Friday, 2 January 2015

Goals for 2015

blogging goals

I’m not a big fan of New Years resolutions. There’s something about the word resolution that I don’t like all that much. A resolution, the firm decision to do or not do something implies, if you ask me, that there’s something you should or shouldn’t be doing, it’s all so very strict and official sounding to me, like there’s no room to wiggle!

Goals.  Goals, an aimed or desired result. Let’s run with this for a minute; desired, desire, passion, ambition, intent, dream, hope, aspiration. Sounds a helluva lot more fun, doesn’t it?

Years ago, I used to set dozens of New Years resolutions. I’d loose weight, I’d exercise more, I’d be out with the old and in with the new, new clothes, new hair, new everything because it was all about becoming something different. I was convinced that this was the entire point of a New Year, that you had a chance to change, that you had to change and you had to have set in stone resolutions and you wouldn’t be able to change without completing them over the next 12 months. 

But I never did complete them. Putting a dent in them would be exaggerating it if I’m honest! Then would come the guilt, the inevitable self loathing and hate. I’d blame myself, my surroundings, I’d tell myself I had to do better and would start again come February 1st…March 1st…April 1st, yeah, you get the idea. Eventually the list would go one way and I would go the other and that would be that and I’d just cruise my way through the year, promising to better in the next New Year.

What a load of bollocks that was. Pointless bollocks. 

I’m not a fan of resolutions at all. 

So I started setting goals

Sure, you might be reading this thinking, ‘is there a difference between the two?’, I ask you to re-read the first two paragraphs of this post then come back to me, go on, I’ll wait.

Read them? OK!

As far as I’m concerned, there’s a big difference in the two, they imply a totally different set of connotations and a completely different attitude. It’s worked for me in the past so maybe it will work for you too. 

So, what goals am I setting for 2015?

  • 30 day challenges - set one every month and complete at least 5
  • Blogging everyday - do this at least 3 times
  • Blog a minimum of 3 times a week
  • Re-design the blog layout
  • Create a new blog logo
  • Have business cards made
  • Take part in and complete NaNoWriMo

I really want to make 2015 my most creative year yet. 2014 was a great year for the blog but I’m still paddling in the shallow end of the blog-o-sphere. There’s a long way to go and a lot to learn but I’m looking forward to it! I want to focus on my writing and start playing around with some new ideas and topics I’ve had floating around in my head. I am super excited about the 30 day challenges and already have a few ideas, from fitness challenges to going meat free and banning the booze. 

I really want to try a few new things this year, I’ve worked hard in 2014 to push myself out of my comfort zone and I want to keep this up in 2015. It’s already opened so many new doors, I can’t wait to see what’s behind the ones I’ve yet to open!

So, now we’re all geared up and standing on the very tippy top edge of 2015, let’s just jump, shall we?

Until next time,


  1. We've got quite a few common ones. Well ALL actually except making business cards. I really want to do a 30 Days Challenge. It sounds so interesting. Maybe I'll start with Instagram. I certainly plan to blog everyday in a month more than once this year. It'll be tough but still fun, right? Same for blogging often. I'm aiming 2-3 times a week every month. I took part in NaNoWriMo last year and OHMYGOD it was C R A Z Y. I mean it. But it was also really really fun because I got to meet some really amazing people. Plus as it turned out, writing a novel in 30 days is quite mad than it sounds. It was a good experience though. I plan to do it again this year. Maybe I can help you with it (if you need, ofcourse). I can't wait to see how your new blog design and logo turns out. I'm sure it's be great! Have a lovely 2015. :)

  2. Just popping a comment back from locked in a bow! This is great love the positive starts every one is making. Every success with them hun x

  3. I've gone for 'goals' rather than resolutions this year too and I feel way more happy and positive about it! I also want to take part in NaNoWriMo so I'll be coming to you for a whinge about it hahaha. Good luck with all your 2015 goals, looking forward to following your progress!