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Hello, you! I'm Soph - a 22 year old girl currently living in Liverpool, spending most of her time writing, taking photo's, drinking coffee & trying not to eat too much cake.

5 realistic aspirations for the rest of 2017.



Bloomin' heck. It's the middle of April already and I still don't feel like I've achieved anything yet. This time last year, I'd changed jobs, bucked up my blogging ideas and booked a holiday. And although I've been crazy busy recently, and there's been a lot happening, I just feel like I haven't got anywhere so far. Does anyone else know what I mean?

So, in a bid to try and feel like I'm being more productive with my life, I thought I'd sit down and think about what I really would love to get out of this year, and achieve before the year is out and it's April 2018 already and I'm having even more of a life crisis.


1.  U N D E R S T A N D  M Y  F I N A N C E S  B E T T E R.

Considering I was an accountant for over 3 years, I've never really took the time to understand my own finances. I've never really sat down and looked at how much I spend on what. I couldn't tell you how much my monthly outgoings are (I mean, I could work it out, but it could take me a while!), and this is something that I really want to change.

I think we all like to save. It provides a sense of financial stability if you have a savings pot somewhere, right? It's reassuring to know that you can support yourself if you need to, and I've decided that I'm going to take this saving thing a lot more seriously. I'm going to put my previous job to a little more use, and I've got a 'How to Budget' post coming your way, soon!


2.  H A V E  M O R E  F U N

Anyone else get so bogged down with life and work stuff that you forget to have a little fun every once in a while? Yeah, me too.

Running a blog alongside a full time job, pretty much means that most of my spare time is already taken up. But I need to remember to cut myself some slack.

This blog isn't going to go anywhere if I don't write anything for a few weeks, as I discovered recently. I've also recently been doing a lot more things for me. I've been having pamper nights and taking myself to the theatre. I've been heading to adult inflatable play centres (this was so much fun I can't even explain!) and taking myself off for 3 hour walks in the sunshine. And I've loved everything. So I've made a promise to myself to do more of this, see my friends and family more and just generally have a lot more fun.

3.  L E A R N  S O M E T H I N G  N E W

Last year, I learned a hell of a lot. But starting a new job in a new industry kinda does that for you. And so this year I want to continue to learn something new. They say that you learn something new every day, and I'm constantly thinking of things that I want to know and questions that I want answers to. I already have a few plans and ideas for something that I want to do in the next few months, that will hopefully not only help my career a little, but will help me to fulfil this little goal, too. And boy, I'm excited!




4. C R E A T E   M O R E,  C O N S U M E   L E S S.

I think I may write a blog post dedicated to this one all on it's own, but after having a little blogging slump, and trying everything to get the creative juices flowing again, I realised that there was only way I was able to get back into it; start creating again. I read countless posts, discovered a number of new blogs and spent hours scrolling through Pinterest. But the one thing that made me want to write again was when I shot some new outfit photo's for my previous post. As soon as I'd started to create again, I just wanted to create more.

Working within a creative industry, with people who have to create 'stuff' daily, I probably should've picked up on this one a little sooner!


5. S T I C K  T O  M Y  B L O G G I N G  G O A L S

I wrote this post a few weeks ago, about how I wanted to become a better blogger, and the exact ways that I was planning on doing this. However, I'm not doing very well so far. My little blog hiatus hasn't really helped matters, but I'm really taking steps now to achieve a little more of what I want.

You've probably noticed that I've changed up my layout (again), in a bid to give SophieRosie.com a little refresh. I've got a whole notebook of brainstorming ideas and ways of really trying to find my 'vibe' in the lifestyle blogging world and I'm being a lot more strict with myself in terms of email response times.

Little steps and all that!




So, there we have it. 5 little ways I'm hoping to have a better and more productive 2017. Do you have any updated priorities for the rest of the year?

Soph

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  1. These photos are cute as hell! Your goals are also fantastic too. I love that you want to create more :)

    Emmy x
    whispering twenties

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  2. LOVE the look of the new blog Sophie! I can't wait to hear about your saving tips x


    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Natalie! haha, I hope they're going to be helpful :) x

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  3. These are such perfect little goals, that are very attainable and realistic ! I loved reading every minute of it 💕 Lovely post, and keep up the good work xxx

    Imaan | www.theaugustclause.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you lovely. I'm glad you liked the post :) x

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  4. I love your new layout dear hihihi

    www.extraodiary.com

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  5. It's the little goals which make up the big things .... I want to say your so young to be an accountant but then again what age is an accountant ?!

    I always feel a bit frustrated this time of year because I've things I'm the pipeline and I want them to happen now....

    Little goals include more me time, more reading and more localish travelling.

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  6. I totally need to do all of these too! Another fab post Soph, you look beaut! xxx

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