In 2017 I’m going to grow

In 2017 I'm going to grow | robowecop

I know I already did a hello-it’s-the-new-year-here’s-what-I-think-of-that post when I let you all into my 2017 Fuck Budget, but it hasn’t quite cut it with me. I want to talk 2017 with you all.

I want to talk plans, hopes, aspirations and general new-year-new-me things because if you can’t do that at the beginning of a new year, when the hell can you?

I know there are a lot of people around at this time of year who all jump aboard the “I hate resolutions” wagon, but I love them. Providing they’re positive, for you and for the right reasons, I think personal resolutions/goals are important for growth. It’s when they start getting negative/people set them for the wrong reasons they can be toxic.

I personally never really set out-right resolutions for a specific year. It’s always more along the lines of guidelines, general improvements and ideas as far as I’m concerned. (Only really because if I set specific goals I feel really bad if I don’t achieve them.)

So, for that reason, today’s post is about what I want to gain from 2017.

Resolutions shouldn’t be about taking things away or restricting yourself of anything if you ask me. They should be about what you want to gain and how you want to grow. As Fiona so eloquently puts it in her New Year post: “I try to think about what parts of me I want to make bigger, rather than the parts I want to make smaller.” (If you only do one thing today, go read her post. It’s simply wonderful. It’s thanks to her that the inspiration for this post was there so thank you so much, Fiona.)

In 2017 I’m going to be kinder to myself. I’m going to devote whole days to being internet free, to lose myself in stories, moments and feelings. I’m going to use more face masks and I’m going to moisturise places other than my face. I’m going to take a steaming hot bath at every opportunity and every single one of them will be laced with bath bombs, bubbles and soaks.

I’m going to take more photos. And I don’t mean pre-arranged blog photos, I mean photos that capture moments I want to remember forever, photos of people laughing, photos of myself when I feel fantastic, photos that evoke the happiest of feelings.

In 2017 I’m going to unleash my creativity in any and every way possible. I’m going to draw more, paint more, learn new skills. I’m going to write and write and write, maybe even something longer than a blog post, and I’m going to let my imagination run completely wild at every given chance because at the moment, it feels caged.

I’m going to do things just because they’re good for my soul. I’m going to go to yoga classes even though I’m the least flexible person on Earth, eat as many greens as I can whilst also gorging myself on chocolate and cheese because life is about balance. I’m going to be so, so grateful and I’m going to tell people how grateful I am for them.

In 2017 I’m going to see more places, explore as much as possible and walk so far my feet start to hurt. I’m going to run until my my legs turn to jelly and lift heavy things until my arms feel like they’re going to fall off. I’m going to listen to more music, see more music and sing more music. I’m going to completely fill my lungs with fresh air.

I’m going to spend mornings cuddling my boyfriend and watching trashy TV until noon. I’m going to wear fluffy socks, comfy shoes and baggy jumpers without worrying what I look like. I’m going to make fruit smoothies and chocolate milkshakes, bake more cakes and cook more pasta. I’m going to drink expensive wine and cheap gin and loose leaf tea from a strainer that looks like a pug.

I’m going to be mindful. I’m going to change. I’m going to learn. I’m going to grow.

I just have this feeling that 2017 is going to be my year.

If you liked this post, you might like How vlogmas killed my creativity or What I want to achieve from life

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  1. 12th January 2017 / 8:04 am

    Good luck on all of your resolutions this year! I love the idea that resolutions should be things that you can grow from rather than taking away… I’d hate to make a resolution like “eat less snacks”!

    Lizzie Bee //

  2. 10th January 2017 / 11:59 am

    I fully agree that resolutions should be about trying to grow rather than taking things away! I want to set myself some blogging goals including taking more photos so I might write a post about that soon too… any excuse to talk about the new year!

    Eilidh ||

  3. 10th January 2017 / 2:49 am

    Yeah, haha I wrote two posts about the new year as well… (if ya want to check that out, wink wink haha.) Oh well, what can you do when you’re feeling motivated, amirtite? haha. I love how warming reading this post was. I plan on seriously taking care of myself- through my mind, and what I eat. Love ya x

    Kyia at WANDERLUSTGIRL// Lifestyle & Beauty
    Let’s be BLOGLOVIN friends!

  4. 8th January 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I loved reading this! I always think of any ‘resolutions’ as guidelines, too, and this year I’m just using the new year to have a really, really good go at them.

    Jodie x

  5. 8th January 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I absolutely loved this <3 You sound like you've got this year in the bag and I love all the ways you're going to achieve!
    Sarah x
    From Exquisite Perspectives

  6. Becky Hughff
    7th January 2017 / 2:06 pm

    I really love having goals and ambitions for the year. I don’t understand why there are so many people out there knocking others for striving to be a better version of themselves. x

  7. 4th January 2017 / 6:53 pm

    This makes me so happy! 2017 is going to be a year for all of us to grow. I love how you got down to the specifics, and I know you’re going to achieve everything you set forth :)

    Kathlyn | Kathlyn’s Korner

  8. marclamberts
    4th January 2017 / 4:08 pm

    As always you have written a beautiful post. I love that you write so open and you have the talent for putting the right words with the corresponding emotions. I especially like the bit where you say: “I’m going to do things just because they’re good for my soul. ” Brilliant! I really hope you have a good year and I’m always near if you want a chat :)

    Marc |

  9. 4th January 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Wonderful post! And I think your goals/guidelines for the new year are spot on. Wishing you all the best for the New Year, and good luck with your resolutions. x x

  10. Yasmin Rebecca
    4th January 2017 / 11:28 am

    I agree – I love goals! Everyday goals and just having an idea of where I want to be I feel keeps me on track. I think being kinder to yourself and doing things that are good for your soul as you put it are some perfect resolutions. This year I really want to just stop comparing myself to others. Last year I spent a lot of time looking at what other people were doing in their blog/career/youtube channel etc. and it held me back from doing what I wanted to do because it was like, ‘well I’ll never be as good as them’. Now I’m just going to go for it regardless.

    Good luck with all your resolutions xx

    Y x | The Sweet Seven Five

  11. 4th January 2017 / 10:34 am

    This was so lovely to read. I especially liked the part where you said you will be kinder to yourself. I could stand to do that too. I tend to be hard on myself over really little things and I should probably work on that. Internet free days are a great idea, too. I would like to read more (a “resolution” that I have been working on for a few months now) and the main thing getting in the way is the internet. I wish you all the best for 2017 and I hope it is generally better for everyone than 2016 was.

    Danielle –

  12. 4th January 2017 / 1:46 am

    I love this so much. The Yoga one is something I want to do too xx

    Erin |

  13. Miss Jamie-Leigh
    4th January 2017 / 12:10 am

    This is so far the best “resolution” post I’ve read, so positive and slightly romanticised [which only made it better!] .. Wishing you all the best this 2017!!

    Jamie-Leigh x

  14. charlotte samantha
    3rd January 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I’ve got every belief that you’re gunna nail this! Why? Because when you put your mind to something you will achieve! Go nail it girl!


  15. Cat
    3rd January 2017 / 6:07 pm

    I love reading everyone’s New Year posts, they’re all so refreshing :) x

  16. 3rd January 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Love this post, I think setting yourself goals or whatever you want to call them, at the beginning of the year is great because you can see how far you’ve progressed. I also want to take more photos this year, as I kept getting caught up in the whole blog photography, its important to take photos for yourself too!

    Lucy | Forever September

  17. Kirsty
    3rd January 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I love this and can totally relate to pretty much everything in this post! Especially about wanting to be more creative in pretty much every way possible x

  18. Vicky A
    3rd January 2017 / 4:21 pm

    I love the message in this post but most of all I loved your writing style and use of language. It flows beautifully.

    V <3

  19. Isabelle Collins
    3rd January 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I love this post and I completely agree that resolutions should be about what you want to gain rather than just unrealistic things you dont want to do anymore, I didnt realise that until recently but now I have I feel like I could get back into making them x

  20. 3rd January 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I loved reading this post, I definitely like the idea of being kinder to yourself and capturing more authentic moments instead of just staged. 2017 for me is going to be very much the same. I’m not really one for resolutions but I just want to be the best I can be and be happy with my choices at the end of the year!

    Heather, Porcelain Beauty x

  21. 3rd January 2017 / 10:49 am

    I love this post Rhianna – I especially like the idea of adding more rather thank taking things away x
    Sophie Cliff

  22. 3rd January 2017 / 9:51 am

    I LOVE this Rhi! Such a fan of the “more instead of less” approach. I think it’s so much healthier :)

    I never understand people’s aversion to new year’s resolutions. Gary hates them and I just don’t get it! If it keeps me motivated for change and improvement, how can that be a bad thing right?

    Happy new year lovely! xx

    Little Miss Katy | Lifestyle, Food + Travel

  23. 3rd January 2017 / 9:14 am

    The positivity in this post is so lovely to read. You’ve made me reflect on my own 2017 too. I think being kinder is a concept I can really get behind – that an fluffy socks! xx

  24. 3rd January 2017 / 9:06 am

    I couldn’t agree more – setting goals is great but like you said you should make them for positive changes, not to restrict yourself :) It’s such a beautiful way to look at it, thank you for sharing your words and encouraging me to grow in 2017 too. I hope you’ll have the most amazing year x