Reviewing my 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Reviewing my New Year's Resolutions 2016

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.

Love Ellie x

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4 comments on “Reviewing my 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

  1. It was a really surprising year! I thought it was kinda rubbish but then looking back I've achieved, mostly, what I set out to do! I can only hope that I do the same in 2017 x Onwards and upwards as they say! I hope you have a fab 2017 too!

  2. So cool! Congrats on meeting your goals during 2016– so SOO much to be proud of! Found you on Twitter…and so glad I did! So fun to meet new friends, wishing you such a great 2017!! …and what are the resolutions you are setting this year?

  3. Aww, that's so sweet! Thank you! It was a good year personally 🙂 Still room for improvements of course. I'm just doing my Resolutions for 2017 now (been ill this week so I'm a bit behind!) but keep your eye out for that 🙂 x

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