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What!? What!? This is honestly incredible guys! 

Thank you so much for the continuous support here on ellamaygarrett.com, I can’t even begin to show you how much I appreciate it!

Hitting 700 seems a little crazy. Just the idea that I have come this far means the world to me. If you have ever read my short bit on my About Me page, I started this blog at the end of last summer to escape from my mental health diagnosis and I never thought that it would become what it has.

I’m honoured to be part of the blogging community, have spoken to the loveliest people ever and get to see how talented you guys are!

Thank you again for being the absolute best readers I could ever ask for. I couldn’t be happier to be doing this and it’s all because of you 🙂

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april goals

My goals have been such a prominent part of my blogging journey and I love posting them. Thank you to each and every one of you who has checked them out every month, it means so much to me.

Personal

  1. Try out a new foundation. I have heard a lot about Loreal Infallible and the Maybelline Fit Me ones in particular.
  2. Take better care of my body – we always want to moisturise after a shower but do we really?
  3. Work hard for my Events Fundraising internship that I have in Tadcaster. I really want to make them proud and gain a lot of valuable experience.
  4. Hopefully have booked a trip in June. Lisbon and Dubrovnik are currently top of the list!

Blog

  1. Proof check my blog posts more. I often drone on for ages and make errors or I write quite immaturely and I don’t want my blog to appear unpolished and uncared for.
  2. Hit 600 followers. This seems crazy to even consider!
  3. Interact more with people on Twitter and promoting my blog. My twitter is linked at the bottom of this post if you wish to head over. I don’t follow many bloggers and I would love to follow some more.

Academic

  1. Be proud of my God & Morality essay that I have to hand in on the 18th of April. I have definitely struggled a lot with writing it and I really want to be proud of it when it’s done.
  2. Revise hard for my summer exams in May eek
  3. Spend at least 2 days in the library each week to make sure I am doing all my essays and revision. No procrastinating

Do you have any goals for April?

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Where on earth did March go? 2017 is just flying by isn’t it! So here is my reflection of my goals for March. Enjoy!

What I Achieved

Personal

  1. For half of the month I definitely worked out and ate a little better but I am a huge slob when I come home from university and I have definitely plateaued since then! I think I’ll give myself 50% achievement for this!
  2. I have managed to save a bit more money which is good but I still can’t enforce a spending ban, oops! Again… maybe a 50% achievement rate here.

Blog

  1. I finally moved to ellamaygarrett.com and I am so proud of it all! Hooray!!
  2. I also hit 500 followers which is amazing and I did 2 Q&A posts to celebrate – here & here
  3. I have done a few more beauty/makeup posts too which got such a positive response which I really appreciated as I was super nervous about branching out. I did two posts about the Sleek Storm Palette (here & here) if you’re interested and missed out.

Side note: I wanted to include these huge milestones that happened this month too. I am honestly overwhelmed with the continous support that I have had from you guys, this month in particular has been amazing.

Academic

  1. I have started revising for my exams reluctantly!
  2. I worked really hard on my final essay of term so I am nervously waiting for that mark back in a few weeks. I am really hoping the work paid off and I have broken the ceiling of 63 in my English essays.

Better Luck Next Time

Blog

  1. I am trying out photography and researching where to pick up cool backgrounds and props but I’m not quite there yet – I would love to know what you guys use for photography backgrounds?

Academic

  1. My gosh I am still procrastinating so much. I need a slap on the wrist for this! I have been working full time so I’m going to buck my ideas up and knuckle down for the rest of the Easter break – you need to hold me to this guys!

 

There we have it! Thank you for stopping by to see how my March Goals got on. How did your goals go this month?

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second q&a

I really hope you guys liked my post yesterday with my answers. I actually wrote out all the answers a few days ago and they didn’t save woe is me so this is my second attempt!

Cheila:

Why do you thing you have so many people? How did YOU get them? What so special about YOU? (I know this, because I follow you but would like to hear your perspective!) I thought about this question for a long time and I think I finally came to a conclusion. Although, I would really love to know what it is about my blog that you enjoy! I could be totally off the mark here. On my blog, I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not. No, I don’t have an amazing camera, use photoshop for amazing headers or have the money to splash out on looking professional. I don’t pretend to be a high-flying blogger who knows what they’re doing. I very much learn and discover as I go and I think it’s that what makes me “special” – a lot of people use blogging as a tool for something, to get somewhere with it. I just do it because I love it.
What’s your favorite part about blogging? What do you love about it? This is the easiest for me! It is the people, 100%. If I could bottle the kindness of the people and sell it, I would be a millionaire. Everyone is so encouraging and positive, it’s an amazing community.
What is next? What are your blogging goals? And dreams? I think I will have to wait and see with this one! My blog is one of the few aspects of my life where I don’t set as rigid, structured goals. I’m interested to see where it takes me, if it will keep growing or stagnate and whether I will invest some ££ in to making ellamaygarrett.com more personalised to me. I’m not sure at the moment though!

Caz:

What are your job ambitions, and where would you like to live if you were to leave York?
I really want to become an events planner after university (something I am currently getting some experience in now!). If I couldn’t live in York and I had no money concerns, I would love to have an apartment in Paris or Barcelona but I wouldn’t want to live there permanently as I feel like it is very easy to forget to appreciate your beautiful surroundings. I love Cambridge too as it often reminds me of York and is close to home. 
You’re smiling more in photographs which is great to see, so what’s your next personal goal of a similar nature?  Thank you so much Caz! My next personal goal is to better my diet by I know this is a long term battle and an easy thing to change!
What’s your biggest regret in life? I don’t have very many regrets, I think everything happens for a reason. I do believe that I could have bettered my A Level results by attending a better sixth form.

Jirah:

What advises can you give to someone who’s starting a blog? I think holding off on spending money is incredibly important. For a huge percentage of bloggers, this is just a hobby that they love. But not everyone keeps their hobbies forever. For some it becomes a job which is amazing, and for others it comes to an end. You may find two months in to blogging that it isn’t actually for you and for many, buying a domain and more can become very expensive and therefore almost seems wasteful. I would say that it is best to wait to invest until you’re dedicated.
What would you say to someone who wants to give up (in blogging or anywhere) already? Think about your passions and the things you love discussing with others. If you love conversations about politics but you’re a fashion blog, maybe this is a path you should take instead. Don’t feel constrained to a niche and just write about the things you love!
What is your favourite motivation quote? At the moment it is the following:

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I have a Pinterest board of quotes if you’re interested in seeing more of my favourites!

Josée

What is your passion? Planning events and organising! Luckily I can do my passion for a living and I’m hoping when I finish university I will be able to dive right in. Other than this, animal rights is another huge passion of mine and something I am really invested in.
How to help decide what you want to go to University/College for!? Maybe I should do a post on this! I haven’t done some student type posts for a while now. I think it is best to do something you love and I recommend looking up the modules they offer for the full three years. I know many people that loved one year at university but hated the others because the modules just didn’t suit them. I know that modules often change but it is always good to be well informed on what you want to do.

I hope you liked my answers! I loved doing this Q&A post and I will definitely do another one again some time if you guys would like that.

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march-goals

So, it is time again for another monthly goals post! Hard to believe that I have been doing these for around 6 months now, whaat.

Oh, I hope you guys are loving the new look on my blog – I am now just ‘ellamaygarrett’ as ever so often there was problems with having my URL different to my blog name.

Personal

  1. Get back on board with eating healthy and working out a few times a week
  2. Save some more money and stop spending a fortune on clothes (this might be an unrealistic goal for me, haha!)

Blog

  1. I am finally starting to make progress to move to ellamaygarrett.com so hopefully (fingers crossed) I can do my March Recap and have moved over?! Who knows!
  2. Do some more beauty and makeup posts – I love reading them but I hardly ever write them.
  3. Hit 500 followers (crazy talk)
  4. Try and better my poor photography skills to include more photos on my blog.

Academic

  1. Potentially start revising for my summer exams.
  2. Nail my Romantics essay for English Literature.
  3. Try and stop procrastinating so much – February was definitely a poor month work-wise, for me.

Ella xo

What are your March Goals?

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