2018 Goals Completed

2018 was a very busy year and a lot of goals were completed. At the beginning of the year I posted a list of goals I wanted to complete and now it’s time to revisit them!

Last year’s goals and how I progressed

School

  • Finish making transcripts for my courses to send to universities.

Soooo, this went a bit by the wayside. The school ended up not needing transcripts (like I had originally thought) and asked that I take the required courses for my program online.

  • Complete uni application.

It was a long haul but the application was completed!

  • Get into the school of choice!

The most relieving moment was checking the website and seeing the offer of admission. 

  • Finish off all of my high school courses!

Also, a very long haul, but eventually all of the finals were completed and I finished grade 12.

 

Blog

  • Get blog to 1,000 followers!

Yes!! The blog is at 1,400 right now! Thank you, everyone, for following along and reading all the posts and I hope you enjoy future posts.

  • Get the blog to make money to help out with uni costs.

The blog moved to a new home and then I was able to set up Google ads and working on other sources still.

  • Post more frequently.

I had been consistently posting until university began but making some time for blogging will be a 2019 goal!

Health and fitness

  • Run a half marathon, if I’m feeling crazy. Or a 10k is much more reasonable.

A half marathon was ambitious. But now I can run 10 km consistently so improvement there!

  • Do more ab and upper body workouts!

I’ve been working on lifting and lots of ab workouts so definitely better than last year.

  • Try other forms of exercise and sports.

Mostly, this was just to cross train from running, which I have been working on by strength training more.

  • More yoga and stretching.

I’ve actually been stretching way less than before. But this will be a 2019 goal!

Fun and creativity

  • Work on art more.

I did paint a bit more and do some drawing.

  • And photography.

Definitely lots of photography this year.

  • Travel if there are opportunities to.

YES! I went to Niagara Falls, Colorado, England, Ireland, Scotland and France. Probably the most travelling in a year I will do.

  • Make a reading list and read more.

I honestly don’t remember how much reading I did but I did read a few books.

 

“Adulting”

  • Get driver’s license.

I got the first level of license, G1, but I have never driven still. Since it was just a written test.

  • Budget and learn more personal finance.

 

I did just the other day! A post will be coming on how I budget.

 

Random other things completed

  • I got my braces off!
  • I met online friends, twice.
  • The blog Instagram hit over 500 followers. Woo!
  • Went to (about half) of the school orientation week.
  • Got my first job.
  • Went through my first round of university midterms and finals.
  • Went to school for the first time.
  • Tried new foods. A food photo journal from my UK trip will be coming soon.
  • Completed the SATs.

 

Hope everyone completed some 2018 goals and that everyone has a great New Year!

 

P.S It’s Peri

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Goals Completed! 

Now that 2016 is over it’s time to go over the goals I had set at the start of the last year and see how I’ve done on those. The best part of setting goals!

 

2016 Goals

  1. Build arm strength. I think I did this??? I don’t lift hardcore weights but I don’t feel like I’m lacking a lot of arm strength.
  2. Do ab workouts. I did do this! And definitely feel like my core is stronger.
  3. Start doing Pilates again. Completed!
  4. Start to run. YES! This was very successful.
  5. Run at 10.6kph. This was kind of a random speed but I now run 3kph faster than that.
  6. Memorize a  yoga routine. I didn’t do any yoga. At. All.
  7. Do foot exercises to help with dance. Everyday I remember I do this!
  8. Workout outside. I walked outside a bit so I kinda did this?
  9. Stop sugar addiction. It was lessened a bit but I still really love icing.
  10. Make my own workouts. I don’t even know what I meant by this exactly.
  11. Start a health and medicine course. Did this, too!
  12. Figure out when I would “graduate” homeschooling. It wasn’t too hard to do.
  13. Save money. I barely bought anything.
  14. Get hair cut to actually like it. Yes! I went from being able to sit on it to it being shoulder length.
  15. Figure out personal style. This was so fun and a lot of work. More on this later!
  16. Build wardrobe. Still a work in progress but did this!
  17. Put outfits together. I did a few, but still need to work on this.
  18. Donate all the clothes I don’t want anymore. There was so much from several years.
  19. Dye hair crazy colours. I dip dyed it purple, then blue with pink and purple.
  20. Compliment people more. YES! I always thought it was awkward but now it’s much more natural!
  21. Get pick-ups in tap. On good days I can do them.
  22. Get flat splits. Pretty much got this, too, if I keep stretching.
  23. Stretch every night. If I’m not too tired I do.
  24. Get double pirouettes. Hahaha turns.
  25. Work on coding. I did, for like 2 weeks, then gave up.
  26. Start journalling. This was very successful.
  27. Work on photography. Started the Instagram challenges!
  28. Narrow down career choices.  Definitely did this!
  29. Draw more often. I did, a lot.
  30. Learn to skate. Not yet?!
  31. Finish the Khan Academy biology course. I did it all in 2 weeks because I procrastinated.
  32. Become 50% fluent in French on Duolingo. Now I can say all the random things Duolingo teaches.
  33. Walk outside. Yessss I walked lots in the summer.
  34. Go to a concert. Saw Troye Sivan :’)
  35. Actually stay up all night. Why was this even one of my goals?
  36. Start skin care. No still haven’t done this.
  37. Volunteer or job shadow. YES!
  38. Figure out a source of income for myself. Does money from birthday gifts count?
  39. Meet at least one online friend in person. I did this and it was great!
  40. Learn to drive. Nope, barely even read the handbook.

 

I didn’t aim too high but I got a lot done that way! So it was a pretty productive year goal wise. I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve and that 2017 will bring amazing things!! Happy 2017! 🎉🎉

 

P.S. It’s Peri