Hey friends, happy New Year! For my first post of 2019, I wanted to share with you some of the goals I have for this year. I have heard a few people use the terms goals instead of resolutions and I like the term. Goals seem like something more long term, but also something I can come back to and re-evaluate later in the year. Some of these are related to beauty and my blog, and others are more personal goals. I decided to share them with you guys to help keep myself accountable. I have a habit of starting projects and never finishing them. I want to change that this year so I am writing down my goals, and I thought why not share them with you guys.
1. Update Blog
I really want to update the look and function of my blog. I am also looking into maybe buying my own domain. Finally, I want to monetize my blog this year. I bought myself a book about blogging, and I am also going to get my housemate (who is a software engineer) help me with the technical aspects. I think useful to do research before doing major changes.
2. Reach a 1000 followers on Instagram
This was my goal last year, and I didn’t reach it. I got just over 500 followers this year. I think just posting regularly and not forgetting to post when I get busy will make a different
3. Increase posting blog posting frequency
I have finally got into the rhythm of posting once a year. Now I want to work my way up to twice a week. I might try posting twice every other week for awhile, to figure out what other day I want to post. I hopefully want to get to twice a week by the summer.
4. Complete all 12 weeks of BBG
I struggle with keeping consistent with the gym. I decided to try BBG, which is a 12 week program with all the exercises pre-determined. I have a feeling it’s going to be difficult, but having a schedule might help be actually stick to it. I am also setting a reward for myself if I complete the challenge. I am definitely going to write a blog post about my experience to stay tuned.
5. Start budgeting monthly/save money for Europe
I want to travel to Europe this summer, but I need to save up money for the trip. I am the queen of frivolous spending, so I really want to try and curb that this year. Apart of this will include going on a low-buy for makeup – meaning I will only buy makeup and beauty products when I have finished something, using giftcards and as rewards for meeting certain goals. The one exception is going to be my Boxycharm, but that I will budget for. I will probably do this until I have saved enough money for my trip. I really want to use more of my collection that I already own – so stay tuned for throwback product posts.
6. Worry less, be more present
I am graduating this year, and I have no idea what I am going to do. I have a habit of worrying about the future. This year I want to work on staying more present and enjoying the last few months I have in university, and also whatever happens afterwards.
Those are all my goals for 2019. I will probably re-evaluate them once I am done school. 🙂 I want to know YOUR goals for this year, leave them in the comments down below! Here’s to a great year!