You may not remember, but, at the beginning of the year I published a post called ’18 before 18′ which basically outlined everything I want to do (goals) before I turn 18 at the end of the year. Now we are half way through 2018 (ALREADY?!??!!?) I thought that I’d have a look at it and see how many I have been able to achieved already and how far I have got to go on the ones I haven’t achieved yet!
Mid – Year Goals Review
Goal One: Raise Money For Charity
Yes! I’ve definitely done this! I did a swimmarathon for Beat and a Colour Obstacle Rush for Mind. Who knows, maybe I can fit a few more in the next half of the year! So there, that’s one thing ticked off the list!
Goal Two: Travel Abroad
I’ve done this too! In February, I visited my cousin in Los Angeles (see post HERE). I don’t think I’m going to be going abroad again this year, although I have just come back from Scotland… does that count?
Goal Three: Grow Blog
I said in the original post that I’d like to get 500 social media followers (on each) and 5000 total page views. As of right now (Friday 8th June 2018, 12:23pm) I have: 330 Instagram Followers, 262 Twitter Followers and 3240 views! I still have a way to go yet, but I still have six months! Between June and December last year I got 1500 total views so that means I have already got more in the first half of this year! I’ve got 270 to go on Instagram and 238 to go on Twitter. We can do it!
Goal Four: Grow YouTube Channels
I said that I’d like to get 100 subscribers on at least one of my YouTube channels. So far I have 13 on Jess Louise and 18 on TheGymnasticsEdit (previously JessFlips). We’re getting there, slow and steady wins the race!
Goal Five: Pass Transfer Exam
One of my goals was to pass my transfer exam into my second year of college. I’ve already taken it and I get my results on the 22nd June! I will update you all when I’ve found out! I think I have passed though!
Goal Six: Read all the Harry Potters
I’m actually very ashamed of myself that I haven’t even started this yet, can you guess what I’m going to be doing for the next 6 months! I feel like I’ve just committed the worst kind of betrayal. I’ll be back, just gotta read 7 books in one go!
Goal Seven: Read 20 Total Books
I used to read all the time, and now I’m being a bit slack on it! I’ve only read one (fiction) book all the way through this year and I’m currently reading the second. I’m now hoping to pick up the pace a little for the next 6 months!
Goal Eight: Apply for a good university
Obviously, it’s slightly too early to be applying now but I will be at the end of the year. I’m going to three open days soon, University of Sussex, University of East London and St Mary University – Twickenham. Sussex is my first choice at the moment! I’ll keep you updated.
Goal Nine: My Book
I’ve mentioned before about my cat stories I wrote when I was younger. I haven’t done much more about them, maybe that’s a task for the summer!
Goal Ten: Achieve a higher level in Gymnastics
I go to two clubs and I’m in the exact same class I’ve been in for about 5 years in one, and I got moved in the other club but I’m not sure if the classes are split by ability or not! I think my skills are beginning to improve though , if that counts.
Goal Eleven: Earn Money/Get a Job
I am still unemployed so I haven’t achieved this one yet. Although I am part of a market research thing at the moment where I’m being paid – so I might be able to pass that off as a job…
Goal Twelve: Go to the gym
No, I don’t have a gym membership yet, but once a month my friend and I go to and open gym (nastics) session, so that’s some extra exercise!
Goal Thirteen: Get my driving licence
I’ve had a couple of lessons, but then I stopped. Technically, I probably COULD get my driving licence this year, but I’m not entirely sure yet.
Goal Fourteen: Improve Blog Content
I believe that my blog content has improved this year – but this is really one for you readers. Do you think my blog content has improved?
Goal Fifteen: Be More Organised
To a certain extent, I think that I have been more organised. Half of my life is perfectly organised, and the other half is a complete mess, so I think that there’s room for improvement if I’m being honest!
Goal Sixteen: Improve Blog Photos
Yes! I definitely think they have improved. I mean look at the difference! My Photography A Level is serving me well!
Goal Seventeen: Drink More Water
Yeaaaah, I think I’ve been better this year than I was last year. I’m drinking much more water but I could probably drink more!
Goal Eighteen: Eat more fruit/veg
I think that I have been eating more fruit and veg but I think I should have more! As soon as I get my braces off, I’ll be able to eat an apple!
I hope you enjoyed my little goal review, and I hope that you’ll help me achieve them all by the end of this year!
Thanks for reading – what’s your goal for this year?