Happy New Year and Welcome 2016!
New Years Resolutions are one of those things that either people do every year and stick to, people do every year and quit within the first month, or not at all. I've never been one of those people to create new years resolutions - I always thought that if you wanted to do something so badly you would just do and not wait until the new year to do it.
The past year has been an interesting one. I've learnt a lot about myself and I know what I want to do with my life after many years of being so unsure about what I wanted or needed. I decided that a new year was a good time to put the past behind me and focus on my own goals instead of worrying about what other people thought about me. I'm here to improve me for myself and not because someone thinks I should. I have set myself a number of goals I want to reach by the end of 2016 and there are a number of things I'm doing to do to reach those goals.
From this first post of 2016 you can probably guess that one of my new years resolutions is to blog more. I love blogging but I seem to find excuses not to do it, whether it be buying my first house, or the lighting or this or that. I want to blog, not only because I enjoy it but I have worked hard at it and I can't just let it slip. I will be making sure I commit to spending time on my blog, improving the quality of it including the photography, content and layout of my site. I will be blogging at least once a week which includes being more social on my other sites like my Instagram and Twitter. I want to be involved in blogger chats and interact with all of you! Leave me all the blogger chat information in the comments section as well as all your social media sites so I can follow you.
My second new years resolutions is to post once a week on my YouTube channel. As you may know, I have already posted two videos on there but due to having no lighting, I struggled to film my videos, and like before made excuses instead of doing something about it. I have now bought myself a ring light and a tripod, which hasn't yet arrived but I'm on my way to posting frequently on there too. I have about 16 videos ideas I want to post, but please leave your requests down below so I have even more ideas! My goal is to reach 5,000 subscribers my 2016 - I would love it if you would subscribe to my channel to help me achieve this. I will be posting a HUGE giveaway when I get to this goal. You can subscribe here - http://www.youtube.com/c/AlanaWise18.
My next new years resolution has already been mentioned - to be more active on my social media sites including Instagram and Twitter. I want to try and post once a day on my Instagram page and include myself in blogger chats on Twitter. I want to find more bloggers to interact with and follow. My goal to reach 1000 followers on my Instagram and 1000 followers on my Twitter page by the end of 2016 - again there will be a giveaway when I reach these.
In 2016 I will be finalising the purchase of my first ever property with my boyfriend. My goal is to create it into a beautiful little home for us to live in. I have a goal to set up a small business with my boyfriend, something we've been talking about for a while. A goal to start saving some money to put aside every month that hopefully one day I can invest into something worth while, whether it be another property, shares in a business or the start of my own.
Let me know your new years resolutions.
I hope you all have a prosperous 2016!
Much love, A ♥