Life | Getting Back To Business + Setting Goals For The Year Ahead

Happy 2018 huns!

Obviously in true Always, Alice fashion I'm writing this lil post 9 days late but the effort has been made so please forgive me...

Firstly, I hope you all had a FABULOUS Christmas and New Year (especially to those working throughout, I hope you've had some well deserved time off since then). I spent the majority of drinking 5739459064 coffees a day and serving pizza at the restaurant where I work but was fortunate enough to have Christmas and Boxing Day off this time around and enjoyed a lovely couple of days of doing basically nothing but eating. YAAAS.


Now it's time to get back to reality and get 2018 off to the best start possible. Everrrrryone seems to be on this new year, new me train and truth be told, I'm no different and I'm riding full steam ahead in the front carriage! I know it's super cliché but I really love this time of year as I'm normally bursting with motivation for the year ahead and it always seems like anything is possible.

I won't go into too much detail about how 2017 was for me as I have a full year in review post coming up but without realising at the time, it was definitely a good year and was packed full of lots of achievements and exciting things!

One thing that took a back seat for the majority of the year though was my blog and while I feel like a broken record writing about how I want to do this, that and the other going forward and how I plan on becoming the best blogger ever, I don't think I've ever meant it more! I'll be turning the grand old age of 26 this year and while it's by no means old, it's really about time I gave myself a kick up the bum and started making things happen for myself.

That being said I've set myself a few little goals for the year ahead that I wanted to share with you - and hopefully having them written down so publicly will help me stick to them!

- Learn to drive on the motorway. I FINALLY learned to drive last April after about a million lessons but since then I've never quite brought myself to drive on the motorway. It terrifies me, but I can do it!

- Put more time and effort into Always, Alice and my SM accounts. Last year I really fell out of love with blogging and all things associated with it but I've never been more motivated to do great things with it as I am right now, and I have so many exciting plans and changes that I can't wait to share with you and put into fruition! Watch this space...

- Look after my mind and body. Although I visited the gym and exercised more last year than I ever have before, I ended the year feeling so miserable and the worst I've ever felt in my own skin. I was exercising and trying to tone up my body but I wasn't eating right and I definitely wasn't looking after myself in terms of mental health. I want to make small changes here and there to make 2018 the healthiest year possible and really feel fabulous and happy with myself.

- Nurture my friendships and make more of an effort with people that matter. I'm the biggest hermit at heart and I'm the first one to admit that I don't make as much effort with people as I should, but this year I really want to put more time and effort into the fabulous friendships I made last year and basically just be a better bloody person that people enjoy spending time with.

- Travel and experience more. Me and my other half really caught the travel bug at the end of last year after not travelling outside of the UK for the whole of our 5 years together. We've actually got a head start on this one and we go on our first 2018 trip at the end of the month but I definitely don't want it to be the last! Aside from that, I want to experience as much as I can this year and fill my time doing more than just sitting on my sofa watching Gossip Girl for the 48375974th time.

I'd love to know what your goals and aspirations are for the year ahead if you've set yourself any, and if you haven't I'd love to know what exciting things you have penned into your diary for 2018!
Let me know in the comments below as I love reading each and every one of them, and you can always follow me on Bloglovin' to keep up with more of my posts...

Here's to a happy and healthy 2018 for everyone!

Always, Alice x

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