My hopes, goals & plans for 2019

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I wasn’t going to write one of these posts but I’ve read so many great ideas that I thought I could refer back to them over the coming months to keep me on track to achieving my goals.

2018 taught me a lot about not only myself, but those around me, I opened my eyes to those who were really there for me and cared about my well being. And then there were those that were just there for me for what they could gain.

A lot of the hopes and goals I’ve thought about have had this in mind.

My goals for 2019:

  • Stop saying yes to everything – politely say no if I don’t want to do something
  • Stop spending so much money and save a bit more than I have done previously
  • Learn to cook more of a varity
  • Try and read more books when I have a quiet five minutes
  • If the weather improves, I’d like to take Trixie for more walks
  • I’d like to learn to drive and would like to set myself the goal of passing my test by the end of the year if I can
  • Play a few pranks on Andy to get my own back on what prank he played on me – You can read all about it HERE
  • Sort my clothes out to see if there is anything I’d like to donate to charity

Hopes for 2019:

  • Myself and Andy to continue to travel around the UK and find new places to explore
  • Hopefully by the end of the year, I’ll be even more enthusiastic about aviation
  • As Andy is a train driver and instructor, I’ve been learning lots about trains and railways, that I knew nothing previously about. I hope that no one reading this thinks its strange, but I’m actually quite liking trains almost as much as aviation.
  • Good health and lots of happiness for myself, Andy, family, friends and Trixie
  • To continue writing blog posts from this site and hopefully you will read lots of interesting things over the coming months and also seeing pictures that will progressively be added to the site. I’m also thinking of asking Andy if he’s prepared to take photos accordingly, as I’m contemplating doing outfits of the day style posts. As I now also enjoy wearing jumpsuits and dungarees and more colourful clothing that I have previously worn and hopefully my readers will give me positive feedback. I’m also the author to the following site A Wartime Life , and joint author to Kelly & Andys Travel Journals

So hopefully 2019 will be full of travelling, airshows, shopping and walks in the countryside. What I do know is the plans that i decide to make will hopefully bring health and happiness to those close to me, which will make me very happy.

68 thoughts on “My hopes, goals & plans for 2019

    1. Thank you! I’m nervous but excited to learn to drive as I know it will give me so many more opportunities.
      Good luck with the reading, what genre of books do you enjoy?


      1. Definitely! It’s just a lot of practice.
        I love anything crimey! You know murder mystery type stuff… Orrrr complete fantasy – Harry Potter being my all time favourite!! You??


  1. I really like these goals you’ve set. Particularly “stop saying yes to everything”, which is something I should seriously consider myself, to be honest. The pranking goal sounds amazing too – I haven’t seen the ones he did but definitely will have to check them out now haha. Definitely get your revenge on him this year, girl!

    Reema |

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  2. You’ve got some fab hopes and dreams for 2019 here, Kelly! I particularly like the idea of you playing more pranks on Andy as I always enjoy playing pranks on my boyfriend too! Good luck with your goal of passing your driving test too, it’s honestly one of the best feelings in the world and it’s a memory that I’ll remember forever! xx

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  3. Some great goals Kelly! I can relate to the one about not saying yes as often. I remind myself that saying no sometimes is a kind of self-care. All the best with your goals & hopes!

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  4. These sound like great goals, travelling sounds so exciting! I’d love to read more books this year, so I am making time for it in the evenings. I would also love to learn to cook a variety of foods too. All the best with your goals and hope you have a wonderful 2019! ❤ xx

    Bexa |

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my latest post. I find that I can learn so much more by travelling around and seeing things, rather than just reading about them. Its great that you want to read more too. What genre of books do you tend to read? I hope you have an amazing 2019


  5. I love your goals. I do not drive but want to learn as well. My favorite is to stop saying yes. I do this all the time and find my self wishing I had not. Best goal ever!

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  6. those are some great goals and hopes for the new year! they all sound very doable! i also need to work on saving money. fortunately my fiance has been helping me. i’m a dietitian and a foodie so i have a soft spot for food. i just wanna buy all the food lol

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  7. Good luck with your plans for 2019. I too want to learn to start politely saying no to people. There are so many posts out there about always saying yes but sometimes it’s best for you if you say no.

    The part where you mentioned about playing pranks made me laugh!

    Hope you have a wonderful year 🙂


  8. These are great goals and achievable.
    I can relate so much to the one to stop saying yes to everything, it is one of my goals too this year😊

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  9. These are great achievable goals Kelly. I wish you luck with them, especially getting Andy back for that prank. 😂 If you like trains I’d recommend The Dean Forest Railway (Forest of Dean) or the Steam Museum (Swindon).

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  10. Those are great goals! I especially relate to the first one – I need to start saying no to things I don’t want to do, as I’ve had a tendency to always say yes which ends up making my life stressful! (I wrote a post about that here: I want to read more books too – I am always buying books and intending to read them but other things keep getting in the way! I hope you achieve all your goals and hopes 🙂

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  11. Great set of goals here. Totally use the airshows as and excuse to travel the UK! I also travel the UK and blog about it so always ask if you want some inspiration 🙂

    Georgia –


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