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    2018 Goals Checkup

    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.

    Enjoy!

    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.

    (It would also be rude not to put a cheeky plug here, so feel free to check my Instagram and Twitter out)

    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.

    Save Money

    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.

    Be Healthier

    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!

     

     

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      • 30th July 2018 / 7:07 pm

        They’re so hard to keep up with aren’t they?! Part of posting them on here, was the public embarrassment of not keeping up with them haha! It’s gotten so bad hasn’t it?!xx

    1. 29th July 2018 / 8:59 pm

      I love your attitude towards your driving test. I think it’s great that you quickly picked yourself and are ready to try again. It took me ages to convince myself to book another test after the second fail. Haha, my cooking goal is pretty much the exact same! I’m still working on making a whole meal from scratch! We’ve still got half a year!! We can do it!

      • 30th July 2018 / 7:08 pm

        Thank you! Knew it had to be done, and the sooner I get back in there, the sooner I can hopefully pass. Can imagine it’s hard to get back to it! Haha, we’ve got this! We’ve got half a year, we can do it!xx

    2. 30th July 2018 / 2:14 pm

      I’ve not done too well with my goals so far this year! I think it’s fab that you got to do your driving test and feel ready to do it again, that’s amazing! I’ve not done brilliantly with Instagram and Twitter either! xx

      Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

      • 30th July 2018 / 7:09 pm

        They can be so hard to keep up with! Thank you so much! The algorithm can make it so hard to do well xx

    3. 31st July 2018 / 2:31 am

      I don’t even bother setting goals at the beginning of the year as I find in that context I never follow through on them whenever I place a time limit on them. I hope you have a wonderful rest of 2018. x

      http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

      • 1st August 2018 / 12:33 pm

        It can be so hard to keep up with them! Thank you, and you too xx

    4. 31st July 2018 / 3:28 pm

      This is a great post, it’s nice to look back and reflect on what you’ve achieved. I also failed my driving test first time, but I won’t stop trying and I’m sure I’ll get there eventually! Good luck!

      Shelley x

      http://www.onlyshelley.com

      • 1st August 2018 / 12:36 pm

        Thank you! Good luck to you too, and I hope you pass soon too!xx

    5. 31st July 2018 / 5:27 pm

      Honestly babe, I don’t like goals to be honest because it really does put pile the pressure on to have completed them to a deadline and, when you don’t, you feel bad, which I don’t love. Your being healthier phase is exactly the same as mine, trust me, I stick to it for about two weeks, it then goes to pot, I then feel like crap and start again – the cycle goes on! We’ll crack the code and get the correct balance one day though, trust me! Good luck on your driving test on the new date – you’re going to smash it this time! x
      Marina Rosie xx
      http://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

      • 1st August 2018 / 12:38 pm

        I get what you mean, it can be a lot to deal with when you have the added time pressure of it. Yes, that’s exactly right, it’s definitely not the best cycle to be caught up in! We’ll get there in the end yeah! Thank you so much!xx

    6. 1st August 2018 / 7:31 am

      Love this post! It’s so important to look back at the goals you set yourself for the year and see if you’re close to achieving them or if you have achieved them. So easy to forget what you’ve set out to achieve and it makes you feel more accomplished when you look back and realise hey, I’ve achieved that without noticing. You’ve inspired me to look back on my own goals for the year too!

      Fran | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

      • 1st August 2018 / 12:39 pm

        Thank you! It’s definitely important to reflect, as you know where to make changes too. I hope you’re doing well with yours!xx

    7. 1st August 2018 / 7:54 am

      You’re so organised updating your goals like this! I’m about the same withi Instagram , I don’t post everyday, not through lack of wanting to, but just because I can’t seen to find the time to take insta’ – specific photos.. I see some accounts posting literally the same photo with a different angle. Oh, and the orange filter craze that’s happening! That’s not for me but I am trying to grow my followers.

      I wouldn’t worry about the failing your driving test, I failed mine twice but got there the third time! Sure you’ll do it next time!

      Good luck with the goals you didn’t quite reach.

      Samantha x

      https://thebeautyspyglass.com

      • 1st August 2018 / 12:43 pm

        Thank you! It can be hard to know what to post, and yes that filter seems to be taking over at the minute! Your feed is still stunning though, and I hope you manage to grow it! Congrats on getting it the third time! Thank you so much!xx

    8. Georgia
      1st August 2018 / 11:33 am

      Great post, and one that’s certainly pushed me to have a rethink about my own “”resolutions”” – if you could really call mine that! I love how honest you’ve been here, I often struggle with being quite so honest with myself. I think it’s that which is essential when it comes to making progress <3

      //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

      • 1st August 2018 / 12:46 pm

        Thank you! Sometimes its good to look back on them, as you can see what you need to change. Thank you, it was much needed haha! I hope you’re doing well with your goals xx

    9. 1st August 2018 / 4:17 pm

      ciao hanna!!! i love to read about personal posts and i have to say this one of yours is a good one!! i am not that good in setting goals…and I’m even worse when it comes to reaching them. 🙁 I am very lazy and I keep postponing everything that is not inherent to my work and home management. I’m so bad! and I would really need to give myself some personal goals, such as, for example, I would like to sign up for it. but guess what? I keep postponing !!!
      I am pleased to hear that you are more resolute than me and I wish you succeed in your goals. and I hope that, the next time I come back to read, you will write that you have everything under control and you are doing well !!
      x ali

      • 5th August 2018 / 4:36 pm

        Hi Ali! Thank you so much, personal posts can make a really great read! It can be hard to keep up with goals, and to reach them too! Aw, oh no! I hope you manage to work on it, and then it’ll get better in time! Thank you, that means a lot!xx

    10. 2nd August 2018 / 11:26 am

      Thanks for this beautiful post. I hope your 2018 gets better and better. All the best with your next driving test. I have mine but I have been so scared to drive since getting it so I definitely also need to work on that! Also proud of you for starting the decluttering process, I have been slowly decluttering for the last three years and now I am down to my last bag of items to sell and it feels so beautiful. It has also helped me with my journey towards a healthier mindset. All the best.

      https://anicheberry.blogspot.com/2018/08/new-beginnings.html?showComment=1533204854716#c3319400328982689895

      • 5th August 2018 / 4:38 pm

        Thank you for reading! Good luck with your test too, I hope you pass! It’s so exciting that you’re finally getting towards the end of your decluttering, that’ amazing. Thank you, and you too xx

    11. 3rd August 2018 / 1:44 am

      Oh too bad on your drivers test, but you will get there eventually, and I here you about IG. I am so over it seems if you don’t cheat of get a shout out from a famous person or publication then you are not going to grow.

      Allie of
      http://www.allienyc.com

      • 5th August 2018 / 4:38 pm

        Thank you! That’s true, getting an audience seems pretty much impossible!xx

    12. 3rd August 2018 / 9:36 pm

      Love this post! I hope you’re okay and everything is slowly picking up! I know how it feels to have bad things happen one after another. Keep your chin up though hun, it can only get better 🙂

      • 5th August 2018 / 4:39 pm

        Thank you so much, that means a lot! It’s a pain isn’t it? I hope you’re doing well. Thank you so much xx

    13. 4th August 2018 / 10:51 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had a tough time this year around, and I hope things are getting better for the second half of the year. I’m super happy to hear that at least one of your goals is looking up. I gotta say that I’ve been doing a pretty good job saving also! Great post Hannah, and I can’t wait to hear how you continue to do on your goals 🙂 xxx

      Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

      • 5th August 2018 / 4:41 pm

        Thank you so much! Glad you’ve been doing a good job saving too, you never know when it could come in handy! Thank you, that means a lot!xx

    14. 5th August 2018 / 3:29 pm

      It’s ok because one day you will reach all of these goals, dont stress! I know you are going to smash your driving test this time round!! When you are having a clear out you can always put stuff up on depop and make a bit of cash at the same time, then the stuff that doesn’t sell can be donated.
      Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

      • 5th August 2018 / 4:42 pm

        Thank you! I’m hoping that this time is it haha! I’ve tried Depop before, and things either didn’t sell, or people wanted stuff for pretty much free, so I decided to give to charity instead xx

    15. 7th August 2018 / 5:06 pm

      It’s difficult balancing real life with social media life. As much as I love blogging, I’m not always consistent. Same thing with Instagram. I really want to gain followers so that I can use the swipe up feature to share links. It is so much work trying to get more followers because it requires so much engagement. The good thing is that you are still following up on your goals, so good job with that!
      -PerlaGiselle
      iamperlita.com | Instagram Let’s follow each other!

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