Looking Back On My 2016 Goals

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

And another year has ended. I'm actually pretty proud of myself for achieved most of my 2016 goals. So I thought it'd be nice to look back on them and see how I did.

01. Get over my phobias
I explained how I have a huge needle phobia and also suffer from emetophobia which is the fear of sick. I'm so proud/pleased to say I managed to have a blood test this year, after a whole year of trying. It might seem extremely silly to some people, but its a huge deal for me. I'm definitely not over the phobia, but I can manage it a whole lot better. As of the emetophobia, I'm still working on that one but I know thats going to be a long process.

02. Get more piercings
Ahhhh I totally smashed this one haha. I know its not really a hard one to accomplish but I did it nonetheless. I specifically said I wanted to get my nose pierced, which I did back in July and I'm so glad I did. I also got my tragus pierced, and two more on my lobe/cartilage on my left ear!

03. Explore new places
Another one accomplished, yay! I've been to Windsor (twice), London a handful of times as well. I also got to visit Manchester which was amazing as I've never been up north, and I fell in love with the city. Not long after that, I went to Brighton for the first time and also fell in love with that city too. I went again for my birthday and then a few days ago, I can't get enough of the place. Reading festival was somewhere else I managed to go this year, and boy what an experience! Think I'll be off again next year as it was just so much fun. And finally, I got to visit Bath for a few hours. Admittedly I would have liked longer there but hopefully I'll get to go back soon.

04. Pass my driving test
I am SO happy to say that I completed this one. I was quite a nervous driver, and my anxiety held me back quite a lot annoyingly. But on the 3rd August, I passed my driving test first time with only one minor. Its safe to say I was pretty chuffed with myself, and I've enjoyed driving ever since.

05. Make better blog content
I'd like to think I've achieved this one. I think my photography/presentation has improved a great deal over the year. My blogs undergone a new design and I finally purchased my own domain name and you're now officially reading on foreverseptember.co.uk, which you weren't at the beginning of the year. I'd like to think I just keep improving with everything I do on here.

06. Create a photo album
I haven't actually created the photo album as of yet, but I did use a disposable camera and purchased my very own film camera to capture moments with. The final thing is to buy the photo album and get sticking.

07. Do a 10K run for charity
Okay, I completely and utterly failed at this one. Admittedly, I was never going to be fit enough to do this but it was a nice thought. Hopefully someday I'll complete this as I'd love to raise some money for a charity close to my heart.

- Lucy

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  1. Sounds like you had a great year! Well done for passing your test, thats on my 'to-do' list.

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I really did - thank you so much, honestly its the best feeling when you do pass!

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  2. Awwh you did so well babe!

    The piercing one isn't silly at all! I managed to get my ear pierced this year after 6 years of wanting it done! Every achievement is good no matter how big or small x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you - yaaay well done, I love having piercings I just think it makes me haha!

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  3. Congrats on passing your driving test! I'm hoping to start my lessons this year :)
    sammy x

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    1. Thank you - I hope you manage to start your lessons this year, I promise its the best thing you'll do!

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  4. congrats on passing your driving test, thats just amazing.


    loovelle.blogspot.com

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  5. Congratulations on passing your driving test, I can't wait to pass mine, I'm
    wanting to get more piercings this year!

    www.wheresmylipstick.com

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    1. Thank you - its honestly such an amazing feeling when you pass, also yes do it go for it girl!

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  6. I just want to say that I'm proud of you for getting better at dealing with your fear of needles!!! Me and my sisters bought a photo album the other day and are going to start adding some pictures in it. I'm super excited about that this year!

    Kathlyn | Kathlyn's Korner

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm pretty proud of myself to be honest. Thats so exciting, I really need to get round to buying one so I can pop all of last years photos into it!

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  7. congrats on passing your test! i miss driving so much. it's one of my resolutions this year to take more photos. i'm armed with disposables and polaroid film!
    jen | velvet spring

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    1. Thank you - yes, I need to get myself a disposable camera!

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  8. Sounds like you smashed your goals!! I really wanted to do the 10k race for life last year but it just wasn't going to happen, so I did the 5k instead, maybe you should try that!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. I think I did mange to haha - maybe I'll give a 5k run a go instead, much more do-able!

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  9. Congrats! I'm considering purchasing my own domain name after having my blog for about a year, would you recommend it or do you think it hasn't made much difference? Xx

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    1. Thank you - I'd recommend going for it, it just makes your site feel more like your own!

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  10. You've done so much! I also have a phobia of needles and I avoid blood tests at all costs, I doubt I'll ever get over mine but from a fellow needle phobic, honestly well done. Congrats on improving your blog and passing your driving test too, I'm going to learn how to drive this year which is soo worrying but exciting too. I'm also v jealous of your piercings too.
    Dalal
    monochromedaisies.blogspot.com

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    1. Needle phobia sucks so much doesn't it, I'm not sure I'll ever fully get over it either but thank you! I hope you enjoy learning to drive this year!

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  11. Sounds like an incredible year! Congratulations on achieving so many of your goals :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  12. You have had an incredible year! Happy 2017! I hope you smash all your goals

    Mollie xo

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    1. Thank you, happy 2017 to you as well Mollie!

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  13. You achieved so many of your goals!! Congratulations! One of my main goals for this year is to get out and visit more places! Good luck on any goals for this year xxx
    http://www.samanthafrances.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope you get to do that this year!

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  14. I think you've done brilliantly this year! Especially the driving test (that's been my resolution for the past 4 years!!) and getting your bloods done. It's not silly at all, you can't help the way you feel. Well done on being brave, this post was so inspiring! x

    Sick Chick Chic

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    1. Thank you - I'm still super proud of myself for doing the blood test haha!

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  15. Yes girl! You absolutely slayed your goals! You should be super proud of yourself for all of them, but especially overcoming your phobia of needles and passing your driving test despite your anxiety. Honestly, that's amazing.

    Curly and Wordy

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm pretty chuffed to be honest - but you're too kind!

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  16. A massive congrats for smashing these goals, how incredible! I really, really hope I can look back on mine next January and do the same. I hope you 2017 is full of health happiness and adventure lovely lass :) Immy x

    www.immymay.com

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    1. Thank you so much - I'm sure you'll be able to do the same next year!

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  17. Congrats on the blood test, that's so good of you! Ah you done well in 2016, I'm still having driving lessons I can't wait till I can drive! I hope 2017 you continue to complete your goals Lucy :)x
    constantlylibby.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much - you'll love driving, I'm sure!

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  18. You actually did so well Lucy! Wish I could say the same about me😅

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    1. Thank you - aw Chloe, 2017 is gonna be your year I promise!

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  19. You definitely tackled your goals more than I did! Massive well done on getting the blood test, I'm still not quite ready for this one! Have a great 2017!!

    www.ohsobecky.com

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    1. Thank you, the blood test one was super difficult but I'm glad I finally managed to get enough courage! Hope you have a great 2017 as well lovely!

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  20. Love this, sounds like you had a wonderful year! Well done on achieving so many things in 2016! x

    Summer, www.thetwinswardrobe.com

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  21. Congratulations on passing your driving test, that's amazing! Also, you did great job completely most of your goals that you set and you should be really proud of yourself :) xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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