Saturday, 5 August 2017

AUGUST GOALS


This year is flying by so fast it is terrifying, my last "Goals" post was in September 2015, almost exactly two years ago so if you fancy a laugh have a read of that right here. A few of my favourite bloggers regularly do goals posts and I find them to be quite encouraging in a way. It's nice to be able to read about their plans and objectives for the coming months. These posts are a bit more personal and offer a glimpse into their lives outside of blogging. A great reminder that there are real people behind the amazing content we read everyday and they juggle so much and a lot of the time are undergoing all kinds of hurdles. It really motivates me to take stock of my own life. So here are my August Goals

Find somewhere to liveThis month will be a big month for me as it will be my last month at home, all going well, as I start my MSc at Kings College next month. A prospect I am slightly excited but mostly shitting bricks about. I have nowhere to live and no idea what it will be like. It is so scary to me, I have been out of education for two years and am genuinely worried that I am not capable of completing an MSc. This constant worry and self doubt is really bringing me down. I hate talking about it, because nothing anyone says helps. It's just empty words. I need to think past it and just accept that what will be will be. It's a struggle to accept I could be spending so much on something that might not benefit me but I am definitely going to give it my best shot. I need to find a place near my campus that I can live for a year, wish me luck. 

Believe in myself.  This revelation leads me to this goal which is to have more confidence in myself, stop fretting and find somewhere to live. Stress is so bad for you, we all know this, and worrying about events out of your control is so pointless that I am breaking one of my own cardinal rules obsessing about this. It's out of my hands and I hope whatever happens I have a great year. 

Prioritise. I am a person that gets bored easily and I have a lot of interests. I am a Psychology Graduate and psychosis and mental health are key topics that interest me. I want to dedicate more time to learning more about it. In addition, makeup and beauty are a great love as well. I really want to elevate my blog to be the best it can be so I need to start taking it more seriously. Start planning and organising my time to make the best content possible. I also strongly want to work on my own makeup skills. My favourite type of makeup is Asian bridal. I just find it so beautiful so I hope to take full advantage of the incredible resources available to be able to confidently apply makeup both on myself and others. I just want to be able to put lashes on. Winged eyeliner and brows are also techniques I want to improve upon. This is both on myself and others.

Writing. I used to write all the time, and I mean write fiction not just blog posts. I want to get back into that and I have already started. I hope to actually finish something so I can share it with you guys, I would love some feedback, as with anything there is always room for improvement. In a similar vein, I want to read more. I used to buy magazines consistently because I was so into the articles and the fashion. Strange, considering my focus is now so deep into beauty. I want to get back into reading as ultimately this aids my writing. I do want to reach out to different magazines and try and start a freelance career that would help me earn whilst I am studying later this year. 

Money management. I went to London a few weeks ago and I spent so much money in those three days that I can barely look at myself. I am in shock. I cannot believe how recklessly I have been splashing the cash lately. So I want to take a step back this month and really analyse my incoming and outgoing finances. Blogging can sweep you up and there is some underlying pressure to keep up  with new releases and of course you are opening yourself up to a world of temptation reading so many blogs and following so many YouTubers who are inundated with the latest PR. I bought the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette and the Juvias Place palettes from the US all because I was so exposed to them and they looked so good. I would have bought the ABH Subculture Palette without batting an eye last week but after realising how much I have spent in such a short amount of time, and unnecessarily, I did pay attention the reviews and epic amounts of kickback. The colours are beautiful but I think I will wait for Anastasia Beverly Hills to tweak their palette and bring out another batch.

YouTube. Last but not least, I have wanted to start a YouTube channel forever. Every video on starting a YouTube channel always offers the same advice and that is just do it. Nike have it all figured out. So for once I have actually taken that advice and started making videos. They are not the best, but I have really enjoyed it and hopefully will continue making them and get much better. If you want to watch a few you can check them out here or just search alittlekiran

Thank you so much for reading. I have no idea if this is a little boring or not, but I liked actually sharing everything that has been playing on my mind lately. It feels so good to get it out, like a weight has been lifted. I don't know why it is so hard to admit how scared we are sometimes. The future is so unknown I can only hope that I am making the right choices. Have a wonderful weekend, and please share your own goals and thoughts in the comments with me. Take care. 

What are your goals, or plans, for August?

Love 
Kiran

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  1. Nice post💞
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  2. I actually really enjoyed reading this, you should do it more often Kiran!
    Wishing you all the luck in the world with your MSc and I hope you find a place to live soon. Can't wait for you to share what you're writing with us and I'll check your Youtube out! :)

    For me, this month I want to read more just like you said and be more consistent with my fitness and my blogging. And spend less money of course haha.xx
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    1. Thank you, that is such a lovely comment to read, I will definitely do this again x

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  3. Loved this post. Good luck starting your MSc lovely! I've also just subscribed to you on YouTube - I'm looking forward to seeing more vids.
    jen, velvet spring x

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  4. You started a youtube channel? Wow that's amazing!! Good luck with that, I will check it asap!!

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Erm it's really not very good . . .

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  5. Im so glad you started YT. I will subscribe to your channel. Good Luck and best wishes as always Kiran. All support to you darling.

    Ash | http://www.mstantrum.com/summer-makeup-essentials-pixi-beauty/

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    1. Thank you Ash, you are the sweetest and the best x

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  6. Congratulations on the MSc. It is a big step and I know you'll do great! I'm going to head over to your youtube channel now. My plans are also to get my life sorted and on track, there's so many little things I need to do and also plan for my blog x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Yep it is time to get our shit together x

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  7. I like that one "Believe in myself" i totally need to do this more

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  8. The very best of luck with all of your goals! What will you be studying?! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Thank you so much Siobhan, it will be Early Intervention into Psychosis xxx

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  9. These are great goals! Hope you're able to achieve them all, Kiran. Have a lovely August :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. I hope so! You too, Nicole, hope you are having a fantastic month x

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  10. I really enjoyed this post! Money management is something I've been working on this year as well, and I've found it helps to record my spendings as soon as I make them. It helps me realize how much money I've spent already in a given month (rather than wait for the credit card bill later), and gives me an idea of how much budget I have left to spend. Best of luck with your goals and I hope you'll find a place to live near your campus!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  11. I love your goals Kiran! Mine are also to save money!! x

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    1. It's never a bad thing is it haha :) xx

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  12. How exciting that you are about to embark on such an amazing adventure but I totally know what you mean about it being daunting too. Moving out is terrifying but I'm sure you will be fine. You have such a lovely voice of courage that comes across in your blog. And snap...Psych grad high-five! ;) xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Woo fellow Psycholo-G! Thank you Sal that means a lot to me x

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  13. Fingers crossed that you find a place to live! I also cannot believe how much money I have been spending lately. I need to stop. I'm getting a puppy next month and I should be saving my money.

    I'll make sure to subscribe to your YouTube account! My goal for August is to get 500 followers on Instagram. It's so hard to grow now and I hate it.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. Oh my God, how exciting a PUPPY! I will check your Instagram out later to make sure I am following you, lots of love Jennifer x

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  14. I have been spending frivolously ever since early this year and I seriously need to slow down as well. I have always been good with money so no idea why I have been so careless this year.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You're living your best life Shireen :) xxx

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