2015 Goals: SMASHED!

What a difference a year makes.

As I sit here and type this, I can’t quite believe how much of an incredible year 2015 has been for many reasons.

I’ll not go into them all on here but essentially, I started 2015 feeling pretty low.   It really says it all when you start the year with a dry shampoo review doesn’t it?

I was dealing with pain and anxiety as a result of an accident; finding the right combination of tablets to help me and dealing with the side effects was far from easy.  I’d been dropped by my best friend for no apparent reason which crushed me as I’d never envisaged us not being a part of each others lives and that seemed to put a dampener on many of the happy things that 2014 brought and I was feeling unsatisfied and unsuccessful in my work.

However despite the above and more that I don’t think I’ll ever share on here, I had this underlying, steely determination to move forward that I hadn’t felt before in my life.

I realised that I’d been focusing on the negatives rather than all of the happy, positive things that had happened to me and the great, fortunate situation that I was in.  When I think back to 2014, I actually had some of the best moments of my life so far that year and those memories should be treasured rather than overshadowed by the negatives.

My mindset had to change.  I knew the power of positive thinking because its application had really helped me in the past and so I decided to pick something to focus.  That thing was my blog.

At the beginning of the year, I set myself some goals that I wanted to achieve  to do with my blog and social media and I’ve stopped at nothing to achieve them.  While I didn’t post about them, I wrote them doing in a note book and I feel a massive sense of achievement in reaching my goals.

There were three things that I wanted to achieve this year:
1. Hit 10,000 followers on Twitter
2. I wanted to reach 2000 followers on Bloglovin
3. To blog and publish a new post every single day.

I decided to skip writing posts reflecting on the previous year and my goals for the year ahead and just threw myself into it.  I think focusing on what I wanted to achieve has really helped me as I’ve smashed my goals and couldn’t be happier.  I have to admit, I still cant believe that I managed to put up a new blog post everyday as it takes me so long to write each one.

It is such a great feeling to be ending one year in a completely different frame of mind to the way that you started it and I’m so excited for 2016.

Whatever you experienced in 2015, good or bad, learn from it and use it to set your goals for 2016.  Work hard, play hard and reach for the stars.

If you’re heading out tonight, stay safe and enjoy yourselves.

Lots of love xxx

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  1. Frankie Boo
    January 1, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    So happy i read this post, it just came after i wrote my own post about my goals for 2016 for the same reason you had last year, ive had a really rocky road in 2015 with a huge negative attitude and im so ready for a new year ahead, im feeling really positive and like you have written goals down in my personal diary of what i want to acheive this year!Im so happy for you that you managed to overcome everything and come out the other side in a much happier and fulfilled way! I hope 2016 is just as good for you <3 Home

  2. Sarah Gledhill
    January 1, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Congratulations Laura. Bring on a happy 2016 for you. X

  3. Parie Joshi
    January 1, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Your positive attitude is so inspiring! Wishing you all the best for the new year.Parie xclassandglitter.com

  4. Zara Lipstixx
    January 1, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Congrats on smashing your goals doll! I'm the same gone into this year with a whole new frame of mind.One of my goals is to blog every day this year! Such a challenge but so so ready to take it on!! Happy New Year xx

  5. Claire Cly
    January 1, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Well done Laura 🙂 You are an inspirational woman and I look forward to reading more from you this year x

  6. Sarah Beth
    January 1, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Laura you look stunning in your picture, Also congratulations on 10,000 followers on your twitter thats amazing xx

  7. Tanya
    January 1, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Wow! What an amazing post, and so inspirational!! I would love to get up to those kinds of figures, but I certainly wouldn't be able to post every day! I don't have that much to say lol Anyway, I hope you have a happy New year, and enjoy continued onward success in every aspect of your life, honey xxxxx

  8. Laura Haley
    January 2, 2016 / 12:08 am

    2015 has been awesome for you. Here's to an even better 2016!

  9. ana de jesus
    January 2, 2016 / 12:44 am

    Thats incredible 10 K on Twitter? How long have you had it? I just got Twitter just now and it is addictive already! I haven't tweeted yet saving that for Monday I think.

  10. Ursula Ball
    January 2, 2016 / 2:33 am

    I can tell you make a lot accomplishments and growth too! Here's to a blessed New Year!Ursulawww.blueridgebeautyblogger.com

  11. Erin Ek Rush
    January 2, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Well done accomplishing all you did in 2016! Posting every day isn't an easy feat!

  12. Kacie Morgan
    January 2, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I hope 2016 will be kind to you and wish you all the best of luck in reaching your goals x

  13. Stella Olojola
    January 2, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Good you smashed your goals. Am dyed 2016 will be a great year for you.

  14. Leesha Starr
    January 2, 2016 / 11:43 am

    Well done on smashing your 2015 goals! I didn't do as well but I'm still pretty happy. I couldn't imagine posting daily though! Sometimes I'm too busy to post once a week.

  15. Rebecca Smith
    January 2, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Brilliant post hun! Hope 2016 is good to you xx

  16. Lorraine
    January 2, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    2015 for me wasn't an overall great year but I am looking forward to 2016. Not wanting to have an overall year goal and instead changing it to monthly targets. Hopefully your new year is a fresh start with great things happening along the way.

  17. Catstello
    January 2, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    I've really enjoyed reading all the end of year posts, happy new year!

  18. Shaakira Nobles
    January 2, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I hope 2016 brings you much success as much as 2015 did. I, myself, want to continue to grow my blog and my followers on social media. Keep up the great work!

  19. Nadine Johanna Stewart
    January 3, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    Happy New Year Laura. I am sorry to hear about your accident, I hope you are okay now. You are doing so great and I wish you an even more successful 2016.Nadine x

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