Hello! I believe 2017 is going to be a great year. 2016 was a good year for me and I believe the good things will continue to happen in 2017. I have nothing in mind except the fact that I’ll finish my Master’s degree in the summer.

Last time I set my goals for the year was 2015 I believe. It wasn’t a fail nor a success, let’s say it was 50/50. This year I decided to set more realistic goals.

Visit Istanbul or Edinburgh – me and Kris, we have friends living there and if we can’t do this, well… we really suck at travelling...

Buy our first car – it’s been a long time since I had my driving license (and haven’t driven since then). I think everyone should know how to drive. Last year we searched far and wide and we couldn’t find it, so I hope this year we will and Kris will let me drive it… probably.

Start a YouTube channel – I’ve been considering it for a few months and I think now is the perfect time to do it. I watch YouTube videos every day and I see that there are videos for everyone. I hope people will watch mine as well. And if not now, when? I always delay everything so that I am fully prepared because I’m a perfectionist and this didn’t lead to anything, literally. That’s why I want to try to make videos. It’s not going to be so hard.

Start a side job/freelance work – not that I don’t like my job but I want to be financially free from some point in my life. And anything can happen, I want to make sure that I have a backup plan for my life.

Read at least 20 books – last year I’ve read around 10 books and I want to fix this mistake. Plus I downloaded a reading app on my phone so I can read when I’m out of the house – at a coffee, at lunch break or anywhere when I need to wait.

Exercise!!! – I want to get back in shape. Since graduating in 2013 I haven’t been doing a lot of exercises which is a shame. Not that I’m fat but I’m not skinny neither. I’m dedicated that I will succeed this year and I already bought my 1 month GYM membership!

Eat healthier – I want to achieve a healthier body. I want to start eating more fruits and veggies, less meat and I want to reduce the junk food as far as I can. I already started this process back in 2015 and I see a lot of progress but I know that I can do better. I also want to learn how to make healthy desserts and meals so that I won’t feel guilty when I’m eating an ice cream or pizza.

Make some time in the morning and in the evening for me – makeup, face masks, etc. I’ve been neglecting these things for the last year or so. I plan to stick on a routine. Especially a morning one because I’m a night owl (coincidence? I think not) and I don’t like to get up early. I go to bed late and I sleep as long as I can in the morning.

In general: invest in my own happiness this year, I want this to be a selfish year. I want to take care of myself and my relationship with Kris.

What are your 2017 New Year’s resolutions?