My goals for 2017

Hello everyone,

First of all happy New Year!

Now that we’ve entered a new year, I thought I’d do a post on my goals for 2017, then I can possibly look back on them at the end of the year and tell you whether I achieved them or not. I probably should have posted this yesterday but I didn’t have time so today will have to do! I’ve set myself some realistic goals, personally I think there’s no point setting yourself things that you know you won’t be able to achieve. I’m all about chasing your dreams but I think it’s important to know what’s realistic and what isn’t. So here are my goals for 2017!

Graduate from university with a first or a 2:1.

Yes I’m aiming high here, but it’s something that I want to achieve. With the right amount of effort, support and motivation I think I could achieve this. My best friend is always saying to me that I’m constantly working too hard and never stop so let’s hope the hard work pays off! We graduate in a beautiful location so I really would like to have the opportunity to experience that.

Continue my career

I want to continue working with blind and visually impaired people and this is something I would like to maintain in 2017 when I graduate. There’s a lot of articles and statistics around about disabled people not being in employment, also the gap between disabled and non-disabled people is very high and employers not always seeing disabled people to their full potential and honestly this does scare me. I’m not one to sit around and do nothing, so I’m hoping this pays off.

Keep blogging

This is one of my biggest passions and I don’t have any intention of giving up soon, but I don’t want it to slip. Balancing university work, work, other commitments, blogging and a social life can be hard and I can only imagine this would be harder as I enter the world of full time work but I love blogging so my goal is to continue doing so.

Raise more awareness of visual impairment/disability and educate others

I try and use blogging as a platform to do this but I think there needs to be a lot more awareness out there. There are many misconceptions around disability and I think people should be educated on such topics. I want to educate others on the real light of having a disability in the hope that it tackles the stigma and perceptions surrounding disability.

Be healthy

In the last couple of years I’ve suffered from overactive thyroid, anaemia and most recently chronic inflammation of the iris; whilst these aren’t major health problems and I know that things could be 10 times worse, I think staying healthy is important.

Be a good friend/family member

Quality over quantity, all the way! I like to think I’m a good friend/family member, please do correct me if I’m wrong. I think spending time with the ones closest to you is so important. I want to be there for my friends and family when they need me as they’re always there for me.

So those are my goals for 2017. That concludes today’s post, I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little insight into my goals for 2017! What are yours? Let me know in the comments.

Holly x


  1. January 2, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Continue learning the violin. Travelling solo as a visually impaired woman for the first time. A lot more writing. A lot more sending out that writing to publications. Zip lining in Niagara Falls. And finally, continuing to make podcasts with my brother.

    • January 2, 2017 / 11:46 pm

      Those are great goals, I’m sure you will achieve them 🙂

  2. January 2, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    Great post and great goals. I defiantly think you can achieve them. My goal for 2017 is to get good results at school. X

    • January 2, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Thank you 🙂 if you put your mind to it, you’ll get the results you deserve! X

  3. January 2, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Loved this post as always! I know you’ll achieve incredible things this year and I’m sure you’ll achieve all of these goals. You are so strong and courageous and can conquer anything thrown in your way. I believe in you girl <3 xxx

  4. Josh
    January 9, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Nice post (and blog) I wish you luck in achieving your goals, and feel confident that you will attain them.. I’m a legally blind 22-year-old from Australia, and I’ve been using the turn of the year to think about my own goals for the year. They seem more modest than yours, but also seem so difficult to attain, I think most of all I’d just love to be happy, and find other vision-impaired friends, or people who understand, its been really hard just being alone and having to suffer in silence. To the good, I’ve been working on my independence training and wish to continue doing so, but it’d be much easier to find motivation with some kind of social group, and people I could try my best to help as well. .

    • January 10, 2017 / 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much! I know it’s hard but I’m sure you’ll get there and achieve those things. It may take time, but I’m sure you’ll do it. There’s a lot of resources out there so keep trying 🙂

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