Monday, January 12, 2015
2015 Life & Blog Goals
-Develop my blog voice. Rather than just sharing photos, DIY's, etc, I really hope to develop my "blog voice." In 2014, I attended the HerConference in NYC and roomed with Alison Leighann. As longterm followers of each other's blogs, I asked her if she thought my personality matched my personality. She replied that it did for the most part but I'm more funny in person. SUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION! So with this, I really want to share more of my personality and more stories. I want you darlings to feel like you can connect and relate to me.
-Switch to Wordpress? I've been thinking about this for well over a year now and I think this is the year I'll finally "man up" and do it. I'm just so comfortable with Blogger - it's so easy to use and we've been great friends for well over 5 years. But, I think it may be about time to break up this relationship and own my own content.
-Redo my About Me Page. This is long overdue. While some of the information is still relevant, I really want to redo the whole page in a creative way. Thoughts and ideas, anyone?
-Comment more! Blogging is all about creating a sense of community. I love reading blogs and often find myself lost in blogland on a daily basis on blog's I've never heard of (tip: click on other blogger's sponsors. It helps the blogger out and help you find new bloggers to connect with!). I read a lot of posts but sometimes get so caught up in reading or flying through too many posts in a short time, I forget to leave a comment.
-Get to Level B2 in German. I have completely rediscovered a love for learning languages while abroad. Since I hope to (eventually? maybe soon?) start a career, or at least a job, in Germany it would be beneficial to learn the language (duh). Alex bought me a few language books and the Babbel app for Christmas and my new host family is letting me borrow a few grammar books. I'm also thinking about signing up for a course (I found a really good deal on Groupon Germany!). My intentional goal here is to reach fluency as soon as possible so I can start applying to German universities to get my Masters in 2016!
-Journal at least 2 times a week. While in Italy, I journaled everyday. Italy was a crazy time in my life and I wanted to document it. Since leaving the land of pasta, I have forgotten to continue to journal. I really want to get back into it because I am still abroad and I want to be able to recall what I felt during this crazy time in life. Psst, you'll get a peak into my Italy journal soon!
-Lose the weight I put on in Europe. It was bound to happen since I have been surrounded my so many good foods that MUST be tasted! Now that I'm finally settling down and "slow traveling," it's time to get back into my normal food and exercise routine.
What are your goals for 2015?