Goals: October


October is my birthday month so obviously it’s one of my favourite months of the year! It is also when I start my serious hunting for Christmas presents so I love getting all excited for spoiling people and maybe myself now and then too..

I thought that it would be a really good idea to write down my goals for October, whether they are personal, blog or academic based, and see if by the end of the month I can tick a few of them off.


  1. Do not get 2nd year university blues in the first month back. I had a hard time last year (which I touched upon here) but I am going to write more about it soon as a ‘1st Year Uni Experience’ post at a latter date. I am determined to be as happy as possible.
  2. Try to develop a bit of a thicker skin. This is definitely a harder one to accomplish and won’t be one I can tick off at the end of the month but definitely one I want to start working on. I’m a little sensitive soul and I want to toughen up a bit, haha!
  3. Spend more time speaking to my friends. I am absolute crap at keeping in contact with people and I’m so lucky to have people who make an effort with me – something I need to reciprocate with more.
  4. Have the best 20th birthday ever!!!
  5. Tell my boyfriend I love him every single day because he is a little star who is the bestest.


  1. This may be unachievable (who knows!) but I would love love love to hit 200 followers and do a little giveaway to say thank you.
  2. I have recently got hold of ellamaygarrett.com and I need to figure out how to actually move my blog over to my own domain why is it so damn confusing?! I would love to start figuring that out this month.
  3. Discover more amazing blogs and hopefully have someone guest post on mine or have myself guest post somewhere else?!


  1. Work damn bloody hard and don’t feel guilty if I need some me time. I often take more ‘me time’ than I may feel I need but realistically it is necessary to keep sane and happy. I want to make sure I maintain a healthy balance between work and play.
  2. Keep all my notes organised and updated – maybe spend a few hours on a Sunday sorting them all out for the next week.
  3. Do all my reading for the seminars!! I only feel like a tit when I don’t do it or forget
  4. Get a 1st in an essay – this may be waaaaaay too unachievable but I have done it in exams and I would love to be able to do it in an essay.
  5. Start researching internships for my summer and maybe applying?! Whaaa?!


Right! Lets all hope that by the end of October I can do another post where I have ticked off at least 2/3 of these. I really want to work hard for you guys, my university work and myself and see the success from it.




  1. October 6, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Great goals! Your personal goals are so similar to mine! Hope you manage to achieve all of them and that you have the best birthday ever! xx

    • October 7, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Thank you!! I hope you achieve yours too lovely ❤️

  2. October 6, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    Good to have a plan of action and some wonderful goals too 🙂

  3. October 6, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    Developing a thicker skin is tough, but you can do it! I’m trying harder to care a little less, and over the years it does start to work. Any plans for your 20th yet..? And I definitely think you can get a 1st in an assignment – Must admit when I did my degree the assignments were always worse grades than the exams too, but with all of the effort I could muster I managed to get a First Class with Hons. You can do it!! I’m also confident you can up your followers; if ever you’d like to do a guest post on my blog that would be fab, just let me know if you’d be interested.
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/map-existing-domain/ – May be helpful?
    Caz x

    • October 7, 2016 / 11:40 am

      It does take time that’s for sure! Going home to see family 🙂 you did amazing in your degree, you must be so proud of that! I would love you to do a guest post thank you so much for asking! Feel free to email me: ellamaygarrett@gmail.com about it if you want 🙂 ahh thanks for the link I’ll check that out! X

    • October 7, 2016 / 11:41 am

      Thank you so much! Will follow back and check out your blog x

  4. October 7, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Wow! Love it)) sounds great

    Btw your whole blog is such an inspiration!

    • October 7, 2016 / 11:41 am

      Thank you so much! Such a lovely comment to receive 🙂 xx

      • October 8, 2016 / 8:04 pm

        You’re welcome! Do you mind to be friends online?))

    • October 8, 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thank you so much for commenting 🙂 Hopefully I will! Xx

  5. October 10, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    200 followers, well done you’ve got that. Good luck with the rest x

    • October 10, 2016 / 9:39 pm

      Eek!! I’m so so so happy! Thank you for commenting 🙂 xxx

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