Wednesday, 2 November 2016

My End of Year Goals

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Can you believe how fast this year has gone? I know everyone keeps saying it but it's true isn't it? The shops are slowly starting to get all the Christmas stock in, people are asking for lists for Santa and all of a sudden it's gotten really cold.

With two months of 2016 left I decided it was time to pull my finger out of my arse and decide on a couple of goals that I hope to achieve by the time the clock ticks midnight and we welcome in 2017.

I'm not huuuge on goals as I like to wing it most of the time, but there are a couple of things I want to get done before the year is over....

1. Have at least £5000 saved.
I'm hoping to hit this on November payday but with my trip to London and Christmas fast approaching it might be a squeeze getting this amount saved before 2017. Regardless I'm really close and I think the amount I've saved in the short time I've bene back (especially with my spending habit) is pretty impressive.

2. Redesign our bedroom.
As we are going to be living at Jody's parents for a while we decided it's time to give our revamp. We want to declutter the room (although most of the crap is mine), replace or paint all the furniture white and just make the room look a bit more grown up and streamline. We've put up a bookcase and binner to shelving units so far and it already looks a million times better.

3. Bin at least half my wardrobe.
I have bags and bags and bags of clothes that I don't wear and to be honest I don't even know what's in half of them. It's time to have a major declutter and bin everything that I haven't worn in the last 6 months - Which is a LOT. It'll be hard but it's for the best. Plus we have this huge, hideous oak wardrobe and maybe if I bin the majority of my clothes we can downsize.

4. Improve the content quality + photography on Alright Blondie.
I've had a redesign and I am feeling super motivated to improve my little corner of the internet. I have ideas that will take me through to January, I'm doing Blogmas AND I'm going to try and stop being so shy and get more involved with the blogger community. I'm also going to try and up my photography game with more exciting backdrops, props and better lighting.

5. Book a city break for my birthday.
I've been away for my last two birthdays (Perth and Phuket) and I'm hoping to get away for my upcoming one aswell (January 9th if you were wondering). With all the saving we have going on and our trip to the USA I don't want to go anywhere to expensive/far away so I'm thinking of booking two nights in Amsterdam. (I just need to persuade Jody!).

Have you got any end of year goals?
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  1. Good luck with your goals! Hopefully your reach your savings goal but it is tough around Christmas time (also I agree how the hell has Christmas almost come around again!!!). You should deffo go to Amsterdam for your birthday is you can, I went in June and it's easy to make into quite a cheap trip as well (like buying food from supermarkets rather than eating out for every meal!)

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    1. Ahh thank you so much! I have finally managed to persuade my fella that we simply have to go to Amsterdam, Yay! Can't wait!

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