Nice To Meet You 2019 || New Year's Resolutions & Changes

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

HIYA 2019, NICE TO MEET YOU
feat. pictures of me in a range of sunglasses

Soooo in-case you hadn't realised 2019 is well underway now. Yup - a shiny-new year has begun and I thought I'd do a nice little ramble about my goals, hopes and changes I'm making this year.
2018 was a complete whirlwind and went by so quickly it's still kinda weirding me out that we're in 2019 - 2019 people!!! But ah well, here we are and I'm so excited about this year. There's so much planned, so many big-fancy-scary-life-moments to face and on top of all that I've decided to switch up my blog for this year too!


If you haven't read my last post A Review Of My 2018 Bookish Goals (what are you doing?) then you won't have heard my little ramble about the fact I've switched up the look of my blog. Don't get me wrong I LOVED the way my blog looked before, the soft pinks and swirly writing was so gorgeous - but it just didn't feel like me anymore. I love colour and fun and being different and having that perfect and sophisticated look to my blog just didn't reflect me anymore. I'm not sophisticated or refined - I'm messy and colourful and wanted the look of my blog to reflect that.



Annnnnnd that leads me only nicely to some other changes I'm making to my blog - mainly the content itself. I don't wanna sound big-headed or narcissistic (legit had to google how to spell that whoops), but this is my little corner of the internet. This is my place to share what I love, share who I am and grow as a person. I'm not an adult and shouldn't feel like I have to post refined content with polish photo-shoots.
Maybe I want to have a rant and ramble about exam stress or the way my style is changing. Okay, so I will still post things of a high standard that I am proud to put out there for all you lovely people to read. Duh. But I just want to feel like I have some space to just be me.
If ya get me.







This year is a big year for me. I've got important exams (aaaaaaargh), prom (ooh la la) and huge changes going on in my personal life all going on too. This means that my content is gonna feature a lot of that - I'm talkin' exam advice, how to revise, my writing journey, personal style and so much more. This is a big year and I want my blog to become an outlet for me rather than a stress.
ALSO I really want you guys (my lovely readers) to have more of an input - what do you want to learn about, what do you want to see on my blog? Let me know in the comments!! x




Right then, now my weird little ramble's out of the way I thought I'd set myself some concrete goals for this year. I figure if I publish them on here - KNOWING I'm going to review them when December rolls around, I should (fingers crossssed) be more motivated to achieve them. But who knows I'll probably forget I set them by February 1st.



IMPROVE MY FRENCH
At the moment I'm taking GCSE French and even though I'm not a fan of the exams (is it just me or are French exams hellllllllla hard?) I love learning the language and this year, I fancy putting in more effort to do so. At the moment I'm loving Duolingo to expand my vocabulary and there are so many amazing features on there to help improve reading, listening and speaking skills also. I also figure if I put a bunch more effort into learning French outside of school, I should feel more confident with it inside school. Magic.


LISTEN MORE
I don't know if you've realised but I'm a talker in this world. Which also means I'm not always the best listener. Don't get me wrong I don't think I'm rude or anything, but because I love sharing stories with people so much, I can sometimes forget to listen to other people's stories. Which sucks. So this year I want to become more patient, kind and listen to people, because if you can really listen to people not only will you learn and grow but your relationship with them will too. So everyone wins.



WRITE A BOOK
This was my goals last year and I kinda did this??? I don't know I fully outlined a few, wrote parts of some, wrote masses of others, drafted some and maybe just made a sneaky Pinterest board for others. Basically I DID make huuuuge progress with my writing but not enough to be like BOOM finished book - cover to cover perfect and edited and everything. So it would be nice to do it this year.




REDUCE MY SCREEN TIME
I mean, pretty self-explanatory. Less screen time = more in the moment = happier and healthier.

GET IN TO HEALTHY HABITS
Speaking of being healthier and happier, this year I reallyyyy want to try and get into some healthy habits. I'm thinking - a regular sleep routine, being more positive, drinking more water, tidying my room for a few minutes everyday (I'm thinking eight for some reason?) and spending more time being just mindful and niiiiiice.

READ MORE THAN 25 BOOKS
Another bookish goal - last year I read a sad 15 because I endured boring reading slumps at the start and end of last year. Basically - I know I can do a million times better. And with a goal of 30 books on Goodreads this year, I hope to achieve it!!!

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I think that's it? Basically I just wanna be a better person (lol) and I hope 2019 gives me the chance to do that! Happy New Year everyone - what are your 2019 resolutions? What have you got planned this year? What do you want to see from my this year?

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Follow These Links:
A Review Of My 2018 Bookish Goals
Pompeii Travel Guide
Learning How To Be An Optimist

Lots of love,
Grace
xox

37 comments:

  1. You have some fabulous goals here!! Good for you!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  2. Lovely post !! Best of luck with achieving your goals xx

    Thea
    www.theascott.blogpot.com

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  3. I love those pictures! Hope you have a wonderful year x

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  4. Great goals in here! Some of the things I want to accomplish this year is to learn Mandarin, and also to publish a book.

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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    1. Ohhh good luck Alyssa - I know a friend who is desperate to master Korean! x

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  5. Loved your post
    Love xx

    sasha24official.blogspot.com/

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  6. Good luck with your goals and happy 2019!

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  7. Wow this post is amazing! I love the new style of your blog and your new resolutions sound great! You look so gorgeous in all of these pics too, happy new year sweetie!! Xxx
    Alice x

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    1. Happy new year gorgeous thank you so much for the lovely comment, love youuu xxx

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  8. I love all the energy and colour! I'm often torn between wanting to share beautifully curated content on my blog and wanting to just let my stream of consciousness run wild. I think there's space enough for both of them, and I'm working on making them work together seamlessly! Anywho, good luck with your 2019 goals! // I made a list of things I wanted to learn and hobbies I wanted to take up in 2019, and one thing was learning French on Duolingo; I've never learned in school before, so it would be completely new, besides the fact that I've given learning French on Duolingo a go before but never stuck with it haha. // I'm a rather quiet person, but I still think it's important for me to work on listening actively as well! Sometimes I get nervous about having the right thing to say, so I'll latch onto one thing in a conversation, and then spend the rest of the conversation focusing on myself and what I'll say next instead of continuing to listen. // Wow writing a book is a big one! It's nice that you'll have some progress to continue off of from last year :) // @ screen time & healthy habits: don't. we. all. hahh // I've been participating in Goodreads' annual reading challenges since 2015, and I've seen progress in my reading habits over the years, so I'll definitely be continuing my participation in 2019! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. I completely agree Audrey - I always stress about the presentation and perfection of my blog and thought I'd just let everything run wild and colourful for 2019! Thank you so much for your lovely comment Audrey, your comments always make me smile so much! Good luck with learning French - I'll be using Duolingo too, it's amazing right? And good luck with all of your other amazing goals too Hun, hope 2019 is an amazing year for you :)

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  9. Love the colour injected into your blog now; so reflective of your personality babe! I hope 2019 is a fabulous year for you, including all of the huge life moments coming up you've mentioned!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Aw thank you so much Hun, you're so sweet!! x

      Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Very realistic goals. Good luck in your goals achievement and thanks for the nice post.
    The Glossychic
    Wonder Cottage



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  11. Youa are right, French exams are quite hard, good luck with your test . You have great goals for 2019.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  12. I love that you are embracing colours! A lot of aesthetics are about white so I feel like you're different. :) I love that you're trying to reduce screen time! I successfully reduced it for like, 4 days before gradually increasing it again lol. I hope you do better than I did! hahaa

    Anna
    Annaxiu.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw congrats Anna and thank you so much for the lovely comment! :)

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  13. Ooh, I really like your theme! Also, you can totally achieve your goal-- I believe in you!!

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  14. Such fun pics! It sounds like you have a lot of nice things planned for this year too! Good luck with all of them! :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend and your 2019 has been off to a great start :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment Mica :)

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  15. Awesome goals! I love that you changed up the look on your blog to reflect your personality. I need to do the same with mine! Lol. Enjoy the rest of your week! ♥

    PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

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  16. I hope you will be able to achieve all of those goals! Stressing less about blogging is always a good thing and yay for wanting to read more and wanting to be healthy :D I hope it all goes well. I also have a language goal this year so fingers crossed for your French.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Hun, stressing less about blogging is the plan!! x

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  17. I love how you changed your blog to reflect more of you! Blogging can be stressful some times, and this year, I'm trying to find the balance between having fun blogging and still have the ~aesthetic~ I want. Good luck on your 2019 goals and good luck on your exams!

    xo, Richel V.

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    1. Ohhhh thank you so much that means so much to meeee!! x

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  18. Those sound like good goals! My New Years Resolution is to pass my driving test! I've also said I will preorder more books, since that is so helpful for authors!

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    1. Ohhh good luck with your driving test Hun!! x

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