7 Things I'm Wishing for this 2017 - Simply Avalon

Monday, January 2, 2017

7 Things I'm Wishing for this 2017


Now that 2016 is officially behind us, I thought it would beneficial to go ahead and lay out what I want to see happen in this coming year. If you're interested in the seven things I'm hoping to see in 2017 continue reading!

1. Peace between Democrats and Republicans

It's sad that I even have to ask for this. Despite being a staunch Democrat within my family I don't want a recount or a reversal of the presidential results instead, I want peace between the two parties. Yes, I understand the things that Donald Trump has said many unsavory and done many unforgivable things, but I have finally reached a place where I am willing to give him in a clean slate this new year.

2. Continued Success in High School

Even though I am usually one of the last people to say that school is hard, I am totally willing to admit that staying motivated is hard even for "good students". As a sophomore looking forward to my junior year (and driver's license) it's hard to stay committed to my studies. Despite the fact that I make good grades, sometimes it's hard to see the finish line, especially when I am currently juggling the thought of what I want to study in college. Which brings me to the next thing I am wishing for.

3. Wisdom on the Type of Career I would like to Pursue

I'm sure most people reading this are rolling their eyes. I mean how could a high schooler possibly know what they want to do after school? Especially when they still have another 4 years at the least or 8 years at the most, of additional schooling before entering the workforce. Despite what you may think, I have actually concluded that I would want to be either a broadcast journalist, lawyer, or neurologist. Now I am just wishing for the wisdom and foresight to see which career I'd actually be willing to go about pursuing.

4. An Increased YouTube Audience

Even though I did not reach my end-of-the-year goal of 500 subscribers (or subbies) at the end of the year like I wanted, I really want to continue to see an increase in my audience. I saw an increase of more than 200 subscribers in this year alone and want to excel still more and grow my audience to my past goal (and hopefully beyond)

5. More Sleep!

This may sound like more of a new year's resolution, but I realized towards the end of the past year that I am generally a better person when I have at least 9 hours of sleep.

6. A Part-Time Job

Maybe I have this overly romantic idea of "teen jobs", but every since I found out that I was allowed to work at 14, I've wanted to have a job. Since I am turning 16 and will be able to drive myself around this coming August, I have decided that I would like to get a job and take a little pressure off my parents.

7. A New Lecrae Album

I'm probably not alone in this sentiment, but after listening to J.Cole's latest album I'm so ready to hear some new music from Lecrae. Good music nowadays is hard to come by, but Lecrae always comes through with music that feeds both my heart and soul.


XX,




56 comments:

  1. Nice post, I want more sleep too!

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Thanks Katherine! Hope this new year brings more sleep for the both of us! :)

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  2. I most definitely agree with #1, and I think everyone needs more sleep! Good luck in your classes at high school this year and with deciding your major. :)

    - katrina || yourstrulykatrina.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy you enjoyed my post. :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, I really enjoyed this post! Aaaah, so refreshing, I can actually hear your voice through the words. I don't know, a junior with her own awesome looking blog, plus a youtube channel-- it seems as if you already know what you want to do ;) (yah yah, I know, you need to make money and stuff). But you never know what will happen in the future. Oh gosh, peace between democrats and republicans. Now that is a biggie. I look forward to that day as well, but honestly, I'm quite impressed with the stance you are giving trump. A lot of foolish college kids (and not college kids--meaning adults) seem to think its acceptable behavior to taut violence, shame, and emotional unrest as a way of protesting Trump's entry into the Whitehouse. But that is simply perpetuating the standards that those same people seem to think Trump stands for. Ugh, People give me a headache. Well then, peace it is.

    https://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly! I'm so happy that you agree. Even though it was a very messy (and at times quite upsetting campaign), it is time to actually "agree to disagree". I feel like this all boils down to tolerance which truly is a two road street. Even though I don't agree with all f Trump's policies I have to understand that he will be our next president and give him the chance to make his own legacy. Thank you for such an encouraging comment! :)

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  4. Good luck on your goals! More sleep will help achieve them too! :)

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. I totally agree! Hope you have a great new year Whitney!

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  5. Happy new year! may all your wishes come through... wish you all the best in 2017!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    Instagram @grace_njio

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    1. Thank you so much Grace! Hope you have a successful 2017 also!

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  6. Good luck with your goals! I want to be able to speak dutch end of this year and read more books x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Oh that's so cool! I didn't list that in this post, but one of my personal goals is to learn Russian. Hope we both reach our language and reading goals! :)

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  7. This is such a great wish list! I hope you get them all!!
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    1. Thank you so much Whitney! Happy New Year!

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  8. Oh man, still so young! Enjoy it while it lasts haha - getting a part time job will be a great step in moving forward, in the future it's great to have on your resume as well. It shows that you know work ethic (though you sound pretty smart anyway!)

    More sleep is a biggie, I think we should have mandatory siestas.

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Thank you so much! I really need to force myself to go to bed before midnight, but it's so hard to tamp down my inner "night owl" haha. Hope we both reach our sleeping goals this year! :)

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  9. I think it's very sensible to know what you want to do in the future at a young age. I was in high school when I decided what I want to study in college and take on as a career path, so good on you! Sleep is something I definitely wish for, too, haha.

    I hope you have a wonderful 2017, and may all your wishes come true! x

    MAY | WWW.THEMAYDEN.COM

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    1. I feel like sleep is the one thing we all want more of. I can't wait to see what my future college and career path will be, and hope that I will keep everyone updated here on my blog. :)

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  10. Great list! I could relate to nearly everything. Wishing you the best this year!

    nialangleyspeaks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Nia! Hope you have a great new year also!

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  11. I wish you the very best of luck with all the things you want to accomplish! What a thoughtful and reflective set of goals and things to wish for and I wish you all the luck in the world!!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! Your comment was very very encouraging, hope you have a great new year also!!

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  12. so lovely! hoping for all these in 2017 as well!
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

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  14. You're a yotuber! YAY! I wish you all the best this 2017 \o/ I also wish to have a decent sleep this year :D

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    1. Are you a youtuber also? Thanks so much for the comment! :)

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  15. Happy New Year! I hope you're going to achieve all your goals.

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  16. Good luck with all your goals and dreams, my darling! I am sure that they will all come true, and more. :) I am mostly just wishing for peace and more stability in 2017. 2016 was such a roller-coaster, and I think that many people feel the same way! <3

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thank you Kay! I'm so happy that we both can agree on wanting a more peaceful and stable 2017. Hope you have a great New Year! :)

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  17. Nice post! Your blog is lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement Marta! Hope you have a great new year!

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  18. These are all great things to wish for!! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Thank you! Hope your 2017 is off to great start too!

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  19. Great list! Looks like you have a lot planned for 2017.
    My favorite part is the sleeping one. Getting extra sleep is a must! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Jennifer. I totally agree!!

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  20. This is a pretty damn good wishlist! Thinking about the future is always terrifying and confusing - I'm just starting my PhD but still have anxiety attacks when I think about what comes next (Brexit isn't helping matters pahaha). Never listened to Lecrae before, very intrigued now, will give them a listen :) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

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    1. Yea!! I love Lecrae (recommend starting with his Anomaly album then looking at his newer stuff before going to his older albums.). What subject degree are you getting your doctorate in? Definitely hoping you have a great transition this year into your doctorate program! :)

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  21. I loved this post, I want more sleep toooooo :(
    xo
    An Aesthetic Alien | Instagram | Facebook

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  22. Hope all this resolutions come true this year.
    xx
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zn7IqrAY1I44bRuN6dH-Q
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks Zorica! I wish the same to you. :)

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  23. I think the US has to come together and unify as a country in general, it's not so much between two political parties anymore, it's the people. I don't think I've seen Americans as divided as this ever. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I agree! I feel like it has exceeded the superficial "political party" view and has suddenly become more of a morality issue. Are you okay with tolerating the other side's point of views. Intolerance really doesn't help us progress as a nation.

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  24. These sound great and I can definitely relate to more than one! Thank you for sharing :)

    http://nikoleannj.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Nikoletta! Glad you could relate, hope you will enjoy some of my upcoming posts!

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  25. I love the fact you mentioned the politics! You not only wish for good things for yourself but also look out for everybody else. And we sure do need peace in this country!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!

    Paulina
    www.shenska.com

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    1. Thanks Paulina! I really do believe that for us to go ahead as a stronger country we have to not only unify, but be tolerant of each others views. :)

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  26. Yes yes yes to more sleep! Happy New Year! xx
    jasminececiliajonas.com

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  27. I hope 2017 brings you what you wish for. And it is never too early to make up your mind about career goals, as long as you still allow yourself to change the plan if you feel needed.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. That's such a good point! Thank you Linda! :)

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  28. Great post! Love it!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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