Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Goals For The Next Six Months.

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Oh hey, mid-year.

Here comes the most predictable introduction to this post: I can't quite believe we're halfway through this year already. And what a whirlwind of a year it has been thus far. Everything started off on a really positive note this year; I entered into it with a brand new job title, I gave my blog a whole new look, I fine-tuned my content down to what I really love writing about and, not to mention, we even jetted off for a handful of city breaks to see some of our favourite bands. Somewhere along the way, however, my motivation for everyday routine started to spiral; my organisation left the building, my procrastination levels hit their peak and now I'm sitting here, on the verge of mid-July, a little bit lost.

For me, sitting down to figure out my mid-year goals is so important. Lord knows I set myself goals at the beginning of every year, but regardless, I always find myself lacking direction right around this time. And it's not uncommon, either; your perspectives, passions and priorities can shift in a matter of weeks, not to mention months. Until you acknowledge it and consider how it might affect what you do on a day to day basis; motivation can easily dwindle and feeling lost is inevitable. As such, I actively try to set myself goals - or perhaps they would be better referred to as guidelines - for the duration of the year, so that I can have a clearer focus on the aspects of everyday life that are most important to me. And so, here are just a few of the goals that I'm setting myself for the next six months to steer myself in the right direction.

Throw myself into the deep end of blogging.

We've been over this already, but in case you didn't notice; I have been severely neglecting my little space of the internet for quite some time now. I feel as though I went from being the queen of consistency to absolute radio silence; and at this point I'm ready to nip that right in the bud. There are so many things I am eager to achieve within the world of blogging and lord knows I'm not going to achieve them by failing to put in the hard work that is required. I'm aiming to fall back into the routine of posting 2-3 times per week, with a variety of content covering topics that I wholeheartedly love. I want to beam with pride at every piece of content I curate and I want to smash all of the goals I've been working towards for some time now. And so, into the deep end I go. And oh, as a side note, in case you missed it; I also just so happen to be curating one hell of a monthly newsletter filled with exclusive content. You can sign up to it right here.

Start saving my pennies.

Y'all, here's the thing: I don't even have a freakin' savings account. I won't lie, I'm a serial spender (I have about one thousand deliveries due to arrive at my office this week and I just know my colleagues are going to judge me so hard for it... like, I'm judging myself at this point) but I need to try harder to get a reign on it. I want to save a few extra pennies for getaways, rainy days, birthdays, Christmas - and of course actual, serious, adult things; like my damn future. At the end of the day, I just need to make more of an effort to be frugal on a day to day basis. Oh, and finally open that savings account.

Plan more getaways.

Speaking of getaways, I'm hoping that Adam and I can plan a handful more before the year draws to a close. Throughout the first half of this year, we visited Brighton, London, Amsterdam (twice) and are due to take a little trip to Paris in the coming weeks. I will never grow tired of getting away from reality, exploring new surroundings and making memories with my favourite human. As well, our travels this year have truly worked wonders for my anxieties that surround flights and travel. Although it is occasionally still pretty tough to handle, I feel like I've been making positive progress.

Achieve something big work-wise.

Whether it be through my blog or in my day job; my biggest aim for this year is to achieve something big work-wise. Perhaps by taking on an exciting new blog opportunity, hitting a significant milestone, learning a valuable new skill in my day job or overcoming something challenging. At the moment, it's impossible to put my finger on what it could be, but I hope to make a big accomplishment before the year is out and make notable, measurable progress in my career.

What are your goals for the rest of the year?

Katy Belle.
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