Goals: November

After my October goals were so successful on both my blog and in getting me motivated I thought I would do them again for November.

November always gets me so excited for Christmas and spoiling people but it’s often the slug time at university when you’re intellectually drained – sad times.


  1. Finish the majority of my Christmas shopping (I love doing it super early and being organised – I’m thinking of doing a blog post about ‘Student Budgeting around Christmas’)
  2. Speak to family as often as I can. Write letters back to my Nana, message my Dad and call my Mum when I can.
  3. Finishing reading “Bright Young Things” which my lovely friend Raff bought me for my birthday.


  1. Ensure that I spend time communicating with those who make the effort to come to my blog and talk with me regularly. University life sometimes makes it hard to ensure I dedicate enough time to those who deserve it so I need to ensure I reciprocate!
  2. Keep consistently posting 3 times a week and plan new posts whenever I can


  1. Ensure that I keep working hard at university – I have to hand in my first 3000 word essay for my Early Renaissance module at the end of December and I really want to ace it.
  2. Attend as many events at my university as I can. Whether that means socials, talks, extra lectures. Anything I can to meet new people.

Do you have any goals set for this month?




  1. November 6, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    I used to be super-organised when it came to Christmas, now I’m absolutely horrendous – at least this year I can blame it on the fact it’s impossible to do all your Christmas shopping and squeeze it all into hand luggage for a flight home! Good luck with your essay (and the rest of your goals). This month I’m hoping to book my flight home and, once the marking eases off, try and get back into reading some books!

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      That’s a good excuse though! Haha, I would capitalise on that one!! Thank you lovely 🙂 ohh I hope you find time to read some good books and get your flight sorted darling x

      • November 6, 2016 / 9:25 pm

        Last minute present-buying is rapidly becoming a speciality of mine! Fingers crossed on those goals, but we shall see how things pan out!

        • November 6, 2016 / 9:29 pm

          You’re like all the men in my life – they go at Christmas Eve!! Hahaha x

  2. November 6, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    Great post Ella! I can’t believe you’re only just handing in your first essay haha, crazy how diff things are here (we’ve done six 2500 word ones if not more already 😭) – hope everything goes well, you’ll smash it! X

  3. November 6, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Great goals, I hope you feel that you succeed with all of them, I bet you will! My most important goal is to survive(and do well in) my exams, haha xx

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much! Keeping my fingers crossed that I can have a successful month! All the best with your exams, you’ll do amazing I’m sure xxx

  4. November 6, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    They sound like good goals 🙂
    Would be interested in the student budget post for my son. Letter writing is lovely and will be much appreciated, I’m sure : ) xx

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you so much lovely 🙂 I will definitely have to write it then! Letter writing is such a great art that’s under appreciated! Xx

  5. November 6, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Great idea for a budgeting post; i find no matter how many numbers i crunch on the calculator i always spend more than expected x

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      I will definitely have to write this then! Thank you so much for commenting lovely xxx

  6. November 6, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    Its so cool how motivated and organised you are! You’ve inspired me to try writing goals for this month 🙂

    • November 6, 2016 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you so much! Organisation is basically the career for me so I can’t help it hahaha. Ahh I’m excited to see that! 🙂 xxx

  7. November 6, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    These are really great goals ☺️ Getting organised with Christmas presents early is such a good idea, but one I never stick to haha. I am determined this year! Good luck with your essay you’ll do great! xx

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:30 pm

      Ah thank you so much! I hope your Christmas shopping goes well, I love doing it early – something wrong with me hahaha. Ah thank you, fingers crossed!! Xxxx

      • November 7, 2016 / 10:46 pm

        Thank you! And it just means you get to enjoy the build up to Christmas without the stress! Xxx

    • November 6, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      Here’s hoping!! Haha, hopefully at the end of the month I’ll have ticked off a few xxx

  8. November 8, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    The student Christmas budget would be a great idea!!! I’d love to see it. I’m always going over my budget lol Love your goals too! Glad last month was a success and I’m positive this month will be as well!

    • November 11, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      So sorry for the late reply! Ahh I will have to write it then won’t I hehe! Setting goals has actually become something I love doing now; it’s always so great to see what you actually succeed in every month. Thank you so much for commenting lovely 🙂 xx

  9. Simon
    November 19, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I have done all of my Christmas shopping! Purely so I can be smug to those that haven’t.

    • November 20, 2016 / 12:13 am

      I’m exactly the same! Maybe because I work in retail and hate the frantic last minute rush…

  10. November 22, 2016 / 1:34 am

    I also do a monthly goals post! It helps me a ton :)) Do you think youll do a new year’s resolution at all?

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