1 January 2018

2018


Can you believe it's actually 2018?! 2017 went by so fast and was potentially the best year I've ever had and I have every plan to make this year just as incredible and memorable.

Nothing says a fresh year like a fresh haircut, am I right? I have been wanting to cut my hair shorter for the longest time but always thought it was a bad idea and that I'd instantly regret it, seeing as I've spent pretty much the majority of this year growing it. So, on New Years Eve I said fuck it, grabbed a pair of scissors and started hacking away at my hair. For me cutting my hair symbolises letting go of all the negativity I was still holding onto in 2017, I am ready to embrace 2018 with open arms, I'm ready for a fresh year. So, I've been thinking about what I would like to achieve this year and where I want to be in a years time - both withing my personal life and blogging.

PERSONAL

To own a car! I've had my license for three years now and have never brought a car because I didn't feel the need to - but I would now love to own a car because I feel I need that independence and my friends live up North so it'd be nice to be able to go and see them without having to catch the stupid train!

At work, I've taken on a new role of being a subject leader (which technically I shouldn't have taken on till September '18), I would love to have developed my ability to do this effectively and become more confident within my subject of Computing.

This year I would like to get more tattoos! I got my first in 2017 and have at least three planned in my head - now I just need to save up and book them!

Travel more. This was one of the goals I had for 2017 that I wasn't able to do so this year I would love to travel more. I've never been to London, which I need to change this year and I've never been abroad so this gal is in need of a travel buddy.

To have saved up quite a bit for a deposit on a house. Yep, I said that right. It's about time I became an adult and this time next year I would like to think I could be at least half way to owning my own home because as much as I love living with my parents... I need my own place.

To stop getting so caught up and stressed about not being in a relationship. I have spent way more time than I care to admit worrying about being single. I've wasted so much time on men that treated me like shit or clearly didn't care enough. I've wasted so much time blaming myself for this and feeling like I'm not good enough. I want 2018 to be the year I focus on the only relationship that matters - the one with myself.

To spend more time with the friends I made in 2017. A lot of my real life friendships fell apart in 2017 and I realised how toxic they were. So, this year I want to focus on the friendships that truly make me happy and a better person. I have made so many incredible friendships with people I've met online including my two best pals Jess and Jess. I want lots more meet ups and blogger sleepovers with these two because they honestly make me so happy and I never feel more myself when I'm around them - plus we have to plan Jess (Heart Shaped Bones) hen do which is gonna be pretty freaking incredible.



BLOGGING

To continue to create high quality content for my blog. I am so incredibly proud of the content I've created this year, especially my fashion posts. This time next year I would love to be able to say the same thing and feel so incredibly proud of what I've created for Midnight and Lace.

I've just started my Youtube channel, so a goal for me this year is to stick with creating video content and improve my editing and confidence in front of the camera.

Getting myself out there and working with brands I truly admire and love. I had some incredible opportunities to work with some brands in 2017 and this year I would love to branch out and work with brands I love, to showcase what I can do!

To continue to improve my stats and followers across social media, but remember they are not the be all and end all! It's good to set goals in terms of statistics to see how you improve and who's reading your blog but I need to remember that this does not determine the quality of my blog. Statistics kinda took over my life towards the end of last year and I need to not let it happen again!

To stay true to my strange and unusual self, embracing my uniqueness and encouraging others to do the same! I always say that my blog is a place where the unusual is encouraged and I want to start talking about this more - delving more into my gothic side, embracing all kinds of difference in the world and just completely embracing my personal style on my blog. My fashion game is going to be better than ever in 2018!


In a way, I found it more difficult to set goals for this year than last year because I am in such a happy place in my life. I couldn't have asked for a better 2017 and all I want is to keep living my best life in 2018. More happiness, more self love and more gothness. 2018 I'm ready for you!

Till next time,
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Side note - these photos were taken at 11pm on New Years Eve and I honestly think they're some of the most professional photos we've done! Sorry, lil story no one cares about but I wanted y'all to know. 
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2 comments

  1. These are such good goals, especially the one about focusing more on the relationship with yourself. I feel like that's an ongoing goal for me because you can always keep bettering yourself and helping yourself grow. It sounds like you have a really good plan for your blog and I can't wait to see your content in the rest of 2018! I hope this year brings you lots of great things

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  2. You look so beautiful. I wish I could cut my hair myself to also get rid of the negativity that the heavy head brings sometimes. :D

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