18 Goals for 2018!
Happy New Year, Catastrophes!
I keep telling everyone that I don’t do New Years Resolutions, but I’ve discovered that due to my blog every year I make some… so why break tradition? In the style of Andreea’s 26 before 27 post, I’m making 18 goals for 2018!
At the beginning of 2017 I wrote a post called A New Year, A New Leaf. Let’s see how well I did first…
Be consistent with blogging, booktube and bookstagram. ‘My goal is to be posting on my blog consistently.’ I achieved and failed this at the same time. I got way more consistent with my booktube videos, and slacked on my blog and bookstagram toward the second half of the year. But I had a lot going on.
Bball for life. ‘My aim is to practice in the summer and try to make the team in uni.’ Major fail. Didn’t achieve either of those, but let’s move on and not dwell on that…
Yoga and Clean eating. ‘I hope to keep it up in 2017.’ Achieved and achieved. Whoop whoop!
Read all my physical books. ‘No, this is not a realistic goal. I’m still gonna try though.’ Failed. I can tell I’ve changed this year because I would never set an unachievable goal like this anymore! I even knew it was going to flop when I set it. So this was a ridiculous one…
Graduate. ‘This semi-includes my goal of actually going to university. Which means moving back to England.’ Achieved! I graduated, went to my top university of choice and now live in England. Yay!
Faith. ‘Make more time for God.’ Achieved! I’ve found a nice church and also done more active work within the church and charity work.
SO NOW: It’s time for me to set 18 new goals:
Finish my poetry collection. I’ve been working on a poetry collection in 2017 which is about black lives matter, and black history and culture. I’m hoping to finish this year.
Edit all of my novel. I wrote a novel in completion a while back. It’s the book I would ideally like to publish as my debut novel if I do ever publish, and I started editing it last year. I’m hoping to do the final round of edits in the coming year.
Do 12 nail art designs. I really neglect my nail art. I’m hoping to at least do one design every month.
Make 12 speed up nail art videos. I love the final look of a speed up nail art video, even though they are my least viewed videos on youtube and they are the ultimate pain to video. But, seeing as I love the outcome so much I’m going to be making them regardless.
Try 12 new recipes. I love trying new recipes but because I share a kitchen with 12 other people at university, it has made me a lot less experimental. I’m going to try to find my way back to it again. One a month? Or maybe more in the summer.
Try to make 2 desserts. As much as I love cooking, I can’t bake or make desserts. Going to try and do something new this year!
Get into those splits! I’ve been working on my splits for a long time now, and I am so close. I want to make it all the way.
Get into that handstand! Another yoga pose I have been working on for a long time. I’m hoping that I can hold it without a wall and for longer by the end of 2018.
Keep on top of my reading for university. I’m trying to balance book blogging reading and university reading. It’s going well so far, but I hope to keep it up in 2018.
Start my assignments earlier. It’s not like I’m cramming, but I don’t cram well and with the way I’ve been starting my assignments, I’m coming close to the cramming time! Need to start my assignments earlier.
Go to Ireland. I’ve been saving for this, and I hope it will be within my budget.
Go back to Spain. I miss the kids I au paired for. I miss the country, the hiking the everything. I can’t wait to go back and work again, and I’m also hoping I’ll be able to do that.
Reach 1000 Youtube Subscribers. I find it hard to set this goal because it doesn’t rely entirely on me and what I do. But I’m trying to grow my accounts, so the goal is there.
Improve the quality of my videos. I’m working on equipment for that, to improve the lighting and I’ve worked on editing. Hoping the quality continues to improve.
Reach 250 email subscribers. I’ve always been promoting all types of following for my blog excepting the email subscriber list. I’m working on this.
Post on my blog weekly. I slacked on my posting during the second half of 2017. Time to catch up on my overdue reviews and all the posts I’ve had the content for but haven’t written about.
Read at least 6 books a month. Ideally it’s 100 a year but I’m aiming for reasonable goals. I try to keep a minimum of 6 a month so let’s stick with that!
Read more physical books than ebooks. I think this will be easy with my university course books included in the goal, so let’s hope for that! I need to make a bit more of a dent in my physical TBR.
New Video! My 17 favourite reads of 2017!
Olivia’s Question: Do you set New Years of resolutions? If not, do you have any short-term goals to share?