This Time Next Year

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I was nominated for this tag by the lovely Annaleid from Actually Anna and I am so grateful because this is one of the best tags I’ve seen! You can check out Annaleid’s post here. This tag is all about setting yourself goals for the next 365 days, which I love to do, so I can’t wait to get started!


1. Thank the person who tagged you

2. Set yourself goals for the next year and explain how you’re going to reach them

3. Tag at least 5 blogger friends to complete the tag

4. Write a post in 365 days reflecting on your goals and how you achieved them


This time next year…

I want to be a few weeks away from graduating.

I’m hoping to head back to university in September this year after taking a year out (which you can read about here) and so this time next year I’ll have had my dissertation all handed in, about to start my last exams, and ready to graduate in about 5 weeks. I’m going to push myself to try to get to this stage over the next year and put my all into fourth year so that I can do the best I possibly can.

I want to have read at least 30 books.

I set myself a reading goal on Goodreads to try to read 30 books this year. A few years ago, I would’ve been able to read 30 books in a week but since discovering social media, having a part-time job and being constantly tired, I can never find the time. Reading is one of my all-time favourite things to do – I have such a wild imagination and I love being transported off to different places and getting to know all the characters – so I’m hoping that a reading goal will encourage me to get back into it all. I’m also planning to start regularly reviewing books on my blog, so this will be a good reason for me to read more too!

You can check out my progress with this goal on my Goodreads account here and stay tuned for some book reviews that will hopefully be coming soon!

I want to be in a good place, physically and mentally.

This is a HUGE goal but I’m super confident I can get there. Mentally, I feel like I’m already improving so much – a break from uni has helped clear my mind and my blog and other new hobbies have really boosted my confidence and my enjoyment of every day. I feel like I’m in a completely different place than I was only 3 months ago, and I’m so determined to keep improving! I’m going to keep going with my blog and try to look more positively towards university, by giving myself time to prepare and setting proper goals and deadlines so I have the best possible chance, which will help lower stress and worry!

Physically, my goal is to feel more content with my body and be stronger, healthier and happier. This time next year, I’m hoping to have complete confidence in the way my body looks and feels and to have more energy than I do now. I’m trying to eat better and I’ve started yoga again so I want to keep these habits going to help build myself back up.

I want to get back into writing

This time next year, I’d love to get back writing short stories, poems and maybe even continuing with my novel! I’ve had a novel all planned out for over a year now but I get so insecure about my ability to complete it. It’s my absolute dream to become an author, so I’m going to work super hard to try to get this plan in motion over the next year by making a start on my novel and building up my confidence in my ability.

I want to improve my blog and keep a regular posting schedule.

At the moment, I’m pretty good at using my blog planner to plan my posts yet I always find myself writing a post an hour before it’s scheduled to go live. I definitely want to change that! I want to push myself to get into the habit of being more organised with my posts and maybe even having a few posts scheduled at once (a girl can dream). As I’ve blogged for just over a month, I’m still good at keeping my posts regular, but I want to keep this up for the full year and make sure I am consistent with my content. Generally, I’d also like to improve my SEO and blogging knowledge so that by next year, I can take my blog to bigger and brighter places! I’ve got a huge board on Pinterest full of blogging guides, tips and tricks, so I’m planning on spending the next few months incorporating these into my blogging routine.


I’ve tried to keep my goals are realistic as possible and hopefully, in 365 days I’ll be back and can tick these off!







See you this time next year where I’ll hopefully have achieved these goals!

Let me know what your goals for the next 365 days are and if you’d like to give this tag a go!

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  • Reply highstreet beauty

    This is such a fab idea! Good luck with all of your goals x

    April 5, 2017 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Corinne & Kirsty

    They all sounds like great objective, which I am sure you’ll achieve. I want to get back into writing too but it is so hard to find the motivation and inspiration. Best of luck for everything xx Corinne
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    April 5, 2017 at 7:41 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thanks for reading! It really is so hard to try motivate yourself for writing – good luck to you too! xo

      April 7, 2017 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Kayleigh Zara

    This is an amazing tag I might do it myself! I’m graduating this year so it would fab to predict my life in a years time haha x

    April 5, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      You definitely should it was so much fun! That would be so interesting to do xo

      April 7, 2017 at 9:37 am
  • Reply abbeylouisarose

    Some fab goals here Claire! I really enjoyed doing this tag myself, it’s great to set goals but also think about how you’re going to achieve them! Reading more is a great aspiration to have – I find GoodReads so motivating!

    Abbey 💋
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    April 5, 2017 at 7:53 pm
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      Thank you! Yeah, I love using Goodreads too – it really motivates me to keep going with reading! xo

      April 7, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Jenny

    I love this! What a fun tag. I may have to pinch it myself… Some great goals here too, very best of luck with them all 🙂 xx

    April 6, 2017 at 9:09 am
    • Reply clairelouiisexo

      It was super fun, you should totally give it a try! Thank you so much xo

      April 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

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