2017 Resolutions and me.

I opened my beloved Kate Spade planner fresh for 2017 this week and I’ve decided there are a lot of things I’m going to be improving this year. It aint just willy nilly stuff like ‘don’t eat as much chocolate’ or ‘limit your netflix hours’.. some real spiritual, get your life together god damn jen stuff u know. I don’t know about you lot but once I write things down, I feel like it’s firmly cemented in my brain. That means that if I don’t stick to any of my resolutions, I’m going to feel a pang of guilt everytime I do something naughty because it’s wrote down.. on my blog.. for everyone to see and judge – forever.

So what better way to sadistically force myself to get my shit together than sharing all of my resolutions with you all? there’s no time like the present so lets read them off one by one.

1. socialising.

i know some of you will look at this and be like.. are you crazy? why would that be a resolution? but honestly – my anxiety has me hiding behind a closet-type socially backwards these days, so much so that i have spent the latter of christmas break tucked up in bed binge-watching gilmore girls. as much as i argue that this is a fantastic way to spend my life, i also notice my friends are dwindling. i’m not spending time with anyone and i’m becoming a crazy dog lady way before my time. so number 1; make a reasonable effort to be friendly, even if it kills me.

2. go veggie.

this is a resolution i’ve been wanting to try for some time now, but with my diet requirements i’ve always just assumed if i do go vegetarian i will physically not be able to eat anything. but after several hours of vegan blog stalking and searching for nice recipes, i’ve decided to give it a go. my initial resolution is to go veggie for all of january – but if i enjoy it (which i hope i do) i’ll stick at it. i only have to watch a few peta videos anyway and i’m practically put off meat for life. i’m not going to be the gal to read off lots of statistics about meat consumption and the effects it has on our planet but it is shocking, even from someone who has ate meat all of her life. go check it, you’ll be surprised. 

3. be confident.

now this is a long shot, i know. but i hold back so much with blogging because of what other people may or may not think. there’s been times when i know fine well that instagram really can pull in more audience, but i’ve been so scared of what people think and what people are reading my ramblings that i don’t tend to do anything. the same with university too, i’ve been there almost two years and I’m sure my tutors don’t even know my name which i feel like could be affecting my potential a little. i definitely need to step it up and I’m going to push my butt to do so.

4. be a kiera knightly.

i think this resolution has the potential to be everyone’s resolution but it’s definitely mine. i’ve put on so much weight over christmas i sit upright and giggle at my chub rolls. i struggle with my weight and i think my metabolisms definitely to blame which means i have to work extra-hard if i want to see any results but i’m determined to get my shit together. once i head back for the new term at university I’m going to rejoin the gym and hopefully with my new plant diet i’ll be swooning in no time. 
5. see the world more.

i have well and truly caught the travel bug. i know this resolution really will only succeed if i have money (which i can assure you, I’m certainly living up to the broke student stereotype) but 2016 was a great year for travelling. i went on my first holiday away with my boyfriend to ibiza, and i travelled to benicassim and barcelona with my friends. with a trip already booked to paris in a few weeks, courtesy of my lovely boyfriend. i’ve got real high hopes for 2017.
have you got any resolutions your setting yourself this year? lemme know! 
thanks for reading x 


  1. January 5, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I love your goals, Jen! I really wish you all the best in smashing them. I'm sure you will girl. Happy new year xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • January 8, 2017 / 1:36 pm

      thank you lovely, happy new year to you too! xxx

  2. January 5, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    I want to cut meat too, I did it last year for 3 months and I felt amazing, I was never really a big fan of meat anyway. I have a blog to suggest if you want to read it, it's called ''ohdeardrea''where this amazing girl shares recipes and what her family and 6 year old daughter is eating, all vegan and healthy. Go check her out, you will get a ton of ideas! x


  3. January 5, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Love these very much – I totally understand what you mean, once I write things down it's my way of getting them out and permanently in my mind (especially as you say on a blog where everyone else can read them!) I agree with all of these and they're all completely realistic! Going veggie is something I've been contemplating recently too and as it's quite expensive too, when I head back to uni I'm going to try and make some really nice veggie meals! The first and last ones too – I definitely need to start socialising more, I definitely understand your struggle with anxiety and uni work and the cold make it a lot worse for me! I absolutely caught the travel bug last year too – I can't wait to finish uni and head off travelling later this year! I hope you have a wonderful time in Paris and good luck with these resolutions – keep us updated!!

    JosieVictoriaa // Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

    • January 8, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      i'm the same, as soon as i head to uni i'm going to experiment more with some recipes when I'm back! thank you so much, I'm sure i will and i'll definitely keep you updated xxx

  4. January 5, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    Good luck with your goals chick! I was a vegetarian for a year and it's not as hard as you think – and that's coming from a fussy eater! I really want to look after myself better this year, inside and out x

    Always, Alice – Huge New Year Giveaway!

  5. January 5, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    I'm trying to easy my way into going vegetarian, but I'm a very picky eater with fruits and vegetables so it will be difficult but hopefully worth it! I need to socialize more as well haha I have no problem sitting at home all weekend.


    • January 8, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      hahaha i'm the same too, i have no problem with it but i really need to stop getting so comfortable about it! xxx

  6. January 6, 2017 / 3:21 am

    I've hated eating vegetables all my life and it's something I wanna start doing more so even though it's not being completely vegetarian, it's still a good step right? Great post 🙂
    Kathy x

    • January 8, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      yeah, every little step counts lovely! thank you 🙂 xxx

  7. January 7, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Oh my marshmallow. I don't know why I haven't found Your blog earlier. You're literally my soulmate. Loved Your post so much!! ❤❤❤
    An amazing blog post!! I'll definetly relate to the "keira knightley" one. ?
    My result is definetly to excercise more and read more books, which I love.
    I hope You're going to have a wonderful new year!! ❤❤
    Happy 2017!
    Lots of love from Estonia
    Love, Roosi

    my blog (if You would like to check it out): somethingfromestonia.blogspot.com

    • January 8, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      hahaha aww thank you so much Roosi!!! xxxx

  8. January 10, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    These are all really good goals, massive good luck with them! I stopped eating meat last September and I've just given up fish, so if you have any questions about being a new vegetarian then feel free to ask! I hope you have a wonderful 2017 🙂 xx


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