The one with the 2015 Goals

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Once again I have done my usual of falling off the face of the Earth when it comes to the blogging world. It seems every time life gets a little hectic, I end up MIA! I have so many posts to edit and actually put out there it is unreal!

So here I go with the first one. My 2015 Goals – I hope that by starting at this point it might actually help when it comes to more frequent blogging!

So yes, it is 2015, a brand new year. I literally cannot believe how fast the year has gone. Actually, it is almost the end of January, so not only has the year flown by, the last month has, and once again I am a little late to the party.

Anyways, in the spirit of better late than never, I thought I would share with you my 2015 resolutions. Then I decided, what’s the point in making resolutions, as I don’t really feel any sense of guilt if I don’t stick to them. I don’t really want the year to pass me by without feeling a sense (or no sense in some cases) of achievement, so I thought maybe a better thing to do would be to set myself some goals. 15 to be precise. Its 5 more than the 10 resolutions I made last year (too many of which I definitely did not stick to), but this year I feel I have a much higher success rate, as I hate failing and if it’s a goal then I will be stubborn enough to do my damned hardest to succeed.

So here I go with my 15 goals: (starting from today I have decided, as there is no point trying to back date them, and nobody wants to be set up to fail from that start!)

  1. Read 52 books in 52 weeks (See 52 book challenge to check my progress)
  2. Tick 8 things off my Bucket List (see 30 things to do before I am 30)
  3. Complete my 200th scuba dive
  4. Drink no more than 1 Starbuck’s coffee a week (unless I am on holiday when it is allowed!)
  5. Update my blog once/twice a week
  6. Get fit (not sure how to measure this one, but ill figure something out!)
  7. Make an entire outfit from head to toe
  8. Go the gym at least twice a week (this will help with no 6.)
  9. Spend a month not a penny in my overdraft (buying less Starbuck will definitely help with this!)
  10. Save £20-£40 a month for Christmas so I am not broke in December and January (this happens every year and I never learn!)
  11. Say something I am happy/thankful for, for 100 days (See 100 happy days)
  12. Spend more time with family and friends, and less time behind my office desk
  13. Save an extra £1 every week and actually keep it in my savings account. (eg week 1 save £1, week 2 save £2, week 10 save £10!)
  14. Loose a lb a week (of the weight variety) in time for my summer holiday!
  15. Live life to the full (not so much a measurable target, but this should be a life goal for everyone)

Now I’ve made my goals I have to stick with them! Like anything, some will be easier than others. But as usual I will keep you updated with my progress! Or at least I say I will…

So, I guess I better decide which 8 things I am going to tick of my bucket list, whilst driving to the gym, before updating my blog and putting some money in my saving account, and eating my delicious and nutritious salad of course…because I am totally not still sat behind my office desk, wishing I was going out for a takeaway!

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The One with the Lovely Blog Award

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So, I found out yesterday that I had been nominated by the very lovely Christina at http://lifebeinggirly.com/ for the Lovely Blog Award.

How awesome is that! 🙂

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I just wanted to say thank you very much to Christina (you should all definitely check out her blog by the way) and I will gracefully accept the award!

Now here are the rules for accepting the Lovely Blog Award:

Thank and link to the amazing person who nominated you (Done)
List the rules and display the award. (Done)
Share seven facts about yourself. (Now this is where it gets harder!)

Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

Okay, here goes:

1. This year I did my deepest dive yet – 73m and I loved it!

2. I have applied for a place on a fashion designing course in college this autumn. (Fingers crossed I get accepted!)

3. I think I am still a little bit afraid of the dark.

4. I love being part of the blogging community as everyone is so friendly, but I cant help being intimidated by all the amazingly talent writers and bloggers out there.

5. My favourite time of year is Winter.

6. My biggest fear is being alone.

7. My ultimate dream is to open up my own Cupcake Cafe. (I’d call it ‘Maud’s Cupcake Cafe’ and it would have floor to ceiling shelves filled with books for customers to read whilst they enjoy their coffee and cake.)

And, thats me! 🙂

I nominate the following lovely bloggers:

Cutie Cameras

Pretty Little Things

Ditch the Bun

Life Being Girly

Stardust

Last Legs Blog

Wear the Old Coat

Taken By The Lapels

Dianas Adventures

Queen Beady

Luce Luxe

A Red Lip and a Nude Shoe

New Teacher Life

Around the World in 80 pairs of Shoes

Congratulations on your nominations – you are all awesome! 🙂

❤ Danielle x.o.x.o

The one with all the blogging

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So, I have been blogging for a year now and I think its about time I get out there in the world of blogging and promote myself a bit more. With this in mind, I have literally just signed up to every blog promoting, sharing and ‘wanted’ bloggers site out there.

So, if you want to stay up to date with my blog then you can follow me:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin