Hello 2015 Goodbye 2014 - New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe it is already 2015 and it is my time now to do that"New Year, New Me" thing but I really like that as it is like you are starting over again and you can try to make things up for what you didn't do. I did this last year and want to do it again so I am sharing with you my resolutions and a recap of last years.

My 2014 Goals & Recap

IMPROVE MY DANCE CAREER
BE MORE POSITIVE
WRITE A BOOK
READ MORE BOOKS
GET MY HAIR IN BETTER SHAPE
BUY MORE BEAUTY PRODUCTS
PAINT MY NAILS MORE OFTEN
DO MORE OUTFIT POSTS
TRY DIFFERENT FASHION TRENDS
FIND THE PERFECT JEANS
STOP BUYING BAGS
POST MORE OFTEN
COMMENT MORE
GET MORE INVOLVED
Total: 12/14

I can say I did pretty well for my goals in 2014 and I'm proud of myself but these were not very big but i stuck with it so that means I did keep on track and kept my promise. As for my dance career I wasn't all that successful as I took a break from it during the middle of the year and planned to go back but I didn't. I still want to continue this year but make it more of a summer thing so I'm not sure if I will count it as a success or not. As for being more positive I think this is the only goal I didn't really accomplish as I am not a full negative person but I hate getting my hopes up and I hate disappointed when it falls through because it makes me worse than I was if I didn't expect. Does that make sense? Maybe I can try a little harder this year though. Now I thought I was surely going to fail but I didn't and this one was a big one for me to do and I did it. I wrote a book and it is almost done with being edited so I achieved that and thanks to Nanowrimo I did it and will be doing it again this year. Read more books was okay as I read I think according to my Goodreads I read 32 books total which is great but I am going to aim higher this year and read some more and find more books I love as I loved all the ones I read last year.

For beauty goals I did okay again as I think I got my hair in better shape or much better shape then it was. I ended up cutting a good maybe 9 inches of it off and I wasn't going to but the salon went a little too short but all my split ends are gone. I also am using a organic no chemical shampoo and conditioner, don use any hot tools that often and and try and maintain it and it turned out great and I can totally see a huge difference. It still needs more improvement but I'm happy with it's current state. I did buy more beauty products and tried some new makeup and I am happy with that and plan to buy more makeup stuff this year mostly. I didn't quite paint my nails as often as I wanted to as I didn't have time or wanted to put up with polish chipping on me. in less than a day. I can try again this year but I'm going to start designing more nail art to see if that helps me.

And my fashion goals were to do more outfit posts and I'm proud I did. I loved it and discovered I like doing those posts and now I'm thinking of going more of a fashion and style direction with my blog. I never knew starting that goal would turn into something like that and I'm grateful I did make it a resolution. I never knew this would happen but I found the perfect jeans and I was skeptical and had no idea why I made this goal but I ended up finding the perfect pair and love them. As for me trying different fashion trends I thought I wouldn't do it but thanks to my styling class I am and I am loving it. Okay I did pass this and I will say I only bought one bag this year and that was because I needed a new bigger one for school but since it was only one I think I did well for it so don't judge me.

Now for the blogging goals I feel like it is a hit and miss. I did post more often but again took a few breaks in between as life got in the way but I looked on the total number of posts and I posted way more in the last few years of blogging so that for me was a success. I did start commenting more but not as much as I liked. It increased thought when I got an iPad so that was good. Okay I don't know if I did this one so I'm going to say I tried but need to improve.So far so good and I think that was a pretty good goal year

My 2015 Goals

Lifestyle

01 | PUBLISH STORIES ON WATTPAD OR SOMETHING SIMILAR
I am also writing and have the in folders on my laptop so why not publish one online? I used to write on fanfiction and sites like that and I kind of want to get back into that and since I can't get my stories published with a publisher yet why not start small. I really hope and will try to do this one.
Complete ONE Story in Drafts Folder

02 | FINISH ANOTHER NANOWRIMO
I felt s accomplished last November when I finished one and I love how it encouraged me to write and everyday for 30 days I wrote a 1,000 words or more and it felt good when I got it validated. I want to do that again this year.

03 | TRAVEL MORE
I want to travel locally and internationally if I can this year and maybe I am really hoping to go to the US but I doubt it so just any kind of travel will be fine.

04 | WRITE THINGS DOWN
I am also on my laptop or iPad and I seem to not write down anything anymore even my school notes are on my iPad so I want to write things on notebooks and have a diary. So I hope to write all my plans in a pretty 2015 diary and write down my thoughts in a pretty journal or notebook. Gives me a reason to find pretty stationary.

05 | DO MORE PHOTOGRAPHY
I love photography and want to get a new camera and just explore and take pictures. I love capturing moments and sometimes I just want to have it forever and if you see my laptop I have so many pictures of random moments in my family or going somewhere and I just like having them as souvenirs to look bac on so just taking more pictures of 2015 is my goal.

06 | BE MORE ORGANIZED
This kind of is like the write things down but I want to just keep organized and be up to date and just try my best to stay on top of things as sometimes I can't keep track of everything going on so I hope 2015 I get things together and I mean literally so I can sort through it all.

Beauty

07 | WEAR MAKEUP MORE OFTEN
Since I am taking a makeup class to become a professional makeup artist why not wear makeup more often than I do.

08 | TRY BRANDS I HAVEN'T TRIED BEFORE
I think this is a good one and I have always wanted to try a brand I see online or in blogs and I just end up seeing it. This year I want to try those brands I see and want to have them myself. SO let's hope I can find these brands and I get to experience them.

Fashion

09 | ADD STAPLES TO MY WARDROBE
I want to add to my closet in the first place but add some pieces that are quality items and will last me. I want to start building more of a collection and finding some outfits that will match my style. I also want to pick out outfits when I shop instead of just a top.

10 | EXPLORE MORE STYLES
Thanks to my styling class I am enjoying seeing new trends and wearing things I never expected I would so I want to continue that even when class is over and to absorb what I ca do with trends as they come this year, 

11 | WEAR SKIRTS & DRESSES MORE OFTEN
I have notice I don't wear much of them even though I love the girly style/ I will try and hope I can but with m body type I'm afraid to but let's hope 2015 I get some courage to sport more skirts and dresses and be more feminine.

12 | FOCUS ON FASHION
This includes designing and styling. I love fashion and someday might want a career in it so I want to finish fashion school and just love the art.

Blogging

13 | BE MORE ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
So I'm quite the opposite huh? Instead of staying away from it I am trying to be more active on it. I am not as sociable as other bloggers and want to post more on social media. So I want to tweet more, post more on Instagram and maintain my blogs social media like FB page and get them updated more.

14 | CONTINUE BLOGGING
Just continue blogging and see where it takes me. I love writing and this is how I express myself. I want to take a more fashion route this year with blogging and see how I like it. I don't want to promise how often i post but I want to at least try one a week and if I end up doing ore than I will be so proud of myself but other than that I just want to enjoy blogging. 

15 | START YOUTUBE
I don't know about this yet but I really want to try it and do some videos. Once I get my new camera I will hopefully do it this year and take the plunge to do some videos.

That is all my resolutions and goals and I made them a tad bit trickier this year than last years but I wanted it to be a challenge to push myself. I hope I don't fail and don't do any but we will have to see when I recap it again next year. I do have some personal goals that I want to achieve but I kept them private and if I do succeed I might share them but for now I have a few I will work on away from the blog. I hope you accomplish your goals and have a lovely 2015 everyone. Here is a quote I left last year and it has to be one of my favorite quotes this time of year as I love writing and think of myself being the author of my own book everyday.

"Today is the 1st day of 365 page book. Go write a good one!"

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