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Goals For My 35th Year

It’s that time again! My birthday was a few weeks ago, so with that being said it’s time to set myself new goals for my 35th year!

If you read my post from last year, you will be familiar with the new tradition I have started! Each year on my birthday I will set myself at least 10 goals to be completed over the next 365 days!

So for here are my 10 new goals for my 35th Year!


Last year I wanted to travel more but with moving and starting a new job, travelling was the last thing on my mind! This year I would really like to do more European or UK City weekend breaks. I AM also booking to go to my Brother’s wedding which will take place in October 2017. I also hope to finally visit my cousin in Germany during October Half term.

Lose Weight

My aim is to lose 2 stones! I know this is quite a big feat but I think with hard work and determination I can definitely achieve this goal. I really worked on my diet last year, which I am still in the process of refining. The goal this year, is to increase my physical activity. As per last year the goal is to do more exercise!! Currently I AM in the process of looking for a good gym that doesn’t cost much to join!


There is a lot of decorating to be done in our new place. So I will be working on trying to complete as much as possible.  I AM planning on finishing Ky’s room first and then mine! Then I will work on the front room/dining room and hallway. I’m not planning to rush so I know it maybe a couple of years before everything is exactly how I want it!

Successful Business

I started to work on this goal last year but due to moving and starting a new job, I was unable to complete it. However I have been busy the last few months trying to make this happen. I have completely changed the business, including branding and the services we will be offering. All I need to do now is to finish the website (which I am currently working on) and get promoting! I know that having a successful business can take some time so I AM prepared for this goal to be a continued work in progress!

12 Books in 12 Months

Last year my goal was to read more, this year the goal is simple, to read 12 books in 12 months. Due to this post being nearly a month late, I am already halfway through my 1st book! Not a bad start, methinks!

Clear Braces

After having Ky, my teeth really suffered and I had to have a number of fillings. It is believed that some women suffer loss of calcium when pregnant. Some of these fillings have been hard for the dentist to fill, as some of my teeth slightly overlap. My dentist suggested that by getting my teeth straightened it would make it easier for him to completely fix some of my holes properly. He also stated that I should have been given braces when I was younger!! Not impressed as my original dentist told me my teeth where fine! Anyway I have been told it’s the best treatment for me and I AM hoping to have them fitted before my next birthday.

Graphic Design Course

Another goal that has been rolled over from last year! My main reason for not being able to enrol on the course as yet, has been due to finances and other things taking a priority. The course is extremely expensive but I AM staying positive that I will be able to enrol on the course by August next year.

Saving More

I don’t really feel this needs any real explanation. I would like to save more not just for myself but also for Ky. I have saving accounts for us both but I would like to make regular deposits for us both.

Saying Yes More

As I get older, I AM staring to want to try more new things. Now this may be a new skill or hobby or even going to different types of events that I may not have considered before. I AM always telling Ky to try new things and so I believe I should lead by example! So this goal is about saying yes to trying new things and experiences!

Do you set personal goals for yourself on or around your birthday? If you do share them with me and let me know what you plan to achieve in 365 days!

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My Lessons from 2015

Happy New Year!!

I know its 18 days into the year but when is it, officially not OK to say Happy New Year….

2015 was an incredible year filled with both many highs and lows but as the year progressed I learnt so much about myself and I am finally becoming happy with who I AM!

I thought I would share with you some lessons I learnt in 2015! Hopefully they will be of some help to you.

So let’s not waste any more time and get started….

My 2015 Lessons

Live your dreams to the fullest

Quite Simply DO NOT hold back on your dreams. Even if you are in the process of making those dreams happen, then live each day as if you can feel those dreams are real and your current reality!

Let Go and Let God

Many times we have situations that arise in our lives that we have to acknowledge and understand that we have no control over. We have to stop trying to fix the situation and just have faith that everything will work out as it is meant to.

Now I can appreciate that not everyone believes in God or is religious but when I say God, I basically mean trusting in whatever you believe and just letting the situation GO!


Clique I know but this is what everyone should live by! The key is not to just be positive but to speak and think nothing but positivity. Life can serve you difficult hurdles and curve-balls and can lead a person to believe that they are having a bad day. It is important however to always remain positive especially on these days. The lesson here is to look at what you are being taught from these hurdles or curve-balls and to understand that everything happens for a reason.

Keep DIRTY feet out your mind

The Great Mahatma Gandhi once said “I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.”

When you have a great idea/plan your initial reaction is to tell everyone or share it with everyone, colleagues, friends and family. However I have definitely learnt that this is not always the best thing to do. Sometimes the moment you tell someone about your great idea/plan they instantly tell you everything they believe is wrong with the idea/plan or everything they see going wrong with your idea/plan. At times this can be a conscious effort to sabotage you and sometimes it can be subconscious. Some people don’t even understand that they are always operating from a place of fear….fear of failure or even fear of succeeding. The lesson here is to sometimes keep those ideas/plans to yourself until you are ready to share it with the world. This will mean that no matter what opinions others may have, it will not affect how that idea/plan is executed!!


Ultimately the most important statement ever! I feel this is something that should remain a constant!! Never stop believing in yourself not matter what! Believe in yourself even when you feel there is no way out or when life feels stagnant and you want to make a change but you’re unsure that you can. Everyone has the ability to change their life but first you have to change your mind and that begins with believing that you can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to visualise yourself achieving what you want to achieve or being what you want to be! Visualise till the point that it feels real and eventually with hard work and positivity, opportunities will arise to lead you to those dreams!

You can watch me explain my lessons in more detail here!

Do you have any lessons you learnt from 2015? If so what were the lessons?