It’s fair to say that my 2018 has not gone as planned. My family has had quite a lot of bad luck since January, so keeping grip on that, work and blogging has been fairly difficult. I’ve spoken about my blogging struggles in another post, but you get the gist; it hasn’t been easy.
Anyway, doom and gloom out-of-the-way. I’m going to revisit the goals I set myself at the beginning of the year, and pretty much embarrass myself at how little I’ve done.
Reach 5,000 Instagram and Twitter Followers
Well, my posting has pretty much gone to pot, so I’m not even going to try to blame the algorithm for this one. I’m about the same on Instagram followers, and I lost around 100 followers on Twitter when they deleted all of those accounts not long back. As I said back in January, engagement is key and I’m hoping to be a lot more active for the rest of the year.
Pass My Driving Test
I failed. My test that is, but getting to this position has been one hell of a journey. If you had told me two years ago, that I’d be confident driving, I would not have believed you. Even though I failed my first test, I still feel ready to do it again, and I’ve managed to get another date, so here’s hoping.
I mentioned saving for a camera, back in the old post. Now a camera is completely off the radar, and I’m not really saving for anything in particular. I have managed to get some savings, so this is one of the only ones that is going to plan so far. I’ve also hardly brought any new makeup this year… other than the Sephora Haul in January.
This one is sort of half and half. I have phases of going on long walks and eating salads, but they don’t tend to last very long. I’ve downloaded some fitness apps, to try to improve and hopefully things pick back up. If you’re curious I’m using Seven and Streaks: Workout.
Learn how to Cook
This one has been a no go. It’s something I want to do, but then never end up doing. I am going to set myself an achievable target of cooking one meal from scratch in 2018. Inspiring.
Share My Favourite Accounts More Often
I did this quite a lot on Instagram in January, as the whole Shoutout for Shoutout thing was big, but it seems to have died out now. In all fairness I haven’t used Instagram properly for a few months, so it could still be a thing. When I’m back into this whole Blogging and Instagram thing again, this is something I want to start again.
Have a Clear Out
I mean if you saw my room right now, you’d think this was a no starter, but I’ve done quite well with this one. Earlier in the year, I took five bin liners full of stuff to the charity shop, and thrown stuff with no use away. It’s still pretty cluttered, but this one is a slow burner. That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking with it.
Continue to Improve my Mental Health
I’m not really sure with this. I mean I’ve not really done anything to push myself to really test this one out. I also don’t really want to go into too much detail, as like I mentioned at the start of this post; 2018 has been rocky so far.
That is everything! I hope you like my reasons of trying to justify why nothing really has been done.
Did you set yourself goals for 2018?
Thank you for reading!