Hi guys! New year, new goals! I try to set some goals at the beginning of each year to make each one the most successful yet. 2016 was a year where I didn’t really meet as many of my goals as I would have liked to, but it was a personally very stressful year. I’m not sad to see it go, but I am optimistic for 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the goals that I am setting for myself this year.
Get Outside My Comfort Zone
This year, I want to try new makeup styles that challenge my skill level and are outside of my comfort zone. Though I enjoy the way I currently do my makeup, I want to start to add in new techniques and colours to see where that will take me.
Revive My YouTube Channel
My YouTube channel that I started last January went on a bit of an early hiatus. The reason for this was two-fold. First, my equipment set up, or lack there of, made the times I could film very limited. I needed the perfect amount of daylight and my husband around to run the camera for me so that I was centred. Each video was done blind, meaning, I couldn’t see myself to know if I was still in frame. This made for some frustrating editing sessions. Luckily, my new camera that I got for Christmas and the ring light that I’ll be setting up shortly will solve both of these issues. Secondly, with everything that went on in 2016, I just didn’t have the time to utilize the daylight that I did have. Once I have everything set up, keep your eye out for new videos!
Read More Books
In 2016 I set a goal to read a minimum of two books a month. For the most part, I was successful at this, there was only a few months that I fell short. I’d like to read three books a month (or the page equivalent of 3, some books are longer than others).
Stick to a Consistent Workout Routine
I was REALLY good at this in 2015, I was REALLY terrible at this in 2016. A few weeks ago I started getting into a routine again so that I could end the year on a positive note. I am going to do everything I can to continue this. My goal is to work out four times a week which I usually find to be do-able. This includes a variety of things such as playing Dance Central on the Xbox (such a fun AND effective way to get your cardio in), using the exercise bike & bow-flex, going to more yoga classes and then attending other classes at the gym as well.
Be Present More
In a time where information and technology is always available, I’m going to try my best to wean myself off my social media addiction just a little bit. Part of why I love going out to my cottage in the summer is the complete lack of cell reception/wi-fi so that when I sit down to read a book, I have no distractions. This year, I’m going to set some dedicated time where I lay off the social media and enjoy other parts of life.
Learn New Things
This year I’d also like to learn new things! This includes coding so that I can be more hands on with this website. As well, I’d like to expand my limited photoshop and video editing skills! I guess I should also add learning how to use my new camera in here. There’s so many buttons and modes to learn! Reading the manual should count as a book, it’s pretty big!
Phew! I think that basically covers most of my goals for this year. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store and I will do my best to achieve as many of my goals as I can. What are your goals for 2017? Let me know in the comments down below! If you wrote a post like this, feel free to link it, I’d love to read it!
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