What would a New Year be without a goals blog?! Last year I did a goals for 2019 blog last January, so I thought before I head into my goals for 2020, it’d take a look back at 2019 before discussing my exciting plans for 2020!
I had eight main goals for last year:
I most definitely travelled more in 2019, visiting five countries (Paris, Geneva, Amsterdam, Krakow, and Copenhagen) as well as exploring more of the UK by taking micro gaps. I didn’t go to more festivals, but I did go to Glastonbury and Creamfields, so not a complete loss there!
I’ve also been smashing my master’s degree, I ended the first half of the course with a distinction 🥳. However, this also means I didn’t really get the chance for ‘me time’ and have most definitely felt it during November and December. This also means I did not try more with dating, I’d like to say I’d try more in 2020, but I somehow don’t think it’s a priority for me right now.
I’ve kept pretty consistent at the gym, not as much as I would have liked but then again, life gets in the way! I’ve also managed to save, again, not as much as I would have liked but I just can’t help booking trips away!
Finally, my blog! I’ve definitely worked harder on my blog this year, but during peak assignment times I’ve lacked, especially during the latter half of the year. 2019 for me was another pretty good year, I got promoted 🥳, travelled to a lot of new places, saved money and made tonnes of memories!
I think in 2020 my life is going to change quite a lot, especially during the last few months of the year. So, here are my goals for the year ahead!
I will (hopefully) finish my master’s degree by September and graduate around November. My dissertation is due in September, but the other modules will be done by April/May, so I’ve got a lot of hard work to put in the next few months to ensure I’m not really stressed come September!
I mean, you could call me the queen of Europe at the moment! With flights only taking a few hours, there is no excuse for me not to jump on a plane for a long weekend, I took advantage in 2019 and I plan to do the same this year! Not as much as I need to save for my big adventure, but I can’t not travel all year. So far I’ve booked Iceland, planned Prague and Barcelona, but I’m sure there will be one or two others too!
I like to be busy but it really takes its toll on me. I get tired, have a negative attitude and feel anxious when I’m too busy, it’s my own fault. So, this year I vow to spend more time at home, having quiet weekends (well as quiet as I can while doing a masters!) which will hopefully chill me out a bit!
I utilise my annual leave as much as I can with visiting Europe, but by exploring the UK I could do this without taking annual leave on the weekends. As I said I do plan on being less busy this year, but will aim to explore more of the UK throughout the year. I’d like to head down to Durdledoor in the summer, go on a hiking weekend in Wales as well as visit the lavender and confetti fields!
I let blogging slide the last few months in 2019, I feel like a very bad blogger! So, I’ve sat down and sorted a content plan out for the next few months and will keep on track with it, so I can bring a new blog to you every single Sunday, even when I am travelling.
Then for the biggest change, leaving to travel the world, full-time for at least a year! It’s always been on my agenda to leave to travel the world for a long period of time, and I can’t believe it finally is that year. My plan when I graduated from my undergradwas to move home for a year, save then go to Australia and Asia. Unfortunately, it took me three months to get a job in marketing, then three months after my contract ended to another job in marketing, which put me back with saving. Also, as I struggled so much to get a job in marketing in Devon, I started my master’s degree which combined with my five years of experience, will hopefully get me a job when I’m done travelling full-time!
My plan is to head to Australia after I graduate (I can’t miss my second graduation!!) which is likely to be in December and travel around Aus for a good few months while working before exploring Asia, then moving back to Bristol!
And there we have it, my goals for 2020! I’ve actually started a 2020 bucket list too, with little things I’d like to tick off which I hope to turn into a video at the end of 2020. What are your goals for the year ahead? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear what you have planned!
I'm Kim, Head of Social Media by day, Travel & Lifestyle blogger by night 👩🏽💻 Love festivals, shopping, cheesecake & glitter 🌍✨