My goals for 2019

My goals for 2019
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Well, here we go again with the ‘new year, new me’ shit.

2018 was hands down, 100%, absolutely not me living my best life (I’d say it was me living my average at best life), so going into the new year, I’d like to see a little improvement. I want 2019 to be a generally better year, filled with better vibes. I’m lucky that I’m surrounded by excellent people that I like to call my close friends and family, so it’s not like there are any dickheads holding me back – I have no excuses.

This year is the year I officially hit my late twenties as my 27th birthday is a mere 3 ½ months away (14th April in case anyone wants to send a card), and I’d like to be well on my way to living a happier life and being in a better place by then. Here are my 2019 goals for doing just that.

Do more fun stuff
Year in, year out, I make this resolution and here I am again. Having things to look forward to is important to me as it’s the mini-milestones that keep me going. So far I already have two concerts, two weddings and a trip to London planned but I’m hoping get a lot more fun things booked in. My version of ‘fun’ has changed a lot in the last few years and it’s more about quality time with my friends than big nights out, so you can expect more cups of tea than cocktails in 2019 from me.

Reduce my carbon footprint
I’m not particularly proud of my environmentally unsustainable lifestyle and I think there are definitely some small changes I can be making to save the trees/oceans/ozone layer. I want to build better habits by reusing a water bottle/hot drink cup when I’m out and about and also reduce food waste and plastic packaging. I’m lucky that my local supermarket is Morrisons and I can buy a lot of my fruit and veg loose in biodegradable bags, but I’m sure I can do more!

Get to my target at Slimming World
I have one hell of a long way to go to get to my Slimming World target but I'm ending the year with a loss of 1 stone 5lbs since starting at the end of October. I have a lot to lose (I find my target too embarrassing to share on here, sorry!), but if I keep at it, slowly and steadily, I should make it before the end of 2019. I’m already excited to go back to my group tomorrow for my first weigh in of the year and I know that I’ll be more motivated to stay on track now that I’ve made a list of new recipes to try.

Improve my confidence
2018 was an absolute killer for my self esteem, and it was largely down to my size (which too, is large). The run up to Christmas party season was somewhat dampened by only being able to shop in the plus size section and I don’t want to feel this stressed out about my appearance ever again! I know that I feel the most confident when I’m healthy, regularly exercising and when I’m in a good mental headspace, so those are the things I’m working on as I know that confidence will come with them.

Read more books
My to be read pile is quite frankly ridiculous! Towards the end of 2018, I really got into reading again and it reminded me how much I love it, so I want to pledge to do it more! I don’t want to commit to the 52 books in a year challenge, mainly as I don’t know where I’d store 52 new books, but if I get through one new book a month, I’ll be happy. I’m also very tempted to re-read the Harry Potter series as I haven’t read them in a couple of years but I’d need to buy a full new set of books as mine are falling apart.

Get a mortgage
Lol, hi adult life. 2019 is the year where I'm going to stop landing myself in financial ruin (though I'm sure somewhere, there are financial directors at New Look, ASOS and Revolucion de Cuba who have been rubbing their hands with glee in the last 12 months), and buy my sister out of our flat. We currently own it 50/50 but the next step is for me to buy her half as I'm fundamentally too lazy to move elsewhere (she wants to buy a house) and that means getting either a mortgage or a sugar daddy and I know which my mum is more likely to approve of. (Mortgage, in case you were questioning it).

So they’re my goals for 2019. What’s on your list? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Oh Lizi, I really do wish you the very best and happiest year this year!
    I hate that you've felt so low, but know you've got this! :)


  2. I feel ya on most of these!! Can't wait to see you more in 2019!

  3. We need to plan a lot of fun stuff!!