2019 GOALS

The ever so waited and hyped up New Year is finally here, and I remember writing my 2018 goals post, and it definitely does not feel like a whole year ago! I love New Year goals and the energy surrounding January, as it’s a fresh beginning and a new start!

This year I want to focus on a variety of goals, like practical ones, such as do this, go here etc, but also setting myself the goal of focusing on myself as well. I love setting goals all the time, but I don’t pressure myself to tick them off, as they are just something I like to work towards and look forward for!

  1. Read more books! This year I’m setting myself the goal to read 20 books. For some it may not be a lot but I find it hard to read when I have uni, as the last thing I wanna see is more text after writing essays and reports! I feel like I will be able to read 20 books this year as, I already have a growing stack of to be read list in my stash but also planning to order more books too! To help me achieve this goal, I want to read one classic each month and by the end of the year, collect loads of the classic books. Not gonna lie, the only reason I want to do this is because the ones with the fabric covers are too beaut and aesthetically pleasing and I want to collect as much as I can!

2. Plan a nice summer holiday! I love a good summer holiday and I’m determined to make 2019 one as good and fun as last years! Another goal that goes hand in hand with this, is to travel to somewhere new in Turkey! I love exploring and finding new places to travel to in Turkey and I want to travel to somewhere new this year!

3. Start learning French! I actually started this, but haven’t done much and just forgot about it, but I want to start learning French as a 3rd language. I obviously won’t be fluent at French whatsoever, but I want to start somewhere.

4. Be ahead of uni deadlines! There’s not much to say about this, and I’m actually happy that I am already on top of deadlines!

5. Make content I love for my instagram and blog! I have definitely found the type of content I love making and producing throughout the last couple months of 2018 and the ‘vibes’ I love!! I can’t wait to create new content this year!!

6. Discover new music! One thing I love about having Spotify is how easy it is to discover new music and artists! I really want to broaden my music taste and discover new artists and their music!!

7. Grow my Instagram! Instagram is definitely my most used app and I love it for creating memories, and feeling inspired for content! I set myself a goal of hitting 3.5k on Instagram by the end of this year. It’s obviously not all about the numbers, but creating content for a platform and not growing on it, is disheartening and thanks to insta forever updating their algorithm, makes it even harder to grow on it! You can follow me from HERE! 🙂

8. Be more active and engaging on Twitter! I realised I never use Twitter really other than for scheduled tweets, so I’m hoping to be more engaging over on there too!

That’s all for my 2019 goals, hope you enjoyed reading this post and I’m so excited for the year ahead! Comment down below, what are some of your goals for this year?

Ayse Merve! x

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28 thoughts on “2019 GOALS

  1. Love this post!! Some of my 2019 goals were also to read more books, stay on top of uni deadlines, and plan a lovely Summer holiday. How has the reading gone so far? If you need any recommendations then come to me because I’m a massive bookworm! Also I really hope you managed to have a nice holiday too! X

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  2. Great post and some great ideas for 2019. Learning French is a good one! That’s what I’ve been trying for the last couple of years. It isn’t easy but definitely worth it because the language is so beautiful. What other languages do you already have? Should be a lot easier if you are already starting off having another language under your belt. I didn’t and I think it showed.

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      1. Oh I think you won’t struggle at all! Is Turkish difficult? I find that many of my friends who already have any other second language seem to just adapt to a third so so much more easily. Maybe it’s a confidence thing? Have you started lessons yet?

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        1. Turkish isn’t a difficult language to learn, but I know it since I was a child as it’s my home language. I do find that it’s easier for me to adapt to a new language and remember some words off by heart compared to my friends who only know English! I haven’t started any lessons but I’m aiming to teach myself first until a learn a good few things and are able to make sentences comfortably then maybe sign up for some sort of course or lessons! Is there any type of books/podcasts/websites or courses you can recommend?

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        2. Probably predictable but I’ve used Duolingo just for those 5 or 10 minutes when I’m waiting in line for something or whatever. It’s been OK. I’ve recently started watching YouTubers in French and that has really helped. I’m at the stage where I want my French to start sounding a lot more natural so listening to YouTubers who vlog about their days, following fitness trends or diets, is actually really good at keeping me interested! There’s always the total immersion method but that can be a bit overwhelming!

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        3. I’ve started using Duolingo but it isn’t much help as it’s just basic vocab and I find that it’s just great to test what you already know rather than learning! I’d never thought of watching YouTube in French, but that’s sounds fab! I think I just followed you on Instagram, would you mind if I messaged you over on there?

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        4. Oh I had thought of deleting Instagram haha because I never use it!! At least, I’m terrible at using it but thanks for following along. If I don’t respond or end up deleting it do just message here or over on my site!

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  3. Love!! I have a lot of similar goals: I want to spend more time and find more joy in creating content for my Instagram (I’m at @annielikeswordsblog, shameless self promo lol) because I want it to feel more like fun and less like work.

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