17 in 2017

Friday, 30 December 2016


As much as we all wanted it to be, 2016 just wasn't the spectacular year we all hoped it to be. A lot changed. A lot of people died. A lot of people were killed and the world became a much sadder place because of it. However as I have mentioned in an article I wrote for the olive fox on 'finding the light in 2016', it is important to recognise the light amongst the dark and although we still don't know what 2017 may bring, it doesn't hurt to be that little bit hopeful for a shift or change in circumstance to take place. Within my wishful thoughts for 2017, I started to think about the things that I thought society needs 'to man the f*ck up about and start changing and so I wrote a list, which is half of what you can see below. The other half is some changes that I feel that I would also benefit from carrying out in 2017. And thus I came up with the 17 in 2017 list, a list of changes that I hope will come about for society and myself, this coming new year.

1) Re-start my youtube channel again.

2) Write more. In 2017, I want writing to engulf me in such a way that all I'll want to do is; live, eat and breathe writing. I want to get further along with my novel, and I would also love to start writing for a few more online magazines.

3) Less racism. We need more diversity in the media, we need more diversity in the corporate world. We need more diversity in life and we all need to work together in order to create a movement for this to happen.

4) A complete stop on racist killings. It is sick, disgusting and utterly inhumane. The murders must cease.

5) Exhibiting less avoidance and facing more of my fears. I want to start to live by the motto of 'Feel the fear, but do it anyway.'

6) A greater awareness in mental health across society and a reduction in the stigmas attached to it.

7) An increase of unity amongst people within society.

8) Achieve at least one of my dreams from my 'Dreams I want to become a Reality' list.

9) Less stereotypes. Less categories. Less stigmas. Less judgement and more holistic thinking.

10) Start blowing my own trumpet a little louder to capture the pride I have for my achievements.

11) Care less about what other people think, which creates the perfect segue for my next change...

12) Continue my enlightening and refreshing new way of life, entitled; 'Not giving a fuck'.

13) Less dark. More light. Not just in society but within the depths of my soul. too.

14) Filling my life with less fakes and more real people.

15) Make more time for family and friends.

16) Less work, more play. I'm a workaholic, there's no doubt about it, but in working 24/7 I have found that I have stopped living and cease to exist on in auto-pilot mode. In auto pilot mode, life whizzes by, I want to start experiencing life again. I want to live.

17) More peace - worldwide.

And that concludes the 17 in 2017 list. Based on this list there are a whole heap of changes that need to take place next year, and I will admit a lot of them are somewhat ambitious, however I am hopeful that 2017 will be a much better year than 2016 and the year that the evil people of society remove the sticks up their arses and start making some changes. I am hopeful. Are you?

Do you have any personal changes you would like to make in 2017? Perhaps you have another society change you would like to take place in 2017. Whichever, feel free to leave your comments below, I would love to know your thoughts.

As always, thank you so much for reading. Until next time, I'm...

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1 comment:

  1. I love your list Heather! I'm definitely hoping for more peace and positivity in 2017 and more gratefulness and appreciation in my own life! Hope you have a great week gorgeous! XO - Kim

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