Ever since I’ve had a blog, I’ve always written a post about my new year resolutions, however, this year, I don’t really have any resolutions as I see resolutions as something I need to learn from the previous year. It’s normally because something went wrong the year before, but like I’ve said numerous times, 2017 was an incredible year for me, therefore there are no life changing lessons that I feel like I need to learn at this current moment (that doesn’t mean I’ve finished learning, there is still so much more to learn about the world!). So this year instead of these big resolutions, I thought I would call it goals and things I would to achieve in 2018. So here we go lets start with the goals!
Family is the most important thing for me! Nothing tops family in my opinion! Most of my family are really close! If I don’t talk to my Mum in a day then its a horrible day in my opinion! I don’t think there has ever been a day where I haven’t spoken to her, whether that is face to face, a phone call or even a text! I love talking to her and I never tire of it! Similarly with my Grandma, I don’t talk to her everyday, but I try to either talk to her or preferably see her once a week and if I don’t see or talk to her in a week, its a bad week! My Mum and my Grandma are the two most important people in the world, so I’d love to keep this relationship I have going on with them as for me its really important! There are other members of my family who I am also incredibly close to that I don’t get to see very often as we are all busy people and we all have our own lives and do different things with it, however in 2018 I’d like to make more time to go and see them.
I’m massively happy with the friends that I made in 2017, whether that be online, or in real life. I’d like to continue building friendships with new people and with my current friends (especially my best friends) I’d like to keep in contact with them more. My best friend Bethany went to university in September of 2017 and throughout the time she was there I barely spoke to her. It went from talking almost every day to talking once every couple of months! It was the same with my other really close friends. I barely spoke to them! In 2018 I’d like to try and keep in contact with my close friends and possibly even try and go to their respective uni to see them as I miss them so much!
2017 at college was awesome! I finished my first year in July and managed to end up with results of an A and 3 Bs. 2018 is the year that I unfortunately finish college, however I’d like to finish the year with hopefully all Bs or preferably an A in there. I mean I will take the highest grade I can get 😂.
I’d like to read more in 2018. I read a grand total of 4 books in 2017, which is not enough! I want to read more, and when I do read its such a nice experience, however with college and everything I never have the time, last year I set myself a challenge of reading one book month and I would like to try that again! Wish me luck! Check out my Goodreads profile for updates on my reading habits!
One negative about 2017 was that I gained a lot of weight as I pretty much stopped exercise altogether. I went up a dress size and I have 100% got very upset about it. Trust me, I know I’m never going to be skinny (medical conditions unfortunately won’t allow me to be a skinny super model), however, I have been thinner and I would like to be like that if not slimmer. There have been many tears that I have shared with my Mum in private over the last year, however I did nothing about it, which disappoints me! Therefore, 2018 is the year that I am going to lose weight. Now I don’t do it by weight as it upsets me, I do it by dress size. In 2018, I’d like to go down by a minimum of 2 dress sizes.
I’m so happy with how my YouTube went in 2017! It grew by just over 200 subscribers, which I know isn’t much to some, but for little old me that is huge! It meant that I’d finished the year with over 500 subscribers, which is awesome! I’d like to continue this growth throughout 2018. I do have a slightly unrealistic goal of 1000 subscribers by the end of the year, which I really hope can happen, however my realistic goal is to grow by just under 100 to make my count 600 (but 1000 would be great 😂). I’d also like to keep up with the weekly vlogs. I personally think I did really well with keeping up with the weekly vlogs, in March I filmed it all, however was a bit slack with the editing so there was like a week at the end of March where I uploaded like 4 or 5 vlogs 😂, I don’t want to do that this year! I really want to try and keep up with the edit! I’d also like to try and film a second video which I like to call my ‘main channel videos’. I don’t mind if I skip a couple of these as these take up a lot of my time!
I’m also super happy with how the blog grew last year! I managed to get 3500+ views over here which was awesome and I still can’t believe that was a thing! I was thinking about a blog goal that would be achievable, however, I have no real clue as prior to this year, I didn’t put as much effort into my blog, but something changed last year, and I suppose this year I would like to continue with that mind frame as I have fallen back in love with my blog. I’m so proud to call this little corner of the internet my own. I’d like to try and get a minimum of one post on here a week, however really I’d like to try and do two. I’d also like to try and maybe get 5000 views on the blog this year! It’s a big ask and a bit of a leap from 2017, however I think if I keep active and participate in chats on twitter and promote my blog enough, it could be possible (I hope!)
Growth on social media has also been awesome this year, like I can’t believe that on Twitter I now have over 500 followers and on Instagram I have over 400 followers (I mean I don’t know about your followers, but mine are up and down like a yo-yo). I have no idea about how to gain followers over on other social media platforms as I have never really focused on that. SO I guess my goal is to carry on with posting on them and see how it goes, yeah more growth on them would be lovely but I won’t go home and cry if I don’t grow on Instagram as from what I here, its impossible to grow on their!
So there are some of my goals for this year. I hope that I can manage some of them by the time 2019 comes around. What are your goals for this year? Let me know in the comments!