#TuesdayTen: My Goals for 2015 - #MakeitHappen

In the past, I have had resolutions and usually by March/April I have totally forgotten what they are and then remember them on the 30th December, when it's too late in the year to do anything about it! Does that happen to anyone else? So instead of having resolutions, I have goals or areas of my life that I want to improve and I write them down or add them to my Bucket List.

My motto for 2015 is #MakeitHappen - Make it Memorable. This makes me really excited & motivated about the year ahead! For too long, I have let things slide under the radar, and never looked back, however this year that is all about to change...I will wake up, pay attention & #make it happen. 
Personal Goals

1. Be more Organised!
I thrive when I am organised! This year I plan to return to the classroom one day a week, so between home, work & my blog I want to have everything organised. I have my monthly planner (which I love), and have started an editorial calendar for the blog to make things a bit easier for myself. It's going to be a big year for me us, lots of things happening, so ORGANISATION is the key! Keeping with the organisation theme...I have so many photos stored on my laptop, phone & camera (not to mention the ones already saved on my external hard-drive),  I would love to have them ALL organised and have photos printed into albums/photo-books. The same goes for my sentimental items. I need to de-clutter and organise my storage containers. I love this post by Abby at Just a Girl and her Blog - it is the perfect solution! 

2. Find a new home!
This is totally dependent on whether or not we sell our current house. We will be putting our house on the market in the next month or so, eek. We have looked at a couple of potential houses but can't make any plans to move forward just yet. I would love to move into a new house this year! 

3. Learn more about Photography 
I have always loved taking photos (hence why I need to organise them), however since I got my DSLR camera for Christmas - I want to learn everything there is to know (well maybe not everything), but just enough so that I am making the most of my camera and not taking photos in Auto. So therefore, I would like to do a Photography Course/Workshop to improve my photography and increase knowledge and skills, or maybe meet with a photographer and get some tips (I actually know a few close to home!).

4. Walk up/Climb Mt Manaia 

This is actually on my bucket list. Now that I have walked up Parahaki (1/1/15), I would like to do this at least once a month, and then at the end of the year before my birthday in November, walk up/climb Mt Manaia (preferably with my family). 

5. Organise TWO Milestone birthday parties 

We will be celebrating not one but TWO birthday milestones in March...Miss B is turning 10 - YIKES! (Double digits) & Master M is turning ONE - and they happen to be in the same week! I already have the themes sorted, its just a matter of pulling them off! Watch this space!

Blogging Goals

I have been blogging officially since September 2014 (I created my Facebook page in May 2014). I have really enjoyed my blogging journey so far and am really excited about what 2015 has to offer! Here are my five blogging goals...

1. Reach milestones
I love watching my little blog community grow - I need YOUR help to do this! If you are reading this post - You can follow me on FacebookInstagramPinterest & Twitter, please pop over and say HI & click the LIKE/FOLLOW button - a big thank you in advance :). 

2. Guest Post on other blogs. 

I would love to be a Guest on someone's blog (wink, wink). I would also love to have 6 guest bloggers this year - So if you are interested, please let me know (best to contact me via Facebook). You can read my first Guest Blogger post by Courtney from Bliss & Baby Brain (while you are there, why not share some love).

3. Be a more Organised blogger! 

When I set up my blog in September last year, I didn't really know what I was doing, I just knew it was something I wanted to do...I read a lot of Blogging tips and was inspired by other bloggers with a similar niche to mine. As the months went on, my page views increased and this got me excited - people from all around the world were actually reading my blog (it's a pretty cool feeling). I love structure and being organised (as I have already mentioned), so I have an editorial calendar to help me get more organised on the blog. I have introduced a new segment/series: {Sunday Share} where I share my #FMSPhotoaDay photos and I will also link back to previous posts from the week - just in case you missed them. I have so many blog ideas for this year...I can't wait to share them with you. 

4. Meet some Blogging friends 
I have met so many lovely bloggers online who I consider my friends. I would love to actually meet one, two or even three of them in real life. I might have to start with the local ones first though, in my own country, before heading overseas! Who would be keen for a cuppa and a catch up? 

5. Enjoy it!

Last year I found something that I am passionate about, that makes me happy, and is something for ME and I get to share all of it with YOU, my readers! A lot of work goes into blogging, it takes time and effort, however I do really enjoy it! This year I want to continue to enjoy my creative outlet - my 5th wall and I hope you do too!

So there you have it - my goals for 2015! Let's #MakeitHappen - Make it Memorable!

What are your goals this year? 
(If you are a blogger, please leave me a link to your goals in the comments or via social media, I would love to read them!)

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TuesdayTen :) 


  1. 1st time posting! Happy New Year!

  2. Excellent goal/resolutions and I love your motto! I just finished my first full calendar year of blogging - so much to learn and experiment with. I loved it and wish you all the very best in 2015. Happy New Year!

  3. Thanks Elisa. Happy New Year to you too! Will definitely go and check out your resolutions for 2015!

  4. Thank you so much Marcia. Congrats on a YEAR of Blogging! I am looking forward to learning more and experimenting with blogging this year! Happy New Year to you too!

  5. Those are great goals! One of mine was to take some scheduled blown breaks and I hope to have some guest poster during that time, so I'll keep you in mind! So glad you joined #Tuesday Ten, too!

  6. I think you have a great motto for this year!

  7. Thanks Lisa & Bianca! Lisa, I like the sound of your scheduled breaks, and having a guest blogger step in during that time :) I might do the same :)

  8. Guest blogger opportunities over at Always Made With Love if your keen. Let me know xx

  9. Great list, Charlene! I followed all the accounts you listed. I'm looking forward to seeing you around social media-land!

  10. Sounds like some great resolutions you have going this year and I wish you luck with them.

    I'll be joining you with the photography since we now both have new cameras to play with, I've also written a post on what I'd like to achieve this year - http://30daysofsmiles.blogspot.com/2015/01/2015-year-ahead-and-2014-year-behind.html

    I'd differently be interested in guest blogging, I've never done one before and I've never had someone do one for my blog either but I'd really love to start getting involved with that this year. So if you are interested let me know.

  11. Thank you ladies! It's definitely going to be a big year! I am very excited! Would love to be a guest on your blog Lydia! Thank you!

    @Rabia - You are awesome, thank you so much! Glad to have you following!

    @CJ! Would love to have you over on my blog! Let's #MakeitHappen - Woohoo!


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