I guess this is like a welcome post with a twist.
When I was younger I had always set myself "new years resolutions" because everyone was doing it. I would manage to last a week before I'd break them. However for a few years now I feel I've grown out of this whole "new years resolutions thing". I'm currently 21, I'm growing up fast and I don't feel like I have done that much with my life, yes I managed to get good grades in my GCES, A LEVELs and I'm currently in my third year at uni, which is going well, but to me they are minor achievements. I want to look back on my life and be like WOW I did that, I concurred fears and reached my goals. I really believe 2013 is a year of great things, opportunities and the achievement of goals. So I thought I would do a post on 10 main goals I would like to achieve in 2013 and at the end of the year I would love to look back at this list and see what I did, what I didn't do and what I can improve for 2014.
Focusing on the Cross ♕
One of the main things I have set myself this year is to focus more on Jesus and putting him first. Sometimes I focus more on my work, going out, watching TV and other things, putting them ahead of reading my bible, praying, outreaching, sharing more and just generally spending time on my faith. Its such an important thing to me that I need to really take into consideration.
Don't take life too seriously ♕
This is an important one for me, as I sometimes stress over the little things, which can stop me from doing things and enjoying my life. We all dont no when our times up and when you take things too seriously you take the fun out of life and I really want to enjoy this year and live it too the full. This also includes not taking what I have/own for granted. I will be appreciating my parents, brother and my friends more than ever this year.
The "try something new" challenge ♕
Not to long ago I saw a friends status which was about a challenge that she was doing, where for every month of 2013 she is going to challenge herself and try something new. I thought this would be an amazing thing for my friends and I to do. For example we could do things like go sky diving for the first time, eat a new type of food, go to a country we've never been before, only drink water for that month and walk instead of drive. We haven't yet decided what we are going to do, but when we do I shall keep you posted. I think this is an amazing challenge to do as you can experience so much of life by trying something new. I really hope we stick to it too.
Get a good degree ♕
As I stated earlier, I am in my final year at university, studying marketing and advertising management. I have truly had an amazing three years, met some great people and its a shame its coming to an end. Its crunch time and the work is really starting to kick in. So one of my goals this year is to aim for a 1st in my degree...but I would be happy with a 2:1
Music and Youtube ♕
I have a Youtube channel where I post videos of me singing. I absolutely love doing it, as it is slowing giving me the confidence I need to pursue what I love and thats singing/making music. This year I am setting myself a goal, which is to post at least one cover a month, hopefully more. This is because last year I only posted 5 videos in the whole year, which Is awful. I currently have over 1800 subscribers and Im close to 350,000 video views, which is AMAZING and I cant take things like that for granted, as I remember how happy I was when I reached 100 subscribers. I really want to focus on my Youtube channel and my music in general and see where it all takes me.
Blog More ♕
There are actually no words to describe how much I love blogging about fashion and beauty related topics. I love how I can blog my thoughts, ideas and create memories. I really would like to blog more this year and try and get my blog up and running, by investing in a Canon SLR camera.
Just say YES ♕
I've never really been one to say "no" all the time, but this year I really just want to say YES, I want to try things, experience things and not let the word "NO" stop me from achieving my goals, my dreams, opportunities and life in general. So this year I am going to be a YES GIRL... obviously I won't be saying yes to outrageous things though LOL!
Patience, Time, Money ♕
This year I have decided that I need to be more patient with other and myself. I really need to be strict with my time, structure my uni work, time for fun well and make a good balance. I also need to start saving my money, as i'm quite a big spender, but I am growing and need to learn to save and buy things that I truly need, instead of want.
MORE healthy, MORE water, MORE exercise ♕
This goal really speaks for itself. I need to start choosing the "healthier options" when I'm out for a meal, use olive oil when cooking, more green vegetables and less carbs. I challenge myself to drink 1.5L of water a day and go to the gym 5 times a week and complete the 30 day shred ASAP.
Positive thinking, all day, everyday ♕
I vow to have a positive attitude with everything I do and to smile more, as you're never fully dressed without a smile.
So those were the 10 goals and challenges I have set for myself in 2013. I think its a great thing to have a blog post on, so I TAG ALL MY FOLLOWERS to do this post.
What are your 10 goals and challenges for 2013?