Reviewing my 2016 New Year’s Resolutions
So 2016 is almost over and it is time to review my New Year’s Resolutions 2016 and see what I have achieved and whether I have succeeded since 2015.
New Year’s Resolutions 2016:
1. Save for my New York Trip
Success! I managed this. I saved up enough to spend on not only myself but my friends and family. Because I was able to save, I never had to worry about seeing things, and I even came home with some money left over so I was comfortable in my savings.
2. Begin to save for moving out
Yes, and no. Yes, I have started to save but I haven’t yet moved out. I’ve not quite saved enough yet but I aim to start the process in the New Year.
3. Pass University with a high 2:1 degree
I got a First Class degree! I finished University in May and graduated in September with first-class honours in History and Creative Writing. Very exciting and my high point of the year.
4. Read 60 Books
As of today, I have read 64 books this year which is ten more than last year. As such I aim to read ten more next year.
5. Say Yes more than No
Nope. This is a running resolution and I think I failed massively this year. The biggest example is a guy, a really cute guy, who turned his car around when he saw me walking down the street, to ask me out. And I said no. Biggest regret of the year.
6. Find a Job after University
Yes. I found a job two months after leaving University at a Publishing Recruitment Company. So I am in publishing but I’m in HR, although I handle Social Media and Administration so I’m a bit all over. But I’m loving it and I love the guys and girls I work with too! Which is a big plus.
7. Submit more writing to publications/competitions
I have submitted some more writing to various publications and competitions. I was published in The Linnet’s Wing in October and my novel was considered by several literary agencies in the Spring, with some great feedback. And as of this month, I am in the process of getting my novel published with the crowd-funding publisher Unbound – more on this in the New Year.
8. Pass my Driving Test
I passed my driving test first go, with one minor, in February 2016. I haven’t driven since. Typical really.
All in all, this has been a good year – for me – I think next year I’d like to improve it socially and personally rather than academically and career-wise but I think this may be the year to do this.
I will reveal my New Year’s Resolutions in the New Year but for now. Happy 2016.