Happy New Year: My Goals For 2017

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Happy New Year! Since I only completed a few of my goals for 2016, I’m ready to smash 2017 with some more realistic personal, blog and health goals…

Happy New Year!

First of all, I went out for the first time this NY and boy… it was pretty underwhelming! Trying to organise a group of 10+ people was tricky, so I know for next time to make spontaneous plans and not rely on other people…

BUT I’m super glad I got to spend NYE with my boyfriend James and best friend Kayleigh, so there was that ❤️

A photo posted by hannacornish (@hannacornish) on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:20am PST

 

2016 highlights

– In 2016, I went full time at my retail job, but they sadly went into administration in June, and I didn’t find a job until August.

– In July, I went on a family holiday to Tenerife. My Dad fell ill out there and coming home without him was the worst feeling but, thankfully he’s much better now!

– I went to a blogging event with Lee Stafford and it was SO much fun. We had a tour of the Lee Stafford academy, I had my hair styled and nails painted, and had the chance to have a Q&A with the man himself!

– I went to blogging events with Intu Lakeside, each were good fun and my favourite has to be the Everyone’s Invited where we met Reggie N Bollie, and met Rylan!

– I went to the Next Beauty Event in London and got to look at the brand new Spring collection, as well as watching Lydia Elise Millen carry out various makeup tutorials.

– I was invited to BSTK Festival with Full Fat PR and had the best weekend in VIP watching various acts like Tinie Tempah and Kelis performing over the weekend and eating allllll the festival food!

– Laura invited me to go to the Tena Lights Blogger Event at Champneys and it was by far my favourite blogging event this year. We got the train from Essex to Tamworth, and had a day of circuit and yoga classes for everyone to try. We were all treated to a beauty treatment each, and I went for the head massage. I can’t wait to go back to Champneys!

– James is a massive highlight of 2016, too. It’s so nice to be with someone who wants to do new things, go to new places and most importantly, has a family who have let me in with open arms. We’ve been together a short amount of time but have already done so much together, from concerts to days out, to mini holidays and trips, I’m super excited to see what we get up to in 2017. ☺️

2017 goals

I’m really looking forward to 2017.

In the pipeline so far I have a trip to a spa booked, my 21st birthday, a weekend break to Budapest, a weekend break to Barcelona and tickets to see The Impractical Jokers live!

PHEW.

I’ll be hibernating for most of January because a) I have no monies and b) pay day is OH so far away, but I have set a list of goals for myself to achieve by the end of this year!

Personal

– Complete my digital marketing apprenticeship. I’m really enjoying my digital marketing course, so I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes this year.

– Book a driving lesson. I keep putting this off but not being able to drive will ultimately have an impact on jobs in the future. Plus, I can’t rely on buses for the rest of my life!

– Prep meals. I don’t eat breakfast so, I need to make more of a conscious effort to do that. I want to start prepping my desk lunches too, as opposed to paying for M&S mango every day bcos as delicious as it is, I’m spending way too much money on buying it!

– Start a savings account. I would like to put 10% of each monthly wage packet into a savings account each month, to get a little money behind me.

Blog

– Blog 3 times a week. For some reason, since I started my blog in 2014, I’ve only ever blogged on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. So this year, I would like to post 3 days a week with varying content. From recipes and restaurant reviews, to beauty product reviews days-out reviews!

– Join in on more Twitter chats. I feel like joining in Twitter chats will help me meet new bloggers and find new blogs, ultimately leading to more traffic and comments for everyone!

– Say “yes” to going to more events. I didn’t say yes to many events in 2016, but that was mainly because of work commitments. This year, I’d love to go to more events, and organise some for Essex Bloggers!

Health and wellbeing

– Have my eyebrows micro-bladed. Of course, it’s not a necessity, but it’s something that I would absolutely love to have done. It would save so much time and effort, and I just feel like I need eyebrows that properly shape my face.

– Eat healthier. Cliche huh? But it’s needed. This Christmas I have eaten SO much beige food, and to be honest I haven’t eaten well in 2 years, but I really want to start eating well again. It doesn’t mean depriving yourself of good food, I just want to swap my snacks for something healthier and just trying out new foods.

– Exercise more. Double cliche huh? But I want to exercise more. 2 years ago, I ate well, went to aerobic classes and to the gym.

 

What are your 2017 goals? I’d love to have a read of them!

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9 Comments

  1. January 3, 2017 / 3:07 am

    Sounds like 2016 was up and down for you so I hope 2017 will be much better! I plan to spend more time in the moment instead of chasing dreams online, my boy is almost 3 and I don't want to miss out because I'm too busy staring at the screen.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. January 3, 2017 / 5:15 am

    Happy New Year Hanna and I hope this is the best year for you! These are great goals and I hope you get to accomplish them! This is the first time I planned nothing for 2017, I just want things to come as they are, be healthy, have people around me who love and care for me and create memories and happy times! And laugh more! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  3. January 3, 2017 / 10:02 am

    loving the realistic goals Han! I hope you can do succeed in all of this! A healthier lifestyle is definitely one my priorities too, I started last year and will continue the journey this year; good luck to us! 😀
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. January 3, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing year despite a couple of bits that probably weren't that easy, but, you survived and you are stronger for it.
    My NY resolutions are to let things go a little more, what will be, will be as they say! Happy 2017!
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

  5. January 3, 2017 / 10:35 pm

    2016 sounds like it was a fantastic year for you (with highs and lows of course!) These are some great goals for 2017 I could do with setting a few like this myself 🙂 I've written a post about the psychology of eating and keeping to our resolutions if you're interested (shameless blog plug I know!!) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  6. January 5, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Love this and the inspiration for some of my own goals– I think it's so important to start with taking care of ourself… and the cliche's? we're all there with you!

  7. January 7, 2017 / 6:05 am

    This year goal wise I've got a lot planned for progressing my blog and pushing it forward, but for myself I'd love to travel more and not be so harsh on myself!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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