Saturday, 30 December 2017

10 Goals for 2017: Did I Achieve Them? + Goals for 2018

Hi, uh, I know you can probably see the tumbleweeds rolling around my barren desert of a blog, but here I am, right before 2017 ends, to let you all know that a. I'm not dead, b. neither is this blog and c.  I achieved some of my 2017 goals and miserably flopped the rest of them and you all deserve an update on how they went. So, let's go!

1. Stick to my blogging schedule: FAILED. MISERABLY.

I'm pretty sure it's obvious by now but.. yeah. Yup. I have absolutely no excuse for this one. I want to promise more regarding the future of this blog but really, my life is just not that interesting.. I think I'll just take it easy next year. One of my biggest passions is and always will be writing, so I want to put out more thoughtful and well-written content in the upcoming year, rather than constant yet uninteresting posts. I'll probably change back to typing a bit more formally, since I realised that my previous post was extremely informal (that's how I sound in real life though, just so you know!).

2. Exercise more: succeeded!!

November '16 (53kg) + April '17 (47kg). Actually, I'm pretty proud of this one!

In my original 10 Goals for 2017 post, I mentioned that I didn't think that I was fat.. but actually, I was pretty fat, lol. This year I lost 7kg and went down to my goal weight! I'm so much more comfortable with my body and am pretty confident with my looks, especially after losing the weight. I'll blog about my weight loss journey eventually, but I'm not 100% at the physique that I really want to have (plus, I put on a liiiiittle bit of holiday weight this Christmas..) so I won't be sharing that right now. Stay tuned, though!

3. Dye my hair again: succeeded.. kind of?

Here's a quick little hair salon fail story that happened in July..

My original red ombre hair was fading a lot and I wanted to do something different, so I went to some random salon in Taipan to get my hair dyed before FIA graduation. I wanted to try grey ombre this time (sort of like this?) and so my hairdresser had to bleach my ends. While doing this, he told me that grey would be "near impossible" because the base colour of my hair still had a lot of reddish undertones and the colour wouldn't turn out as grey as I wanted it, and convinced me to change the colour. I blindly agreed to it (I SHOULDN'T HAVE) and decided to go for what he said was going to be a 'rose gold' colour.


Anyway, I was so annoyed because it was essentially the exact same colour I had before.. I didn't mind it after a while, but I felt like it was such a waste of my time and money. Thankfully, he gave me a RM100 discount since the colour was so clearly NOT what I wanted lol but I know that I'm not going back there again.. ever..

4. Sleep more: failed.. why did I even bother setting this as one of my goals?

Yeah, uh.. I don't sleep much. And I'm still not sleeping much. Aaaaaand I don't expect this to change anytime soon. So.. yup. These dark undereye circles are here to stay :)

5. Get my driver's license: half-succeded! Or half-failed, if you want to look at it that way.

I took and passed my theory test back in September but I haven't bothered to follow up with my practical lessons since.. 😬 But.. baby steps are important.. am I right? Hehe.. I swear to god. 2018. IT. WILL. HAPPEN.

6. Get a part time job: nope.. not happening. I don't think I really need to keep this in my goals as of now, either.

7. Get a tattoo: failed, because I changed my mind.

I sort of chickened out on this one.. I couldn't really decide what I wanted, and I wasn't even sure if I truly wanted one in the first place, so I just gave up. Maybe in the future? But this is also off my goals right now. Thank god, though, imagine if I got a really shitty tattoo and regretted it a ton in the future.. yikes!

8. Get a 3.8 GPA or above when I graduate college: FAILED HAHAHAHAHA

Uh, I got a 3.4. You know what? At least I did okay. Lol.

9. Take and pass the TOPIK exam: half-succeeded!! Or like 99% succeeded!

So, I still haven't gotten around to checking my results, but the exam was a breeze and I'm really confident. Let's just say I passed and leave it at that.. 😁

10. Get accepted into university: hella! SUCCEEDED!

As of August 2017, I am officially a uni student - not a very good one, but here we are, I guess. I had plans to go overseas for uni but life happened and I decided to continue here at home. I'm glad that it worked out this way, though, because I've met a bunch of amazing people in my life that I wouldn't have if I had left. Plus, being at home is just insanely comfortable (because I have my family around.. HAHAHA). I don't know what I'll end up doing after uni but I know I'll probably finish up my 3 years here.

What's next?

I like that I kept a list of my goals for this year, as it's shown me just how different my mindset and the things I wanted to achieve for my life were. I'm glad that, despite majorly failing most of them, I managed to achieve a couple of my goals, and I want to continue this next year as well.

So, in 2018, I plan to:

  1. Lose fat & build more muscle to get my goal body (body recomp)
  2. Survive uni year 1 (better grades would be nice, but I'm not asking for too much, lol)
  4. Stop drinking so much Starbucks..
  5. Dedicate more time to my hobbies (singing, writing, studying Korean and maaaybe Japanese - since I'm always complaining about having nothing to do)

2017 has felt like the longest yet the shortest year ever. Judging by the environment, my experiences and the people around me, I feel like the me from the beginning of the year and the current me are like two completely different people. Either way, this year has had its ups and downs but I'm always grateful, and I'm ready to see what 2018 has in store for me! More good things, hopefully.

A big mood for the upcoming year..

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