Goals for 2014!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Every year I like to set myself a few goals to achieve by the end of the year. I didn't get round to this last year as the beginning of 2013 was rather stressful for me, but I am back on track and have thought about 5 goals that I would like to achieve this year. 

1./ Graduate with a 2.1 or 1st
As this is my last year of university, I will hopefully be graduating in July. When I started university my aim was to finish with a 1st at the end of my degree. Having completed my first year with a 1st, I thought this was a realistic ambition. However, second year was really hard for me, not only academically, but also due to personal reasons. As a result of this, my grades really slipped and I only managed to scrape myself a 2.1 at the end of the year. Now I'm in my third year, the work is only getting harder and having established that I need to get 76% overall this year to graduate with a 1st, this ideal is slipping away. However, I will not give up hope, I will continue working hard, but I have come to accept the fact that I may not get my 1st, having said that, I would be delighted with a 2.1 as that is still a great achievement. 

2./ Decide what to do next year
Originally my plan was to undertake a masters degree next academic year in forensic psychology. I wanted to move back home to do this as I can no longer afford the rent on other accommodation and my current university doesn't offer this degree. However, lately I've been having doubts about whether to do a masters or not. I'm looking at the possibility of taking a gap year and going travelling for a few months. Whilst I love the idea of travelling, I somehow need to find the money to fund this and I'm quite a home girl so I don't know how I'd cope being away from home in a foreign country for so long. Also, I'm now looking at the possibility of going into the beauty industry. I'd love to work in the head office of a big beauty brand, having applied to a few grad schemes, I'm yet to hear anything, so I'm not getting my hopes up for this dream, but I've still got a few months to decide yet. 

3./ Get another piercing
This is a pretty simple one. I had my ears pierced when I was 13, my belly button when I was 16 and my tragus on my right ear when I was 18 (just as I went to university). I've been wanting to get my cartilage pierced for ages now, but I've always chickened out because I'm scared of the pain and I've had quite a few allergic reactions to my other piercings. However, I am determined to get it done this year.

4./ Watch Titanic
I know, I know, I'm the worst person ever for not having seen this film. I've had it on DVD for years, but I've just never got round to watching it. I'm not a fan of long films because I get distracted so easily and so that's the main reason for me putting off watching it. However, this year I will sit down and take the time to watch it as I feel so left out for not having seen it! 

5./ Get more involved in blogging
I originally decided I wanted to start this blog in July last year. However, I was too uncertain about what to write and what people would think that I put off publishing my first post until October. Although this is now my 4th post, I am yet to tell my friends about it or publish the link on social media sites. I guess I'm just scared of being judged and I feel like I know so little compared to other beauty bloggers that I would get laughed at for my incorrect terminology or the poor design. I need to devote more time to it to really make it how I want it to be, however, with all my university work it's kind of been put on the back bench. With me graduating in the summer, I will have plenty of time after that to put a lot of work into this blog and hopefully I'll have the confidence to share it with others. 

Have you made any goals for 2014? Let me know in the comments.


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