Friday, 2 January 2015

14 goals for 2014: Revisited.

Hello everyone, and happy new year! 

After taking a month out of blogging completely, I feel refreshed and have tonnes of new ideas so I can't wait to really getting blogging again in 2015. 

If you have read There's something about Alice for a while, you may remember this post where I went through my `14 goals for 2014`. As I promised a year ago, I'm going to review them to see what I have actually achieved. I find there is something oddly therapeutic about writing a list and ticking things off, and this is basically that for me!

Blogging goals:
1. `Try to post at least once a week, I do this normally, however this is my exam year (GCSE's will be the death of me I'm sure of it) so I'll be under much more pressure and have lots of revision to do, but I am determined to keep my blog going.`

Ok this failed rather miserably. The irony is that I actually blogged more whilst I was doing my exams than when I wasn't! I seem to thrive under a weird pressure of having to do lots of things. However I don't want to be too hard on myself because I am a firm believe in only blogging when I want to, and not just churning out content for the sake of it. If I don't want to write, why would anyone want to read it? I am going to get back into the habit of blogging once a week though I hope. 

2. Refresh my design; whether it's just little tweaks here and there or a full on change, I'm sure to get bored of it at some point! 

Again this didn't really happen! I did make the odd tweak, but it's not anything worth writing home about. I am however in the process of considering new designs so watch this space!

3. Join this century and get Twitter and link it to my blog, and perhaps to the same with my Instagram account account. 

This one I did manage! I was always a little shy about sharing my blog with people I actually knew, (I'm sure a lot of you can relate to this) but I'm so glad I have! I love twitter and being able to engage with so many lovely people on there. If you don't already give me a follow

4. Do more collab posts; I love the blogging community dearly so I want to really throw myself into it and engage directly wit more bloggers.

I didn't really do this as much as I had hoped, although meeting up with Lily was one of my 2014 highlights! We are planning to hopefully meet up again in the spring, and I honestly feel I have made a true friend in her :) Me and Alex are also still talking and hopefully one day we will meet.(Australia and England are sadly not the closest countries.)

5. Attend a blogger meet up or event (see above!)

This is still something I would love to do, perhaps even try to organised one!

6. Do more lifestyle posts. I really enjoy doing my Instagram/general life round up posts, so I need to do more!

I write a few lifestyle posts, mainly of day trips or specific visits, so I'm going to try to double that for 2015.

7. Perhaps reach between 400 and 500 followers? I don't want to jinx it because that is a lot of people if you ask me, but if I did my life would be made!

Ah guess who did that and more! Seeing that Bloglovin counter go up and up honestly makes me glow with pride. I want to thank you all for sticking with me even when this place was totally dead!

Personal goals; 

1. Do well in my GCSE's; I'm hoping to get all B to A* and am fully prepared to work hard to get those results.  Wish me luck! 

I cannot describe how happy I am that this was the case! I ended up with 4 A*, 5 As and a B. My hard work really did pay off and despite how little faith I had in myself, I did do it. Now I just need to apply the same to my AS levels...

2. Stress less. I am awful at worrying and then ending up getting myself into a state, normally at moment when I need to be working hard. I am going to really try not to breakdown every time something gets tough and instead channel that negative energy into something positive. 

I actually think I did manage to do this. It wasn't like I woke up and there was a change, if anything it was totally subconscious. Don't get me wrong, I definitely have had days when I freaked out, particularity in fact starting this term. Balancing the work/school/family/friends ratio was tough and I felt pretty out of control and worried. I remember having a bath and just feeling so bleugh and literally like my whole body was tense, like a clenched fist that just wouldn't relent. But instead of throwing a massive fit, I talked about it and didn't tell myself off. I have such a supportive network of friends and family who are always there for me and stopped me loosing my last nerve, and long may that continue!

3. Get a second ear piercing, I want to do it around my 16th birthday in April, so I guess we'll have to wait and see!

Fail! Defo want this to happen this year. 

4. Drink more water; I'm already pretty good at this, but I'm going try and drink a bottle every. single. day. 

I did well with this one! I love my water so it wasn't too hard, now I need to work on the exercise...

5. Change my room about. I'm desperate to refresh my room. Just like the blog, I'm getting bored of it! 

Sadly this didn't happen, I hope 2015 will be the year though!

6. Explore different  makeup and clothing looks, I think it could be interesting! 

I'm going to make a post with all my outfits from this year, so I will let you be the judge of that, this is my one from 2013 

7. Get up earlier at the weekends; I am guilty of staying in bed for far too long on those lazy Saturday and Sunday mornings, but I want to really make the most of my time this year and not waste my time lying in bed re-watching YouTube videos!

I had to get this one sorted out, working in retail and lie-ins rarely agree!

I have had the best year. Hopefully I'll have a round up post at some point to share some of my highlights. If you have done a post like this then please feel free to link it below.


  1. Those exam results are fantastic!

    I'm also much better at being productive when I'm under a lot of pressure. When I'm not, I tend to get lazy.

    Hope you had a great new years eve and good luck for 2015 :)

    Corinne x

    1. Thank you :) + thanks exactly it haha! + aw you too x

  2. Love this!! Congrats on doing so well on your exams! Hope 2015 is fab for you xx

    Abi |

  3. This is such a great post, it's so fun to look back over what you've achieved! I'm the same in that I work so much better when there's lots going on like exams- congrats on your GCSE results too! :)
    Hope you have a lovely 2015,
    Emma xo // Wallflower Wardrobe

  4. Love this post! Well done on your exam results, they are amazing! I hope 2015 is a good year for you :)
    Alice x

  5. love reading this kind of post! wow well down in your gcse's, mine are this year eek! x

  6. Loved reading this Alice :) It's weird how something that sounds so simple like getting your ear pierced can actually take a lot of effort! Like it's so easy to put off! I definitely did until the end of the year but I was in town with my friends and realised that if I didn't get it done then I never would have! You did so well in your GCSEs :) I hope 2015 is a great year for you ^.^

    niamh /

    x x

    1. It really is haha! Thank you Niamh, you too :) x

  7. Woah amazing exam results!! X


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