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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

2015 | Hopes & Plans

I've already shared my aims & goals for 2015, as well as a look back on the year that was 2014, but I thought I'd pop up a quick post about some of the exciting things I've got planned for the first few months of the new year. I'm really looking forward to this year and spending more time with friends, doing things I love, gaining new experiences and making new memories!
2015 Plans
Gigs | I'm a huge fan of live music, which is unfortunately something which has had to take a bit of a back-seat over the last couple of years for financial reasons. I've already got a few gigs booked for this year though, including The Used on Valentine's Day with a bunch of friends, to go and act like we're sixteen again... I'm also going to see The Blackout on their final tour (I am literally devastated that they're splitting up), as well as McBusted at the end of March - I'm so excited!!
Travel | Towards the end of last year, my best friend and I booked a Wowcher holiday at £89 each including flights and accommodation, for a weekend in a mystery European city; we picked our dates and the airport we wanted to fly from, and then found out where we'd be going. To our delight we discovered we'll be having a weekend in Milan in March which I absolutely can't wait for!! I've not been to Italy before and I'm getting suitably prepared with the Italian phrasebook my brother got me for Christmas... Even if the only thing I've learnt so far is, "The lunch was delicious!". We're fully aware the hotel isn't going to be great, and our flights are at pretty anti-social hours, but who cares right!? A weekend in Italy for under £100? We won't be complaining, that's for sure.
Work | As I've mentioned before, I recently managed to get a voluntary role within the NHS doing the job I hope to do, one day per week. It's great that I'll be able to fit it in around my current, paid job, although it will mean having to cut back how much overtime I can do which is a shame. I admit it being voluntary is less than ideal, and the idea of working in a defined role in a voluntary capacity for the NHS grates on me a little, but I can't afford to pass up the experience and I'm really looking forward to getting started there and seeing what it brings! I've also been put in touch with a lady who has my ultimate, long-term dream job, and I've arranged a meeting with her next week for a chat and to discuss an opportunity (paid!) she has coming up in the near future. Things are looking good career-wise and I'm excited to see how it all pans out.
Life | One big thing I'm looking forward to this year is passing my driving test and the freedom that'll afford me; the worst thing about moving back home for me has been the loss of my independence, as my parents live way out in the sticks and I have to get a lift even to get the bus into town to see friends or to go to work. It's been a nightmare, especially over Christmas when the buses haven't been running and I've had to ask my mum to drive 30 miles to pick me up from work at 9pm on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day - she's a star, is my mum. So, yes, learning to drive is a big one. My theory test is booked for next week (fingers crossed!!) and I'm hoping to take my actual test a month or so after that. I'm also really looking forward to competing in Total Warrior in June, I've volunteered at the events for the past two summers so to be taking part this year is super exciting! I've also been talked into entering a 10km run a few weeks before that which I'm strangely looking forward to, although I do need to get training...
So those are a few of the things I've got planned for 2015, so far! What are you most looking forward to this year? Any big plans? I'd love to hear about them in the comments below!



  1. i'm looking forward to passing my drivers test this year too & finally having some independence! it's really awful having to depend on public transport!

    xx angela | the sunday chapter

  2. where did you get that agenda? :D

    1. It's this one: http://www.ryman.co.uk/ryman-soft-touch-diary-2015-a5-week-to-view-1
      :) xo

  3. I have to check out wowcher! £89 is such a bargain and it's so cool that you're going to Milan!!! Good luck with your goals for this year!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty Blog

  4. It sounds like you got some great things to look forward to already this year! I'm hoping to travel this year as well, though the when and where of it are still a big mystery. :]

  5. A weekend away abroad for under £100 is amazing :) I love your diary you have as well xxx

  6. Wowcher seems such an awesome idea and I hope you have a great time in Italy! I don't really have too many plans, start growing veg in the garden, pay off the credit cards, nowt too exciting lol.

  7. I'm actually really looking forward to starting back to school in two weeks surprisingly (:

  8. Wow that is an amazing deal with Wowcher x

  9. Ooh I'm so jealous you're going to Italy, I've always wanted to go there myself! I hope you have a fab time :)

    Frankie x

  10. The wowcher deal sounds incredible! Passing your driving test is so liberating, but I kind of miss all the exercise I used to get running for the bus!
    Really enjoyed this post, keeping my fingers crossed your voluntary role turns into something paid for you!

    Lucie |*| www.hummingbirdandtherose.com|*|

  11. You have some great things to look forward to! I have a few concerts and a holiday to look forward to this year xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  12. Good luck for your driving test! And that Italy holiday sounds amazing, especially for that price! I'm looking forward to riding camels in Tibet this year ^^

  13. You lucky girl! I would love to go to Milan! Most probably I'll come back few kilos heavier, because of all the yummy Italian food!

    Pink Frenzy

  14. Good luck on passing your driving test I'm hoping to pass mine this year also really want to pass.


  15. mines to do more travelling! you can definitely accomplish each of these :)

  16. Am I the only one who doesn't plan and or look forward to anything? Haha I mean I wish for nothing than being happy at all times x

  17. I'm also looking forward to travel more this year and the upcoming years. Like I just went to New York Dec/Jan and in Febr I'm going to Aruba with school :)
    Italy for under $100 ? That's wonderful!
    Jade x


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