6 Month Goal Review…

I love a good list! And what better list to make than a list of goals?! I always enjoy setting goals on my birthday, it’s like welcoming a new chapter into my life and reminds me that I always want to be developing and growing from one year to another.

On that note, 6 months ago, on the 22nd of May, I turned 21. So, I thought, there’s not really a better time than now to have a brief review of these goals…

1. Travel to at least 3 new places…
I wrote the goal after being back from Amsterdam and I had truly caught the travel bug! Luckily for me, for my birthday my sisters surprised me and we all went to Gran Canaria for a few days to soak up the sun and sip some cocktails, so I can at least partially tick this one off my list. Other than that I can’t say I’ve been super adventurous really. I’m going to Centre Parcs in January for the first time so that has to count and then my next big trip is hopefully going to be in April, where I’ll be going to Barcelona for a couple of days so I think I could definitely tick this one of my list by the time I’m 22.

2. Donate blood…
I know there was a massive drive for blood earlier on this year but I have to admit that I haven’t been back since getting rejected a couple of years ago because I HATE needles. It makes me feel funny just thinking about seeing the blood come out of me. Also, I’m currently taking iron tablets so I’m not too sure how good it would be for me health-wise but I will at least have a look into it.

3. Journal every day for a year (revised to once every week)…
Okay, so this one I may have failed EPICALLY at. There’s always something else I could be doing, or I just can’t be bothered to write everything down or remember things, even though I know it will be good for me. I did it for about a week or two and then probably lost my favourite pen or something…

4. Bake bread…
I’m really unsure why I even had this one on my list to be honest but hey ho, I must have been in a baking mindset when I wrote it. Bread takes far too long to make because you have to leave it to prove and quite frankly, I’m far too impatient to do that. I’ll stick to my store-brought bread thank you very much.

5. Spend time with friends at least once every 2 weeks…
I remember writing this one because it got to a point in the year where I was working full time, my friends all graduated and were all getting full time jobs as well, but actually I probably manage to see a friend at least once a week, if not more. It’s a great reminder for me to actually make plans though because sometimes I can get a bit down and feel low without even thinking if it has anything to do with me not connecting with the people closest to me on a regular basis.

6. Start something new (a class/hobby/job ect…)…
Technically I have just started a new job, but really what I meant by this was probably a drama class/group, which I’m hoping to be involved in in the next couple of weeks, so TICK for me!

7. Spend time volunteering…
I have good intentions but actually my schedule has been more jam packed than I thought it would be, so I didn’t feel like I could commit to things every single week. However, saying that I have compromised and every other week I do volunteer at my church’s young adult group so really I could tick this one off too!

8. Once a month, send a handwritten letter to someone…
Again, I always have the best intentions and I won’t even lie that I have at least 3 cards that I’ve picked out for certain people that just need writing and sending but to be honest, I don’t even know 12 people, so I was been hopeful from the start.

I think next year I’m going to pick fewer goals to focus on because to be honest, I couldn’t remember most of these. I think 3 or 4 will be more than enough. Although I don’t think I’ve done too badly!

What have been some of your goals? Have you had a review lately as the year is winding down? Do you write your goals in January?
Jessie xxx



  1. My goals now are to just do things immediately, make the changes I want to see now, as things like New Years Resolutions don’t work for me. If I set a date, I know that I won’t be motivated when that date comes!

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