So as we’re nearing Christmas and the end of 2018 i thought i would recap the goals i set for myself at the start of this year, and check in with whether i have actually achieved these. You can’t see my original post here! Let’s take a look…
Goals for this blog …
1- Keep blogging
‘My main goal is to stay inspired, and blog about things that I love. This links to the next goal …’
I think I’ve reached this goal! I may have slumped during a few months where Uni work got a bit crazy but in general I’ve been pretty consistent with my blogging.
2- Reach 50 posts
‘As well as this I aim to continue posting once a week (sometimes more)!’
DONE! I’m now on 62 posts and counting.
General resolutions …
3- Switch to cruelty free cosmetics
‘This is something I have been meaning to do, but instead I often get sucked into being too lazy to do my research, and leaving it till I’m out of a product before I dash into town and grab whatever I can find. I definitely need to get more organised!’
I’ve made good steps towards this goal but I definitely haven’t finished switching! This seems to be a lot harder than I originally thought it would be especially in terms of convenience and money. Often i have to order the products online to get them reasonably priced (i.e from e.l.f.), and if i leave it too last minute to do this I end up having to buy products from the body shop or lush, which are a little pricier. I have also had some issues with thinking a brand is cruelty free, but then realising their parent company is not but i just see this as a learning curve. Despite this though i would say 80% of my makeup and skincare products are now cruelty free.
See my cruelty free beauty haul (although I’ve since realised NYX’s parent company isn’t cruelty free).
4- Eat more vegan meals
‘I was given a cute little vegan cookbook for Christmas, and so I’m gonna aim to cook 1 or 2 vegan meals a week, not only to try and eat a little healthier but also to improve my carbon footprint.’
I’ve really managed to achieve this goal this year! Half way through the year i found out i am lactose intolerant, and so I’ve managed to switch a lot of the products I use to vegan alternatives, including plant based milks, cream, and butter. I feel much better for this, and it has meant i try cooking some new things.
5- Stick to an evening skin care routine
‘This is definitely something I want to focus on more. Often I’m too lazy // tired to take the time to cleanse, tone and moisturise, and I’m ashamed to admit that on late nights I often sleep in a full face of makeup – this is something I’m going to change in the new year, as I want that perfect, glowy skin!’
Ive managed this a lot better this year. There are still nights where i cant be bothered, but i always make sure i take my makeup off and moisturise at the least.
6- Read 3 books a month
‘This probably the only goal I don’t think I’ll struggle with as I love reading, and it appears to be a form of procrastination I often use when I have lots of uni work I should be doing. As such, i’ll be setting my Goodreads reading challenge to 36, which may seem a small amount, but I dont’ think I can justify setting it higher with uni and work ((I wish I could read more)).’
I’ve read so much more than i thought i would this year. I intended to read 3 books a month or 36 books throughout the year, and I’m currently reading my 68th book of 2018! How amazing is that?!
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for my 2019 goals post 🙂
P.s. did you achieve your 2018 goals?