At first I really didn’t want to do a ‘goals for 2016’ kind of post. Most of them are super cliché and they seem all pretty similar too. But because I got such an overwhelming positive response to my previous, very personal post, it felt right to also share this personal thing with you guys: my not so cliché life goals for 2016. I’d like to call them not so cliché, but I guess it’s just how you look at it of course. In 2016, I really want to do it right. Have my priorities straight, grow as a person and not focus as much on the bullshit. Having these goals all written down in one place definitely motivates me to stick to them too. And of course, at the end of 2016, it’s fun to see if I actually nailed them or nah. So I present to you: this is everything that I want to achieve in 2016.
Do more with philosophy. This may seem like a weird goal to start with if you don’t really know me. Maybe it doesn’t seem that way, but I’m really into philosophy and more often than not do I question my whole life existence while sipping on my Vanilla Soy Latte from Starbucks. Yeah, I’m that kind of girl. I’m just really into philosophy and I actually considered studying Philosophy instead of Law at first. I ended up choosing Law, because I wanted to become a laywer for sure. Ever since, my biggest regret in life is not reading as much about philosophy as I would like. That’s why I think I want to start an extra study next to my Law master in 2016. It’s called ‘Filosofie van een bepaald wetenschapsgebied’, which means Philosophy of a certain science. It’s a very ‘small’ Bachelor: it only contains 60 EC, which is the same amount I had to do extra for Honours College. So I think I’ll be able to manage it. I find it scary to do a second study though, because I’m such a perfectionist. I can’t choose a ‘main study’, I want to nail every-thing, every-time. So doing two studies at the same time seems very terrifying to me. With that being said, I’m still going to do it!
Acknowledge my weakness and work on them. Although I’m not a big ego tripper or something (I hate being wrong, but I’m not bad at losing either), I find it hard to acknowledge my weaknesses sometimes. I guess it’s my perfectionism. Not claiming that I think I’m perfect – I’m far from that – but really telling yourself that you are wrong, is hard af you guys. That’s why I want to work on that this year. I want to really understand my weaknesses so I can change them. Realising your mistakes is the first step to doing it better next time. I want to grow as a person, I want to stop making unnecessary stupid mistakes (still, love some stupid yolo mistakes once in a while haha) and just live my life in a wise way. I want to make wise choices, which doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. I feel like it’s really wise to do stupid things too. The wise choice isn’t always the best, most rational choice, if you know what I mean. It’s the choice that will give you the most life experience, knowledge about yourself and in the end happiness. That’s how I want to live my life in 2016.
Be the best friend you’ve ever had. I see all my friends as my family. That’s probably due to the fact that my ‘real’ family is so small. Don’t take me wrong, I love my fam to death, but they never really were around that much. I always felt naturally very close with all my friends. A lot of those ‘friends’ weren’t on the same page as me – which is okay I guess. This year, I really feel like I found my friends for life though. New people, old people – I grew so fucking close with all of them, they mean the world to me now. That’s why I want to be the best friend they ever had. I always want to be honest with them, have their backs and have great bad bitch adventures with them too. Same counts for you. Yeah you. I see all my readers as friends. I read, remember and recognize each and everyone of you. I always try to respond to every mail I get, even though I’m sometimes too busy for it. In 2016 I want to give even more back to you. ‘Cause giving back, helping and inspiring others, is truly one of the best feelings ever for me.
Pass my Bachelor in Law Cum Laude. Well, if there’s something I’ve been working my ass of for these last years it’s this. Passing my Bachelor Cum Laude. You don’t wanna know how much stress this gave me, but once I set my mind on something, I’ll do anything to get it. That’s just me. I don’t stop until I’ve achieved it. If everything goes right, which I know it will, I’ll finish my Bachelor in 2016. If it’s going to be Cum Laude (a general mark of a 8.0 or higher), I’m going to be the happiest person alive. Not exaggerating at all, trust me.
Grow my Youtube channel to 10.000 subscribers. Last, but not least is growing my Youtube channel. Ever since I started with my Law School Vlog series, my Youtube channel grew really fast. The response I got from you guys was so positive, that it really motivated me to continue vlogging. Even though I didn’t like it at first, not gonna lie. Anyways, I really want to focus on Youtube next year. Don’t take me wrong, my blog is still my baby, but I just want to work more on my Youtube channel too. In general, I want to become a successful entrepreneur and make a business and living out of my blog and Youtube channel. Reaching 10.000 subcribers in 2016 would be an awesome reward for all the work I’m going to put in it in 2016!
Okay, I ended up writing a long blogpost again. Hope you don’t mind that. I don’t feel like 2016 is a new start. Let’s be honest with ourselves, there’s actually not really changing anything in our lives just because a 5 becomes a 6. Time is just something relative. But the new year does give me motivation to do something about it. Time is our most precious gift of life. And I don’t want to waste anything of it in 2016.
What are your life goals for 2016?
Heel erg mooi om te lezen Lilia! Ik vind je een hardwerkend persoon met goede doelen. Als je iets wil, dan moet je je er ook 100% voor inzetten. Een tweede studie is pittig (heb ik ook gedaan), maar het moet je zeker lukken, gezien de dingen die je er vorig jaar ook bij deed. Gewoon er voor gaan en dan komen die 10.000 abonnees ook wel, succes!
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Aw dankjewel! Wat tof dat je ook een tweede studie hebt gedaan, ik vind het zelf vrij eng maar ik ga het doen! <3
Wat een mooie goede voornemens! Happy new year! X
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You too! xo
I love philosophy too ❤️ When I started at university I was in first year law, and it’s only after doing a year of that and papers from another bachelors faculty, they you get admitted into law at my school. Grade dependant of course. I was one grade bracket below the minimum (B+ average) and stuck to the arts faculty. I tried to get into law one more time and failed again in my second year.. I had taken a couple of philosophy papers in my second year, and it was in 2015 that I persued philosophy as one of my majors. I love the challenge of law and I find it so incredibly interesting, but I don’t know that I would make a good lawyer, and I don’t think I want to be one either. I found my passion in philosophy, and I’m good at it. When I graduate this year (omg) I’m going to peruse my passions in photography, videography and blogging, and I feel like that is where my life is going. I have photographer friends who want to start a business collective and I’m so excited.
Basically what this has led to is this: 2015 helped me to realise some of the things I want out of life, and where I am happiest. I have met some of the most amazing people who have become so important in my life. These things have inspired my goals for 2016. To improve my skills with a camera, to work on my blog, to graduate with a double major bachelor in philosophy and classical studies, to make sure I put effort into my friendships and make time for every one that I value, to not waste time on the people who don’t deserve it, to carry on shaping who I am so I can have the life that I want for myself and be the person I want to be.
I am continually weirded out by how on the same page we are with a lot of things haha. Discovering you and your blog was one of the 2015 things I am greatful for and I can’t wait to see you kill all those goals in 2016!
Too bad that you didn’t get into law, but maybe it wasn’t meant to be, especially because you like philosophy so much (or it is and you’ll manage to do something law related in the future). Glad to know that you’re also into philosophy and that you learnt a lot of lessons in 2015. <3
Je hebt hele goede doelen en ik weet zeker dat je die gaat waarmaken, want je bent een meid met pit die graag wilt! `Gelukkig nieuwjaar!
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aw zo lief, dankjewel! xo
Goede voornemens heb je, en ik wens je natuurlijk een mooi 2016!
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You got this babe! Own 2016 <3
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Lovely blog girl! I enjoy reading your posts, great energy 🙂
I like your philosopy goal. Maybe I should do that too. And get myself to a Starbuck since we now have them in Sweden.
Other that that my goals is to get myself an income, keep fighting my anxiety and hapefully grow my blog a bit./Ida
Hahaha, getting some starbucks is always a good idea! xo
Wat een mooie voornemens! Happy new year <3
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You too <3
HAPPY NEW YEAR
U too! xo
Nice goals! You know exactly what you want and why you want it therefore I’m sure you’ll achieve it! 🙂
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Aw thank you! xo
Wat een mooie doelen voor komend jaar. Het gaat je vast en zeker lukken. Je werkt er keihard voor en ben volgens mij een heel ruimdenkend persoon. Gelukkig nieuw jaar meid! xo
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Superlief, dankjewel! xo
Prachtige doelen meid. 2016, do it, own it!
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Learn from mistakes, got to make them first then 🙂 Same on the goal to better myself, become the best version of yourself. Go for it!
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Thanks, you too! xo
Wat een mooie doelen! Ik vind het echt knap dat je nog een studie erbij gaat doen, maar dat komt bij jouw vast goed! Happy new year girl! 🙂
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Dankjewel, jij ook! xo
Hi Lilia !
I just wanted to say that since I follow your blog a few weeks you’re already become one of my favorites blogger.
Your blog has me inspired to start again with blogging what I really missed.
thanks for that!! :**
Greetings from Germany,
Aw this means a lot to me, thank you! <3
Gorgeous goals, every single one of them. I wish you the best, with some hard work you’ll get them all!
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Thank you girl! <3
Wat een goede voornemens! Sounds like you’re going to rock 2016! X
yay, let’s kick some ass in 2016! xo
I was like you, i think 2016 it’s not a “start” and i didn’t have any goal but now,reading you im feeling more confident and i want to propose new goals 😀 i like so much your blog and channel, go ahead on it!^^
P.S:Sorry for my english, im not very good with it but ever i can, i try leave you a comment
Kisses from Barcelona 🙂
Aw I’m glad that I could motivate you, good luck with that this year! <3
wat een mooie voornemens en die 10.000 YT subscribers gaan je helemaal lukken!
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thanks babe! xo