An update on my goals for 2018

With it now being the middle of the year, I thought it’d be a good time to give you an update on my goals for 2018. If you haven’t read the initial post, you can read it here, if not, I’ll get started; enjoy!

The Frugal Frenchie

In terms of the socialising aspect, I feel (for me) I’ve done pretty well! I’ve gone on two outings with my colleagues, I’ve met up with friends a few times – one of which I hadn’t seen in two years- and I met new people when I went for a photoshoot a few days ago. That’s compared to last year where the most socialising I did, was going downstairs and hanging out with my housemates for a few hours.

An update on my goals for 2018

This is a mid goal I’m going to give to myself though, take more pictures! Of all those outings, I only have one picture and I even went to a wedding yesterday and only took one of my boyfriend and I. I always think about pictures and want to take them, but I always feel awkward for asking… any tips for getting over that? I have barely any memories and regret it every time!

Concerning the blog, I feel like I have been making more of an effort. I still need to work on consistency, but I feel like my following has grown a decent amount. I’ve hosted two giveaways, written and received guest posts and I’m still working towards my first ever sponsored post.

I think the biggest difference towards blogging is my “mindset.” Instead of something massive happening and then thinking oh this could be a good blogpost, I’ll try brainstorm how I could make more mundane things into a blogpost or while looking at social media, what people are talking about etc. My photography still needs a lot of improvement, but without a “photoshoot buddy,” or good quality camera, I feel it can be discouraging so I have no shame in using copyright free images sometimes.

An update on my goals for 2018

With my business, I haven’t reached my promotion yet, in fact, I’ve put it on the back shelf for a while, but I still think it’d be a nice goal. Instead, I got another job opportunity at Primark, so job wise, there have been developments there. Hopefully, that new job opportunity will offer me new skills sets that’ll be useful in future and look impressive on my CV.

I have now finished university, and am still awaiting my score for this year; hopefully, I’ll get my 2:1! If not, I know I will be disappointed, but it’s important to remind myself that this is only 30% of my degree, and that next year I’ll just have to work twice as hard to compensate.

Are you still on track with your new year goals? How are they going? Let me know in the comments below!

18 thoughts on “An update on my goals for 2018

  1. Instead of something massive happening and then thinking oh this could be a good blogpost, I’ll try brainstorm how I could make more mundane things into a blogpost –> This is something that I try to work on as well. I have a tendency to want to do huge posts full of content, but then I run out of ideas for the rest of the month.
    Also, I don’t think people read 5000 word posts. I don’t know 😀
    Love xxxx

    1. Yay, glad I’m not the only one!
      Practice makes perfect so hopefully it’ll just turn into a habit after a while xx

  2. This is the first year that I didn’t make resolutions or goals! I never complete them
    and end up feeling somehow disappointed in myself ❤️ Well done you on your success this far though I admire that you keep going!

    1. Thank you!
      To be honest, this is the first year I am actually sticking to them and I think holding myself publicly accountable definitely helps xx

  3. So amazing to read your progress on your goals, this definitely motivated me to look back on my 2018 Goals! Congrats on your new job as well! 💕

  4. I am so happy to know that you are working towards your goals. Reading your post really motivates me to work harder on my goals. I’m still way far from the point 😋 I wish you can achieve all your goals and I’m looking forward to read more updates 😁 Good luck girl xxx

  5. I like that you’re putting yourself out there are getting out of your comfort zone. It is not as easy as people think. I know what you mean about pictures. I noticed that if you ask someone else to take a picture of them and then ask if they will take a picture of you, that always works because you’re both gettin something out of it. I used to do that a lot when solo traveling. Good luck with achieving your goals

    1. Yeah pictures is still a work in progress for me!
      I admire you for solo travelling, it must be hard but so rewarding.
      Thank you, you too xx

  6. Such a positive post, I always think 6 months is a great time to look back and see how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved even the little things, in the end they all build up towards the end goal. I have every faith that you will continue progressing towards your goals and even get that 2:1 you’ve worked hard for.

    Emma x

  7. Taking more pictures is definitely one of my goals too! I always find that if I don’t feel like I look my best then I’m not interested in taking them, instead I’ve found even just taking pictures of funny moments to look back on even if I’m not in them are cute memories to keep

    1. Yeah exactly! And looking at other accounts, I’ve realised sometimes it’s not the perfection of the photos but actually the consistency of uploading that makes you more noticeable and popular. Good luck xx

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