2017 Goals Check-up


At the beginning of this year, I wrote a post on my 17 Goals for 2017.  To keep up with them and maybe even re-motivate myself to accomplish what I haven’t, I am going to do a goals check-up every three months or so.  (Disclaimer: I wrote this post back in March and forgot it was in my drafts until now!)  This post will be my first one, and I am excited to go back and review the goals I originally planned out at the beginning of this year!

Also, any goals I have reached/finished will be replaced with a new one.

  1. Eat healthier  Not going to lie, this one is definitely questionable as to whether or not I have been doing it.  Although, I feel like I have gotten better at stopping myself from eating once I am full, instead of continuously going until I am bloated. I will have to keep working on this one for sure!  (Also, I am planning to go vegetarian in the next 2 months or so, so any suggestions on transitioning are welcome in the comments!)
  2. Read 36 Books So far I have read 11 books (and I am on my 12th), which is on track with my goal for the end of the year.
  3. 300 WordPress Followers  I underestimated this one by a lot!  I reached 300 before January was over, and now I am well on my way to 600.  My new goal is 1,000.
  4. Make one of my own designs  Plans to do this have already been started, and being only a quarter of the way through the year, I should meet this goal before 2018.
  5. Post at least 4 times a month  This goal is going strong, and I have been able to throw in a few bonus posts in too!Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetThis outfit picture is form one of my favorite Solo Style posts of 2017: Funky Blue Camo Jacket
  6. Exercise for 20-30 minutes a day at least  Almost anyone would be lying if they said they exercise every single day, but I will say I have been active most days. 🙂  Tennis, runs, and ab workouts are what I do the most of.
  7. Sew/DIY more things  I was doing really good on this at the beginning of the year, I DIYed a few of my dad’s old shirts and sewed them.  I haven’t done as much lately, but I am currently working on sewing pearls onto the sleeves of a thrifted denim jacket.  You can follow along with this project on my instagram story too.
  8. Go to 3 new places, little or big  I can’t seem to recall anywhere that stands out that I have been, but this summer I will definitely reach this goal!
  9. Earn All A’s  So far, so good!
  10. Learn to Juggle   This goal probably gets pushed aside some since it is a little random, but I have gotten better though!
  11. Become more fluent in Spanish  I have to admit, I am no more fluent in Spanish than I was at the beginning of the year!  With school and the fact that I am learning French currently makes this goal a little hard to reach, but once it is summer I will get back into to learning this language.
  12. Learn 5 new hairstyles I have learned 2, the Bubble Braid, which I posted a tutorial on, and a regular everyday bun (yes, I couldn’t do a good bun on myself, but I finally have perfected a technique!).Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

    My Bubble Braids!

  13. Journal Every Other Week This one has been an utter fail, unless you include my blog as a sort of journal…
  14. Avoid Procrastination  If anything, this is one I have improved on the most.  Now, I rarely wait to the last minute and it has helped me so much in the long run!
  15. Take some Art classes  I haven’t done this one yet, but hope to in the future.
  16. Run 3x a Week  This one really depends on the week, but in general I run at least twice.
  17. Draw 1-2 Designs a Week  Another fail if we’re talking about clothing designs, but I have been drawing a lot lately, just not clothing designs!

    2 of my drawings, the one on the left is an original quote!

Now that I have an official Instagram for my blog, @absolutelyolivia, a new goal I am adding is to reach 600 followers by the end of the year!  Be sure to go check it out if you would like!

Thanks for reading,


24 thoughts on “2017 Goals Check-up

  1. Pingback: 2017 Goals Check-Up #2 | Absolutely Olivia

  2. Pingback: 2017 Goals Check-Up #3 | Absolutely Olivia

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s