Tuesday, 1 January 2019

2018 IN REVIEW & 2019 NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!

Happy 1st of January 2019!!! I can't believe 2018 is over. It has gone by so fast and I've made some amazing memories over the last 365 days! The 1st of January means it's the annual day to sit down and set my goals for the year so in today's post I'm going to update you on where I got to with my 2018 goals and share what I have my mind set to do in 2019.


Last year I set a goal of loosing weight before my holiday in Rhodes in May. I managed to achieve that goal and lost over a stone however since then I haven't stuck at it so as part of my 2019 goals I've rejoined Slimming World and will be getting back on track.

In 2018 I started my job at NHS England working in the national events team and wanted to make a good first impression and continue to develop my event management skills. I must've done something right as I managed to get a promotion in September and have since joined an embedded team working on events. I love working there and have gained lots of lovely new friends and colleagues throughout the last year so next year I want to continue to work hard and develop my skills. Another work related goal I set in 2018 was to do another qualification. I didn't quite achieve this but I have set some goals in my mid year review at work and aim to complete a course in communications throughout the next year.

Last year I set a few goals in relation to my blog and although I didn't blog consistently I have managed to meet some of those goals. I wanted to hit 450 followers by the end of 2018 and I'm just 6  short of hitting 500 which I'm really please about. I find it really hard to hit goals in relation to my blog as it's such a hard platform to grow however I am really pleased with the small steps towards these goals. I also set myself a goal to hit 150,000 page views and as I write this I'm just past the 170,000 mark which is insane!!

I wanted to try and increase my DA on my blog from 20-25 however it's actually dropped to 14 which is really shit. I still can't get my head around actually improving my DA so 2019 is the year to try and work it out a bit more and make an effort to see it grow. I want to write down my monthly stats and see if I can figure out how to make my blog grow!

My instagram goal failed completely. I've got 590 followers so it's grown ever so slightly, but I'm WAY off my 1,000 target (lol)! I didn't really make much effort though so I can't really complain!!

In 2018 I worked with some more lovely brands through my blog which I find so inspiring and exciting every time someone wants to work with me. I also connected with more bloggers online and have discovered some really genuine girls through this whole blogging thing which is lovely to see!

My 2019 goals are:

1. Rejoin Slimming World

2. Go to the Gym three times a week (I want to go swimming, play badminton and go to the gym at least once each a week)

3. Do another 10K

4. Focus on posting on my blog once a week for the whole year

5. Improve my photography skills and take the time to make my posts better quality

What are your goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments below so we can inspire and motivate each other!

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  1. I’m rejoining slimming world too! Loved this post good luck for your new year goals

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    1. Thank you! Good luck to you as well. I will hopefully updating everyone on here with how it's going throughout the year so keep an eye out for posts! XX

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  2. Such wonderful goals girl!! I feel you on the Instagram one, it’s almost impossible to grow on there anymore but at least you did so amazing with your blog goals xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! I know, and I just can't keep up with posting everyday when I'm working full-time! I hope I can make more time for it this year! XX

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  3. Your year sounds like it's been so jam-packed full of stuff! I'm sorry to hear about your DA, it can be a right pain sometimes - I wish you luck getting it back to where it should be this year, though!

    Alice // The Rose Glow

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    1. Thanks Alice! Yes, fingers crossed I hit some of these goals :) XX

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  4. WOW! These goals sound incredible! I've never been in to running so I want to start at 5K and build up!

    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Definitely do it! I did the couch to 5k last year and it really helped and just wanted to push myself to do a 10k! Sign up for a race for life as it's so motivating just being there gets you through it!

      Katie X

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  5. These goals are amazing!
    I'm the same with Instagram - I need to work on it this year.
    I'm also hoping to improve my photography skills this year and post more x

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    1. Hope you achieve your goals too! I'm sure you'll smash them XX

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  6. Instagram is so hard to crack down on, I’ve set myself a challenge of posting one photo a day this year to try any improve my content! Happy New Year!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

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    1. Happy new year too! I know, I struggle to find the time to take enough photos that are 'instagram worthy' when I work full time!! Good luck with it too!

      Katie | www.justkatiee.com XX

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