9 Goals for 2019 - How Did I Do?


On the 1st of January last year I set myself 9 goals for 2019 and then in June had a half-year review to see how I was getting on. Well, we're now in 2020 and I think it's about time we catch up and see how I got on... Spoiler: it wasn't great! 

A look back at my goals for 2019 - how did I do and which were successful...

01. Get a career I love

Hahahaha. I'm going to do a wholeee other post on my job situation but as it stands, I'm currently unemployed. I left my previous job over the Christmas break and it was ABSOLUTELY for the best. It has been so nice to actually have some time off - I had such a great Christmas and New Year and I'm excited to get job hunting now that it's 2020. I have no idea where this year is going to take me, where I'll be working or what I'll be doing, but it's all rather exciting, to be honest... 

02. Have clear skin

Again, hahahah. 2019 apparently wasn't the year I got clear skin either. I've mentioned it quite a few times now but my skin has never really been great. I mean, it's better than it was whilst I was at school but I definitely still have acne. I can feel it, 2020 is the year it finally sorts itself out.

03. Get a car and drive

Your gal has a Ford Fiesta and has been driving for nearly 6 months now, wahey! I can't even describe to you how worried I was when I first got into my car having not driven for over three years, but, just as everyone says, it really does come flooding back. Since then I've even driven to London and back a couple of times - who would have thought we'd see the day?!

04. Read more

I started this one off well at the beginning of the year and I'm not exaggerating when I say I haven't picked up a book in about 6 months. I did, however, receive Louis Theroux's book for Christmas so this January you will definitely see me diving into that! 

05. Continue being more eco-friendly 

I'm still not consuming cow's milk and always opt for Soya or Oat where I can. I've started using reusable cotton pads and am also trying to avoid fast fashion! For a while we were also having meat-free Monday's at my house, this is definitely something I want to try and bring back. 

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

Towards the end of last year, I joined my local gym and was going to at least two classes a week. Alas, Christmas has since been and gone, my membership has run out and I'm yet to go and pay for the renewal... I was getting much fitter though and at one point could almost do a press-up! This is something I've NEVER been able to do, but your gal was almost there. I probably should go and renew my membership this week... 

07. Run a 10K 

Okay, so this one absolutely did not happen. I don't think I ever even managed to get to 10k on the treadmill let alone an actual race. Maybe I'll add this one to my 2020 list and actually stick to it. 

08. Hit 10K on Instagram

Again, another 10K that never materialized. At the time I did mention that this one was just a little ambitious so yeah, here we are. As of the day I'm writing this, I'm currently sat at 3,474 perhaps 5K should be my target for next year? Now that Christmas is over, my festive theme has been put in hibernation until next year, and I've started something new which you can see here. I'm going to be honest, I think it's my best one yet and I can't wait to see it all nicely laid out and posted! 

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

This is definitely something I managed in 2020. I graduated University with a First Class degree, I became a temporary member of staff at said uni conducting research, and then landed a 'proper job'. (Then realised it wasn't a good place to be and left for my own wellbeing!) Yes, Becca! In 2020 we're going to continue with this energy and only work at places that value us, am I right?!

So there we have it, I really didn't do too well with the old 2019 goals, let's hope 2020's are better!


  1. Even though you didn't achieve your goals for last year, I hope your 2019 was still good!
    I hope you achieve your 2020 goals x