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I love writing about what I want to achieve. It’s almost like I’m putting my intentions out to the universe for them to happen. Yes, I’m pretty big on cosmic ordering if you didn’t already know.

It was time to re-enroll for uni today. My third and final year of my graphic design degree starts in four weeks and it’s got me thinking about what I want to achieve over the next twelve months. I actually feel like I’m in a place in my life right now where I’m faced with so many possibilities that I could literally do anything I want.

Here is a list of five things that I’m putting out to the universe and I’m going to make happen over the next year or so;


Do amazing in my final year of uni

Last year was tough for me. With family issues and health issues going on, my studies really suffered and I had to get extensions on all my work. It’s all done and handed in now but I don’t feel like I reached my full potential as a designer. I graduate next year and it’s something that I never even dreamed that I’d have to opportunity to do. As someone who pretty much had no direction in life until hitting my 30’s (I’m a late bloomer) knowing that this time next year, I will have a degree and a bright career in front of me is amazing!

Launch my online business

This is a biggie for me. I’ve never done well in jobs working for other people. Some people have said It’s pointless running up student debt if I’ve no intention of getting a job at the end of my studies but I’m there to learn new skills that will help me in my future business ventures. There is still so much that I want/need to learn. Ideally, I’d love to help other entrepreneurs with their business and branding, web design, blogging help… maybe even run my own e-courses and write books. I’m feeling rather inspired after seeing this post from The Nectar Collective and making $7k profit a month is no big deal these days. I know of tons of online business owners who are smashing that. This time next year I want to at least have had my first £2k month.

Start planning my wedding

I’ll have been engaged for two years this November and Glyn and I STILL haven’t set a date for the big day. To be honest, I know lack of funds are our main problem at the moment but we really don’t want a huge wedding. We’re both pretty introverted and the idea of having hundreds of guests who we haven’t seen in years and are probably only there for the free food actually fills us with dread. I’m actually quite happy with a simple little ceremony then a party with our nearest and dearest afterwards. I’ll have to get my bridesmaids together for some wedding fairs.

Post on my blog daily

In order to really build up my blog, I think that I’m going to have to take the whole things a lot more seriously and post daily (minimum times a week) I know I’ll get busy and my blog will suffer a little when I’m back at uni but if I’m organised and try to plan ahead I should be ok. After all, it’s starting to become a nice little business for me.

Be more social

Over the last few months I’ve become a bit of a hermit. Even talking to people online is tough for me sometimes. I hate small talk… I just can’t deal with it. Give me a deep and meaningful conversation anytime. As intelligent as that makes me sound it’s just not that great meeting someone for the first time and jumping straight into a long rant about the finer points of existentialism. I must work on my people skills, try to be a little more social and try not to have a full on panic attack when I have to talk to more that four people at the same time.

There we are. Do you have any plans for the next twelve months? I’d love to hear in the comments or if you’d like to write your own post please tag me in it so I can share the love.

Image Credit Luis Llerena