•Hello 2017...•

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I always feel like New year Resolutions are so dumb, we all know that they won't work and within a few weeks its back to same old same old. However, last year I set a pretty simple goal to achieve and that was Confidence. I wanted to step out my comfort zone and just be confident. 
I think I pretty much nailed it, I think 2016 was the year I came out my bubble. I travelled places on my own that I didn't think I would, realising it wasn't that bad. 

I mentioned my struggles with public transport last year and I can say 100% I am so much better, I can get the bus and not think anything of it. I got the bus after a night out at like 2 in the morning on my own, something that I would never have thought last year would happen. 

I also made my way to Manchester with the help of lovely Hannah, who I met for the first time at the train station, to the meet 6 others (Shout out to Emily, Fran, Robyn, Jade, James and Cei) who we had just spoke online. To me, that is a big deal, and actually, I made some of the best friends out of it. We have actually planned another trip to meet up at the end of this month, again I need to travel on my own. Does that bother me?? NO! 

The biggest thing this year was obviously getting accepted to Camp Tanuga through Americamp, I have been wanting to work in a summer camp since I was young so this is *cringe* a dream come true. I am going to be travelling on my own and meeting some girls over there to start our summer, this is a little more daunting however I know I can do it! 

2016 was so successful for me that I feel that I can't top it, however, this year I was to take more time for me. I want to be able to not stress over a text that I haven't had a reply to or a friend that I haven't seen in months. My mum said to me in the later part of 2016 that I used to be,  so carefree and not worry about anything and that I now I stress about tiny little things, and yeah that is true and I want that to change.

I also want to take my confident and not be afraid to meet new people, yeah I lost friends, but by the end of the year, I made so many amazing others that I am so grateful for!  
For some people, 2016 was rubbish but not to be complete CRINGE but I actually loved it, it really changed my outlook on everything!!

I have so many amazing exciting things happening this year and I can't wait!!! 
I really want to hear what you achieved this year? What are your goals?
Have a good one! 

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28 comments

  1. Sounds like you had a great year! I'm really bad on public transport, I need to get that under control this year!

    Terri x
    www.territalks.co.uk

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  2. aw, I love this. Like you said, I would definitely want to boost my confidence levels when it comes to meeting people and I just want to be a lot happier and focus on myself and the things I love! I enjoyed reading this post lovely x

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  3. Wow, you go girl! So proud of all you've achieved xx
    http://www.dellalovesnutella.co.uk/

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  4. I love reading how far people have come. This is amazing achievements. So much to look forward to in 2017! xo

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  5. Sounds like 2016 was amazing for you, hope you can achieve wonderful things this year!x

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  6. It's one of my goals is to be more carefree too, my health really suffered from getting stressed so I defo won't be getting worked up over little things any more!
    - Cydney x
    http://cydneyhelsdown.co.uk

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  7. Congrats on having a successful 2016! I hope 2017 is an amazing year for you!

    Hannah | alongsidehannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I am so glad 2016 was such a good year for you. Traveling alone sounds so amazing. I wish I had enough money to go on a trip to Australia or South East Asia just myself. I am sure 2017 will be even more awesome for you! Keep us posted! xx Corinne from Corinne & Kirsty

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  9. Aww I hope the achievements of 2016 continue and just keep getting better and better for you xxxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.com

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  10. Sounds like you had a great 2016! Good luck with everything you want to achieve this year x

    Alina | http://alinasirbu.uk

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  11. Aw this was such a lovely read! The Americamp sounds amazing, I hope you have the best time! Best of luck with your goals babe hope this year is a good one for you! x

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  12. So lovely to read!! Go you for becoming more confident and overcoming big things! You should be super proud of yourself. I hope 2017 brings more amazing things for you x

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  13. Oh well done on making 2016 such a good year for you!
    Emily-May
    www.theaurasoflife.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Aw congrats on Americamp, I know friends that have absolutely loved it, and I'm so happy to hear that you're getting more confident. It's all about doing things one step at a time. :) ❤️

    Lots of love girlie!

    Izzy | www.ADoseOfChatter.com

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  15. That's so lovely that you gained so much confidence last year! It's nice to have just one goal rather than set lots of resolutions that as you say will just fail! I think I gained a lot of confidence last year too!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  16. You go girl. You achieved so much and you should be proud 😊

    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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  17. Aw I'm so happy for all you achieved last year Emma! You overcame a lot so well done. And goodluck to achieving more in 2017, and have fun when you and the girls meet up next :)

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  18. Sounds like you had an amazing 2016 , public transport is something I'm hoping to improve this year x

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  19. Such a nice read. I really hope you have the best 2017! xoxox

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  20. It's amazing you are doing Camp America. It's a dream I always had too but I feel like I'm too old now haha! You'll have a great time!

    Lxoxo
    www.lovelibby.co.uk

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  21. Super jealous your doing Camp america but also super excited for you! Loved this post :) xxx
    www.rachelxblog.com

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  22. Sounds like you really accomplished lots in 2016; sometimes out of a bad situation something good can happen! Here's to a fab 2017!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Happy New Year, Emma! Your trip to Camp America sounds amazing, I remember being so jealous when you first mentioned it! I'm sure it'll be the trip of a lifetime! Well done for conquering your public transport issues as well, that's something to be proud of!

    Abbey 😎 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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  25. Loved this post �� I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award �� check it out here: https://emimarieblog.com/2017/01/12/blogger-recognition-award/ xx

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  26. You overcame so so much last year you done amazingly!

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  27. Kudos to you on sticking with your resolution and making a change! I am with you in thinking that resolutions are sort of a joke but making practical goals is definitely the way to go and the new year shouldn't be the reason for them. (:

    Single Vegas Girl
    http://singlevegasgirl.blogspot.com

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  28. Sounds like 2016 was amazing and 2017 can just get better. This year I want to try and run a half marathon.... Eeep

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