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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

My Goals for 2019


Happy New Year! So it's goodbye 2018 and hello 2019. If I'm being honest, I'm glad to see the back of 2018 and I'm excited to begin working on my goals for 2019. Last year, I didn't do too well with my goals but I'm determined that this year is my year to focus on them and achieve. I think I've got quite realistic expectations for my goals this year and with a little motivation I have a good chance of achieving all of them.

I really enjoy giving myself goals. Goal setting is a way for me to keep tabs on what I truly want to achieve within the year. I usually find myself returning to it multiple times over the year to remind myself of what I wanted to do and how much progress I've made to achieve it. I won't limit myself to these goals though. Anything else I achieve in the year will be considered a huge bonus and I hope to be sharing more life and successes on my blog this year. So, what are my goals for 2019?

In 2019 I want to...


Consider myself successful.

Last year I didn't feel successful at all. Despite all the things I did to be where I am now, and have what I have, I didn't feel like I'd truly achieved. This year, I want to work harder to feel that I have achieved and BE successful and I want it to be in multiple areas of my life like my work and blog, my hobbies and my fitness. I believe that if I work hard at it, I could pin point a moment where I feel like I truly feel that I've reached a point of success.

Use my gym membership to reach my body goals

Last year, I made a conscious effort to get over my gym phobia and I joined a local gym. I've been going to the gym on and off for the past 5 months and this year I want to make more of an effort to make use of the membership I'm paying for. Not only do I want to be consistent in my gym visits but I want to make sure that I'm using them effectively to achieve my body goals. I truly want to be happy in the skin I'm in and at the moment, I'm not there. I'm not looking to be "skinny" but I am looking to be the size I was about 3 years ago and stay there. I want my little waist and I don't want to be asked if I'm expecting every again. And I'd also like to consider myself a little stronger than I am now. I feel as weak as a kitten and it'd be nice to feel strong and have a little muscle tone somewhere.

Be a 'Blogger' again

I'll admit it. I feel like a proper oldie in this new-age blogging community. I feel like I'm from an entirely different generation. The truth is, I am. This will be my ninth year as a blogger and I feel like I've gone absolutely no where with it. It sucks to feel this way but it's my own fault. I didn't make enough effort and I don't think I could even consider myself a blogger in 2018 through my lack of blogging, networking and socialising. I was awful and I apologise to every brand that emailed me about how naff I was at responding to my emails. This year, I want to fall back love with blogging. I already feel a little more myself with it again because I feel like the new year is giving me a new start. I'm hoping this will be a 'new year, new me' kind of thing. Except with my blog.

Actually read all the books I currently own

I have been diabolical with my reading. I used to love it but last year I gave myself the excuse that "I have no time" to read them. I did have time. I totally lied to myself. I had read two chapters of a book all year and one of the chapters I read last week. I really want to finally say I've read them all and not because I have them, but because I genuinely want to read them and experience the stories. I want to be a book lover again and give myself time to read. I'm hoping by the end of 2019 I can say that I at the very least managed to read half of those books. That's six books.

Buy a car

I feel like I'm totally betraying my parents with this one but I think it's about time I bought my own car. Currently, I'm driving my mum's old Mercedes and have been for the past 3 years. A car is a necessity for me to get to and from work and so I'm in it every single day and it sounds like it's starting to die on me. It's worrying that little things are going wrong with it and it is 13 years old. I think I may need an upgrade. This feels like it's been a long time coming but I'm looking for something smaller to park and cheaper to run. This year, I want to finally buy myself a car. It is on my 30 before 30 list too so this year will be my last chance to tick that off that list too.

Tick off half of my 30 before 30 bucket list

I've come to the conclusion that I might not achieve all that I have on my 30 before 30 list and I'm okay with that. But, I do want to say that by the end of the year, I can tick 15 of those things off. I already need to go and update that post as I've ticked a couple off but I still have a way to go. It'll be lovely to know I've made an effort to achieve a little more by the time I hit the big 3-0 in December. I have just under a year. It's possible.

I have a really good feeling about 2019. I really feel like it'll be my year.

What are your goals for 2019?

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