2019 Resolutions and Goals – Personal, Professional AND Academic

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A new year is always either super daunting or super exciting. For me, admittedly, it’s a little bit of both. I wanted to share my goals and resolutions with you guys, which not only makes me want to achieve them more, but makes them a tad more realistic.

Dear 2018, Caio, Adios, I’m Done

I set ridiculously unrealistic goals for this year (2018) and although I would’ve loved to achieve them, it just wasn’t going to happen. Some of the goals were to reach 10K views a month on my blog, go to the gym regularly and finally pass my driving test. Out of almost all my goals (which I wrote on paper then lost said paper), I am really proud of myself for making it through the year and through all the crappy moments, and there were more than I could count on my both my hands.


2019 is more than welcome right now

I’m comfortable enough to share my goals for the new year. Sorted by category, here we go *takes a deep breath*

Personal Goals

I want to become consistent with drinking more regularly and exercising more. Basic, I know. But it is important. I have this goal every single year, and although I do achieve it, it’s not consistent. Not only is it good for my mental health, but also good for skin and overall health.

My hijab journey has been a bit of a struggle, and I am yet to feel comfortable in it. It’s hard I’m not going to lie. I miss showing my hair and styling it and dressing how I used to. But things change, and I am ready to embrace it (slowly!). I recently did a youtube video on this too!

I want to spend more time with my family and friends. I feel like this year has been quite a change for me. There are some people I am happily leaving behind in 2018, making more space for those who really care about me, and I love so dearly. So to my friends and family who are reading this, I really appreciate you and love you.

Speaking of appreciation, I want to share how I’m feeling more openly. My aim is to show my gratitude, when something makes me upset, when I feel disappointed. The whole load. Sharing and communicating feelings has been something I’ve been struggling with, purely because of past experiences and fears, but I have noticed that it helps me understand my friends and family, and them understand me, more. It’s a win-win all round.

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Academic Goals

Academia for me is University. I study Business Management and I am now in my second year. I am still struggling with mental health and ‘fitting in’. But I don’t care so much about the latter anymore. Now my focus is to just get through it, aiming for a minimum of a 2:1 degree classification.

Semester two is terrifying. I’m doing a very hard module, that quite frankly I have very little interest in, and is 100% exam. I am crapping bricks. But I know that I would be so proud of myself for getting through it. I want to actually attend lectures next semester (guilty as charged, I went to 2-3 this 1st semester) and stay on top of the work. Not that realistic for me, I’ll be honest, I just love chilling at home too much. But I am going to try. #SorryNotSorry

Professional Goals

Here comes the juicy bit for most.

As of today, I hit 4K on Instagram. I am so so proud of how far I’ve come.

For me, professional goals relates to my blog, my social media presence, and my future work prospects.

+ I have a ton of contacts for blog work and collaborations that I will be emailing as soon as my exam is over. 2 weeks from today.

+ I want to apply for internships, so that I can get experience in different sectors within marketing and business, and see what takes my fancy. Fingers crossed I manage to get an internship that’s paid because I really cannot afford to take one on otherwise

+ In 2019, I want to hit 20K on Instagram. Big jump, I know! But, I have a lot planned.

+ I want to also hit 5K on Youtube. As of currently I’m at 2.5K, and Youtube will be harder to grow for me, but I am aiming for growth.

+ I spend quite a bit of money on my blog, and I want to be able to break even with that. I have a lot planned, and I know people don’t see this as a job. For me, it’s an outlet, a passion, experience AND a job. It means lot to me.

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I’m hoping for a good and healthy 2019. For me, for my friends, for my family. For everyone. I hate that people go through so much crap with life, but I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason, and better times are yet to come.

Happy New Years Eve x

Lot’s of love,

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  • Reply Soph

    I love seeing new year goal posts as they really motivate and inspire me! I want to get to 10k on Instagram (I need that swipe up feature!) and hope to up my blog traffic too. Good luck on everything you have planned!

    Soph – x

    01/03/2019 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply mevstheodds

      That swipe up feature would be so so handy!

      02/18/2019 at 4:30 pm

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