Hello my lovelies! Since it's the start of a new year, and as a lot of us are doing, I thought that I would also set a few goals for myself that I would like to achieve this year. I didn't want to make goals that would be out of my comfort zone or unrealistic so no "winning the lottery" or "go on a cruise" for me but I'm pretty happy with planning for these without it giving me massive anxiety or making me worry that I'm not achieving any goals this year.
| Save Money | I always have this as a goal for myself. I am someone who manages money really well, but I also spend the money really well whenever I do have money so my goal is to save money and then to keep the money that I save to use on something really special rather than just a shopping haul.
| Improve Our Home | As many of you may know, we moved into our forever home just over a year and a half ago and anyone who has moved will understand that there is always something that needs doing. Our goal for this year is to re-do our hall, stairs and landing from painting to new flooring and a new carpet.
| Go On Holiday | As many of you know my husband and I had many overnights stays in New Brighton, Southport and Blackpool, and we even a little weekend away to Chester last year. This year we would really like to have a three-day holiday weekend away to somewhere special, we have decided on Llandudno in June so our goal is to save enough money to do so.
| Keep My Health Healthy | If you've followed me for a while then you'll know already that I suffer from a number of illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, osteoporosis, and iron-deficiency anaemia, as well as horrible anxiety. A couple of years ago, I decided to stop taking my daily chemotherapy that I'd been taking for over a decade and start cannabis instead and as it's really helped my health so much I want to keep on top of my health and hopefully never go back on horrible medications like oral steroids. Meditation has really helped my health so much too so would highly recommend it to everyone!
| Share More Makeup Looks | Many people don't know that I'm actually a qualified makeup artist and studied "theatrical, runway and bridal makeup" at university. I used to share a lot of makeup looks online years ago when I had an account on Facebook (I don't have an account any longer) but have never really done so on any other social media page of mine since. So, a small goal for myself is to share some of my makeup looks on my social media pages more.
| Attend More Events | Please note that I'm not being big-headed when I say this, but I am so lucky that I get invited to a lot of blogging and media events and I have had to say no to a lot of them over the years due to health reasons - this changed last year and I attended events and like mentioned above I even managed to have nights away from home which is a pretty big deal for me. This year I want to keep this up and attend as many events as possible.
What do you think of my goals? Did you achieve any of the goals you set for yourself last year? What goals have you set for yourself this year? I'd love to know your thoughts so please leave me a comment below.
With love, Alisha Valerie. x