Sunday, January 12, 2020

My 2020 and Beyond Vision Board

Now that I am really accepting the fact that it is actually 2020 and that yes, I am about to be a year older and get further into my 30s, I really want to lay down some goals that I have for this year. Some of these goals will probably take longer than one year to complete and that is why I am calling this my Vision Board.

I already wrote a post about my new years resolutions but I feel like goals are a little bit different than resolutions. A "resolution" is a firm decision to do or not to do something whereas a "goal" is an aim or desired result. These are things that I am aiming to do and results I am wanting to achieve by doing  said things:)

I want to start by sharing with you all my vision board

As you can see, these are just pictures I found online that went hand in hand with the things I want to start working towards this year. They are not arranged in any particular order. I am going to talk abut each one of them individually.

1. Working towards being debt free. 

As a college student and young adult, I accumulated a little (or a lot) debt along the way. Just from opening credit cards and not paying them in full, or having unexpected expenses show up that we had to borrow money for. My goal is to start chipping away at the debt I have accumulated little by little. I will be doing this by writing down everything that I owe on credit cards or loans or anything else. Start paying off from the smallest debt to the highest. This takes me into my 2nd goal

2. Saving for a house

My boyfriend and I have been renting for about 5 or 6 years now. We are currently in a rental house. Our plan is to save up money and hopefully be able to own our own home. This goes hand in hand with working towards being debt free this year. Saving money is easier said than done when a lot of your paycheck is going towards bills but we will try our hardest this year to save. Also working on different things that will bring in extra income is definitely one of the things I will be focusing on.

3.  Blog!

Blogging has been a passion of mine since before I finished college (2010s) I started blogging in October of 2010! My first post was about if you are a Drugstore or Designer type of person when it comes to skincare (obviously I meat high end products haha) then I went on to talk about my favorite Neutrogena cleanser at the time: ) I talked about celebrity fashion, get the look, makep I loved, I did hauls and videos! It started out great! I loved chatting with other bloggers and building a little family. BUT, after college and moving out and getting a job in retail, everything slowed down. I wasn't posting as much, I was always busy with work and tired when I got home. I became very inconsistent with blogging and completely stopped at one point. I kept wanting to come back and posting  a few (hi, I'm back!) type of posts but would blog for a few weeks and fall off the wagon again. It always started at the beginning of a new year because I always had that it's a new year motivation. It always failed in the end. This year I can feel it will be different. I want it to be different and I am so excited about starting on my blog journey again. So much has changed and the blogging world is so different now but I want to bring that good feeling, cosy, blog about anything vibe back and I hope you all will enjoy it and come on this ride with me!

4. Youtube!

Youtube is another one of my passions and my goal is to turn it into my full time job. I started my Youtube channel in 2007 (what?? crazy!!) but again, just like blogging, I was never consistent with it! In the past year I became a lot more consistent but not nearly where I want to be. I think one of the reasons is, I am not quite sure what I want the channel to be about. Right now it is a little bit of everything. Even though it is a lifestyle type of channel, I want it to be more cohesive and entertaining at the same time. I want it to be something that you guys will be looking forward to. I want to make videos that will inspire but also entertain! I would love to start building  little Youtube family! I want to grow this channel this year by figuring out its purpose and its goals. Youtube is definitely a hobby and I enjoy it so much. I love making videos but I also do want my channel to mean something and to grow. Even though I will always post things that I love, I also want it to be something that you all will love and will be interested in.

5. Building a Business

My degree is in fashion design, yet I did not look for a job in this field out of college as I fell into retail instead. Since I was little, my goals were to have my own business. This still remains my goal to this day. I have tried many times but I always stop when things get hard. Mostly because I am already working a full time job that is very tiring or because I don't have the financial help that is needed to get a business going. This year I want to start something small that I can hopefully grow in the coming years! You all will find out about it on my blog once something does happen! I want to put my skills to use and also fulfill my dream since I was a little girl!

Now let't get into the more easy going goals for this year!

6. Health and Fitness!

I feel like I have let myself go in the past year (not like in a horrible way) but just eating more fast food (mostly because I never make time to cook and I am working this crazy retail schedule). I also stopped working out ( I always start, do it for a week and then end it) usually because I sprain something, I start getting migraines, or start feeling sick. My goal this year is to find something that works for me. Working out a few days out of the week instead of 5 days a week. Finding workouts that my body can do but that will also give me results! Eating more healthy foods, finding healthier options and eating smaller portions. Doing more at home cooking and eating less in the evening is a big part of my health goal. I will probably do a few blog posts about what I am eating and what workouts I am doing in case any of you guys will be interested :) I am so excited to start really taking care of my body. This will also help with my mental health in the process. That's another story for a different blog post.

7. Reading more books!

I used to LOVE reading when I was younger and I still do! Yet again, this is something that I do not have time for or make time for. Reading was so easy when I was younger because I had less responsibilities and so much more time! This year I really want to read more! I have a few series that I started a few years ago but never finished so my goal is to re read them because I probably forgot most of it and then add more books to my list! I really love fiction and young adult but I would like to broaden my horizons and read a little bit of everything this year!

8. Traveling!!

I would love to make time for traveling! There are so many places in the world that I would love too see and explore but I don;t have the money or time to do so. I really want to start a little travel savings fund that I can build over the year and be able to actually go somewhere this year! I am from Romania and would love to be able to go back this year to see my family and to have a little much needed vacation, Last time my boyfriend and I had a vacation was in 2014 (so 6 years ago) when I first took him to visit Romania. It would be a dream to go back this year. We also want to visit Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, England and so many more places!

9. Visit Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL

I know this is a very specific goal but we are such big fans of Harry Potter and have never been here before! I have been wanting to go ever since I heard about it being released! This seems like the most amazing place to visit for a Harry Potter fan and I think it would be such a fun and amazing experience for us both! Let me know in the comments below if you have ever been and how was it?

That is it guys! I know I can think if a million things more that I would like to accomplish in the coming years but I want to start with these 9 things on my list! I know that most of this will take a lot of hard work, focus and dedication but they are all very possible! As long as we keep our health, there is so much to accomplish that is very exciting! Looking forward to some good changes this year! I wish everyone a good year filled with health, happiness and anything else your heart desires!

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