Goals for 2017

Goals For 2017

I’ve never been one for New Years resolutions or setting myself yearly goals- hell those of you who’ve been reading my blog a while will notice I’ve stopped setting myself monthly ones as it made me feel bad when I’ve not achieved them!

I’ve decided that the best way to move forward is to review my month at the end of it, see how it went and what I can learn moving forward into the next one.

It seems much more positive!

But I’ve also decided to do one big post right now just so I can see everything I want to achieve this year.


Will it help me?

I’m not sure, but I think that ever goal I’ve set myself is very achievable with a bit of time management and determination!

Also I found a list of blog post/series ideas I made just before I started my blog back in June and I’m super excited to finally start creating some of the content I originally planned to cover. Hopefully means I’ll have a lot more regular content on here!

Goals For 2017

Post regular, shorter posts.

For some reason I have a complex about writing short posts. I feel like it makes me a bad blogger and I can only post ones that are at least two pages long and full of super awesome pictures.

No, it doesn’t.

A lot of my favourite bloggers write more shorter posts than they do long! So I really need to get this out of my head and just start writing the content I like!

Pass my driving test.

I started learning to drive at the end of last year and I’ve currently had four lessons in my cute little automatic car. Yes I’m learning in an automatic. No I will not wish I had learnt in a geared car. I’d never bloody pass if I had to learn on one of those, I’d crash and probably kill someone. No joke- me and gears don’t see eye to eye.

So far I’m doing really well in the auto and I’m feeling confident that I’ll be ready for my test in the summer! This year will be the year I get my license…even if I can’t afford a car (read- insurance). 

Have more “me” time.

This last month has been brilliant for me, I’ve been thinking about myself and what I want more and also been out doing the things I love, with the people I love. This year I’m planning on putting myself and my own mental health first, doing what I need to keep myself healthy and in a good place.

I’ve loved spending so much time with my boyfriend and best friends and definitely want to keep that up as much as possible.

Get a passport and have my first holiday.

Liz has been nagging me to get a passport so we can go away on holiday together, and now chris has started dropping hints too.

Neither seem to grasp just how terrified I am of flying!

But I suppose I’ll have to get one soon and go on a holiday somewhere- won’t have another peaceful day unless I do! I must be the only person on this planet (other than my parents) who couldn’t care less about holidays, I really don’t get the big deal about them!

Go self hosted.

So this is the big one really, I want to go self hosted on my blog. I already know I’m going with Sitegrounds as I’ve heard so many great reviews about them, but I’m really unsure about the process. I’m not very savvy on computer lingo so if it asks me for anything more complicated than my name, bank details and pre existing blog URL I’m screwed!

If there’s any fellow bloggers or IT savvy folks reading this that are good with this kinda thing then please help a gal out!

You’ll move to the top of my Christmas card list!

What goals have you set yourself for this year? Is there something you really want to do? Let me know! 

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  • Some great goals here, and well done for taking the time to write them down! I think the fear of failing (and the guilt of not achieving) is natural; it’s just something to overcome! Setting goals definitely helps you to be more mindful of them though, it helps you know in which direction you want to go. Best of luck for 2017 🙂 Hopefully when you reflect at the end of the first month, you’ll see what an aid it’s been!

  • Jade Marie says:

    Thank you! 🙂 I’m definitely more of a “set them at the start of the year and then reflect on them” kind of person I think lol hope you have a wonderful 2017! 🙂

  • Haha, it’s about finding what’s right for you! Thank you so much, to you as well 🙂

  • Discoverecovery says:

    These are some awesome goals!! I also really want to have more “me” time which has been a real struggle as a graduate student but I’m determined to make it happen this semester and this year overall! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Jade Marie says:

    I really hope you can take some more time for yourself! I’m a student too so I get what you mean 🙁 I try and schedule one day in my week that I do no uniwork, just take some time to myself and it’s really helped my mental health! 🙂

  • Discoverecovery says:

    I don’t know if I’ll be able to manage a whole day (I’m a bit of a school-aholic) but I will definitely try to schedule in at least a half day off every week 🙂

  • Jade Marie says:

    So am I! It’s partly why I do it, so that I’m not constantly doing uni work lol but yes definitely try and schedule a half day to yourself 🙂

  • Alys George says:

    Going on holiday you need to do this year, especially as the summer months just aren’t what they used to be now. As for the driving, I always say to people put it off as long as you can, all my money goes on my car I swear haha.

  • Jade Marie says:

    I just don’t see the point in holidays if I’m being honest but everyone keeps nagging so I guess I’ll have to lol and I know driving is so expensive!! I’ll not be able to afford it once I pass unless I quit uni and get a good job (which I’m seriously considering doing!)

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