9 Goals For 2019

1 January 2019

Happy New Year, pals! Here's to 2019 and everything it has in store. I hope you're not all feeling too hungover today, but if you are, it's a Bank Holiday, so, just make the most of lying on the sofa for the day. 2018 was a really good year for me. I travelled a lot, had another great year at uni and did all sorts of other cool little things, like start this blog for example.

2019 is going to be a huge year me. I graduate uni and will hopefully be starting a career I love. What and where that is, I'm not so sure yet, we will have to wait and see. I've applied to a range of jobs in various sectors, in lots of different places, so, who knows where I'll end up. Guesses on a postcard, please.

Before we get into a full-blown I-have-no-idea-what-I'm-doing-with-my-life meltdown, let's start with my goals for 2019, hey? 
9 goals for 2019. My plans and ambitions for the year ahead

01. Get a career I love

Whilst I love everything about university; the living with my friends, the freedom to do what I want when I want, the opportunities it has given me and the people I have met, I'm sort of over this whole education thing. Don't get me wrong, I know studying has never been known for being exciting and thrilling, but I am so bored of essays, textbooks, and revision. I'm finding writing my dissertation really interesting but revising for my other module's exams? Not so much. I am also so excited to have a Christmas in 2019 without the looming fear of coursework deadlines and January exams... 

02. Have clear skin

Skin gods, if you're listening, pleaaaaaase can 2019 be the year my skin finally clears up? I've had acne on and off for the last 5/6 years and I think I've more than had my fair share by now. A little update for you all; I'm currently taking a new antibiotic in the hope it'll do something but if not my doctor is going to refer me to a dermatologist... 2019 might be the year of clear skin my dudes, please cross your fingers for me. 

03. Get a car and drive

I passed my test in February 2016 but haven't driven since, lol. I knew I wanted to have lessons and get my license whilst I was at sixth form and even saved up for a car and insurance, but just didn't buy a car in the end as I didn't really need one. Instead, I paid for a solo-trip to Cambodia, which, as my Mum would say 'was the making of me'. So, 2019 will see me buy a car as I will most definitely be needing one and Becca will be let loose on the roads once again. I'm going to be honest, I'm a little nervous - I'm definitely going to need a couple of refresher lessons.

04. Read more

A little tamer than buying a car and driving, but a goal none the less. It's fair to say I don't have the widest of vocabularies, and leaving university and education generally certainly isn't going to help that. So, I've told myself that I need to read more in 2019. I also spend far too much time with my phone in my hand, so, I think reading a book might be a far better use of my time.

05. Continue being more eco-friendly 

We need to do more to help the planet, fullstop. I've personally been making a lot of little changes that I'm hoping are helping to reduce my impact on our planet. I wrote a post all about eco-friendly wrapping during blogmas and have been doing a lot of other things behind the scenes. I'm going to do a full post on this, so I won't go into it too much now. But, yeah, 2019 is the year for Becca the eco-warrior and her Ecobricks

06. Get back into the gym and stick with it. 

I joined the gym in October 2019 and was actually rather enjoying it. A lot of my friends also go to the gym and so it's a bit of a social occasion more than anything. In 2019 I want to continue going to the gym, get stronger and just generally a bit fitter. (Don't we all say that around this time of year?)

07. Run a 10K 

During second year of univeristy I was part of the athletics club and got really into running. I wasn't setting world records by any means but I wasn't half bad. This year I want to try and do a 10K, and now that I've said it out loud, I feel I need to stick to it. 

08. Hit 10K on Instagram

Speaking of 10K, I would looooove to hit that on Instagram this year. I know it's a huge ask but you've got to dream big, my friends. More than anything, I just want to hit 10K so that I have the swipe up feature... Do you know how much easier that would make promoting my new posts?! I mean, think of how much easier promoting Blogmas would have been! It's a big goal of mine, and whilst we shouldn't measure success on numbers alone, it's hard not to. So, if you don't already follow me on Instagram, please do, it would mean a lot. If you like my feed please share it with your friends, dog, Mum, great-aunt, anyone...

09. Continue growing as an independent, intelligent young woman.

 Corrr, a bit of a deep one to end on here, Becca? But yeah, since being at university I have grown massively as a person and done things no one could ever imagine that I'd have been doing three years ago. I've become so much more independent (I think the breakup helped with that one), confident (4 oral presentations this semester are probably partly to thank for that) and openminded (university is a weird place, let me tell you). I hope that I continue to grow positively as a person in 2019 even after I've left university and have entered the real adult world, because yanno, that would be great. 

What are your goals for 2019?

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  1. Happy New Year lovely! My goals are very similar to yours! To join my local gym and get back into running, gain my drivers licence and find a job which I love and makes me happy! I’m looking forward to reading your upcoming and future content this year!
    Love Casey💕🌸
    http://casestreetx.blogspot.com

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    1. Happy New Year to you too! Aaaaah wow, fingers crossed we both smash them! X

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  2. I wish I could spend all day lying on the sofa but your girl has to go to work today :( I love reading other peoples goals for the new year, it gives me inspiration for my own goals and things I can add to my ever growing list of resolutions. I can't wait for you to get a car and be driving because ROAD TRIPS! I'm also VERY excited for you to graduate and for you to start your career and get your life going. It's going to be so nice when you graduate and you can spend the rest of the year chilling and not worrying about exams and deadlines. I'm currently experiencing this on my gap year but I'm SO ready to get back into education in September!

    Here's to a 10/10, 2019!

    Fran | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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    1. Noooooo, the worst! YES! I'm so excited and lowkey v nervous ahah! Yes exactly, roll on free time and my last everrrrr 3 month summer holiday! I can't wait for you to go to uni and experience it all for yourself!

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  3. Happy new year Becca and best of luck with all of your goals! I hope you manage to get yourself a lil car and a career you love!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Happy New Year to you too Lucy! Thank you so much, I have my fingers crossed!!

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  4. well done on passing your driving test in feb and going on a solo-trip to Cambodia, wow, how did you have the confidence for that, IT'S AMAZING! good luck with everything this year x

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    1. Aaaah thank you - it was the best trip ever!!
      Happy New Year! x

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  5. Happy new year! Good luck with all of these goals, I'm sure you'll smash them! Personally I love nothing more than getting stuck into a good book so wanting to read more is a great goal. I got into running a few years ago and absolutely loved it, I managed to go from being so unfit to running around 5 miles comfortably but I got lazy and as much as I'd love to get back into it I always seem to find excuses, I would love to run a 10K though so maybe this year will be my time! Fingers crossed for both of us!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. Happy New Year to you too! Yessss definitely - let's make this a goal! Good luck getting back into it - you've got this! x

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  6. Crossing my fingers for you lovely and wishing you all the luck for 2019, im sure it will be a great year for you !
    My recent post: https://lifeofellabella.blogspot.com/2019/01/new-year-new-me.html

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    1. Aaaaah thank you so much!
      Happy New Year! x

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  7. Happy new year babe! Loved reading these, especially goal number 9. I did a lot of these goals last year (graduated, got a job, bought a car..) and can definitely say so much happening in a year definitely helps you grow in so many ways! Best of luck xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Happy New Year Lucy! Aaah thank you! Oh wow, I'm so excited to see what 2019 has in store! X

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  8. Happy new year Becca! I loved reading your goals for this year! I totally relate to how you feel about wanting a job and a car! Congrats on having passed your test already too. I'm sure you'll achieve all these goals and more during the year :) x

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    1. Happy New Year!! Aaaah thank you, I have my fingers crossed! X

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  9. Reading more is one of mine too! Love this list of goals, sounds like a busy year ahead of you xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com

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    1. 2019 definitely seems to be the year to read more! Yeah, 2019 is going to be a busy one!! X

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  10. Happy New Year! I hope you can achieve everything. Good luck!

    http://www.thenoisygum.com/

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  11. I love your goals! I hope 2019 will be one great year for you. Btw, I followed you on insta (i'm at instagram.com/beecaluya). I hope you reach that 10k, that's my goal too! x

    Bee | https://beecaluya.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aaaah thank you! Yaaaay, we're going to smash this! X

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  12. I love your goals, Becca! Happy new year and I wish you all the success with your goals. It looks like you've got some great plans in place and I cannot wait to see how you get on xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! Happy New Year! I'm hoping everything falls into place in 2019! X

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  13. Happy New Year gal!! All the best for all your goals gal - I really want to buy a car too, but first I need to pass my test aha! I totally agree with finding a career as well. I'm not in education but I'm so ready to create a career I'm happy in! Can't wait to see your growth and achievements in 2019 lovely! xx

    Em // http://www.emilybecca.com

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    1. Happy New Year!! Aaaah you've got this - you can do it! 2019 is going to be our year!! X

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  14. Good luck for your final few months of university! It will all be worth it in the end once you've got your degree. Happy New Year!

    www.linderella.co.uk

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  15. This was such a lovely post Becca!! One of my goals is to read more as well, I hardly read any books in 2018 whoops. Good luck with getting a job and achieving your goals, I know you’ll smash em. Sending you all my love x

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    1. Thank you soooo much Sophie!
      Happy New Year! xx

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  16. So many fab goals here, good luck with hitting 10k, you will get there! Also you will love having a car, I got mine straight away after my test but it had taken me 7 years to get round to learning and it’s the best ever. So much freedom! X

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    1. Aaah thank you Gemma! I hope so!
      Yessss, I can't wait! x

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  17. I love the goals you've set yourself - I'd also love to read more and get back into exercising.
    Good luck with your last few months of uni and on the job front! x

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  18. Happy new year Becca!

    These are some great goals and I'm sure you'll achieve all of them! Looking forward to hearing about your 10k, I did my first ever one last year (and I'm not a runner!) and I enjoyed it so much I've signed up again for the Race for Life 10K this year too!

    Keep us updated on how you get on!

    Katie | http://www.justkatiee.com

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    1. Happy New Year!!
      Aaaah wow, good luck Katie! x

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  19. In the last 6 months I've really stepped up my skincare game and become more consistant and it's definitely improved my skin so much. I definitely want to keep going down that route. My top skincare goals for this year would be improving my SPF game, improving my blackheads situation and using face masks more frequently.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Ooooh, that's reassuring to hear! I could do with all three of those too to be honest! x

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  20. I love your goals babe! Such unique goals! For skincare I swear by e45 cream and I am obsessed with the benefit skincare facial serum and polish! I also hope to get a car this year!! Wish you all the best with yout goals darling x x

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  21. These are great goals! I also feel so old reading this, haha. I actually just graduated college in 2017, but I was a bit older... I know how it feels to want to find yourself and your calling, though. No worries - you'll find it! Sometimes it just takes time. We have really similar goals! Cheers to you and happy 2019!

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