• 2015 Goals and Blogging Resolutions

    Hello Freckles 2015 Goals and Blogging Resolutions

    Happy New Year!

    On New Year’s Day last year I wrote this post setting myself a few goals to achieve in 2014. Today I want to look back and see how I got on and share some of my goals for 2015, both personal and blogging related ones.

    If you read yesterday’s post you’ll know I more than succeeded my aim to graduate with a 2:1 as I came away with a first class honours. I passed my driving test in November and I did a fair amount of travelling too; Paris, Manchester and Edinburgh. I don’t have an actual portfolio that I could hand over to someone, but I do have the work and I could pull it all together if I needed to, so perhaps that’s something to work on this year too. Being more positive is something I am trying to work on and if I consider the events I’ve been invited to through my blog and the opportunities I’ve had (Very Magazine, Zip Wire etc.) then they would’ve never happened if I didn’t say ‘yes’. I do want to work on this more this year too and really try to do more and make my blog even better!

    So, onto my goals for this year:


    This year I’d like to visit Copenhagen, Denmark, Sweden – basically go on a Scandinavian Adventure! I’d like to maybe visit Northern Ireland too and see the Game of Thrones locations.

    Get Fit | Take Part in a 10K!

    I’m trying to get into a routine where I go running and I want to maintain it. I wrote this post recently about fitness and I’m hoping to do more regular ones as I settle into my routine. This year I’d like to take part in a 10k run and perhaps the colour run too if it’s in Sunderland again this summer. I also think it might be a good idea to cut down on the takeaways!

    Spend More Time With Family

    I guess I kind of already spoke about this in my looking back on 2014 post. This year I want to spend more time with family and appreciate the little things. For Christmas I bought tickets for us to see AC/DC in June and although that’s not a huge present, it’ll be nice to spend time together away from home. I’d like to go visit my Aunt too and spend more time with her, as well as making more of an effort to visit my Great Aunt and Uncle.

    Buy a Car

    Since I’ve now passed my test, it would make sense to get a car and drive around rather than use public transport. 


    I sort of dipped my toes into YouTube last year, but uni kinda got in the way. I know it might be more challenging with full-time work, but I’m hoping to maybe try YouTube again. Even if it’s just one video a fortnight to start with. Let me know what you think!

    Say ‘Yes’

    This leads on from last year’s goal to be more positive. At times, I think I have been fairly positive but I really need to push it more. If I can put myself out there more and take more opportunities, they could lead me to where I want to be. There’s been more than a few times lately where I’ve put myself off doing things and I probably would’ve had a better time if I just said yes to begin with. 

    I can’t really think of any more blogging goals; I’m still so surprised there’s over 1000 of you who follow Hello Freckles, so thank you! I just want to keep doing this and trying to stick to my schedule (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday – though I’d like to know if you want to keep seeing Sunday Summary posts or would prefer another lifestyle post – feedback in comments or via twitter please!) and making Hello Freckles the best I can!

    What’re your goals for 2015?

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  • Reply Jade (JPoppy) January 1, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Cool post! Really enjoyed reading it. I have some goals for the year, mostly to finish doing up my house. I would love to see my blog grow more and to see my following grow up to what you have would be amazing. xoxo


  • Reply Jenn Goodall January 1, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Happy NEW YEAR 🙂
    my goals is to comment and interact with bloggers more (aka right now 🙂 )

  • Reply Fleur Danielle January 1, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Really enjoyed reading this post!! My main goals for this year are to become more confident, become happier with my blog, and find my dream job. Hopefully these are all things that I can achieve. I've done a similar post over on my blog if you'd like to check it out.


  • Reply Emma Luxton January 1, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Happy New Year hope 2015 is great for you. These are great goals, really achievable. Also congratulations on your 1st and on passing your driving test 😀
    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

  • Reply Maisy Meow January 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Happy new year! Love the resolution about saying yes, it sounds so simple but it can make such a big change xxx

    Maisy Meow | Fashion and Beauty Blog

  • Reply vava violet January 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Loved this! One of mine is to blog daily:)
    Just posted the rest here http://www.vavaviolet.com/2015/01/a-fresh-start-hello-2015.html

    Happy new year!xx

  • Reply Laura Anne January 1, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I love your goals, I have a lot of similar ones x

    Happy New Year x


  • Reply katie-jane January 2, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Happy New Year Sweetpea! Loved reading your resolutions and you've done really well with your 2014 ones too! If you want to check mine out they're here http://katie-janeinwonderland.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/new-years-resolutions-for-2015.html I would bloody love to go on a Scandinavian adventure!

  • Reply Beka Theaker January 2, 2015 at 11:38 am

    I love your goals, and it's made me realise that I too should add 'say yes more' to my list of goals too!

    Beka. xo

  • Reply Laura January 2, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Great post! I think I need to add the say Yes to mine and stop letting social anxiety get in the way!


  • Reply Jasmine Stewart January 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Travel is definitely up there for me as a priority this year! I'm interested to see your YT videos – good luck with them 🙂 xx

    Magpie Jasmine || GIVEAWAY!: Urban Decay/Nars/Charlotte Tilbury/Too Faced

  • Reply Lily January 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Lovely post. I really want to try and run 10k too. I have been using the couch to 5k app at the moment and all is starting well x


  • Reply Ebony J Hardiman January 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I definitely want to get fit this year and spend more time with my family!

  • Reply babyfoote.com January 2, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    I really want to get fit again this year, and I'm reviving an old resolution- to say sorry less!

  • Reply Alison January 3, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Great goals. Northern Ireland has loads to see, definitely worth a visit. I am with the get fit one as well but am settling for 5K!

  • Reply North East Family fun January 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Fab goals – I especially love the idea of a Scandinavian adventure – hope you get to achieve this as I'm already looking forward to the posts! Good luck with your youtube videos – I find it all a bit scary! Thanks for linking up with #LoveNorthEast

  • Reply Jane Heng January 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Good luck with all your goals! Wish you all the best for 2015! 🙂

    Jane at Colorful Closets

  • Reply Kelly Oliver Dougall January 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Good luck! I've got some goals but I am going with the flow too! I suppose that is one of my goals!

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