Reflecting On My 2018 Goals
Let’s have a look back at the goals I set myself for 2018…
Back in January, I set myself a few goals for 2018 that I wanted to complete. So I thought it would be fun to have a little look back and see which ones I completed and which ones still need a little work!
Continue to Blog Frequently – I would say I’ve done quite well on this one. I haven’t been consistent, granted, but I’ve definitely blogged frequently and really enjoyed it. I feel like I’m finally coming into my own with my little blog and my photography style, so I’m finding the whole social media thing a lot more enjoyable than I did throughout 2017 and 2018. Completed.
Grow my Instagram Following – Well this definitely didn’t happen.. Instagram has been a real bitch this year and I’m hoping I’m not the only one that’s only gained 200 followers in one year.. It’s actually a bit embarrassing! I don’t think anyone really understands Instagram, nor can give advice on why they’ve gained or not. It’s just one of those things that either happens for you, or doesn’t – I’m clearly the latter and to be honest, I think I’d rather be happier with my own feed/photo’s. So this is what I’ll continue to work on throughout 2019 – bettering myself and my photographic skills! Incomplete.
Make Photography my Full-Time Career – Yeah, this definitely did not happen! I don’t know what I was thinking! My confidence with my photography is nowhere near where it should be, to be able to turn it into a full time career. I think I would also rather do it part time anyway, as I don’t want to lose my love for it. I really enjoyed all of the wedding’s and studio shoot’s I did throughout 2018 and hopefully this can continue into 2019 too! Incomplete.
Save for a House Deposit – I didn’t technically save the money myself for my house deposit, I got the majority of it from my redundancy pay out.. So this is something that I need to continue pushing for throughout 2019 – I can do this! Half Complete.
Continue Exploring More – I personally think I did really well with this one, as I visited two completely new countries; Bali and Morocco. I also visited Disneyland, Paris and Centre Parcs too! Obviously travel means spending a lot of money, so it’s not always easy for me to do, however I would love to continue exploring new places – whether that’s abroad or within the UK. Completed.
Get Better at Saving Money – I haven’t done too badly with this one, as I’ve earnt a very small amount of money through my blog this year and also with some paid work within photography. So I have saved all of that money and I also tried to save money through my monthly income too. I used to find saving SO easy, but these day’s it’s so much harder! I have so much more that I need to save for, but also so much more that I need to pay for too. So it can be difficult sometimes – but I need to remember that buying a new item of clothing or a new beauty item, isn’t going to help towards a house deposit or a holiday.. Half Completed.
All in all, I personally don’t think I did that badly with completing my goals. So I’m quite happy with myself! One of my other goal’s was to not set myself unrealistic goals, so I definitely achieved that one too. Let’s roll on 2019 and keep an eye out for my 2019 goals coming soon! Happy New Year everyone!