My goals to achieve in 2016

Looking back at 2015 life goals, I haven't really done very well. But I tried so that's the main thing right? Sometimes we can't achieve everything we set out to do in 12 months. So what do I plan on doing in 2016?

1. See even more of the world
I want to carry on with where I left off in 2015. It was such an incredible year for travel. If I'm honest, I think that will always be my number one priority. This year I have booked in Cologne, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest - ticking off four new countries along the way. I'm most excited about four days in Budapest, a city that I've long lusted over. I won't be leaving Europe this year as not having a full time job puts paid to that. But Europe is such a vibrant, colourful and diverse continent that I don't feel like I've drawn the short straw at all.

2. Put more of my passion into this blog
So last year was suppose to be the year that i really make something of this blog. Well it didn't take off like I wanted it too. But I think I'm ok about that. I had some incredible opportunities and worked with some cracking brands last year because of this little space on the internet. This year I only want to put out content that I truly feel passionate about. Even if that means just posting once a week. It's going to be quality over quantity. I'm a little guilty of panicking and publishing something that I'm not quite confident with because I FEEL like I need to get something out there. I'm still going to post a variety of content and concentrate a lot more on the foodie aspect. Father Christmas aka the boyfriend very generously gifted me an Olympus Pen for Christmas so I'm hoping the quality of my photos will improve tenfold.

3. Spend more time with those I've known the longest
I am absolutely terrible at keeping in touch. Send me a text and I'll jump at the chance to meet up but I hardly ever make the first move. It's just because I get so caught up in my everyday life and completely forget to make time. I feel like I'm constantly moving at 100mph. So this year I'm going to make the effort. Be the person who suggests lunch, be the person who goes and stays with an old friend for the weekend and be that person who sends a text out of the blue to let someone know they're thinking of them.

4.  Look after my skin
I've never really had problems with my skin but this year, lord it's been a right old state. Despite spending a fortune on lotions and potions, I tend to use them for a few weeks then get lazy. Sleeping in make up, not cleansing my face and using make up wipes are all sins I've been guilty off this year. So i'm going to try and get back into a routine. Use the clay masks, the sheet masks and the facial oils and get my face under control!

5. Learn to have more self-confidence
This old chestnut eh? This year my confidence in myself seems to have hit rock bottom. It's resulted in lots of comfort eating, not taking care of myself and generally moping around like a big old wallower. So this year I'm going to try and take back a little control. Think of all the good things rather than dwell on the things that make me unhappy. Which in turn will help me become a right sassy chick ready to take on the world and show it exactly what I can offer. I'm fed up of feeling unhappy in myself.

New year, new start right?


  1. Some really great goals here. You can definitely have some awesome holidays within Europe, there are some great cities. Budapest is definitely on my list, maybe next year.

  2. Great goals - I need to do no 3, too! I'm terrible at making the first move friendship wise as I always think "ah well what if that person doesn't want to see me?" It's so silly! x

  3. Yes to more travel! I can't wait to see all your holiday snaps Sophie! I'm certainly going to be attempt no.3 once I'm back too, need to make up for lost time, I honestly had no idea how much I'd miss my pals and little girl gang whilst away! xx

  4. I agree with all of those! Travel is my biggest one, but the self confidence thing is huge too. One of the reasons I'm going travelling is because my job has knocked my confidence a lot, so I've ditched it and I'm going to bloody enjoy myself!

  5. Wonderful goals and I wish you good luck with all of them. As far as the skin goes, I've written a couple of nutrition and beauty post about taking care of it, so feel free to have a read, if you are curious. :) Happy 2016! x

  6. You're absolutely going to love Budapest! I want to get back there this year as my hubby has never been

  7. Good Luck with your 2016 Goals, it sounds like you will have a fantastic year with your travelling, some great things to look forward too!
    Nicola x

  8. Lovely goals :) I totally need to put more passion and effort into my blog again, I kind of put it on the back burner a lot last year! Excited to see all your travel plans play out :) xo

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  9. These are pretty much my goals too! I definitely want to put more focus into my blog and keep in touch with people better. I'm terrible for reading a message and forgetting about it!
    Laura x FloraLooTwo

  10. Spending time with those you love is some important, you only get one life right?!

    Maria xxx


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