• Monthly {2016} January Goals

    Happy New year! I wish you all a prosperous start to the New Year and hope your Christmas was full of joy, laughter, happiness and lots of yummy meals and baked goodies.


    Now that the stress of the festive period is over, new stress will be arising soon – a look at what you actually managed to achieve in 2015 and where you’re headed in 2016. I mentioned in my January 2015 yearly goals how I am anti-resolution and how I prefer to make monthly and small goals which I can achieve or work on throughout the year but reminding myself monthly than having one long a** list that once out of sight will be out of mind.

    This year, like last year I will share with you yearly goals that are split either 2-monthly or quarterly in length so that I know what period and deadline I am setting for myself. But before we can get to the excitement of setting these yearly goals and monthly goals, I will share my December 2015 goals and how I got on.


    Buy christmas decorations – I moved this one to this month because I have to buy decorations for my new apartment. SUCCESS – bought a small desk Christmas tree and a few decorations to give my lonely apartment some festive cheer. 
    Buy presents – I am ashamed to say I have not bought any presents for anyone in my family not even my mum. I do have some small gifts I bought from the states but nothing else. SUCCESS – I did buy some presents for the people in my life and I am happy about that. Blogging helped me to get them things I know they will love. 

    Plan two holidays – I want to go and have two holidays this month before the year ends, for me it does not matter if it’s in the UK or outside. SUCCESS – I shared with you my spontaneous weekend getaway to Ljubljana, Slovenia. I also managed to squeeze in a trip to  Vilnius, Lithuania.

    2016 Yearly January Goals

    Like I did in January 2015, I put together goals which I can accomplish in the space of 12 months. I do not like to think of these as resolutions but monthly goals which if I do not accomplish one month I move to the next month.

    January – March –> Driving and Buy a car, this goal has been on my list of things I want to do since 2009 and each year I have pushed it back because of either money issues or just lack of time. 2016 is the year that I made more of an effort, put in more time than usual and actually actively worked on getting this done. I wanted to continue with manual car learning but now I think automatic will be best for me.

    April – June –> Take my blog to the next level, I want to improve my earnings from the blog. I am making it a point of saving all the moneys  earn from the blog starting January 2016. I want to see how much I can save and then use some of the money to improve this blog.

    July – September –> Travel as much as I can and go to as many places as I possibly can. I am taking part in the #Take12Trips challenge and so far I have taken 2 trips abroad and planned 3 trips abroad, so I am very proud of myself.

    October – December –> Save up money for my first mortgage, I want to buy my own place in the new year so saving up money for this is best way to go about it.

    Happy New Year everyone, have you set up any goals?




    1. January 11, 2016 / 2:13 am

      Good luck! I bet this will be your car year!

      • January 11, 2016 / 5:25 am

        I hope so and pray it is

    2. January 3, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Happy New Year. Great goals. I did a bucket list too (not blog related) just for me and my family. Hope I get to tick some off xxx Popping over from Mummy 2 Monkeys xxx

      • January 4, 2016 / 3:36 am

        Thanks Michelle, I need to do a few more bucket lists for me and some for the blog

    3. January 3, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Great goals especially regarding the monetization of your blog. I am hoping to do the same do you have any tips? I am not a fan of affiliates I prefer sponsored posts do you know any sites available to people in the UK.

      • January 4, 2016 / 3:35 am

        Thanks Ana, for sponsored posts I guess in participating in groups like UK blogger’s were PR people are is always a good start, I am at a point where companies contact me for sponsored posts now

    4. January 3, 2016 / 4:11 am

      Happy New Year! Good luck with driving, it’s one of the best things I have ever done with the sense of freedom you get. I love how your goals are split quarterly and the #take12trips sounds like so much fun.

      • January 3, 2016 / 9:26 am

        Thanks Laura, I really need to get my head in gear and do the driving. I am so excited about the travel challenge

    5. January 2, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Great list – and a fab idea to write them down – and to break up into monthly goals. Good luck with them all! Kaz x

      • January 3, 2016 / 9:28 am

        Thanks Kaz, I feel monthly are more achievable than single yearly ones as I have an opportunity to move them to next month until they are done.

    6. January 2, 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Good idea of setting goals in bite sized chunks much better way of doing things. It sounds like December went well for you 🙂 good luck with the driving lessons can’t wait to hear how you get on. x

      • January 3, 2016 / 9:29 am

        Thanks so Much hun, I am excited to start driving lessons again and hope to be a driver by March end.

    7. January 2, 2016 / 6:40 pm

      December sounds like it was a successful month for you. I hope 2016 goes as well for goal achievement.

      • January 2, 2016 / 6:41 pm

        Thanks, it was an awesome month

    8. January 2, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Great idea to have small goals throughout the year. I need to set some goals but I’m waiting until the kids go back to school and I have some space to think!

      • January 3, 2016 / 9:30 am

        Thanks Erin, I am sure you will do the same once you get a chance

    9. January 2, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      I hope you manage to accomplish all of your goals this year. Driving is amazing once you’ve passed, it gives you new found freedom to be able to go anywhere x

      • January 2, 2016 / 6:41 pm

        Thanks Michaela, I hope so too

    10. January 2, 2016 / 9:48 am

      I think that’s a great idea to have monthly /quarterly goals instead – and looking forward to reading your posts for the 12 Trips challenge!

      • January 2, 2016 / 9:49 am

        Thanks Cathy, I find it easier to manage if my goals are monthly etc than having resolutions.

    11. January 2, 2016 / 8:48 am

      Happy new year and I wish you all the very best with your 2016 goals!! 🙂

      • January 2, 2016 / 8:55 am

        Thank you Rachel wishing you an amazing 2016 too

    12. January 2, 2016 / 8:13 am

      Love how you’ve scructured your goals, travelling is a big one for me this year to! Can’t wait to see where you head, happy new year! X

      • January 2, 2016 / 8:38 am

        Thank you Emilie, I can not wait to travel more this year. Happy new year to you too

      • January 1, 2016 / 2:26 pm

        Thank you Elyse so kind of you. Happy new year to you too

    13. January 1, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      Sounds like you are going to have an amazing new year. Best of luck with all your goals!
      Water Painted Dreams

      • January 1, 2016 / 2:26 pm

        Thanks so much Hayley, wishing you the same

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