I am not one to make New Year’s resolutions. Period. However, in January, like at the start of most months, I tend to set myself some goals. Some aspirations. Some objectives. Applying a time frame to each of them, it always helps to get this stuff written down as there is something about ticking off a list that adds to the satisfaction of the accomplishment. This year, with a new lil blog to my name, I figured I would share some of the goals with you.
Social Media and Blogging Goals: In March 2019 my Instagram account will be one year old. By this time I would like to reach 1000 followers and perhaps 2000 by the end of 2019. In terms of my blog, I ended 2018 with 180 subscribers. Having only started my blog in July 2018, I was not number focused as for much of it I was finding my feet. In 2019, I would like to buy my blog domain too, if I can figure out a way to own your domain without being self hosted. (If anyone knows, please message me!)
Professional Goals: One of my main objectives since graduating from university is to successfully launch myself as a freelance writer. The main reason I started my blog was to encourage me to write and engage with an audience on a regular basis, whilst building a digital portfolio of topical articles/posts. In 2019 I would love to be able to do this more, even if only on a part time basis at first until I have a sustainable amount of work to live off of whilst living in London.
Travel Goals: You can read about my travel goals for the year HERE, but in September 2018 I received one of those scratch maps of the world and I have become somewhat addicted to scratching places off. Any spare bit of cash I have in 2019 (hopefully more than I had in 2018) will be going towards as many trips as I can possibly cram into the year, with my motto for the year being ‘Why Not?‘ So far this year (less than two weeks in) I have been to Amsterdam and have Istanbul booked for February and another trip in March to an as of yet unconfirmed destination.
Personal Goals: I feel like I made a lot of progress personally in 2018, upping my water levels and really trying to get my dreadful skin up to anything better than hideous and painful. Celebrating my one year anniversary with my boyfriend, I am happily anticipating more relationship milestones in 2019. I also hope to read more books and attend the doctor and dentist appointments that I have been putting off for a while now. I want to continue to love freely, remain positive and as kind as I can be and continue to learn as much new stuff as I can.
Do you set yourself goals on a regular basis? What would you like to achieve in the coming months?