Bucket List For 2017

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I have to admit despite the shit going on in the world for me 2016 was a pretty great year and I am quite sad to see it go, but onto bigger and better things. 2017 is set to be another amazing year and I want to take full advantage of all opportunities which present themselves to me. I always have an ever growing list of things I want to do and things I want to experience so I am going to try and squeeze as much as I can into 2017 so in light of that here are some bucket list items.

Go out of the country at least five times

I have Amsterdam, Crete, Hawaii and possibly Bali already booked so it looks like I’ll hit this one. 2016 was an amazing year where I went out the country every month but this year I want to balance it a bit better.

Experience Go Ape

I have been saying for about three years’ that I want to go to go ape and it just hasn’t happened because everyone I remember about it it’s getting into Autumn when it’s colder, then I pledge to do it next year and a cycle has erupted.

Go to at least three theater shows

I have neglected going to the theater so much over the past few years’ even though I love it and my list of must see’s is getting so long now including Aladin, School of Rock, Kinky Boots and Sunny Afternoon to name a few.

Get my PADI qualification

After an unsuccessful first attempt due to extreme cold weather and way  too much gear to navigate I didn’t get my PADI qualification in 2016 so when it warms up I want to go back to the London School of Diving and get my qualification.

Get my blog DA over 35

I currently am sat at a DA of 29 and have been working really hard to try and get it over the 30 mark and with a full 12 months’ ahead I want to get it up 7 points to sit at the mid 30’s this gives me leeway that if there’s a bad month and I drop I still stay over 30.

Stay organized with my blog

During 2016 I achieved a great routine of being on track and organized with my blog writing and I managed to post out almost every day of the year (few odd days off for holidays’ etc) and I want to maintain this in 2017.

Don’t neglect anyone I care about

I’m always the person who organizes trips and arranges to see people and while I am absolutely fine with this I want to make more of an effort to catch up and see people. I have a friend in Reading and another in Oxford who I don’t get to see anywhere near as much as I’d like to even though they don’t live far away.

Not be afraid to tell people how I feel

It’s less a bucket list item and more a resolution but I want to be less scared about what others’ think and tell people how I feel more. I tend to keep my feelings bottled up inside and if I had issues I’d suffer in silence but I want that to change in 2017 and I want to be able to feel like I can vent if I need to, or even simply tell people how much they mean to me.

Lose at least two stone

2016 was a shit year for my diet and I have been so bad so I really want to make an effort in 2017 to make healthier choices, eating out less (or at least not always opting for the burgers’) and try to get myself to a position where I don’t hate my own body.

Do you have any resolutions or bucket list items?
January 7, 2017
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  • I love these types of posts, so inspiring! I’m so envious of your travel goals! I need to see more of the world xo

  • Beautyqueenuk

    I am impressed with how many holidays you have got booked already. I cannot wait to see what you think of Hawaii x

  • Jodie Whitham

    Some great goals and resolutions. Some are very similar to mine such as weight, going abroad more and working towards driving (like your diving) lol. Hope you achieve everything you want and 2017 is another fab year for you! x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    This looks like a great bucket list. Those trips sound awesome x

  • What a lovely bucketlist, I am yet to set one because I am trying to accomplish my 30B430 one but I have either Hawaii or Bali this year too

  • Hawaii sounds amazing. I would love to go one day! Go Ape is great fun, I haven’t been for a while but loved it. I can totally recommend Slimming World for your weight loss goal – I lost a stone in a month before I fell pregnant 🙂 Good Luck! xx

    • Strangely enough slimming world is my lifestyle diet of choice. I lost almost 5 stone in a year when I did it and was healthy so I’m getting back into it again x

  • Erica Gilliam

    This list is great! Good luck on reaching these! Gives me inspiration to make my list for 2017. I am always making business goals, but sometimes I forget to make personal ones too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Laura

    Good luck with all of your goals hun. I had lose weight on my resolutions for years and never ever managed it. Really hope you achieve them all but especially to not hate your body. I always had lose weight on my resolutions but last year I put get healthy instead (in all sense- mind, body, spirit) and it really helped me- im much more active now, have lost weight and feel in control, happy and positive. Its the first year ever so I really hope you achieve what you want to as well because I know how great it feels xxxx

  • Shannon Bryson

    Good luck on your goals! It sounds like you have a good mix there between health and social and work goals!

  • Kiyshia Goche

    good luck on your reaching your goals! great list by the way. I am very inspired by the travel! that’s something I would love to do in the near future.

  • Good luck on achieving these! I’m also planning on losing about two stone and start to not hate my body! x

  • i really want to try go ape too.i don’t want to go when its too cold, rainy, too hot, etc. one day! good luck on this list 😀

  • GlamourGlitterGloss

    I went to Kinky Boots last week and it was amazing, got a standing ovation and could not have been more deserved! I definitely want to work on my weight this year too, I done really well in 2015 but with a tough last year I put all of it back on, we can do this!

  • Corinne C

    I’m dying to go to go ape, too. I was close to going once but it was chucking it down with rain so we didn’t go in the end!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  • I absolutely love your bucket list. I need to think about what my plans are for the whole of the year, I just haven’t got organised yet. Travel is a big one for me too, and I would like to go to 2-3 places this year x

  • Great resolutions here! I definitely want to travel more and lose weight.

  • Lauren Bowen

    You are going to do some amazing things this year! And so cool to see all the places you already have booked for travel. Super awesome.

  • Serena Reidy

    These are great goals, sounds like you’ll have an amazing year! Good luck!

  • Deborah Nicholas

    wow thats a great list! Good luck with it all and have a great 2017!

  • fashion-mommy

    I like your goals, especially the travel one, I envy the amount of traveling you do!

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    Only five times out of the country this year?! You made me so jealous last year with all your gallivanting; now you’re going to do it all over again, aren’t you?! 😉 Some great resolutions there – a few of them are on my list too! x

  • La French Connection

    The traveling resolution is definitely one of mine too. I have passed my PADI qualification while in Mexico and that really was a great experience. I hope you’ll be able to take yours 🙂

    Mika

  • Anthea

    I’m with you on a lot of your resolutions. Can you tie your padi qualification in with one of your travels? I did the pool stuff in the UK but did the open dive part of the qualification in warmer waters. It was a few years ago so don;t know if you can still do it that way?!

  • beautykinguk

    Amsterdam is such an amazing place to visit, whether you have been before or not.

  • Naomi JC

    I went to Amsterdam 5 years ago. I loved the sex museum, the canal, the zoo and cafes.
    Where did you get your pen from?

  • Naomi JC

    It’s still not working and I’ve been on this post about 40 times now

  • Naomi JC

    Are you going to try any specific diet for the weight loss or just clean up your diet?

  • Naomi JC

    Oxford is a pretty city if you go there to visit your friend check out all the really old traditional pubs

  • Melanie Williams

    Love the list hun, In regards to DA where is the best place to check this stat, there seems to be loadsss of different sites, but could do with a reliable one? 🙂 x

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