Thursday, 12 January 2017

2017 - The Year Of Working Towards My Dreams

Hi lovelies! Up until now I honestly feel like I've been coasting through life, just doing enough to get by and keep things moving. I've never really had a big dream that I've wanted to chase and while I have had things that I'd like to happen, I always presumed they were out of my reach. I think it's a combination of my natural laziness (!!) and the fear of going after a dream but never really achieving it. However I came to realisation at the end of last year that if you don't chase your dreams, you will fail to achieve them 100% of the time. So it's always better to at least try, right?

With that in mind, I want to make 2017 the year that I finally start working towards my dreams. These are three things that I want to work towards:

1. Work hard on my blog
At the end of last year my boyfriend's parents were asking about my blog and one of the questions they asked was "is this something you'd want to do professionally?". And it completely caught me off guard because I found my mind immediately shouted "YES!". I guess this is something I'd always wanted to do but I never wanted to admit to myself because it's quite a scary dream! Statistically this probably happens for very few people but as I said before, if you don't chase it, you'll never achieve it right? So in 2017 I want to put even more effort into my blogging and see where it takes me.

2. Research going to Hong Kong to work
When we went to Hong Kong on holiday last year both my boyfriend and I fell in love with it. We both know a fair number of people who have gone to Asia for a while to teach English and while I'd have been too scared to even think of doing something like this in the past, I've come to realise that this is something I really, really want. I mean... I could go to Hong Kong Disneyland every weekend *dies*. With us moving in together soon, I don't think this is something that will happen this year but I want to make sure I at least get the ball rolling by doing some research and completing the course that is required to do it.

3. Start writing
Ever since I was a little kid I always wanted to write a fiction book and have it published and from when I was a teenager I've had an idea for one bouncing around my head. Out of sheer laziness and probably a bit of fear, I've never attempted to write it down but this year I will! If anything, at least I'll get it out of my head!
Speaking of hard work and working towards your dreams, the first thing I think of when I hear this is Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. Admittedly before now I found it very hard to relate to her as I never really understood what it was like to have that kind of drive to chase your dreams, but 2017 will be the year of Tiana for me! I will be taking a lot of inspiration from her determination, hence why I started out the year watching The Princess and the Frog on 1st January. I have a feeling I'll be watching it many times more in the coming year to remind me how important it is to have goals to chase after.

Here's to working hard towards your dreams in 2017!

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  1. Your pictures are so, so beautiful, Hannah! Working in Hong Kong would be incredibe, my twin brother is just waiting to see if he's been accepted a job to teach English in Japan and I am so jealous!

    Victoria | Accio Victoria
    x

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    1. Oh my gosh, sending him all of the luck! Japan would be AMAZING! And thank you so much Victoria!! <3

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  2. This is amazing! I absolutely love seeing people chase after what makes them happy. Blogging professionally is a dream of mine too, I know it's a long shot but it's all I want to do. I really hope you end up working in Hong Kong! What an adventure that would be. All the best for 2017 :)
    Steph x. Hello, Steph Blog

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    1. Aaaaah, thank you so much lovely! Really hope you're able to achieve your dreams too! xx

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