill, but I need to get in to a routine of going straight to the gym from Uni, otherwise I’ll never go if I just go straight home. I also need to drink so much more water, I have improved over the years though. I used to hate drinking water but now its all I really drink. I also need to stop having so many takeaways, not only is it money wasting but it’s not healthy. Of course, don’t get me wrong this doesn’t mean I won’t be having one haha but just not all the time because if I’m honest I need that money haha.
I know there’s only five goals here but for me they are massive goals that I need to achieve in 2018 and if I achieve at least one of them I will be so happy with myself. If I achieve all of them or shall I say when I achieve all of them, I honestly think I will be a new person because these five goals are important to me to have a better, healthier and happier life.
Thanks for reading guys, let me know in the comments below at least one of your goals for 2018,
Sophie Joan x