Wednesday, 20 July 2016

My 21st Birthday & Mid Year Goals






- Granted I don't look my best, but I was so happy!

The past 6 weeks have been an absolute whirl wind. I finished uni, moved back home, got engaged, started my new job and turned 21, it looks like 2016 is going to be my year! My 21st birthday party was the icing on the cake, and the last of the fun for now, which in a way I'm kind of glad to have everything settle back down, I'm on a saving money mission and also hoping to really get back into shape, but first I just had to share some photos from my 21st birthday with you to finish off what has been the best 6 weeks of my life.

MID YEAR GOALS

I'm not too strict with goal setting, I won't be beating myself up at the end of the year is these don't quite work out... but there are a couple of things that I keep in the back of my mind that I would quite like to achieve before we reach 2017 (how scary is that, 2017)! There is something about posting goals on my blog that makes them feel more concrete to me, so I just have to share them.

1) Get more of a routine. I have been home for nearly two months now and I'm still without a proper routine, I want to have my blog schedule nailed, be going to the gym atleast 3 times a week, and have proper meals prepped and ready each day. I always feel so much more motivated and productive when I have a good routine, so I feel like doing this will help so many other things just fall into place.

2) Improve my blog photography and learn more about graphic design. I have never considered myself a creative person, I hated art at school and I thought my lack of patience with it meant that it wasn't for me. My love for photography just keeps growing now I have my new camera and lenses, plus I have Photoshop again through work so I'm determined to make the most of it and learn how to use it like a pro, and hopefully start making some amazing things for both work and home.

3) Be more mindful with shopping. This seems like such a small thing, but since seeing a lot about the capsule wardrobe and realising I have a wardrobe full of a lot of things I don't wear anymore (or have never worn at all), I'm starting to realise that I need to buy some wardrobe staples and start to rebuild it up again. At the start of the year I told myself that I need to be more mindful about what makeup I buy - I used to impulse buy and would end up with a £22 lipstick that looked crap on me! Now I do a lot of research and make sure (as much as possible) I'm going to love something before I take the plunge.

Do you set yourself mid year goals? If so I would love to know what sort of goals you set yourself!
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  1. Wow! It seems like you've had a seriously good year so far Jodie! Getting a good routine is definitely something I try to stick too. I think need to start weekly meal planning. I want to make Sunday's my planning days for the following week so that it makes me feel more organised and ready for the week a head, as well as in blogging.

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  2. Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had such a good time and I'm loving the birthday decorations! Also, congrats on getting engaged! :D

    I'm going to set myself some mid year goals as I haven't really kept to my New Years resolutions ^^" I'd love to start using my DSLR for my blog posts, so that's definitely going to be one of my goals.

    Lizzie Bee // mysticthorn.com

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  3. Happy Birthday!! The cake looks soo amazing!! <3 I love all the photographs too!

    Amelia | Amelia Grace

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  4. This display all looks so beautiful, happy belated birthday! Your goals sound great too and definitely achievable. As a graphic designer myself i'd definitely recommend you checking out any of the tutorials Adobe post to help you grow your skills :)

    The Little Things | Louise x

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  5. These are such lovely photos, you look so happy!

    Lucy | Forever September

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  6. oh happy belated birthday lovely. 2016 has been treating you very well and i wish you all the best.


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  7. Happy Belated Birthday Jodie! I want to get Photoshop and learn graphic and photo editing too. So many lovely pictures and I'm glad you had a good birthday.

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  8. The cake looks amazing, I made one like this for my mum's birthday and she loved it! By the way, your blog is gorgeous <3

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