My 2017 Goals

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  I just love a new year, a fresh start, a clean slate! Time for new goals and new beginnings! Today I wanted to share some of those goals with you, mainly because once it's out there, I'll feel accountable and then I'll HAVE to do them! With that being said, grab yourself a cuppa and let's jump in...

I want to make loads of memories and document them! I feel like I document so much here, on my Youtube channel, but most of it is material things, I want to start documenting more personal things. That's why I'm starting a new YouTube series called 'The Monthly Vlog' where I'll basically vlog the month. But I don't want it to be a situation where I feel I have to do fun things in order to have content for the vlog. This series is very much for me and what I mean by that is, usually the videos I make, I try to have it as a win win situation, where I like what I create and my audience like to watch it! With this vlog, I of course hope that my audience like it but if not that's ok I'm doing it for me. SO some videos might be 10 minutes while other might be 35, I guess we'll have to wait and see. I want to document my last full year in college and see how much things really do change in a year. This was completely inspired by Hazel Hayes, an Irish Youtuber who is phenomenal. I'll leave her series linked here, warning you may cry!

On a very similar note, I want to see people more! Unfortunately this year I had a few people pass away. It made me realise that we've no clue when the last time we see someone will actually be, so we need to make the most of it and clear some room in our schedules that always seem to be busy. I want to see my friends more and my family and do fun things, go on adventures and make the best memories possible.

I want to save money! I've spent both 2015 and 2016 completely broke! It's time that changed. I want to start saving, like properly saving. I always try my best, save some money and then BAM it's black Friday and I feel the need to buy ALL OF THE THINGS or something similar comes along. However I really wanna buy a new laptop/desktop, I wanna go on a holiday and save for my graduation holiday. I'm planning on going to Disneyland Orlando and seeing all of Disney, Universal and Harry Potter world, all that jazz! But obviously to afford all of these big expensive things, I need to save. I need to be smarter with my money and stop being such an impulse buyer!

Routine. I need one, I'm one of those people who needs to have a routine otherwise I'm a mess. I'm actually a really organised person in certain aspects of my life. I just need to concentrate on being as organised as possible in all aspects on my life. Somehow I find myself getting into bizarre routines and having really unproductive weeks which doesn't do my mental health any good.

In term of the blog, I actually have lots of little goals like finally going .com and adding a search function to the home page, I'd also like to set up a monthly newsletter. I'd like to do more micro blogging and by that I mean doing smaller reviews or first impressions on my social media as opposed to on the blog. My reason for this is I use so so so many products but don't review them all, sometimes because I try them once or twice, don't really like them so just move on. Some I like but don't think it warrants it's own full blog post so I'd like to increase my micro blogging. I want to join the Irish Blogger Agency, run by Sinead Carroll. I'd like to work with some brands and companies and start doing a little bit of sponsored posts. I've worked on my blog for two and a half years now and eventually would love to be a full time blogger. But you have to start somewhere so working with a few brands and seeing how we get on.

The last thing in relation to blogging is that I want my blog to be slightly more niche than it has been. I want my blog to be mainly a budget beauty blog.  As I'm sure you're all well aware, I'm a student which means I'm constantly broke. The majority of the products I buy are from affordable brands so I think I'll mainly be reviewing them from now on with maybe a roundup post every month or 6 weeks of higher end makeup if you're wanting to treat yourself. It won't be a major change or anything but I like the idea of being more niche and structured!

In terms of YouTube I want to up my editing game. I've just bought a new camera and I already have artificial lights so all I need now is to perfect my editing. I want to learn how to use Adobe After Effects and start doing some cool edits! And of course I'd love to reach more people with my videos, maybe finally hit that 1,000 subscribers mark! But baby steps!

In terms of career or work, I'll be back in college for the majority of the year but I do want to increase my freelance work. I had so much fun doing my workshops and doing private consultations this year. I'd love to have more clients as I really enjoy that type of work.

And last but by no means least... my weight! I really need to cop on to myself and get a handle on it. Since coming to college I'd say I've easily put on 3 stone which is ridiculous. I started slimming world this time last year as I'd a wedding to go to in Feb, and I lost half a stone, after that I got lazy and kinda gave up. However one of my family members did it last year and lost an unbelievable amount of weight and looks amazing! So I'm going to sit down and make a plan with her so that I can get back to my normal wight! I know lots of people have issues with slimming world, for me when I did it last year, it made me eat lots more fruit & veg, make my meals from scratch and still allowed me to have treats so I didn't feel like I was depriving myself or on a 'diet' I also know it works for me so I'm going to give it a go!

So they are my goals! I'm going to do everything in my power to make them all happen! Let me know in the comments what your goals for this year are...

Erin X
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  1. I love he idea of the monthly vlog! Wishing you lots of success and happiness for 2017!


  2. I need to plan things better. Physically write down a to do list n just do it (daily/weekly) not sure which but hoping to stick to it. Best of luck in 2017 & look forward to ur journey.��

  3. Fab post, Erin! Really enjoyed it and it has inspired me! :) Happy New Year xx

  4. This all sounds fab Erin. Knowing you, these goals won't be a bother to you. Excited to see what 2017 brings you x


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