A few goals for 2017


We are now well into 2017 and it’s probably a good time to set a few goals. Don’t worry, this isn’t just a ‘new year, new me’ post that is full of, well crap. Firstly, it’s a little too late to do those now and secondly because I gave up setting New Years resolutions a long time ago. Lets be honest we all know that I’m lying when I say I’m going to give up pizza.

No, none of that. But this year I am setting goals. Usually I just take each year as it comes and just pray that it all works out. Perks of not having responsibilities is that, well you can be irresponsible. This year however, I have some big decisions to make about my career and future.

In just four months time I will be handing in my dissertation and finishing university forever and to say I’m scared is an understatement. In July I’m going to be graduating and that’s it, hello big, bad, scary, tax-paying world. Maybe I’m being a bit dramatic but hey can you blame a girl?

Just a few months ago, everyone was asking one another “so what are you plans after university?” but now no one dares, as we’re worried we might actually make someone cry, or worse.

Last Friday I turned 21 and spent the day finishing my placement with a local magazine. Apparently you need experience in order to get an official (paid) job nowadays. Who decided that one? Not that I’m complaining, I actually had great fun but I’d always pictured my 21st at university somewhat different. However, the weekend did consist of a lot of Mojito’s and Sambuca so it’s all good!

We are half way through January 2017 and the thought of this entire year just gives me the jeepy creebies. So I guess that’s why I need to set a few goals otherwise I’m going to end up having an actual mental breakdown.


  1. Get through university – Allow roughly 20 breakdowns a week
  2. Graduate with a First or a high 2:1Don’t wallow in self-pity if this doesn’t happen
  3. Pass my driving test – This isn’t an option
  4. Get a job in the journalism field – Hope and pray everyone will still talk to me when I do
  5. Get a house – Come back down to reality and realise I’m not getting a walk in wardrobe
  6. Make it in 2018 somewhat thinner and relatively sane – Thank my family and friends for putting up with crazy/unbearable Poon the past year

All completely pressured goals but hey at least I won’t look back and say it’s been a boring year!

The scariest thing about this next year though, isn’t everything I have coming up, I’m actually really excited for everything to come, but it’s the not knowing. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always known where I’ll be this time next year. But this time I don’t, I know no idea! And for a girl who likes control and order, that’s the scariest thing of all.

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