2017 Resolution of A (soon-to-be) 22-Year-Old

I can’t believe that 2016 is leaving us in 5 days. Where has the time gone?! I was going to get this post up exactly at 12 AM, January 1st but what the heck I’m just gonna get this up today ’cause I’ve already finished typing it. I just had to change the intro a little bit and it’s good to go.

Speaking of new year, of course I do have quite a few number of resolutions that I hope I can achieve in 2017. Now, you’d expect huge things from a 22 year old like saving money to buy a house, getting engaged/married, buying a car or something but let’s be real here — that ain’t gonna happen anytime soon. Hah.

2017 resolution

Getting driver’s license

It’s something that my dad has recently agreed to and I’m hoping that I can register for my driver’s class in a few months maybe? My dad has always been an overprotective dad and he finally realised that having a driver’s license is really important.

Losing weight (13 kg)

Honestly speaking, I am comfortable with my own body and I don’t mind being a little bit chubby (158cm/58kg) but I’ve just had it with people complaining or saying straight to my face that I gained weight than the last time they saw me. I know I gained weight and I know I don’t look like how I did before but I could care less, y’know?

As long as I’m still healthy and I’m still not overweight, then that’s totally fine by me.

But I do want to lose some weight somehow so I’m doing this for myself and not for anyone. Doing things for other people is just bollocks. I don’t have time to be a people-pleaser lol.

Saving money

I am the worst person when it comes to saving money. I cannot see money in my bank accounts without itching to purchase something online. It’s one of my bad traits that I wish I could do something about.

I have been home for 10 months and although I do not have a job, I do have source of income but my money is like waiting for rain in the drought — useless and disappointing. Sobs.

So for 2017, I’m not going to touch the money I get every month and whatever I make from my blog in that year (mainly from sponsored posts hopefully), I will not touch a cent of it. I’ll keep track of my income and expenditure and I will make it my life’s mission to not spend money on unimportant things.

Achieving minimalist makeup

I’m thinking about downsizing my makeup collection. Now, I do not have a lot of makeup nor am I using all of them so I decided to hit pan on all of my makeup products this year and only repurchasing staple products that I really like and really need and really use.

My makeup goals is to have minimalist makeup full of mid/high-end products that I use and love. I’m not saying that drugstore products are not good ’cause some of them are and I use drugstore too like who doesn’t, right? But it’s just my personal goals to have my makeup collection only from mid/high-end brands if and only if I can afford it.

Learning how to cook

Malay dishes are really hard to make ’cause there is just so many ingredients to remember and I suck at remembering recipes so I will dedicate a notebook to write down my mom’s recipe. I don’t have any problems with basic cooking skills but I really wanna learn how to make sambal, curry, asam pedas, and gulai/lemak kuning.

Getting flawless skin

This is something that I have been struggling with for the past year and a half. I’ve had clear skin all throughout my high school year, got a terrible acne breakouts when I was 19 (2014), fixed it, had clear skin until March 2015 when I scoffed down a lot of seafood in one night. When I said a lot, I mean a lot. My allergy has gotten worse with time where it has come to the point where I can no longer eat seafood as much as I would like to.

Why does my scarring take a long time to disappear, I don’t even know to be honest. I just hope that they will disappear so I can have my clear skin back. Fortunately they are not as bad as before but I’m still not completely satisfied with my current skin condition and I hope that it gets better soon.

I know I have a typical resolution like everyone else but I think 2017 is about improving myself and sorting out what I’m lacking so I can be a better version of me, if that makes sense. I just wanna be a better person in general and there are a lot more that I wanna change about myself such as my attitude.

I know sometimes I do and I react to certain things wrong so I wanna fix that part and just kind of improve my overall attitude at par with my age. I’m turning 22, for God’s sake! I should behave like one and leave my 2010-self behind.

Anyhow, I wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope 2017 will bring you joy and kindness in your life! Cheers to another year of blogging x

  • Maybe you can share occasionally about snippets of the recipes’ notebook soon 😀 Would love to see.

    Erin, is it possible to change the font color to slightly darker one? T_T

    • I agree. The greyish font makes it a bit difficult to read

    • i was about to comment the same thing

    • eeeeeek. maybe 😛

      it’s the font weight actually. the normal font weight is 400 but i used 200 haha. was experimenting with different font weight and font size to find the nicest one and then i got too sleepy so i just went to bed hahaha. but i changed it! x

  • saving money is one of my 2017 resolution too but still i have beauty wishlist that i am aiming to get next year

    • i do have a few makeup i wanna buy too but it’s better to use what i have and finish them first before buying new one. kalau beli pun maybe lipsticks jelah heh x

      • I dah berazam xnak beli lipstick sbb byk lagi xhbs guna, just aiming makeup yg i xde lagi je ni

  • Siqah Hussin

    Saving Money is my resolution every year but until now I can’t accomplish that. Huhu. Next year siqah plan nak saving money meaning less shopping. I hope i can do it 🙂 Wish you all the best in 2017 erin! <3

    • i hope we can do it siqah hehe. happy new year siqah! <3

  • Razanah Anis

    saving money is one of my resolution and hopefully, I could stop spending my money on beauty wishlist… Q^Q

    • me too! i wanna spend less on makeup next year 🙂

  • hahaha.. good luck! try an excel spread sheet to keep track of your spendings then

    • i already have a spreadsheet! hope i can keep up with it 🙂

  • ahhh me too, i’m so bad at saving money. even my mom said i’m too ‘boros’ when it comes to using money hahahah. can’t help myself, ada je benda nak beli T.T

    • ikr! lagi lagi beli online. aaaah can’t help it T.T

  • nadiah izzaty

    Dear, tinggi nya Erin dari nadia . hahaha and you still young . =)

    Samaaaaa…. nadia susah nak saving money ada je benda nak beli even tak keluar umah online shopping pun boleh . Or worst thing ada je tangan gatal nak beli tiket flight nak gie mana2… how I can save money to buy a house if mcm tue habit nya kan . sob sob .

    Anyway , wishing you all the best for 2017 and happy new year , Erin . muax muax .

    • erin stop meninggi masa umur 14. sedih betul haha.

      haaa betul tu! lepasni nak kurangkan shopping online. kena jugak save money untuk masa depan ceeewaaah hahahhhh.

      wish you the best too and happy new year nadia! muahhh <3

  • Mrs. A

    Happy new year to you too Erin.
    Semoga semua azam menjadi nyata

    • thank you mrs. A. happy new year! 🙂

  • I plan to lose weight starting next year too, oh, and to cook! Hope we can stick to it! 🙂


  • goodluck aye aye

  • Great goals! Hope you get to check off all of these in 2017. Happy holidays 🙂

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Getting driver’s license, saving money (I really need to stop spending my money bc over spending thing month so there’s no vacation for me next year other than vacation back to malaysia lol), learning how to cook and getting flawless skin are my 2017 resolution too 😀

    Happy New Year Erin! 🙂

    • i thought you have license already? saving money is the hardest kot. mcm mana laaaa nak buat. kalau balik malaysia we can meet up! hehehe. learning to cook and flawless skin tu kena! sebab dah besar mcm pelik je still cannot cook, and fed up dah kulit ni bila nak flawless lol. happy new year claudy! 🙂

  • I honestly can’t believe the years almost over, these all sounds like great resolutions to make & i’d love to have flawless skin in 12 months time too although I don’t think it’s that realistic for me! I’m not to bad at saving money but I’d still like to become a little more frugal and spend less on food as I always seem to buy to much and end up having to throw it away!


    • i’m currently dealing with hyperpigmentation so i really hope 12 months is enough to get rid of them. aaaah such a waste of food. if it were me i would have finished all of them x

  • haha shopping feels so great! yang tak greatnya bila dah balik rumah and you see all those receipts hahahaha.

    lol true that. nak buat mcm mana kan, dah terbiasa mak masak. tu laaaa i pun geram bekas jerawat tak hilang. tak tahu mcm mana nak hilangkan 🙁

  • This is a great list of resolutions, all the best! Hope you had a nice holiday (Christmas period) xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Thank you Kiran! Happy holiday to you too xx