2015: The Goals

a selection of Instagram shots from francescasoph (francesca sophia); francesca sophia and another girl pulling faces at the camera; a selection of ramekins filled with chocolate; the one republic band logo; a paella on a table, francesca sophia wearing a long pink maxi skirt with a black crossed crop top; two starbucks muffins on a plate next to an iced macchiato and a cup of coffee

Yep, it’s another ‘new year, new goals’ kind of post. I’m hoping you all love having a nose at other people’s aims for the new year as much as I do, and that you’re not all sick of them, by now!

a selection of Instagram shots from francescasoph (francesca sophia); four shots, side by side, on a bar; francesca sophia and a friend pulling faces at the camera; a selection of barbecue meats and grills on a patch of grass; a shot of canterbury cathedral, two tacos in a box on a table; a palm tree over a beautiful pool.

2014 was a pretty amazing year, for me; it was the year I graduated, reconnected with old friends, moved back to London, and started not one, but two new jobs…and, frankly, it’s been one of the best (and hardest!) years of my life. Having said that, I’m making it my mission to improve everything for 2015, and keep going upwards. The best way to do that? Goals, goals, goals!

a selection of Instagram shots from francescasoph (francesca sophia); a girl lounging in the sun in a blue bikini, her red hair over one shoulder; a selection of vibrant pink peonies in wooden crates; francesca sophia wearing an aztec print skirt in black and white, with a black tank top; two flutes of champagne on a table next to a bottle of moet and a wrapped present; a psychology degree from the university of kent; a selection of cakes and pastries on display at a shop.
Life Goals:
1. Settle on an actual career goal. Whether it be in psychology, or merchandising, whatever…just research everything.
2. Travel to 3 new places. Whether it’s cities, countries, or towns, abroad or in the UK, make 2015 the year you see more. 
3. Spend more non-work time with friends. Working late nights and being on your feet all day can be exhausting, but you’ll feel better if you make more time for the people you care about. 
4. Read 30 books. 25 is my personal record.
5. Start eating meat again. Being anaemic is tough enough when you have iron in your diet, let alone when you don’t. 
6. Save 50% of your pay check. Having a little money in the bank is never a bad thing. 
7. Step out of your comfort zone a little more. Most of the time, that’s where the best things happen. 
8. Start journaling. It’ll be nice to look over your life, in a couple of years’ time. 
9. Go to at least 3 gigs. And remember to save the tickets!
10. Take more photographs. Instagram, Polaroids, fancy DSLR pictures, it all counts. 
a selection of Instagram shots from francescasoph (francesca sophia); eight drinks sitting on a table at Cabana; two girls pulling faces at the camera; a glass with a sign reading 'every time you tip, justin bieber dies a little'; a girl pouting in front of a christmas tree; a christmas tree, lights glistening; a girl poking her tongue out at the camera.
Blog Goals:
1. Have a blog makeover. New domain, new banner, new design. 
2. Stay on top of blog emails. Working so much has meant that I haven’t been able to dedicate as much time to my blog as I’d like, and I really need to manage my time a little better. 
3. Participate in #bbloggers and #lbloggers more. They nearly always clash with my work rotas or my travel time, but I can tweet on the bus home, right?
4. Branch out, into more ‘lifestyle’ posts. I already dabble in recipes, but I’d like to post a few more snapshots of the other things I get up to (when I’m not working, that is)! 
5. Start going to blogging events, again. See all the complaints about my work schedule. 
6. Get back into YouTube videos. I’ve dabbled a bit, on my channel, but I really haven’t kept up with it, lately. Maybe 2015 will be the year of YouTube for me…!

What are your goals for 2015? Do you love reading over other peoples’ goals as much as I do?

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