Three Mid-Year Goals

Topshop Cain Skinny jeans

We’re slightly further than mid-way through the year but it’s never too late to set yourself new goals or work on old ones for that matter! Sometimes it’s good to give yourself a little reminder of the things you’d like to do/achieve in the coming months and I find the best way to focus on exactly what those thing are, is to write them down. So feel free to continue reading if you’d like to hear me self indulgently divulge three of my personal current goals.

Cos T-shirt

Keep Blogging More Consistently

I really do love blogging so much. I find it really fulfilling and each new post I publish feels like a new little accomplishment…My problem however is balance. Modelling is my full time job and although this is partly a job as well, I often do let modelling take over and more often than not, when work outside of my blog gets busy, I do unfortunately let this space get neglected. Very recently however I have been trying to overcome this, as I know there is absolutely no reason why I can’t juggle the two things at once (I’ve proven it to myself on more than one occasion). It’s a case of old habits dying hard (massive procrastinator over here). I need to remind myself that on those long train journeys travelling around to jobs, I can still be utilising the time to think of new ideas, write and keep on top of posts.

Cos Mint Green T-shirt

Keep Up With Social Media

This point is somewhat similar to blogging and it’s also the reason I want to keep up with it, as for me I feel the two go hand in hand…I do love social media, especially Instagram and Twitter, so it shouldn’t really be hard to keep up with but sometimes I have days when I just completely switch off and don’t share anything on any platform. I know you’re probably thinking – surely that is a good thing – but I just need to get better at managing it all and actually utilise some of the many social media scheduling apps that are out there. I’ve avoided many of them for so long, as I do really like the idea of ‘being in the moment’ but I’ve come to the realisation that if I wish to keep on top of things, then it’s something I’m going to have to start doing.

Natural Hair

Canal Flowers

Keep Up With Youtube

Yet another blog(ish) related goal here…When I posted my first YouTube video at the start of last year, initially it had just been a one off to show how I did my hair but little did I realise that it would lead to further video request and for me to develop a love for filming and editing my own videos.

I feel like I may have found my ideal creative outlet with this one, as it’s a process I thoroughly enjoy. However, once again my scheduling can be a little off. I’ve also gone through a little bit of a creative lull and whilst I love filming and the rest of it, I often can be a little over critical and find myself publishing nothing, rather than something I’m not fully happy with…I’ve surprised myself however and just recently reached 7,000 subscribers, which I know isn’t much in terms of the whole YouTube world but for myself it’s certainly an accomplishment and something I wasn’t expecting when I first started. So that has been the great little incisive I’ve needed to spur me on and get things back on track.

Green T-shirt and jeans

Matt and Nat Cross Body Bag

Flowers

So those were my three mid-year goals for the coming months. Yes this post was a little self indulgent as I said but I actually find it really helps to write things down a lot of the time and before I began this post I hadn’t realised that all my goals would be blogging related. So I guess it’s helped me realise what things I want to be focusing on and work harder at in these coming months.

Samio

What are some of your current/mid-year goals?

Samio x

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25 Comments

  1. July 20, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    First off your outfit is great!
    I truely understand where youre coming from. I love blogging as well but I have never been consistent with it. I post whenever I feel like it. I think I should try doing it once a week for atleast an hour or so. Life has just been all over the place 😀
    Cookies, Chaos & C’est la Vie

    • Samio
      July 20, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Yes that’s often my problem, it can be hard sticking to a strict schedule.

      Samio x

  2. Pam
    July 20, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    ive blogged a LOT less these past few months but its summer and I wanna be outside enjoying myself so thats totally ok 🙂
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Samio
      July 20, 2016 / 8:58 pm

      Yes totally. It’s definitely good to get out and enjoy yourself, my problem is I tend to get carried away with enjoying myself a bit too much haha. Oops.

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 20, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks Carolina. 🙂

      Samio x

  3. July 20, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    I’m sure you will figure out how to balance these goals. I know it’s tough, I struggled at first while working full-time, and once figured out what works with me, it becomes natural!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Samio
      July 20, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks Rach. Yes finding the right balance is key, I just need to get back into the swing of it. 😀

      Samio x

  4. July 20, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I know exactly what you mean, consistency online is so important to further a brand/blog/social media/youtube channel etc! It can be a pain and I definitely need to learn about the scheduling apps you mentioned. You are absolutely stunning by the way, I love this post! x

    |Georgia Megan|

    • Samio
      July 20, 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Ah thank you Georgia! Yes it is and yes I really do need to start using some of the scheduling apps in order to keep on top of things, I feel it’s the only way. 🙂

      Samio x

  5. July 21, 2016 / 1:16 am

    Call me naive but I think 7,000 YouTube subscribers is a huge number and something to be ridiculously proud of, congratulations!

    I’d also like to try and keep on top of social media as well, I think I need to find a nice balance between staying present in a moment and also present on social media…

    http://www.thesundaymode.com

    • Samio
      July 21, 2016 / 8:38 am

      Ah thank you, that’s so kind of you to say! Yes I completely get where you’re coming from there! People don’t realised the multitasking skills required to run a blog and all that comes with it haha. 😀

      Samio x

  6. July 21, 2016 / 2:53 am

    These are some really great goals! Congrats on having 7000 YouTube followers & here’s to growing it even more. :]

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    • Samio
      July 21, 2016 / 8:36 am

      Ah thank you so much Carmen! =D

      Samio x

  7. July 21, 2016 / 9:00 am

    Wow! You are so cute. ♥ LOve the post and your true words – finding the right balance is key.

    I love my work but I love my free time & friends more than that.
    Happy day:)

    Dani von http://www.daninanaa.com

    • Samio
      July 21, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thanks Dani. Yes spending time with loved ones is always most important, it’s definitely all about finding the right balance. 😀

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 21, 2016 / 3:14 pm

      Thanks Jane! 🙂

      Samio x

  8. July 21, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    I admit sometimes It’s hard to keep up with this blogging things! Congrats for the 7,000 on youtube that’s so nice!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Samio
      July 21, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      It sure can be and Thank you Violette!

      Samio x

    • Samio
      July 23, 2016 / 6:44 pm

      Thanks Fiona. 🙂

      Samio x

  9. jenny
    July 23, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I’m in love with your casual cool style, I really like these tips and need to take them on board myself! I really need to get back into youtube but find it so hard juggling blogging, youtube, social media and my job xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture + Giveaway

    • Samio
      July 28, 2016 / 8:28 am

      Thank you! It can be such a struggle, just try and get back into slowly and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. 🙂

      Samio x

  10. Jasmine+Sydnie
    July 28, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    We can totally relate to this! As we are a blog just starting out but can be hard to stay consistent with our full time jobs! But we just have to sacrifice and make it happen!

    With Purpose,

    Jasmine+Sydnie

    http://www.thepurposedculture.com

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