I’ve always loved New Year. I love the feeling of having a brand new, untainted 365 days to play with and I enjoy looking back to evaluate what I’ve gained and lost along the way and who I am at the end of the journey in comparison to who I was at the start.
I have this weird superstition that however you feel when it turns midnight will directly impact the year ahead. This year I was in Manchester, laughing my head off with my friends, whilst skipping about to Irish tunes – which can’t be a bad thing.
I achieved everything that I could have dreamed of (and more) in 2017, which has left me feeling a little apprehensive about my expectations for the year ahead because I’m not sure I can top that amount of positive change! Although, I should cut myself some slack because I worked incredibly hard to get to where I am now, and it completely drained me at times, so maybe it’s time to just relax and go with the flow. I feel like last year was about blood, sweat and tears whilst I laid solid foundations for myself and this year is about breathing out and enjoying it all properly.
My wishes are mainly to maintain this inner peace and to keep practising self-care in the form of being creative, staying organised and treating my body right. I’m not going to set myself some ludicrous goal in regards to my weight, but encourage myself to start eating more healthily and to finally join the yoga class that I’ve been putting off for months. I am definitely going to start saving my pennies for a rainy day and work even harder to achieve my dreams professionally. Finally, I’m going to learn more about tarot, keep tapping into this new found sense of faith and surround myself with all the positivity and pretty things that I can. It seems to be working so far!
In terms of Lowena, I’m going to stop being complacent and start concentrating more on writing longer pieces. There are plays, stories and drawings floating around my head (and in my notebooks!) which all need attention this year. This blog is going to get a lot of love too, there are so many thoughts I want to share with you all, photographs that I’ve yet to take and feelings that I’ve not yet felt.
I have so much to look forward to this year, I’m going to Tenerife with my Mum, taking my boyfriend to my hometown, going to Iceland with him and we’ve already been to Dublin which was, without a doubt, one of the best weekends of my life. And then there’s Boomtown with a HUGE tribe which is going to be absolutely incredible… (!!!)
I can’t wait to see what else 2018 has in store. I think it’s going to be a year of continued growth and really solidifying this feeling of contentment. My number one piece of advice to myself (and to you) this year is to just breathe out because everything is, and will always, work out perfectly. Please keep trusting the universe and believing in miracles because they do happen. Remember, good things happen to good people! On that note, last year I said I would one day watch the Northern Lights with a boy I was stupidly in love with. Turns out this is the year. See you soon, Blue Lagoon! I can’t wait. ♡