Friday, 1 January 2016

2016 Goals

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope 2016 is a fantastic one for all of you, and I wish you health, wealth and happiness for the coming year.

One of the things about the new year that I like doing is focusing on the things I want to happen in the year. It helps me to look at what I am doing, and where I need to be. I am an organised person, and like to know things are under control so it helps me to feel better about my life and gives me a purpose. Life is much easier for me when I feel like I have a goal to work towards!


This year I'd like to...

  • double what I currently have in my savings account at the moment. This should help me and Dan finally feel we are in a good position to take the leap and buy our own house. I've been reading a couple of blog posts about buying a house recently and it's opened my eyes to how much saving we're going to have to do - I hadn't even thought about solicitors fees! 
  • work out a decent budget which will help with the saving. I want to be more focused on where my money is going so that I can save more efficiently. It will be a lot easier to save when I know exactly what I need for necessities, and what I am just wasting mindlessly at the moment. 
  • explore new places. One of my regrets from 2015 was that I didn't travel more, both in and out of the UK. There is just so much to see out there, and I love learning about the cultures, traditions and history of new places. It would be great if we could beat our record of 5 trips in a year, but as we are saving we will have to see if this is achievable!
My 2016 blog goals...
  • I'd like to be braver in my content on here. I want to post things I've previously been too scared to post - perhaps an outfit post, or a piece that digs a little deeper than I've ever been on Suitcase and Sandals before. I've always wanted to do some of these but have been too nervous,. Hopefully in 2016 I'll give it a good go!
  • Over the course of the year, I'd like to reach 350 bloglovin followers, 1000 twitter followers and 500 instagram followers. I hope these are achievable but only time will tell! I'm especially enjoying instagram at the moment so to reach 500 followers would be great.
  • Learn more about SEO. I started learning a little bit about this recently and wrote a post about how much I love learning. I love writing this blog, but would like to know a lot more about the professional side of things as such. As part of this goal, I'd like to up my DA as well, hopefully reaching a score of 20 this year.

Here's to 2016 bringing us all success in our goals, and most importantly happiness. I think there's a general good feeling about this year so fingers crossed it lives up to everyone's expectations. On a serious side note though, I'm still in shock after realising that it is the year of the Olympics again....

Do you have any goals for 2016? Please let me know in the comments, I love reading these posts!
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16 comments

  1. These are al great really good goals for the coming year!! It can be scary breaking out of your comfort zone with your blog content but it's definitely worth it! I did my first outfit post a couple of months ago and felt massively like a fish out of water, but it ended up being one of my favourite posts of 2015! xxx

    Beth | Alphabeth

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    1. Thank you! Yeah I do feel a bit nervous about it but hopefully I will be alright. That's lovely to know that you had it as one of your favourite posts of 2015! xxxx

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  2. These sounds like awesome goals! I also want to sort out the savings account too, I save now but never really think about a budget so I bet I'm just wasting money on bits and not even realising it! I hope you achieve all your goals this year lovely :)

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. Yeah I waste so much money as well, I just need to focus on saving as much as possible!! I hope you achieve all of yours as well if you have specific goals! xxx

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  3. Lovely post Hannah. :)
    Happy New Year!
    Good Luck reaching your goals!

    Kat
    The Mouse Chick Blog ♡

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    1. Happy New Year to you too! I hope you have a fantastic 2016 too xxx

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  4. These are some fab goals hun! I definitely want to travel the UK more, I've actually been writing a list of all the places in the UK I'd love to visit so fingers crossed I'll get there!
    My Dan and I are trying super hard to save as you know, but it gets so disheartening when you think about how much you need for a house! You'll get there though! :D

    Sian xx Cakey Dreamer

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    1. I hope you get there too! It's so hard to remember that there is so much to see in the UK as well...It really is but we will get there both of us, and it's important that we do some other things to make sure we don't feel like life is passing us by xxx

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  5. These are some great goals, good luck with them all! Exploring new places is something I really want to do in 2016 as well :) xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with your exploring in 2016 as well, I hope you see some wonderful places! XXX

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  6. Great goals :) I really love your blog, found it through Bethany Georgina! x
    Freyas Fashion Chapter

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm off to check yours out too :) XXX

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  7. Amazing goals. I definitely agree. Saving and spending less has to be the number one for me.

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    1. Yes definitely, that's a good goal for the year!xx

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  8. Happy New Year lovely! My friend recently got her own place and by the sounds of it, it's pretty stressful haha but of course worth it! I hope you manage to save enough to take that step :) I 100% need to learn more about SEO, I'm such a technophobe!! xxx

    hannatalks

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    1. Happy New Year! Yes I can imagine it being sooo stressful. I hope so, although I think 2016 will be saving, and 2017 will be buying. Me too. I know the absolute basics, but I do want to know more!! XXX

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