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2014 – New Year, New Achievements.

(Cute little 2014 diary gifted to me for Christmas – posted on my instagram)

Happy New Year!

I’m a bit late writing this post, featuring my New Years Resolutions (what I like to call my ‘Goals for the year’); however, I’ve purposely done this so that I was able to decide on do-able goals, instead of setting hopeless ones.

Personally, I know that 2014 is going to be a big year for me…
I’m GOING TO sort out my educational/career oppurtunities, and it’s going to be the year in which I need to take a BIG STEP, become independent, and grow up!

You may have read my ‘Do What Makes You Happy Post’, where I shared my view on college and gave the reasons for leaving, and if so you’ll know that I’m focused on doing what makes me happy (hence the past post title). That’s why 2014 is going to be a dramatically (maybe?) changing year for me. I’M GOING TO SORT MY LIFE OUT – YAY! (Any of you doing the same? We can share our nail biting journeys together!)

But aside from this there are other personal achievements I want to make this year- things I want to improve, change, and introduce to my life. So, just like last years New Year post, which you can read here, I’m going to let you in on what they are (watch out, some are the same – I didn’t do very well).

  • Pass My Driving Test: After turning 17 in September 2013, I’m eager to do an intensive driving course, and fingers crossed, pass my test without leaving many failed attempts in my rear view mirror (see what I did there ey? ;)) I’m 100% determined to find the time to do this ASAP! I can’t imagine how nice it will be to not rely on others or public transport to get around.. Actually, I can imagine it. I imagine it to be pretty good! 

  • Find an Apprenticeship/Full Time Job That Can Offer Me Qualifications: All I want is to be able to get respected qualifications, without going to college or Uni. Is that too much to ask for? Probably. Well, I’m going to try anyway!

  • Blog More: This will probably be one of my New Year Goals every single year. I feel happy when I can re-read a draft post and say “yeah, I’m pleased with that. I’m gonna publish that one!”, so why I don’t do it more often is beyond me! C’MON CHLOE, BLOG MORE!

  • Upload a YouTube Video: I have wanted to start a YouTube channel for a long, long time now, but still haven’t been able to put one up; even after filming many of the long winded things! I’d really like to overcome my worries of starting a regularly updated channel, and am hoping to do so this year, whether its tomorrow or the 31st of December 2014.

  • Become a Neat & Tidy Person: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! This one’s a bit of a long shot. I’ve never been able to keep my room tidy, wash up, or put things back after using them. Optimistically I’m wanting to keep my room neat and organised, as well as being organised in general.

  • Get Up Early(ish): Since leaving college, I have began getting up really late in the morning (sometimes afternoon, oops!), therefore not being able to do the slightest productive thing in a day. I want to get up between 7 and 9 every day (even Sundays omg), as I think this will genuinely give me more energy, and help me get A LOT MORE done!

  • Drink More Water/Be Healthier/Cook More (New Things) : Overall I don’t drink enough, whether it’s water I’m drinking or not. I’d like to drink more water as the benefits it has on your skin are great! I’d also like to try new healthy recipes out and incorporate them into everyday home cooking. 
Now I’ve written this, I have no excuse for “giving up” or “forgetting what they were”. I’m going to try my hardest to stick to these as they’ll all benefit me, and when I see the results I know I’ll be pleased I did! 
Do you have any Resolutions or Little Goals for 2014? I’d love to know what they are –  maybe it will give me some more to try and achieve! 
Good Luck with all your plans for this year. I hope 2014 is good to all of you!

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The Results Are In

Today was GCSE results day! Today people were hoping for the grades that would get them into sixth form/college/work/an apprenticeship. Today made me think way past college, which is rare because I couldn’t even think about college at all, until a few months ago.
Today has made me think about what I want my life to be like, and what I want from it.
Most of the time, education plays a big role in how good an occupation someone has; how much money they earn, and their quality of life due to this. Sometimes it doesn’t. In no way am I disappointed with the grades I achieved, in fact for once I am proud and happy with myself for doing well. But after receiving 11 letters which apparently decide how well I do in life, I’m not thinking about how easily I will get into college or what I’ll do when I’m there. I’m now left inquisitive about my future after that; what I can do without those 11 CAPITAL letters, or what I can do with them. (If that makes no sense to you, don’t worry about it, I’m not 100% sure of what I’m thinking at the moment either). I currently have no clue of what I want to do with my life, but maybe now I can start figuring that out.
What plans do you have for your life? What would you love to do? 
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New Year, New Achievements


I know this is probably a bit late but as it’s my first January post and my first 2013 post ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’. Firstly, I hope you’ve all had a fabulous Christmas as I have, and are hopefully planning to have a great 2013!

So… As the past year nears an end, it’s more than likely that a lot of people are asked ‘what’s your New Year’s resolution?’. Every year I give an answer; however, this time I haven’t had one to give. I’ve decided I don’t like the idea of resolutions because people make them, already knowing they’ll break them (I’m not saying everyone), which I myself admit I’ve done before.
This year I want to try something different; setting myself small things I’d like to ‘achieve’ and set them monthly or within a time limit I see necessary. This way I hope that I will achieve more as I won’t just tell myself I’ve got a whole year to try and complete my resolution and so breaking it won’t matter. Personally, each year I don’t feel a great sense of any achievement really and this year I’d really like to have that. Not only do I wish that these ‘little goals’ will be easier to reach, but that I can build upon them to make them so much better than I’d first liked! And as I’m sitting here thinking this over as I write, I’m beginning to look forward to these more than I ever have the well known New Year’s Resolution. For some of these goals I do have a particular time frame in mind, where as others I’d like to be ongoing and hope become no longer goals but something I just do regularly. Anyway, here are some I’ve already thought of….
  • Blog More: I really do love publishing posts and get a lot of satisfaction from it; so the more I do it, the better. Ideally I’d like to post a lot more than I do but with school AND THEN homework AND THEN the revision I’m expected to do, I don’t have a lot of spare time to write about stuff which has nothing to do with poetry or the functions of cells. So this goal isn’t huge, but I’m setting myself the ‘2 posts a month’ goal which doesn’t seem much at all really but then I guess it’s just easier to achieve! 🙂
  • Be More Organised: My Mum is the most organised person I know, it’s amazing how she can fit everything in and arrange it so well. Unfortunately, I haven’t inherited this trait from her as I leave everything until the last minute and forget so much. I wouldn’t say my life’s hectic, but it would be so much easier if I was organised (I’m including tidier in this) and less stressful, which leads on to my next goal/achievement thingy. So because of this, I’m hoping to organise what I do, when I do it. Also having to organise a party for my Mum’s birthday with my Dad soon means I need to get some practice in organising myself before I have to organise him too! (HELP!)

  • Stress Less: I get stressed regularly which I’m always getting told isn’t good for me. I’m not 100% sure why I get stressed but whatever it is I make it so much worse for myself. I over think a hell of a lot and I’m one of those people who will end up becoming stressed because they’re stressed (make sense?). I’m 16, and stress really isn’t something I should be having a lot of. As well as being more organised, which I’m sure will help with this, I need to start allowing ‘me time’ where I’m not doing something which HAS to be done and just take some of the pressure off of myself.
  • Spend More Time With Friends: Luckily my friends don’t add to my stress and most of them are pretty laid back. Spending more time with them and forgetting about everything else I need to do will definitely help me feel so much happier and stress free!
  • Make January A Better Month: After Christmas my family aren’t the most cheerful people, most people aren’t. It feels a bit like they’re half hibernating.. I don’t know, it’s weird. I must admit, I end up feeling like this too once Christmas is over  (and I’m not the one who’s spent a lot of money). 🙁 So this year I’m going to try and bring out the best in January and hopefully get them to see it too! 🙂
This is all I can think of at this moment in time but I’ll be sure to jot some more down when I think of them! Throughout the year some will obviously differ and new ones will be made. I don’t think I’ve set myself too big a task so I’m sure I’ll be fine at achieving most of these, if not all. Hopefully at the end of this year, which will come round too fast, I’ll be able to look back at all these little goal/achievement thingys and be like “yeah, I did that!”. BRING ON 2013