And 2017 is upon us! I can hardly believe how quickly 2016 went by, and I’m sure a lot of us are in the same boat. The new year has so many new things in store for all of us, and these are some of the things that I’ve written down as goals for the next twelve months:
1. Post lots of new, exciting content.
This one is probably one of my most exciting goals – I’ve got so much planned for Her Little Loves this year. I definitely want to include more food posts and tips/how-to style posts. There’s going to be plenty more Makeup Musings (which have been very popular this past year) as well as more style and interior related content too. Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’ if you don’t want to miss anything! P.S. – I’m switching up my blogging schedule as I mentioned last month (just to see how it works out for the time being), so I’ll be posting on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout January.
2. Revise for my final university exams.
With January being exam month, I’ve got to spend a lot of it revising as well. At least it’s my final year and I won’t be worrying about university exams any more after this (I hope!). Saying that, I’ve got a schedule set up where I will dedicate a certain amount of my time to revision each day – which if I follow, I should be fine. I’ve also got lots of coursework and my final dissertation due in this term, so there’s definitely a lot of pressure from that too!
3. Find my photography style.
This one is both specific and vague at the same time. I’ve spent the past year experimenting with different blog photography styles and I still haven’t found one that I’m completely happy with – and honestly, I don’t know if I ever will. It’s something that’s forever evolving but I want to find a style and be consistent, so that’s one of my biggest blogging related goals this year. I have the proper equipment now, and so it’s just a matter of learning how to use my camera to create photographs that I’m proud of for my posts.
4. Become stronger, healthier (& happier).
This is a bit of a cliche, but I really want to achieve this and I don’t think I’ve ever really tried as hard as I could have. I’m always finding that my energy levels slump and I’m not the best at making healthy choices, and this is something that I want to change so that I’m able to make the most of 2017. I want to focus on consuming more plant-based foods and getting at least some exercise into my week (seriously, I’m doing nothing at the moment). So yes… a cliche goal, but I’m vowing to really try and achieve it this year.
5. Pursue a career in PR.
I graduate this year and I’m terrified. I’m finally leaving the education system and stepping out into the world of full time employment. Like probably many beauty bloggers out there, I have a real love for all things PR and it’s something I’ve wanted to pursue for a while. Now that my degree is almost complete, it’s time to polish up my CV and get out there. I’m not sure what I’ll find but I know I’m determined!
What are your goals for the new year?