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Hello, you! I'm Soph - a 22 year old girl currently living in Liverpool, spending most of her time writing, taking photo's, drinking coffee & trying not to eat too much cake.

525,600 minutes.



525,600 minutes; it's time to make each one count.


Yes, I have been listening to the 'Rent' soundtrack on my Spotify, and yes, that is very much where the inspiration for this post has come from. You can't beat a good musical sing-along in your car though, can you? But, just in case you aren't familiar with the song, or you don't already know; 525,600 is the number of minutes in a (non-leap) year. Anyone else think that doesn't actually sound like that many?

2016 flew by in the blink of an eye. In fact, by the time this post goes up, we'll be well into the 2nd week of 2017 and I'm still not quite sure I've got used to this whole new year thing, yet. I remember when I was little and I used to hear all of the adults around me talking about how quickly time goes when you grow up, and I never, ever believed any of it. But I can't help but totally agree, now.

Reflecting on 2016 made me realise that I don't think I actually made the most of it. Yes, I was able to achieve and experience quite a few things, most of them unexpected, but I'm not sure I really cherished my favourite moments enough, at the time. 


I'm talking about time with friends and family. Moments when I was most happy. Days when I just felt pure joy and was surrounded by the best people. And I guess it's like anything, you only really realise just how much they meant to you once the time has passed, or once things have changed and you can't go back.

'525,600 journeys to plan.'


I guess it's a little much to take your life by the minute, but I think I'm going to try and start appreciating each day a little more, and making sure that no day is wasted. I'm going to try and make sure that I'm filling my 2017 with days, people and moments that matter, and trying to live in the present a little more.

I don't want to look back on 2017 and get a little feeling of sadness if things aren't quite the way they were, or if people aren't in my life as much any more. I want to look back and feel gratitude and happiness that I got the chance to experience everything that I did, even if things didn't last or go quite the way I planned.

So, this year I'm going to make the most of everything. Be productive in my evenings and weekends, make more time to see my friends, rise earlier and appreciate the sunrise and most definitely try and be more mindful. I'm going to set myself personal goals, both little and big, and not stop until I've achieved them. 

2017 is going to be beautiful. I'm going to make sure of it.


Soph

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  1. Loved this post Soph, I always feel so inspired after reading your blog xxx
    Sophie Cliff

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    1. Thank you, Sophie. I'm so glad you liked it :) x

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  2. This is my goal for 2017 too. To take note of the little things and to enjoy the moment, instead of wishing for the future. I have a tendency to do that and then I get wistful when the moment has passed. Loved this! Xx Eline

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    1. I wish for the future so much, also! I feel like I'm wishing my life away sometimes. I know exactly what you mean! xx

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  3. This is so true! I never thought about this before and you are so right.

    Dionne
    www.deedeelouise.com

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    1. Thank you, Dionne. I'm glad you liked the post! :) xx

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  4. I'm trying to do the exact same thing from this year onwards. I actually wrote something very similar on my latest post with a focus on social media. I realised that I spend too much time mindlessly using social media and not enough doing meaningful activites like spending quality time with my loved ones and reading books.

    musingful.com

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    1. I'll have to have a read of your post! I most definitely spend way too much time mindlessly scrolling through social media, and I mentally tell myself off for it every time! x

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  5. That doesn't seem like many minutes at all! As cliche as it sounds, life is really short and anything could happen. I think you're heading in the right direction, making sure that every day counts and appreciating the little things xx

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    1. It really doesn't does it?! I hope so, Eleanor. I also hope you're well! :) xx

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  6. It's important to try to make the most of every year :) so I wish you all the best for your 2017! Also, your photos are really nice! xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  7. Beautiful photos Sophie! Omg, that song! I cant remember singing this in a choir once and when I read your title I caught myself singing it, I must go and listen to Rent now, it's funny what you remember. I hope you're 2017 is wonderful and you use all of those minutes wisely!

    Marbl☾☽Moon

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    1. Haha it brought back a lot of memories for me, too! I'd totally recommend listening to it. And the same to you, lovely! xx

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  8. Thinking of how much time we got and have left always keeps me speechless....
    xx finja | www.effcaa.com

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    1. We don't have much time at all, do we? xx

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  9. I feel like you've been reading my mind! I've been talking a lot with my Mum about life recently, and we both agreed that we need to be more spontaneous, that we need to live in the moment more often but we also want to use up our days being as productive as possible. 2016 was a busy year for me in terms of travelling, and live music but it was only after those moments that I started to think, wow... that was incredible! I'd have nostalgia at the most random times (particularly 3am, when I'd be jamming out to the music or looking back over photographs). x



    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. Haha I'm glad that you can relate, Rebecca :) I'd love to be more spontaneous with my days, too! But I'm a such a planner that it sometimes gets in the way! xx

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