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Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Goals

Happy New Year,
I always feel like the New Year is a good time to change, put the old behind you and move forward. When you let go of all the bad things it makes room for all the good stuff that’s just around the corner. A few days ago I posted a blog post rounding up my 2016. There was a lot of good moments and our fair share of not so good. It has helped us grow so much and really focus on what’s important. If you want it read more about it click here.
 I think by making my goals public I’m probably most likely to stick to them (or so I’d like to hope!)


Stop focusing on the number on the scale. For those that truly know me they know this is a massive issue. I want to be able to get healthy this year, last year was such a roller-coaster. I’ve got around 30lbs to loose.

Save, save, save. I’m a hard core shopper, this is a big one for us this year. We have so many goals within the next two years. I just need to focus and save. (I can save when I want to, we managed to save for our dream wedding in just 7 months!)  

Have more date nights. After we became parents, we stopped “dating”. We’ve already started date night once a month which includes the whole afternoon and evening to ourselves. Just want to keep it up.

Blog more and learn more about photography. I’m so excited about this one. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know my husband got me a camera for Christmas, he went all out and bought me everything I could possibly need! (lights, backgrounds, tripod the boy did good!) I love blogging so I want to focus more on it and be 100% happy with what I put out there. I want to have posts ready and at least 2 saved to put up all the time.

Travel. We’ve been talking about holidays, though we want to save everyone deserves a break. Work hard play harder. I would love to take Emma to Disney Land and then fly home for Christmas.

Learn to control my diabetes. This one is probably the most important one this year. I’m so bad at remembering to take insulin and keeping records of my readings. This one goes hand in hand with losing weight.

Learn to take time out. I am a MASSIVE stress head, I need to learn to say no, ask for help and mostly have time out to myself. Life can get a tad bit too much.

Find an eyeshadow primer. Beauty wise this is a big one, I hate my oily eyes.

Use more colours. I want to start experimenting with eyeshadow colours and lips to get out of my comfort zone. I’ve been given beautiful palettes for Christmas so I can’t wait to start playing! 

 Switch off from the internet. This is a personal one for me, I need to take some time out and be able to switch my phone off and enjoy family time. Emma is growing up too fast and we spend too much time with our phones glued to our hands.  

Go back blonde. And stay blonde Tania Alexandra!

Keep up with skincare routine. I cannot believe I have been sticking to my skincare routine for the past 30 days or so! I really want to keep this one up.

Grow on social media. I want to improve my content, gain more followers, follow more bloggers, read more blogs and comment more on other people’s amazing work. No one realises the time that is spent on a post. I know it takes me a good two/three hours editing pictures, writing and making sure it’s perfect. I do not get paid for this I do it because I love it!

Love more. Say I love you more often, show more affection, and just be happy.

There are a few personal goals me and my husband have. But if 2016 has taught me anything is that you should keep the best to yourself. There’s too many people who would do anything to see you fail. Remember as long as you’re happy who cares what anyone else thinks.

Life is too short.

I hope 2017 is your year…

xxx



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  1. I love all of your goals! I've just bought the Make Up Revolution focus and fix eye primer and I'm using it for the first time today! I think a lot of us have similar goals in saving up and getting healthy! I hope you smash 2017!

    Sian x
    http://theenglisheverygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh i'll have to look through my local superdrug and see if they have it there. Thank you xx

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  2. Ahh I need to work on so many of these too... I wanna try more colours on my eyes in 2017 like I used too. I kind of stopped doing so once I got married for some odd reason so want to go back to doing that. Thanks for sharing lovely, was a really nice read. šŸŽ€šŸ’œšŸ’«✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
    www.AlishaValerie.com | www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

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    1. I've always been one to wear natural eye shadow, but I've got so many palettes now i want to try different looks! x

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  3. These are a lot of goals but I hope you achieve them all! Date nights are great and me and my boyfriend should really have more of them, I'm also going blonder this year x

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    1. It makes such a huge difference to be able to just enjoy time together. Especially as we have a little one. Hope you and your boyfriend have amazing date nights this year! x

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  4. I love these goals! And the majority of your goals are similar to mine. I want to lose weight but as you say, trying to be healthy and not concentrating on the number on the scale! And I'm also trying to get back to ice/silver blonde! You'll kick ass, and I'll be there for when you struggle ��

    Katie - http://silverglowx.com ��

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    1. Yeah i think its a life change and not just loosing weight. Oh i had ash silver hair and i miss it so much! For some reason i went ahead and dyed it dark. i HATE it x

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  5. Ahh I definitely share a few goals with you. Maybe I should also do that switch off from the internet too. You are so right, I feel glued to my phone constantly! X

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    1. I think this will be my hardest goal! But i really want to get to the stage i can put my phone down and forget about it! technology has really taken over x

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  6. Love this! I also have set myself a goal to save! I can't help but buy make up alllll the time! haha! Fab post lovely :) xxxx
    www.rachelxblog.com

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    1. I always struggle to just walk past boots superdrug or any makeup store. On Saturday i couldn't help myself! I'm going to do the 1p challenge my brother recommend x

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  7. Switching off from the internet is something I'm really going to try and do more often this year! I've been so much happier since I stopped focusing on the scales - eating healthily and exercising are so much easier now I don't obsess over my weight as a by product of those! Good luck!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. I'm going to start slowly with this one. Maybe weekends and once we are both enjoying down time when Emma is asleep. I really want to be more relaxed about my weight and actually do something instead of just complain and feeling bad for myself xx

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  8. Love your photography here, Tania! Everything in your photo matches so well colour-wise! I need to learn from your skills! I think that more date nights sounds like a lovely idea, nothing better to keep the relationship fresh and re-affirm your bonds! I'm also trying to switch off the internet more this year, you need to do it for your own sanity sometimes haha!

    Abbey šŸ˜˜ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Awww thank you! That means a lot. I've been trying to improve my photography lately. They are great goals nothing better then turning of from the world and enjoying time with the people we love xx

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  9. I loved reading this! I'm a fellow hard core shopper and am really determined to save more this year! I like the idea of switching your phone off - it's healthy to have some down time but most of us forget that!

    Lxoxo
    www.lovelibby.co.uk

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    1. I need to learn self control. I'm hoping to do the 1p challenge it sounds very doable xx

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  10. I agree with you in regards to photography. I really need to work on my photography skills, themes and presentation. Also, date nights sound like a must do thing!

    Good luck with all your goals. I am sure you will meet them all!

    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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    1. i'm so excited to start playing with my new camera and getting settings how they need to be. Good luck with your photography if you have any tips feel free to throw them my way! xx

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  11. Your post made me feel all warm and fuzzy!! Date nights is something we haven't had much of I think two of them in the last year...Our lad is 4 in April, we should make date nights a priority! Totally understand about getting stressed out and needing time out especially away from my phone. I have deleted Facebook on my phone and already spend less time on my phone, I also only do blogging stuff on my laptop... my phone is boring now apart from Instagram haha.

    As for eyeshadow primer have you tried the elf cosmetics one?? its really good! I haven't used it for ages but when I used a primer it was my go to. xxxxx

    lucylovesbeautyxo.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww thank you, glad you enjoyed reading it. See I've thought about deleting it off my phone but then i think what will i do in my spare time?? I love Instagram i keep looking at all the pretty makeup accounts.
      I've heard great things about elf when i started getting into reading blogs but haven't bought anything but brushes from them. I must place an order soon! xx

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  12. You have some great goals for the year! For eye primer try the Urban Decay Primer Potion or the Makeup Revolution one - both are fab! Good luck for hitting all of these, I'm sure you'll do it!

    Leanne x
    www.latteleanne.com

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    1. I've got the Urban Decay Primer Potion and it doesn't do much for me which is so annoying because everyone swears by it x

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  13. HAPPY NEW YEAR TANIA!!! Good luck with 2017. You've shared such good 2017 goals. I have total faith in you reaching your goals. Great post! xxxx

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  14. Good Luck with all of these goals I feel like I should take some inspiration from you and have some days where I am hardly on the internet as well. I feel like you will soon smash these goals I can wait to see how you get on with the photography one.

    Charlotte x
    www.cupsofcharlotte.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!
      This week i've switched for for a few hours at a time. It's been so hard because my phone was never far behind me. But its done me some good and given me a chance to reflect. xx

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  15. Great list of goals, I wish you all the best in your journey to achieve these! I should really note down some goals myself, I think just writing them down makes some difference and can be quite motivating :)

    www.lovefrommaira.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!
      Yeah I know I just thought if i make them public maybe I'll try harder to stick to them x

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