Happy, Happy New Year. I hope January is treating you well, here we are a new month and of course a New Year. Things are going to continue being the same here on An Ocean Glimmer, I enjoy writing the content and I hope you enjoy reading. I’m really hopeful for 2019, there are a lot of good things to come. Today I am going to be reflecting on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of December.
I love reflecting and creating new Goals each month, there’s something about it that makes me more determined to achieve them. Of course, with a New Year comes resolutions, but that’s not me so I’ll be setting soon some Goals I would love to achieve over the course of 2019. My Monthly Goals will be in line with these Goals, to make them seem that little bit easier to achieve.
I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // December 2018 here. Before I set myself some new Goals for January, let’s reflect on my December Goals!
I recently got in touch with Samantha from always believe in a miracle suggesting we do an Autumn Box Swap! I’ve seen these posts floating around the blogosphere for a little while now and wanted to share it with Samantha. We’ve been friends for just over a year, we met online and have even met in Birmingham! I was so excited and couldn’t wait to get started.
Samantha shares a wonderful range of posts from beauty, lifestyle and travel as well as her journey through remission after being diagnosed with stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. She also writes about relevant topics as a blogger such as What is DA & How to Improve it. The perfect way to keep up to date with Samantha is by following her on Twitter. I also adore every photo of hers! They are absolutely gorgeous so why not head over to Instagram and give her a follow.
Can you believe that it’s already the first week of June? Time seems to be going very quickly at the moment, I even keep forgetting what day it is! I think that’s what happens when you keep yourself busy, I don’t know about you but I love keeping myself busy and during the Summer you’re busy every single weekend. Another thing that comes with a new month is setting yourself some new Goals or you can even continue your old ones if you’ve yet to achieve them!
Today I will be reflecting on the Goals I set myself for May and creating some new ones for June. I always try to set Goals that reflect on what I plan to do during the month as well as little Goals to achieve bigger Goals. Some things you want to achieve in life don’t happen overnight! May has definitely been a great month and things are starting to pick up, there’s been a range of things I have loved over the course of the month. You can learn about all of those here.
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I don’t know about you, but there’s just a few competition on at the moment over on Twitter and Instagram, I love entering these, you never know if you’re going to win! There’s nothing to lose but you could gain a lot, recently I entered a giveaway hosted by bbloggers to win the Joyous Vibes Holiday Kit from MIYU Beauty.
I was so excited to get my hands on this kit as I’ve heard good things about MIYU Beauty and with us heading into a New Year, you deserve a pamper evening. Before going into my thoughts on the Holiday Kit, I thought I would let you know a little about MIYU Beauty, as before this giveaway, I didn’t know much about them.
For Blogmas 2017, I did a first impression post for LUSH Cosmetics, now I know what you are thinking! Gemma, you have only just tried LUSH!? Well, before moving to Aylesbury, I had no bath only a shower, but now I am lucky enough to be able to have a bath every weekend. I won’t explain too much here as you can read all about why in my impression post. Myself and Yasmine have now become addicted to LUSH bath bombs!
As you know, I went down to Plymouth with Yasmine to see in the New Year with her family and our friends. Meaning we couldn’t come back to Aylesbury without some LUSH treats. I was able to take advantage of their January sale, where they had their Christmas products on 50% off! Great right! Everyone went a bit crazy for this sale, I don’t really blame them as you’re saving yourself a lot.
I know it’s a little late now for a LUSH Christmas Haul, but seeing as I didn’t actually buy them until AFTER Christmas, I’ve only just finished using them! Now, shall we get started with this small LUSH Haul?
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Last month, I shared with you my 2018 Goals, I love creating posts like this as for me it gives me motivation for the upcoming year. Here I planned out the things I would like to achieve, I try and keep these quite simple and actually made them achievable! Nothing worse than picking a goal and not being able to achieve it during your desired time frame. This post though is all about my 2018 Blogging Goals.
I’ve really upped my blogging game over the last few months and I’ve got everything crossed that I can achieve a lot in 2018 if I put my mind to it! I was going to include these goals in my 2018 Goals post, but I felt it was better to separate them, else the post would have been quite long and I’m not sure how many of you would actually read that much. I finished 2017 reasonably good, even with not being 100% focused on my blog.
I feel 2018 might just be a good year for An Ocean Glimmer, shall we get started with my 2018 Blogging Goals?
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I have definitely missed talking about subscription boxes on An Ocean Glimmer, during 2017 I regularly received Infinity Crates, an entertainment and geek-filled box, but once I moved to Aylesbury and money became tight, I had to stop this monthly luxury. I was very lucky enough to receive the JABbox from Just Add Blog, a monthly subscription service for bloggers.
This service has been created to help your blog grow as each month you receive 5-7 different digital items, straight to your inbox. What makes JABbox even better is that all the content has been created by fellow bloggers, photographers and creative minded people. There’s a wide variety of items you could receive, anything from stock photos, how-to guides and fonts to printables and planners.
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Today is the day to be looking back at the Goals I set for January, as well as setting myself some new ones for the upcoming month of February. I hope you are all well and have had a good start to the year, I hope it’s not been stressful and the New Year has rewarded you. It feels like yesterday that I was setting Goals for January, so I can’t believe it’s already February.
This month should be a good one for not only myself but Yasmine, I briefly spoke about this in my January Favourites this week, I don’t want to be repeating myself so please head here to see what I loved in January and what is in store in February for myself. I love reflecting on my goals, it seems to give me the motivation I require, as well as figuring out what I need to do each month.
Before I set myself some new Goals for February, let’s reflect on my January Goals!
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I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe how quickly January has passed! It did have it’s moments where it was going a little slow, but then it seemed to pick up. I hope you have all had a good start to the New Year, it did take me a little while to get back into the swings of my normal routine but after a couple of days, I was fine. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one struggling with the early morning wake up calls.
Today, I am sharing with you my January Favourites! I will admit now that I haven’t actually done very much this month so this post may be a little shorter than normal. I am hopeful that things will pick up during February though, I already have quite a few things planned. With struggling with money during January and the weather, I haven’t ventured outside that much.
Shall we get started with my January Favourites?
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It’s nearly the end of January, our first month of 2018 is nearly complete! It’s been a crazy month, as well as very busy, not only in my personal life but also at work, January is a horrible month having to pick up things after being off for Christmas. This is the first year I’ve experienced something like this as I’ve always worked in retail and a Christmas break doesn’t exist!
One thing I love doing at this time of year is plan out what I want to achieve, you could even call it complete. I know I do my Monthly Goals but those are more specific for each month, whereas these Goals I don’t actually know when I’ll complete them. I’ve never been one for setting New Year Resolutions, I feel Goals are much better, for me, they give more motivation to achieve them.