My goals for 2017 (& a review of my 2016 goals)
29th December 2016
Last December I set myself three goals to achieve by the end of 2016 and, well, I manage to achieve one, fail one and I’m still trying to figure out if I achieved the other one or not. I’ll explain more in a second!
Today I’m going to review my 2016 goals and also discuss my goals (well, goal) for the coming year…
A review of my 2016 goals
1. Pass my driving test – YES!
I finally passed my driving test!
I started learning when I was 18 but gave up when I found it too difficult to drive a manual with my hip condition. And also because I was a skint student.
However, in 2016 I had a major incentive to learn to drive; a driveway at my new home. After 5 months of learning I took my test and passed first time.
2. Save £5,000 – SORT OF?!
This was a weird old one. I set myself the goal to save £5,000 because it seemed reasonable at the time. But then, of course, I ended up having to move house and I couldn’t afford to save as much each month.
So then life got back on track and I got promoted so I could finally start saving again. I think over the space of 12 months I did manage to save £5,000, but I never really kept tabs on it.
But I ended up buying a car so it’s all gone now anyway!
3. Complete a 365 Instagram challenge – NO!
I set myself the challenge of taking a photo and posting it to Instagram every day for a whole year in 2016. And I failed.
I managed to complete 147 days of the 365 day challenge. In the end I stopped because I lost interest, and I was actually becoming quite stressed out about it.
And what’s the point in doing something that suppose to be fun if you aren’t enjoying it?!
My goals for 2017
Now, this is where I usually write down a few goals for the coming year. However, this year I’ve decided to just have one sort of “major” goal that I can work towards.
1. Buy a house
Yeah, that’s pretty “major”.
When I sat down and thought about what I wanted to achieve in 2017, the only thing that came to mind was my desire to own my own home.
And honestly, I think it’s possible. I got promoted this year so I can afford to save more money each month. Also, Tyrone graduates in 2017 year and will join the world of work, so he will be able to save more money too.
Do you have any goals for 2017?
Did you have any goals for 2016? If so, how did you get on?