5 Goals for the New Year

Well hello to you 2019! After a lie in and a Wintry walk yesterday it’s time to get back to normality and on the blogging grind. What better way is there to start a year than setting out to achieve some goals, am I right? This year my focus is on my blog and the final part of my degree. So, as a whole, I’m expecting 2019 to be full of changes.

Girl in blue coat holding bottle of prosecco.

I waved goodbye to 2018 as I do almost every year – surrounded by my family with a bottle of prosecco in hand. Honestly I think the photo above is the most “me” image I’ve ever seen (shout-out to my mum for capturing me in my element). But can we all agree how annoying it is that the prosecco bottle label isn’t fully turned to the front for the photo? (my control-freak blogger side is showing haha). Anyway, you didn’t come here to read about my love for prosecco…let’s get on with the goals shall we!

Graduate in the Summer

With graduation coming up in the Summer it’s more important now than ever for me to be working hard to achieve my academic goals. So, for the first part of my year my aim is to work as hard as I can to gain my full degree. After a total of 18 years in education it’ll be strange to finish my degree and get on with adult life. However, I’m excited to see what life post-university will bring.

Go To A Meet-Up

After blogging for almost 18 months it’s weird to think that I haven’t actually met any fellow bloggers before. There are so many people that I’ve come across through blogging on social media but have never met in person. In 2019 I’d love to have the opportunity to meet up with other bloggers. Whether that be a simple coffee in a city nearby or a full-on event for bloggers, hopefully 2019 is the year!

Gain More Work Experience

Last year was an exciting one for job experience with me having worked at London Fashion Week in September. It was my work at LFW and my fashion writing internship that made me wonder whether a career in fashion could be an option for me. As a Fine Art student, a job in the fashion industry isn’t exactly a direct link to my degree. However, I found that there are so many transferable skills from my degree that work in the fashion industry. That and, of course, the fact that I’ve been running my own blog for over a year. It’s incredible how many different skills I’ve gained through blogging that can be applied to future jobs. Hopefully in 2019 I can find even more opportunities to gain experience and maybe even a graduate job at the end of it all.

Girl in blue coat holding a long island ice tea.

Maintain or Improve my Blog Stats

Although I don’t want to focus too many of my goals on blog statistics, I realise that they are an important part of growing as a blogger. The main thing to remember, however, is that blogging just be fun. Stats and growth mean absolutely nothing if you aren’t enjoying what you’re doing. So, with this in mind, I’ve set a few statistic-based goals for 2019.

  • 5K on Twitter: Twitter is my favourite social media site for sure when it comes to being a blogger. I feel like I understand Twitter (whether or not that is actually true we shall see!). I’m starting the year at 4.3K followers so I’m hoping that 700 new followers in 2019 isn’t too ridiculous of a goal!
  • 10K monthly views on Pinterest: For some, this might seem like the smallest goal ever but to me it’s a lot! I know I’m definitely not alone in finding Pinterest to be the most difficult social network to navigate through. I’ve got a lot of learning and experimenting to do to reach this one but I’m so excited to give it my best shot!
  • 700 on Instagram: To be completely honest, I think this is the most unrealistic goal out of them all! Even though I’d only need just over 100 more followers to get there, I just find Instagram really difficult to use for my blog. I think it’s because I choose not to feature myself on my Instagram account (at least until I finish my degree).

Learn More About Arts & Culture

My favourite goals to set are those that help enrich my mind. This year I’m hoping to develop a lot more of a knowledge of the arts, and more specifically music. My practice as an artist is in music and sound art and so I love learning more about music whenever I can. This year I’m hoping to discover a lot more about jazz and jazz music. I’ve always had an interest in it but never full delved into the genre, so 2019 is officially the year Faye learns all about jazz!

There you have it. My 5 goals for 2019. Are you setting any goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments what they are if you are setting yourself some. Happy New Year to you all! Here’s to achieving our goals in 2019.

Female Original

31 Comments

  1. Alys
    January 2, 2019

    These are some great goals, I think they’re largely achievable too which is always good! I wish you the best for 2019! x
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 2, 2019

      Thank you! Hopefully I can achieve them all. You too! x

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  2. Niamh Darby
    January 2, 2019

    Love this! What a beauty you are! Can’t wait to read more posts this year! Xxx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 2, 2019

      Haha aw thank you! Glad you enjoyed it x

      Reply
  3. Brooke
    January 2, 2019

    I will hopefully graduate too! Good luck with all your goals☺️
    Brooke x
    http://www.brooke-pearson.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 2, 2019

      Thank you! Good luck to you too x

      Reply
  4. Cindy Magee
    January 3, 2019

    Those are great goals!!! Thanks for following me on Twitter. I know you can definitely reach your goal. 🙂

    Hope your studies go well! I faintly remember those days – it was sooo long ago.

    Good luck with everything!!!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 3, 2019

      Thank you so much! X

      Reply
  5. Jasmine Burke
    January 3, 2019

    Reading this was like reading something I’d written because we’re both in such similar positions! I too am graduating in the summer and looking to find more internships/work experience! Good luck to the both of us <3

    Jas xx | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 3, 2019

      Ooh good luck with it all! X

      Reply
  6. Kit Horsley
    January 3, 2019

    A well rounded selection of goals included here, particularly loving the last one about culture, I haven’t seen that anywhere else! I’d say your blogging goals are entirely reasonable, which is awesome that you’re not overwhelming yourself. Look forward to seeing you smash your goals! <3

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 3, 2019

      Aw thank you so much! I’m really excited to work on the last one this year x

      Reply
  7. Lola Bellouere
    January 3, 2019

    I want to be more cultural – go to a lot more museums and galleries!

    Lola Mia x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 4, 2019

      I’m really excited to work on this goal in 2019! It should be a lot of fun 🙂 x

      Reply
  8. Sophie Wentworth
    January 3, 2019

    A year of big things for you! Good luck with all of your goals, especially finishing your degree! x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 4, 2019

      Thank you! It’ll definitely be a year of changes 🙂 x

      Reply
  9. Melanie
    January 3, 2019

    Great goals! One of my goals is to go to a blogger event or meet up as like you I haven’t met anyone in ‘real life’. Fingers crossed we can both check that one off our list this year!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 4, 2019

      It’d be amazing to tick that off this year! We’ll just need to keep an eye out for opportunities 🙂 x

      Reply
  10. Sarah
    January 3, 2019

    Love your goals! They are really good and will be easy enough to stick to!
    Also love your outfit in your photos x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 4, 2019

      Thank you! I hope I can stick with them. Aw thanks, I’m hoping to work on some more outfit-based posts this year 🙂 x

      Reply
  11. Eleanor May
    January 4, 2019

    These are great goals. One of my goals is to go to a meet up to. I have been blogging for 5 years and haven’t been to a meet up yet haha

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 4, 2019

      Hopefully we can both go to one this year! Thank you x

      Reply
  12. Soph
    January 4, 2019

    Happy new year and I hope its a great one! Working at Fashion Week must have been so exciting! Some of my goals are to improve blog stats etc too- good luck with all of yours!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 5, 2019

      Thank you! It was definitely an interesting experience. Good luck with your goals! x

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  13. Lucy
    January 4, 2019

    These are great goals Faye and I’m sure you’ll achieve them all! One of mine is definitely maintaining my blog stats over the coming year! xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 5, 2019

      Thanks Lucy! Good luck with your goals X

      Reply
  14. The Ordinary Blogger
    January 4, 2019

    These are great goals! I hope you manage to achieve them all and have a great year!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 5, 2019

      Thank you! You too 🙂 x

      Reply
  15. YJas
    January 5, 2019

    How awesome are these goals. Also, anything is possible and each and every one of your goals are achievable – speak it into existence ✨🔑🎋💫

    HAPPY New Year from us @sewche1

    http://www.sewche.com

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  16. YJas
    January 5, 2019

    Hi, these are some great goals that you have set. Remember that nothing is impossible, remain positive and speak it into existence 💫🎋🔑. Each and every one of your goals are attainable 😉.

    All the best from us all @sewche1

    Blog: http://www.sewche.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      January 6, 2019

      Aw thank you! X

      Reply

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