Post-Surgery Plans And Goals!

4th November 2018

Hey everyone!

A bit of a ramble post today. I’ve been thinking a lot about my life post-surgery recently and what I want to make of it. There are lots of things I’ve been unable to do for quite a while. I’m still unable to do quite a few things during recovery but I think it’s really important to have goals to aim for so you don’t get a bit down in the dumps whilst stuck in the house letting yourself heal. Here are a few of my plans and goals for my hopefully bright and fun future!

Go Back To The Gym

I never thought this would be something that I’d be itching to do. Just before I got unwell, I started going to the gym regularly aswell as going swimming and playing badminton. It made me feel so much better in myself mentally and physically and made me feel so much less guilty for enjoying the odd chocolate binge. I cannot wait to get back to it and start strengthening my body again. I love exercise and would really love to start going to some classes, too.

Start Performing Again

Only recently I’ve realised just how much I really miss it. The buzz I get singing infront of people really doesn’t compare to anything else. It’s such an incredible feeling and I haven’t performed in a very long time. I’m not saying it’s going to be a super regular thing as I know life is very busy. It’s probably only going to get even more so but I really do want to start getting back out there again with my voice. I’m determined to make it happen and I’ve already had some Bristol producers get in touch with me to work together soon. Keep an eye out on my social medias for some videos and updates on that in the near future!

Travel Lots More

As I’ve mentioned in a recent post, I already have Sorrento and Switzerland booked for 2019 but I want to travel as much as I can. That includes around the UK, too. I just want to explore as much as I can and not much other than money is holding me back anymore. My current plans involve possibly doing some inter-railing but who knows what the future holds!

Start Up My Own Business

I have lots of plans and ideas in the works for this and I’m really excited to make them come to life. I was hoping to get this up and running as soon as possible in the new year but I don’t want to rush anything as I want this to be a lasting and growing thing rather than rushed and short-lived. I will release more details about it when the time is right but if you’re a lover of my blog, personal style and interests then you’ll be excited for this.

Do Adventurous Activities

This might sound a bit odd as this isn’t something I’ve really talked about on here before. I’ve literally wanted to do some adventurous activities for years but have just been too lazy or busy to do so. I’ve been looking up some really cool places and am really excited to actually go and do these things when I’m well enough and fit enough. I want to go quad biking, go on zip wires, assault courses, maybe even sky diving. Jake and I were also looking at going to the Lake District for some hardcore walking in the near future. I’ve always wanted to go paint balling too but I’m a bit worried about my stoma getting hit by one now, HA.

Take Part In/Set Up Charity Events And Do Consistent Fundraising

I’m very, very excited for this! There are so many wonderful charities out there that put on events or need people to do so for them and I really want to get involved more. Charities closer to my heart and situation and some not so much but ones that I admire and want to support. I’ve had plans to do this for quite a while but I’ve been to unwell to, it WILL be happening as soon as possible!

Go Back To Work And Find A Career

I still have no idea what I’m going to do with my life. In an ideal world, my blog/new business venture will take off and I’ll be able to make a proper living out of it. We do not live in an ideal world though so I’ll be working for it but not counting on it. I want to gradually get myself back into a job and hopefully find something I like enough to make a real go of it. I feel like I have creativity running through my veins but being academic (other than numbers, I’m a nerd for maths) is not my forté so we shall see where I end up.

Plans To Move In With Jake

Sometimes Jake and I feel like the universe doesn’t like the fact that we are together. We’ve had a lot of crap thrown at us as individuals and as a couple that have affected our ability to move forward but luckily we love each other too much let it affect our determination that one day we will be in a position to do all of those standard couple things. I am honestly SO unbelievably bloody excited for that day. When I’m well enough to be working and earning a fair bit of money again, we hope to move in together and start our life properly as a little family (with Nacho) and I cannot wait.

Blog And Be On Social Media Less

I know this kind of contradicts me saying that I want to turn my blog into a career but I don’t plan on working less hard on it, I just plan on taking a bit of a step back, maybe post less and spend more time in the real world rather than online. I started up my blog properly when I got unwell and it’s been such an incredible support and distraction for me. But I’m not going to really be that unwell anymore.

I’m going to be able to spend more time doing things with loved ones and as much as I adore my blog and I adore creating content, I’ve missed out on a lot of real life for what feels like forever. I haven’t decided what’s going to happen, whether I’m going to have a less frequent schedule or whether I’m going to start uploading sporadically instead. I’ll let you know, for anyone who cares!

What are your current short-term goals?
’Til Next Time

10 responses to “Post-Surgery Plans And Goals!”

  1. These are such great goals and I really hope you manage to achieve as many of them as possible! Good luck with your new business venture! I love the Lake District for walking but Wales is quite good too, you could do the three peaks challenge where you climb Mount Snowdon in Wales, Scaffel Pike in the Lakes and Ben Nevis in Scotland, I’ve always wanted to do that!

    Jess //

  2. These are some amazing goals and I hope you manage them all! Travelling can be so much and its been ages since i have, hoping to do the same at some point in the near future!

    Melissa 🌙 | Moonlight Mel

  3. Oh Alice, I’m so happy you’re looking to the future and getting your plans in place – this surgery has been the making of you and can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures! I can’t wait to hear more about your business plans and hope it’s something you can work on full time – that’s my ultimate dream, but I need to keep a steady income for buying a house, so I doubt I’ll be able to reach for mine just yet! ❤️❤️

  4. Oh Alice, I soo wish you the best of luck for the future! You’re such a wonderful person and it’s great to be looking towards the future. You deserve it all! So many great Goals here and I know you’ll be able to succeed. For me I would definitely love to travel, there’s soo many places in the UK and the world that I’ve yet to explore. Travelling is number one for me.

    Gemma |

  5. I really do hope you achieve all of your goals! Fingers crossed you and jake move into together and cant wait to see what you bring out with a business!x

  6. These sound like some really wonderful things to look forward too! It’s so nice to hear that your have been healing well and are looking forward to everything you will soon be able to do!

  7. Nancy says:

    Sending you lots of positive vibes with the journey to complete recovery. I’m glad you enjoy exercising! This is something a lot of people dread, hehe. So props to you! Love that you also perform with a group! I’m excited to see your business going up. These goals are inspiring, everyone needs to get up and go conquer the world. There’s room for success for everyone.

    Nancy ♥

  8. glowsteady says:

    It’s so amazing and exciting to read this! I love that you’re so excited for the future now and really hope you manage to achieve all of the above. So excited to find out what your business venture is!! x

    Ps how many times can one person say ‘so’ in one short paragraph?!


  9. Loved reading this Alice and I hope everything works out for you in the near future – no one deserves it more than you! You’re the kindest, loveliest person ever and I’m so glad to call you a friend 🙂 I’m really looking forward to following on with your journey and seeing where life takes you! Lots of love xo

    Char |

  10. Alice says:

    I’m so excited for you to get to do all of these amazing things that you’ve been wanting to do for so long! I can’t wait to hear more of your singing as your voice is bloody incredible. I can’t wait to see all of your holiday pictures as well, you always take amazing pictures. I wish I had half as much motivation as you, particularly with the gym – definitely need to get back on that in the New Year. I’m so proud to call you a friend x

    Alice //

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