Goals: What I Plan To Achieve For The Rest Of 2017

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Goals: What I Plan To Achieve For The Rest Of 2017

We’re just over more than halfway through 2017 and frankly, I find it hard to believe. I wrote a post last week about what I’d achieved over the first half of 2017. I thought it appropriate to follow it up with what I want to achieve for the next six months. If you read my previous post, you’ll know that I achieved quite a bit that I’m really proud of. I want to push myself even further for the rest of 2017, and smash my goals right out of the park. There’s no time like the present, am I right?

Start driving lessons and book my driving test

This is a big one for me. I kick myself every day for not learning to drive when I was seventeen before going to college. Alas, seven years have passed (WHAT) and its time to learn once and for all. I won’t lie, the thought of being out on the open road is mildly terrifying to me. There’s so much responsibility involved in hurtling around in a hunk of metal on wheels at sixty miles per hour. It’ll be an adjustment, but I just have to take the leap. I feel like I’m going to be the most nervous driver in history, to be honest. But hey, maybe I’ll be a total natural and prove myself wrong. There’s only one way to find out!

Travel

I was never one to travel much, but I feel like I’ve been missing out big time. I’ve lived in Ireland all of my life, but there’s so much more of the world that I want to see and experience. I haven’t booked anything yet, but I’m determined to get a few days away in another country before the end of 2017. As I said, Amsterdam and Berlin are at the top of my list right now. I have much bigger things planned for 2018 though. I’m saving hard for multiple things, and going to America is one of them. I’ve seen NYC in multiple movies and series over the years, and spent 3 hours in JFK almost 10 year ago. Now, I want to see it all for real. I’m determined to do it on a budget too, and not go insane in terms of spending. If you’d like to see a post on how I plan to do this, just say the word!

Improve my career prospects

I’ve always been the type to strive for more. That doesn’t mean I’m not grateful for what I have, but I do want to improve things where I can. My career is a major part of that. Going forward, if there’s ever a time that I’m just comfortable/can’t learn any more from a position, it’s time to move on. I love learning new skills and achieving new things generally, and any job is no different for me. I’m going to consistently challenge myself career-wise, and always strive for more in order to learn as much as I can about any given industry I take an interest in. I’m going to chase the dream, for real. Life wasn’t made for settling, pals.

Save for the future

As I’ve mentioned before, I opened a savings account a while back and have slowly been building it up. I want to cut the spending for a while and really work toward this. Cars, property, trips abroad, they’re all expensive. I want to be ready for any sudden expense that comes my way, and be able to look after myself if anything unanticipated occurs. It’s not the healthiest way to view things, but I’ll be grateful for that nest egg regardless.

Post on the blog consistently

I feel like I say this literally every time I write a goals post. And with that, I fail every single time. Sometimes the drive is there, and other times it’s not. It’s a way of life. If you’re one of those people that’s constantly driven and never needs a break, that’s awesome and I’m super jealous. But I’m not going to force myself to post for the sake of consistency when I’m just not feeling it. But for the time being, I am. I like my whole Wednesday Sunday schedule. It gives me time in between to think of, write and photograph innovative new content. I want to be fully consistent so that I can possibly make this space a potential career prospect some day in the distant future. I have a long way to go, but now is the best time to start of any.

Successfully complete all of these goals

There are few better feelings than creating a list and ticking every single one off of it. And that’s how I’m treating this post until December 31st, 2017. I read somewhere that people are do-ers and don’t-ers in life. I don’t want to regret all of the things in life that I didn’t do. Going forward, I want to be a do-er with everything that comes into my path. I’ve had a serious adjustment to my attitude this year, which I’ll be posting about really soon. But for now, these are my goals for the remainder of 2017. Here’s hoping that I can smash every single one!

Have you got any goals in mind for 2017?

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  1. August 8, 2017 / 1:26 PM

    Great post Aoife. I set a goal last year of getting my driving test. Well, I got my theory and I’ve been driving for two years now but I had to wait six months for the first test and I failed. Ugh. But it’s now my goal to buy a car because it gives you so much freedom. I’ve booked a new test but I’ve to wait 22 weeks. What the hell like?

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