16 Things in 2016

16 Things in 2016

Yup, I’m jumping on the bandwagon and writing a 2016 goals post. I’ve read a lot of these posts recently and it got me thinking about the things I’d like to do and achieve this year, I thought I would do this post a little differently and come up with 16 things I want accomplish throughout the year and it will be interesting to come back at the end of 2016 and see what I achieved! So without further ado..

1. Travel More
I really do believe I was born to travel. I have serious wanderlust. My goal this year is definitely to go on a few trips abroad, I already have Amsterdam planned for April but hopefully I’ll get to go abroad at least one other time. My holiday to Fuerteventura last year was my first in 6 years, I’m determined to not let a gap like that happen again!

2. Save Money
Obviously a requirement for travelling but I also have other things I need to save up for. Concerts, TV show conventions etc. I’m not too bad at saving money really so this shouldn’t be too difficult.

3. Learn To Drive
I’ve had my provisional license for almost a year now and I was intending on booking lessons as soon as I got it but that never happened! So I really must learn this year! I would love the freedom of just being able to get in my car and drive anywhere I like.

4. Lose Weight
I’m not the biggest girl but I’m not the slimmest either. I need to lose about 2 stone and I certainly need to tone up! It doesn’t bother me too much but I know I’d be a lot happier.

5. Learn Something New
I’m not really sure what yet, but it would be nice to learn something new. Maybe I can learn Dutch before I go to Amsterdam? Haha.

6. Decorate/Declutter my room.
My room is in desperate need of decorating and I have shelves that are still waiting to be put up since 2013. I know, lazy. I also need more storage for my makeup, skincare so I can clear my desk area. It’s so cluttered at the moment, I can’t sit and use my iMac.

7. Get A Job I Love
This is probably everyones wish to have a job they love. I’d love to work in the fashion or beauty industry. I have no idea what role but it’s definitely what I’m working towards!

8. Win more competitions!
One of my favourite hobbies is to enter competitions and I have won a fair amount of them, but it never stops you from wanting more! I know most bloggers dislike compers and I can kind of see why. Yes, you do get a few people who enter just for the sake of and have no interest in what you’re giving away but I’m not one of them, I appreciate everything I win and only enter if I have an interest in it.

9. Pay off my debts
I suppose this is kind of related to saving money, another reason I need to save is so I can pay off my credit card & my catalogue credit so I no longer have that worry. If I come back to this post at the end of 2016 and I’ve achieved this, I’ll be very very happy.

10. Start Youtube
This is so scary to me but I still really want to do it! As an anxious, shy person the thought of people watching me speak on video is a bit terrifying and it doesn’t help that I also hate how my voice sounds on video! Haha we’ll have to see about this one!

11. See my best friend more
Unfortunately, my best friend lives just over 100 miles away from me and it absolutely sucks. It means we only see each other a few months out of the year, instead of probably every day like we would if we lived nearer each other. I don’t know if it’s possible to see each other more than we already do, due to things like money, but I’m going to try really hard in 2016.

12. Be more interactive in the blogging community
Since I started blogging almost a year ago, I’ve barely interacted within the blogging community. Yes, I comment on other blogs but things like twitter chats I’ve not taken part in. Even online, I’m quite shy and taking that first step is quite a biggie. I never really know what to say which sounds silly, I know!

13. Improve my blog photography
Photography is one of my favourite hobbies and I think I’ve come a long way since I started this blog in February 2015 but theres still a long way to go but it takes time and lots of mistakes which you then learn from. I’ve definitely learnt that in the last year! Who knows what my blog photos will look like this time next year?

14. Reach 500 followers on Bloglovin’
Sounds a little silly when I’m not even at 100 yet, but 500 seems like a good number to aim for by the end of the year.

15. Post more on Instagram
I do post a fair bit, but not on the scale I probably should be. Sometimes, I can go a few days without posting and most of the time it’s just to promote a blog post. I do find it hard to find inspiration though and I definitely want to give my Instagram a theme.

16. Attend a blogger event
Obviously I would need to get over my shyness for this one! But I would love to attend at least one blogger event this year and meet some fellow bloggers in person.

What are your goals for 2016?

Laura x
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