Hello pretties!

First of all, 200 followers! WOOT! Thank you all so much ❀

I’ve been thinking about this year and all I’ve accomplished, and I’m already thinking about some goals I want to set for myself next year and in the next couple months as well. I do well with goals that I put in writing on my blog πŸ™‚

Early Riser (starting in November) – I love being up early, it’s just hard to get out of bed. It’s also a lot more work now since I have to snooze my alarm so as not to wake Ryan, and then quietly bait Yoshi out of his kennel to take him outside. That being said, I’m going to challenge myself to get up early every day in November. I’ll be ecstatic if I can pull it off 75% of the month, but I’m going to attempt 100%. Some people doing this challenge get up at 4:30. I’m going to shoot for 5 a.m., 100 minutes before I usually get up. I feel so much more productive when I’m up early, and hopefully that extra time lends a hand to some of my other goals…

^^Anyone else interested in attempting this crazy challenge with me? πŸ™‚

Blog at least 3x Week (ASAP) – I am disappointed at how lazy I’ve become with posting regularly. The goal is simple–make the time to blog at least 3x a week on a regular basis. I would love to do more posts on product reviews, empties, current favorites, outfit planning, etc.

3 Part Beauty PlanΒ (ASAP) – 1. Inventory the beauty products I have (so as to avoid spending $ on things I already own); 2. Spend less on beauty (budget!); 3. Attempt to make my own beauty products (because how awesome would that be?).

Start a Youtube Channel? (maybe) – I’m not sure about this one yet. I don’t really have a desire to become a full-time vlogger, but sometimes when I do beauty/fashion haul posts, it would be so much easier and more fun to just talk to a camera than to write it all out. I think this would definitely force myself out of my comfort zone, as well as requiring an initial investment in setup and learning-to-edit. It would also allow me to connect to my readers a little more personally.

IMG_9946Convince my Biff to Start Her Own (Nail) Blog (ASAP) – Cassie’s nail art is amazeballs. Check out her instagram here and give her some love! She does her nails 3-5 times a week or more and they’re always so interesting. She’s got a following on Instagram, but I would love for her to start a blog focusing on nail art to show the step by step process of how she does her nails as well as recommendations, tips, hauls, even making her own polish (you can do it!). She’s also a beauty junkie like me, and would do so well in the blogging realm.

Work Out Regularly/Train for a Marathon (ASAP and 2015, respectively) – because what list would be complete without some promise to yourself to be more active? I am currently 9/12 races complete for 2014, with my 10th needing completed in the next two weeks. Next year, I want to finally do a marathon. I’ve done 6 halfs, countless 5ks and 10ks, and a triathlon. Doing a full is kind of naturally the next step and has been a life-dream of mine. I would be so proud of myself if I finished one! I prefer races in the spring because training is during the cool months, but I have my eye on the Air Force Full Marathon next September. Stay tuned!

DIY More/Buy Less – this goal is almost too vague to be included in this list. I’m not sure what I even need to DIY/buy right now, but I want to attempt to DIY projects more than the “I’d rather just pay for the convenience” factor.

Declutter My Life/Make House more Home-y – I have a lot of “stuff.” I’d like to start going room-by-room and determining what I need, don’t need, or never use. This is about as minimalist as I get. Sometimes I just get the urge to purge. The holidays are a great time to start on this project, because of the time off and additional “things” that we will accumulate throughout the season. The beginning of the year is just too busy for me to wait.

Record More Dances – I know this is probably randomly related to fashion/beauty blogging, but I want to record and post to YouTube all the different k-pop dances I have learned. Dancing is one of my favorite things in the world to do. ❀ Right now, I’m finishing up “Red Light” by f(x), but I’ve got plenty more completed, yet unrecorded. I’ll need to brush up on those dances first. Can we just talk for a minute about how awesome this song is? Even if you’ve never listened to a Korean pop song before, you can’t deny how incredible the song/beat is, not to mention how uniquely beautiful the video has been presented. It’s been on every playlist I’ve made since it came out in July.

Are you evaluating how your 2014 goals are coming? What are some things you’re looking forward to in 2015–is it too soon to ask that question?

XO Ali

14 thoughts on “Planning

  1. For me, getting up 15 minutes earlier on a consistent basis would be a Major Accomplishment. I really love sleeping. I can’t believe you’re going to shoot for 100 minutes early for an entire month! Will you go to bed early to compensate?

    (And thank you for the reminder to start thinking about 2015 goals!)

    • I like being up early once I’m actually up, warm drink in hand. It’s the not-hitting-the-snooze-button-a-million-times that is usually the hard part. I will attempt to go to bed earlier, because if I don’t I’m going to feel the tiredness in the evenings anyhow…

  2. Congratulations on 200 followers!! Some day I hope to get there haha. Those are some great goals, good luck with them! I’m just going to enjoy the rest of 2014 before I think about goals for next year. I hope that you had a nice weekend too. πŸ™‚

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