Setting Goals

29.4.15 Unknown 2 Comments

Image credit: Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig (HikingArtist)
Today, I thought I'd bring something different to this little blog-party of mine and talk a bit about motivation and setting goals. I have exams coming up and am trying to get super organised before they hit as it is my birthday and I'm going on holiday not long after they've finished and want to celebrate knowing I've done the absolute best I can (cheese).

Personally, I think there's nothing wrong with having a little ambition. I am definitely a dreamer and I make no secret about it. Whenever I start a project or think about the future, my mind runs away with me thinking about the new things I could try or possible ways to make the experience even better. Admittedly, I am a bit of a worrier, which doesn't always work out. To my great surprise, dreaming big doesn't always go hand-in-hand with an inclination to over-think, who'd-a-thunk it eh? However, I'd much rather be a dreamer than simply accept everything life hands me. Having that extra pinch of motivation makes life so much easier to handle when you've been dealt a not-so-great week. I also love feeling like I can conquer anything that comes my way, even if in reality it doesn't quite work out that way.

Naturally, alongside a tendency to dream, I am also a big fan of setting myself a mixture of large/day-dreamy and small/more realistic goals. To achieve anything, I think having a particular goal to work towards is important. Plus, the feeling you get when you either achieve or surpass that goal is pretty incredible. I have some goals that I'm not quite ready to share yet, as I'm scared to release them to the world and jinx them! Saying that, here are a couple of my goals for the near future...

1) Finish up all three final drafts of my essays before Friday 8th May; I'm almost there already so that's pretty cool.

2) Get to 50 followers on Bloglovin' before my 20th birthday in June...I'm on 30 now, click the button in the sidebar (or here) and help a girl out! ;)

3) Enjoy my final term at university with the people I started with. I'm flying out to Italy in September and when I return they will have graduated. Whilst last semester I wasn't the most social of people for a number of reasons, I'm hoping to make this final May-June term a little more so (in spite of the exams/deadlines).

4) Have a certain amount in my savings account by the time I go on holiday in June! You know, for a rainy day and all that jazz?

5) Ideally, I'd like at least one more module of this year to be a First class grade. It might only be my second year of four now that I'm going abroad, but every little helps.

Are you a believer in setting goals?


  1. I tend to worry too, which makes the dreamy goals quite scary! :) Good post, I can totally relate to trying to be more social, I suppose sometimes you have to tell your anxiety to just get out! Maybe check out my blog let me know what you think? :) x

    1. Thank you so much! :) I wouldn't say I was overly anxious, but I'm a definite over-thinker which causes me to worry haha! Of course I will x