Tuesday, January 6, 2015

15 Goals For 2015

As I mentioned in my final post for my 26 Things Before my 26th Birthday list I wanted to change the format for my 2015 goals. I am going to continue several things from my previous list, I am planning on continuing with setting myself monthly goals even though I might change that format a bit also. I think 2015 is going to be a year of changes for me. In January I will write a more detailed oriented plan for my goals and they will follow the S.M.A.R.T. goal setting plan.

These are also a year-long goals, not just until my birthday in the beginning of December since I always have exams and final project around that time and I just feel to stressed to even think about what I would like.

So, let's jump into what my goals are for 2015:

1. Move
2. Get married
3. Write an article for a magazine
4. Watch movies from A-Z
5. Go to 7 museums
6. Reach my makeup/nail polish inventory goal
7. Reach my clothes inventory goal
8. Finish writing a novel
9. Fall in love with blogging again
10. Start working on having a Capsule Wardrobe
11. Open up my online handmade store
12. Post a picture on Instagram every day.
13. Learn to embroider
14. Lose 15 kg (33 lbs).
15. Close Caption all my YouTube videos.

So that are my goals for the year!


Sunday, January 4, 2015

26 Things Before my 26th Birthday: The Final Post

This year has been quite strange for me, in August I moved to Iceland so everything changed. I actually managed to finish 11 and a half items of my 26 list which is better than I thought I would do. I'm not going to post a 27 Before 27 list this year since I think that is just too much. Instead I want to focus on smaller achievements, I'll speak all about that in my next post.

I feel like this year was quite hectic. I had a lot on my plate and still managed to accomplish a lot of things that I didn't think I would accomplish this year. So over all I am happy even though I didn't too super well with my goals.
  1. Only buy Kindle books (University books excluded): This wasn't really hard, I still bought a lot of real books that I had to read for my classes but I even managed to buy some of those for the Kindle.
  2. Only buy Cruelty Free products: I am going to consider this one accomplished since I pretty much only bought Cruelty Free products.
  3. Finish a full year of University (60ects): Accomplished and super happy about it!
  4. Have 500 posts on my blog
  5. Read 12 books and review them: I read more than 12 books but I didn't have time to review them! But I think I might review them on my YT channel this year. 
  6. Re-style the blog
  7. Advertise on 12 different blogs
  8. Have 12 sales in my store
  9. Have 50 YouTube videos: Check! 
  10. Post 12 recipes
  11. Do a spending ban challenge: Check! 
  12. Finish my novel
  13. Do a project 26 pan (without choosing items): This took me a good part of 2014 but I managed, this year I have different plans and just want to keep on going.
  14. Do a 30 day photo challenge: Check, I have uploaded the first 5 pictures and will keep on uploading the rest in January.
  15. Photograph my outfit 52 times: So I managed to do 4  of those and I was loving it, then I moved. Two things happened when I moved, my boyfriend moved to a different country and couldn't help me with these anymore and my setting was completely different and I haven't managed to set my dorm room up in that way where I can easily take outfit pictures.
  16. Write 10 monthly goals post: I am going to consider this one accomplished. I really liked writing down monthly goals and I will continue doing that in 2015 but I think a bit differently than I have before. 
  17. Reach 100 000 hits on my blog
  18. Get to a healthy BMI
  19. Write a food journal for 100 days
  20. Write in a journal for 100 days
  21. Wake up at 5 am for 30 days in a row
  22. Have 10 photograph posts about places I have visited (like this one)
  23. Be more of a minimalist: Totally accomplished, I feel like I am in such a better place with this and I am going to continue and I am loving being a more of a minimalist.
  24. Grow out the dye in my hair (as much as possible in a year): Yes! I cut my hair short in June and that took a huge chunk of the dyed part away. There is still some dyed hair left but I think in a month or two when I get a haircut again it might be all gone!
  25. Finish writing a children's book
  26. Do 10 weekly vlogs.: I am going to consider this one accomplished, I have at the moment 8 vlogs uploaded on my YT channel, one in editing and one that will be edited next.

Friday, November 14, 2014

30 Days in Pictures: Days 1-5

The item number 14 on my 26 Things Before my 26th Birthday list is to do a 30 days photo challenge and I have started that numerous times but frequently failed! But this time I am in it to win it! 

I decided to split the 30 photographs into bundles of five and here are the first five!

1/30 A view over Reykjavík
2/30 Meatballs for lunch
3/30 A knitting project I just finished.
4/30 Keflavík Airport, picking up my dad.
5/30 Háteigskirkja
Those are the pictures that I took over the past five days, some better than others!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

My Monthly Goals: October Review and November Goals

October where did you go? I had a marvelous October, I was for almost 2 weeks in Massachusetts on vacation and it was amazing. I did however not blog at all, which is a shame but I just haven't had the time nor the will to blog. I don't really know why, but somehow since I am not really living the life I wished I was living right now I just don't feel like sharing. At the same time I want to share what is happening and this is quite an important part of my life.

Anyway, I did accomplished over 50% of my goals, so at least that is something.

October Goals:

1. Upload and write 4 weekly vlogs and blogs.
I wanted this to happen but I ended up not having time to edit videos and write anything else but essays!
2. Upload my closet organization video.
I need to film this video and upload it, I am really happy with how my clothes are organized.
3. Enjoy my vacation.
Yes, I really enjoyed my vacation! Can't wait for the next one!
4. Get my blogging mojo back.
I feel like I did get my blogging mojo back, and I have organized what I want to write about and have started taking pictures for some posts! 
5. Start taking outfit pictures.
I haven't found the right spot for my outfit pictures, I rearranged my room so I think I might find a better spot soon!
6. Go to the gym 4 times.
Didn't happen at all, I didn't even go once! 
7. Get to a better sleeping schedule.
Check! I did have some jet lag issues, but otherwise it is going better than before.
8. Walk 100 000 steps.
Check, I walked 103978 steps, I had two days when I forgot my phone at home and therefore didn't count how many steps I had taken those days.
9. Eat more vegetables.
Check, vegetables is something I always need to think about but I have been eating more of them!
10. Start organizing my life again.
Check, and it feels good to be organized again!

November Goals:
1. Keep a photo food diary for 2 weeks.
2. Drink 2 liters of water most days 
3. Walk 120 000 steps
4. Start waking up at 5 am
5. Film MakeUp Inventory and set myself future goals.
6. Write my children's book.
7. Start going to the gym again.
8. Weigh myself.
9. Attend 100% of my classes.
10. Catch up on university work, and prepare for finals.

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