My Year So Far

A blonde woman sitting on a wall looking off into the distance in the sunshine

I have been away from my blog for a little while as since my work accident. I have been doing my physio exercises, going to the doctors and having an MRI on my knee. I am in a lot of pain and I can’t wait for my knee to be fixed.

As I have been a way from my blog for a while so I thought I would reflect on these past few months and goals I want to work on for 2018. I cannot believe how fast this year is going, we are nearly at the end of May?

Positive Things That Have Happened In The Past Few Months:

February 11th was my 28th birthday and I has a wonderful birthday. I turned 27 this year and I had a wonderful birthday. I spent it with my family and my close friends. I was very fortunate to receive so much love on my birthday and thoughtful gifts.

I have been really lucky to have worked with 2 brands. I was gifted 2 cute phone cases from Cover My Bits and a range of beautiful stationery products from Say Nice Things that made my inner stationery addict super happy. I was lucky enough to meet Andy from the brand in person, we were able to talk all things stationery and see all the different products in person.

I have made some lovely friends within this blogging community, so many people are supportive and there for advice and useful tips. I have also become great friends with others at work which makes work so much more enjoyable. I have also reconnected with old friends. It is so important to me that I surround myself with people who are a positive influence and who bring light. I have realised over the years, its okay if you don’t want to continue with a toxic friendship. Life is way too short to waste time with the wrong people.

I have hit 6K on my twitter, which is amazing and so grateful to everyone who follows me over there.

My goals for the rest of 2018:

  1. Keep up with my physio exercises
  2. Reach 6.5K on twitter
  3. I want to reach 1.2K followers on my blog
  4. I want to work with another stationery brand
  5. I would like to also build my Instagram

My main focus is improving my knee and getting rid of the pain so I can move on with my life.

It is important to set goals because they help you to focus on improving your personal life and other areas of your life. Challenging yourself helps you to build confidence and self-esteem. If you struggle with sticking to your goals, you may not be setting achievable goals and this is something you need to really to consider. Using a goal planner can be really helpful to keep you motivated and organised when you are working towards a goal.

What has made you happy so far in 2018 and what are your goals for the rest of the year? I’d Love to hear in the comments.

19 thoughts on “My Year So Far

  1. Wow, sounds like you have had an awesome year so far Lauren! πŸ’– Well done on your weight loss, that’s a fantastic achievement. You have done amazingly well working with brands. Fingers crossed you work with some more cool stationery brands in the future 😍. Good luck with your goals for the rest of the year lovely 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Thank you hun! Had my recent hospital visit, but decided not to bore everyone with that haha! But I have enjoyed this year so far! I hope so too, I need to have the confidence to approach others. Thank you babe πŸ’•

  2. Wow, what an eventful year you’ve had Lauren. So many wonderful achievements and milestones. It’s testament to your positive attitude and bright and cheerful outlook on life that enables good things to come your way 🌈✨🌈
    Well done on your SW plan too and for highlighting to ups as well as the downs on your weight loss journey. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    I hope your hospital appointments go well and wish you health and success for the rest of the year and beyond . Much love πŸ’•πŸ’žπŸ’•

  3. That’s cool! I’m on my weight loss journey too πŸ™‚ and I’m so happy for your little successes! They are pretty like mine at the moment πŸ™‚ keep going!
    xx Dasynka

  4. I’m so jealous that you’re going watching STEPS, BLUE and AQUA omg!! They’re like my childhood rolled into one! Congrats on all your goals for this year so far girl and I hope you reach your end of year goals too! xx

    1. Yeah I am buzzing! I saw steps in November and they had vengaboys supporting them. I did a post on here but definitely doing another post about this one too. Thank you babe xx

  5. Great post! I agree that it’s okay to leave a toxic friendship. Staying in one can take up so much energy that we can use to build the positive relationships we have with others.

  6. Well done on all that weightloss ~ so glad your hard work & commitment is rewarding you πŸ‘πŸ‘ (in life and in your blog/social media numbers too)
    Have a fab time at the steps concert, give a scream for me, esp for BLUE as I loved them lol πŸ’™
    Enjoy the rest of your year… xx

  7. Hey, congratulations on everything! I am also a blogger and i completley understand what you are saying about blogging being apart of you. I also really love it and can’t imagine not doinging even if it’s once in a while.

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