I know last week was prime time for discussing our 2018 goals, but since the new year I’ve been busying packing a suitcase, boarding various planes and flying across the world – happy new year indeed! Now that I’m settled in Florence, I finally have time to discuss my goals, resolutions and reminders for the year ahead. Keep reading to find out what I hope to achieve, what I want to do more of, and what I’m going to keep reminding myself throughout 2018!
Due to blogging every week on a Sunday, it seems only right to use the final one of the year, which also happens to be the very last day of the year, to look back and reflect on some the things I did in 2017 – 17 things in fact. The last 12 months have been a whole lot of something. From surviving another year of university, to surviving merging into other lanes at high speeds in built up areas, to surviving ridiculous plebiscites, real life work experience, and the fact that I witnessed the one and only queen Adele perform live and lived to tell the tale, 2017 was definitely memorable. I’ll refrain from spoiling anymore points, because they’re all explained below! If you enjoy this post, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s jump into the last blog post for 2017!
The end of the year is just days away, so before I start penning some ideas for what I want to achieve in 2018, it’s time to look back on my 2017 goals! This year was the first time I posted about my goals and then actively checked in with them during the year, and I’m so glad to see that this system was actually effective! Since I ticked off some of my big goals half way through the year, I felt quite accomplished and wasn’t so focused on the rest for the second half of 2017. Looking back on them now, most of these goals, particularly the whole concept of setting ‘beauty goals’, aren’t really relevant to me anymore, which I think is a great thing! It’s made me realise what’s important to focus on for 2018, and its shown where I can improve my goal setting. If you enjoy this post or find it helpful, please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into some reflecting!
Since I recently posted my 2017 Beauty Favourites and rounded up the best makeup products I discovered during the past 12 months, it only seems right to do the same for the non-beauty related things I mention in my monthly favourites! I always struggle with what title to give this post. Are they General Favourites? None-Materialistic Favourites I Can’t Capture in a Flatlay? This list is a big jumble of everything, so I’m settling with Lifestyle Favourites! Whether it be incredible TV shows that had me on the edge of my seat, novels that had me fighting sleep to stay up and read, or gadgets that made my mornings easier and more delicious, here’s a round up of all the things that just added to 2017! Keep reading to find out what made the cut and if you enjoy this post, don’t forget to give it a “like” so I know!
Finally I can start a monthly favourites post without writing the cliché phrase ‘where is the time going?‘ because October, as wonderful as it was, felt like it was never ending! When I look back at the things I did at the start of October, it genuinely feels like I did them three months ago, not just a couple of weeks ago. I think that’s because October was such a transitional month for me and, instead of using my new free time to lounge around like I thought I would be doing, I ended up utilising my time well and made a lot of progress on life projects. In 31 days I handed in gigantic final assignments, finished another year of university, attended the first journalism university ball, successfully produced a month of Halloween themed blog posts and, to top it off, planned an overseas holiday. And, of course, discovered some beauty and fashion favourites along the way. So much to discuss! If you enjoy this, don’t forget to give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the October Favourites!
With Halloween falling on a Tuesday this year, a night in watching some freaky television or movies seems like the perfect way to get into the (spooky) spirit! I thought I’d better put together a quick list full of recommendations to hopefully spark some inspiration on what to watch come October 31st! This post was originally meant to be a “Halloween Netflix Guide”, but as I was scrolling through what they had to offer, I couldn’t find a bunch of my favourites that I really wanted to feature! So I thought I’d broaden my horizons and recommend some titles that can be found elsewhere. Keep in mind I’m a scaredy cat who found Pretty Little Liars spooky (Alison vanishing from a sleepover, only to be found buried in her backyard, is unnerving, alright!), so don’t expect flicks like Texas Chainsaw or The Conjuring to be featured below. I hope you like this Halloween Night In Watch List, and if you do, don’t forget to give it a “like” so I know!
As the university semester comes to a close (!!!!) and I begin to be granted with the luxury of free time, I’ve found myself getting back into reading! Whenever I’m studying I never have the energy to read for fun, but as soon as the holidays roll around, the ‘To Read’ stack of books on my bedside table just gets bigger and bigger. Since it’s the spooky season, I thought it’d be nice to pull together some books I think are pretty appropriate for this time of the year. I’m very reluctant to call this a ‘Halloween Reading List’ as there is no horror or gore here. But there are magical novels featuring witches and wizards, a science fiction world I would hate to live in, a young adult series about a friendship group plagued by a social media stalker, and suspenseful as heck thrillers featuring some absolutely kick ass female characters that kept me on my toes the whole time. If you enjoy this post please give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get on with the reading list!