• October 5, 2015

List of My Current Goals

I believe in making lists and sharing your goals with the people who matter in your life and since my readers really matter a lot to me I decided to share with you some of my current goals (in hopes that this will actually make me stick to my plans). For the last couple of months I have truly been a hot mess and all those college parties really took a toll on me and my body so for this school year (I am one of those people who don´t believe in the official New Year, for me a New Year begins with the first day of college) I decided to do some changes in my life that will help me get closer to my goals.

BLOG
I really want to post more outfit posts. REALLY! I want to show my daily looks and I would love to post at least 1-2 a week, but I have a problem with booking my photographers since we are all super busy all the time and our schedules never really work together. In the next couple of weeks I want to put even more thought into my posts and schedule my photographers a lot in advance and take at least 4 weeks’ worth of posts in a day. And maybe even get a friend to take some shots of my daily outfits for my blog – however beware those will be a bit more amateur than the posts I do with my photographers. I decided I will share more of what pieces I love to wear in collages and maybe give you some ideas with them. I really love fashion and how you can express yourself with it.

YOUTUBE
You know I love making Youtube videos, but I was unable to do them for the last couple of months due to some technical difficulties. Well, I got a new computer for my birthday and now I have absolutely no excuse not to do them more often – ok, I do wish I had better lightening since these rainy days really make it hard for me to do good quality videos, but hey, you can´t have it all. I was thinking about separating my blog and Youtube in a way where all my fashion posts (everything from outfit posts to wish lists) would be posted on my blog and all of my beauty related topics would be discussed in a Youtube video. What do you guys think? The only problem is, I don´t really know what you guys want to see in my Youtube videos. I know you love tutorials, but I can only film those when it´s sunny, so you can see all the colors as they really are and I really love making talking videos and TAG´s.  I even thought about posting daily vlogs occasionally, but those would be filmed with my phone since my DSLR is really too heavy to carry and it´s the same with my old camera.

VEGANISM
I haven´t shared this with you yet, but I have been a vegetarian for about four years and in the last month I have finally decided to finally make the switch and stick to veganism. I tried veganism once before, but that was before I ate any real veggies and I survived on pasta and bread. Now that I found my new love for veggies and fruit I decided to try veganism out. I do know this is not for everyone and I do believe you have to do a lot of research before taking the plunge because you can really do a lot of damage to your body otherwise. My reasons are ethical more than anything and I do know I will have to work a lot harder to get all the nutrient my body needs, but I do believe the extra work is worth it if I can make even the smallest change. Now, before you start pointing fingers and telling me how I need to eat meat and dairy I have to say I do not push my beliefs on anyone and thus I think you shouldn´t either. However, I do believe my readers are understanding enough not to write such things, but a little disclaimer never hurt nobody.

SMOKING
Yes, here is another thing you probably didn´t know about me. Since the first year of high school I have been an off and on again smoker, but I tried to hide it as much as possible because I know how much of a dumb a habit that is. I do not support it and never have, however I think once you start it is really hard to stop. I have quit many times before for a couple of months, but college stress or problems at home always got me back to my bad habit. I tried limiting my smoking to only nights out or coffee breaks, but that never really worked. This time I want to stick to my decision and finally stop. Smoking causes so much damage to your body and it is really not worth it. I know I will have a lot of temptation around me because I live in a dorm where the majority of the students smoke and those college parties are full of smoke. However, so far I have been a good girl and I even resisted those ˝I´m writing a blog post in a bar and kinda feel like Carrie Bradshaw so I wanna smoke˝ moments. This one will probably be the hardest for me, but so far I am really determent and I think coming clean with you guys will finally be the kick in the *** I need to stop.

BINGE DRINKING
If you are a student you will understand. I was never really a party girl, but ever since I moved into a dorm (about 4 months ago) the parties just come to my front door – literally. And with partying comes alcohol, and lots of it, too. I don´t think there is anything wrong with a glass of wine or two (or beer, whatever you prefer) here and there, but when it comes to partying like crazy at least 3 times a week, there is where I draw the line. October is the month of parties for Slovene college students and I am already scared of the temptation of the wild life, however after a couple of parties I just realized I am not the person who wants to waste the day after in bed with a horrible headache – it is just not worth it in my opinion. And don´t even get me started on how bad alcohol is if you want to lose weight or/and gain muscle and get clear skin! This year I want to be smart with my decisions and skip a party or two and maybe go for a run instead or write a blog post or two.

TRAINING
Smoking, eating junk and alcohol really took a toll on my body and I´ve neglected my training sessions quite a lot. All those extra kilos really don´t help my self-esteem and I always feel tired. If you know me you know I despise working out, but once I get into a routine I start enjoying it. I was on a good path last year and really did a lot of progress, but ruined it all after my break up and moving into a dorm. I think my biggest problem with going to the gym is the fact that I always feel judged and I am quite ashamed of the state in which my body is. I am aware people at the gym couldn´t care less about how I look since they are there to work on themselves and the only way to get my body into a better shape is to go to the gym. That is why this year I have decided to be more active again. I want to go back into the routine I had before all the crazy stuff in my life happened and this time I don´t wanna be so harsh on myself – I want to take it slow, try new things and do it how I want to. I´ve noticed I always pushed myself to hard and was really critical about my progress and it made me hate working out so this time I am taking baby steps – it´s still better to go for a half hour walk than push yourself so hard in the gym that you start hating it and never go again.

SCHOOL WORK
I´ve always been a good girl when it comes to education, however all the crazy events did influence my school work a bit and my grades did suffer a bit so now I want to get back on track and take control. I want to get back to doing everything on time and I want to pay attention in class more (now that is something I always had a problem with). I started to look at education quite differently recently and I think you can pretty much any subject for or even bearable if you put in the effort.

˝ME TIME˝
If you ask anyone that knows me, they will tell you I am the queen of overthinking and being there for everyone. I put way too much time into what other people think so one of my goals for this year even editing while putting away my phone and turning off my Wi-Fi (I know most people hate editing, but I actually love it!). I haven´t had a lot of ˝me time˝ recently since my family can be quite loud and I definitely need peace and quite so I hope being away from home again will bring me that (although I am aware realizing this wish is next to impossible since I do live in a dorm). I am an emotional person and being around noise makes me nervous and I tend react quite strongly to everything around me and that is something I want to get under control. I had that down a couple of months ago, but coming back home kind of threw me of track. Right now I am in a café writing this blog post (how hipster of me, I know) because I just needed to escape and do something that makes me happy, hope I will have more chances to do this in the future, I certainly will do everything in my power to make it happen.

SAVING MONEY
I think this one will solve itself out without much effort. All those cigarettes and alcohol aren´t free and my wallet really paid the price for the last couple of months. Besides, being a blogger is not as cheap as you might think so this year I decided I will start saving more money and I even thought about making a blog post or a Youtube video on how you, as a student, can do that to without any sacrifices.

COMFORT ZONE
I know it can be cozy in your comfort zone, that´s why it is called ˝comfort˝ zone, however nothing really gets done if you never step out of it. I have been a good girl before and actually did a lot of things that scared me and I got great results so why not stick to it more!? I know it can be scary, but I am sure I will eventually start to enjoy it. For example, I always hated running and I never understood those people that actually went for a run when they felt stressed out (for me the best stressreliever is buying vegan ice cream and watching TV while eating the whole bucket). But about a month ago I gave running a chance. I was in a bad place at the time so I just wanted to clear out my mind. I put on some good music and just did it. And you know what? Half way through the run I even forgot I was running, I got lost in the moment and I actually enjoyed it. I finally understood all those ˝I´m going for a run after classes to clear out my mind˝ kind of people. Now, I´m not saying I was fast, nor am I saying I ran for miles without stopping. What I am saying is I actually stepped out of my comfort zone, tried something different for me and actually enjoyed it. And I think I (and you) should do more of that. Stepping out of our comfort zone is the first step to growing and we should all just strive to be our best selves.

CLEAR OUT YOUR SPACE
I am one of those people that can hold on to something sentimental for years, even decades even if it creates a mess in my life. My environment has become cluttered and consequently so has my mind. Some say spring cleaning is a thing; I say autumn cleaning will be a thing, too. I think a clean and fresh environment calls for a focused and clear mind. I want to get rid of all the makeup I don´t use, donate or sell all the clothes I don´t ware and I have about 4 boxes of books that need to be donated to a library or a book store. I feed of the energy my environment gives me and right now all I am getting is a lot of cluster and noise. I know this will be a hard process because I attach a lot of emotions to object, but I need to realize it is better to hold onto memories than objects and just clear out my space.

PLAN MORE
I am a spontaneous person however I admit planning in advance (to some extent) does help you reach your goals and be more consistent and it makes you stay on track. I think anything written down on a piece of paper is more likely to occur and that is why I got a couple of planners for the New Year and just the fact that they are so beautiful will make me use them more often (I hope). I am thinking about making posts or Youtube videos like this more often will help to, since sharing your thoughts/plans with a lot of people puts some pressure on you to actually make them happen. Do you have any tips on how to be consistent with planning? I have a problem where I stick to it for a month or so and then just forget about it and my life soon becomes a mess again.

4 Comments

  • Congrats on everything, especialy veganism! You're doing the right thng girl 🙂 and it is so easy .. kudos for you doing the right thing 😀

  • Super objava, se pa najbolj strinjam z saving money and comfort zone … to bi moralo nujno biti tudi v mojem planu. 😛

  • Thank you! Yes, I have noticed it is SUPER easy and my digestion and skin/complexion are looking better than ever! 🙂

  • Hvala! 🙂 Ja, se mi zdi da nas je kar nekaj takih, ki bi se mogle večkrat tega držati 😀

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