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Saturday 7 February 2015

I can't believe that the time has come once again for me to write my list of goals for the year, last year I made a much better attempt at these goals than I did the year before, but I feel as though there is still great room for improvement. This year I aim to complete at least HALF of these goals, to we'll see (holds breath)...

  1. Get halfway to my goal weight by Tim's Birthday: Tim's birthday is in August so it will be over half way through the year, and even if I were to lose 1 Ib a week, this would still be achievable.
  2. Become a Qualified Make Up Artist: It may be slightly cheating to make this goal now as I enrolled onto my course a couple of weeks ago, but it starts next week and I am so nervous/excited to get going, and all I have to do now is pass...
  3. Finally get my career on track: This goal is related to the above one, but it more about me actually putting my skills into practice and building a name for myself. My goal is to have done at least one job in Film or TV by next year.
  4. Become a 'Yes' person: Take any (within reason) opportunity that comes my way that I am interested in, because life is too short not to take a chance.
  5. Beat my time on the Race for Life 5k: Last year I finally ran the Race For Life, and my time was about 47 minutes, this year I want to try harder and I am aiming for the 40-45 minute mark.
  6. Read 25 books: I've already mentioned this here, but if you would like to join me then you can add me on Goodreads.
  7. Reboot my Youtube Channel: As I am going to be very busy in the next month with learning how to be a MUA I decided that something had to give, so I have put my Youtube Channel on hold for a little while. I aim to reboot this in March/April time when things have settled down, especially as I will have an amazing new camera to use very soon!
  8. Visit Three New Places in the UK: Last year my goal was to travel abroad, and I didn't even get close, so this year I am aiming lower, places on my list are currently Brighton and Ireland!
  9. Complete all the Games I own before buying new ones: A reappearance from last year, with an added twist. I am terrible at buying a tonne of video games and then never playing them/finishing them. So Tim and I have invented a new rule in our household, you are not allowed to buy a new video game, until you have completed one. So far I am living by it, but I'm not sure how long it will last.
  10. Buy a house: This one is a MASSIVE long shot, but so was Moving Out when I wrote my list last year, but then that happened! Tim and I have been looking to buy, so I'm hoping by the end of the year I'll have my own home!
  11. Become Crafty: I'm always immensely jealous when I see crafty things on Pinterest, wondering why I can't make things like that, and the answer is, I simply have never tried. 
  12. Exercise at least TWICE a week: You may recall that I mentioned I was doing a Blogilates calender for January, and I actually really enjoyed that. I know if I make my goal to exercise every day then it won't happen, so at least this way there is a slightly bigger chance, right?
  13. Go Sober: This one is a big one for me, and one that a lot of my family won't believe that I will be doing. Last week I got really wasted when I went to see my sister at uni, and I have honestly never felt so bad from drinking, not even when I was in Uni. Then when I thought about it, I realised that alcohol isn't that great anyway, so I am giving it up!
  14. Take up a Sport: I keep meaning to check out local ladies sports groups, but I just keep on forgetting and I really don't have an excuse to be honest!
  15. Do something for the Make a Wish Foundation: The Make a Wish foundation is my favourite charity, and I have always wanted to raise money for them, I'm not quite sure what I will do yet, but it might be something very exciting!
  16. Keep Dating: By this I mean keep dating my boyfriend! I read online somewhere recently how important it is to carry on dating the person that you are in a long term relationship with, to keep the relationship fun and exciting, and I couldn't agree more.
  17. Write something: When I was younger I used to constantly write short stories, and I must admit I have had a lot of ideas for scripts recently that I should really put to paper...
  18. Make a Short Horror Film: I guess this ties in with the above, but we all know I love horror, and I have been itching to make a short film ever since I left uni, I just may have to employ Tish's uni mates for assistance.
  19. Be more Social: I guess this one is a little more open, but since seeing how well my sister gets on with her flatmates, I miss having a close group of friends that I get to see often, I am am working on that.
  20. Create an app: This one relies on Tim heavily seeing as he is the software developer, but I have a TONNE of ideas for apps that I would love to use, and I want to bring one to life.
  21. Learn Spanish: I have been attempting to learn Spanish again for a LONG, long time, but I really want to take it seriously...
  22. Start a Scrapbook/photo album: I love seeing all my photos online, but it would be nice to have something physical to show my children in the future.
  23. Spend more time with Maizey: As soon as Tim and I have a garden we intend to have Maizey live with us, this year I want to spend some more time with her. Taking her to the vets and getting her fixed up are my priority, and then taking her for proper long country walks is next! Ultimately I want to take her to agility classes and get her socialised.
  24. Blog as often as I can: Recently this blog has really become something to me... I mean it's always meant a lot to me, but recently in particular I feel as though I have been making headway with it, and I want to continue that for another year.
That's a lot of goals, some are easy, and others not so much, I'm pretty sure I can already pick out the ones I am going to fail at...

Let me know in the comments what your goals are for this year!
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  1. I love your last one - "blog as often as I can". So much better than setting a goal of X blog posts per Y, and much more achieveable. Good luck with achieving your goals.

  2. These are great especially number sixteen. I've been focusing on this recently and it's done wonders :)


  3. This is a great list! For making your own scrapbook, if you're very crafty, I suggest making one online. I've used picaboo or something along those lines before and my pictures came out incredible. You pretty much upload your pictures online, make a layout and voila!

    Ree // coffeewithree.com