Hello 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

Well it is safe to say that the end of my 2017 has been a whirlwind.

As I sit here in a coffee shop in a Chicago suburb, it really has hit me that I have left the Emerald Isle and I have absolutely no idea about what's ahead. I have just started a brand new life with people I don't even know yet- a terrifying thought. The fear of the unknown is what is getting to me the most- my usual routine has gone out the window. For the first time in my life I'll be completely alone and will have to fully fend for myself- scary ay? But I'm ready for the challenge.

Saying the goodbyes to my friends and family was something that I didn't expect to be so hard. Despite us being constantly online, when there is an eight hour flight between you and your loved ones it can make you feel quite disconnected.

Moving to Chicago however at this time is extremely exciting, new year new me as they say but now I'm starting completely fresh in a brand new city.

I have a few resolutions this year and I thought I'd share them.

TAKE CARE OF MYSELF
The big move I'm sure will take a toll on me and I have vouched to take care of myself as much as I can. I'm going to start by taking care of my hair and skin- using better products and not being lazy with it all. Hair masks and face masks once a week and not just using micellar water to take off my makeup. I want to get my hair cut more regularly so that for once in my life I won't show up to the hairdressers in a years time with a million split ends.

TRAVEL
I don't know how long I'll be in the states for, but if I'm here for the year I want to travel. Some places on my list are San Diego for the fourth of July, New Orleans, Vegas, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston and Nashville. Granted, that is a very far stretch but hopefully I can make travel a priority this year (as long as I get a job of course haha).

I wish you all the best for this crazy year ahead. I cannot wait to make the absolute most of every single day because I'm so fortunate to even have this opportunity in the first place.