364 days ago, way back on January 1st, I wrote a post about my blogging goals/resolutions for 2015. (That feels like such a crazy long time ago!)
I said it was going to be a big year, and I think it was. I finished college and school FOREVER – which I could not have been happier about! I also moved back into my real home, where I’ve spent most of my life (minus the Australia bit), after renting a house in a different town for two years for college. Then, not three months later, I moved out again and down to Southampton to start uni, which I am loving. I am finally studying the subject I’ve wanted to study for as long as I can remember: Fashion Marketing.
But I guess the real point of this post is, did I actually achieve the goals I set myself?
1. Get Organsied
I used that diary for maybe a month! But still, I did get into the habit of posting regularly on Thursdays and Sundays, and everything was pretty organised, until my huge blogging break in September. Overall, I reckon I got this one. I’d only had a blog for two or three months when I wrote my Goals post, but now I’ve had one for nearly 15 (!) I feel a lot more confident with how I organise it.
2. Be Braver
I definitely got this. Blogging has influenced my style so much, from the clothes I wear to the makeup I buy. For example, I wear lipstick so much more now than I ever did before!
3. Post Some Fashion Posts
Okay, so as my only vaguely fashion post this year was this one (I mean, I mentioned where my clothes were from and there’s some pictures of me in them), I probably failed this goal!
But, my break from blogging got me thinking. While I do love makeup and beauty, anyone who’s spent a reasonable amount of time with me will know that fashion is my life. I’m doing a degree in it, it’s the only industry I can currently imagine working in, and it’s recently come to my attention that I apparently think about clothes far more than the average person.
I think I fell out of love with my blog a bit because I wasn’t blogging about what I loved. I’d put myself in a niche that perhaps I didn’t want, or even need, to be in.
So, this year, I’m not going to restrict myself: I’m going to blog about whatever comes into my head.
2/3 isn’t bad! Regardless of the goals I set myself, my blog has definitely changed and improved immeasurably since January 2015, which can only be a good thing. There’s something super exciting about a new year and all it’s potential!
Did you set yourself any goals for 2015? How did you do?
Panda Eyes xx