At the beginning of 2017 I wrote a blog about my goals for the year. I thought it would be good to look back and see what I have achieved (or failed in most cases) and set up my goals for 2018.

So my goals for 2017 were:

House: To buy a house with my boyfriend! – WE DID IT! We moved in just before Christmas and love everything about it, especially my cute little sewing room where I can blog, craft and sew to my hearts content.

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Exercise: To exercise more regularly and use the ‘Couch to 10K’ app – Well this is a massive fail! I think I used the app a total of two times and deleted it off my phone within a week! Exercising really is not my thing. I did have a go at cheerleading but just didn’t have the time to carry on.

Blogging: To blog twice a week – Another fail! I have been so busy with Boola Made, work, university and buying a house I really haven’t had the time to blog regularly. Not good from me!

Sewing: To improve my sewing skills and to start making handmade products – YES! I am pleased to say that Boola Made has surpassed my expectations. I can not believe how busy I have been making keepsake bears, bunnies and blankets. I have loved making every single item and can not wait to carry on in 2018. Boola made was also featured as a ‘Customer Spotlight’ on the Wunderlabel blog, which you can read here – I count that as a successful year!

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Part 3 Architecture: To enrol onto a part 3 architecture course – Yep! I have been studying architecture for around 10 years now and I am finally in my last year (If I pass – fingers crossed).

So all in all I guess 2017 was not too bad!

Now for my 2018 Goals:

Blogging: I am going to attempt to blog regularly again. Looking back over last year I really did fail to keep you all up to date, but this year with my new sewing room, I am hoping to keep on top of it. However, I think blogging twice a week is a bit too much for me to handle, so my new aim is to post a blog every Wednesday – so keep an eye out.

Boola Made: This time last year Boola Made did not even exist and feel like it has been a successful year. For 2018 I hope to carry on making beautiful keepsakes as well as expanding the products. I wanted to set myself a Boola Made goal this year, which is to reach 500 followers on my Instagram page. So if you know anyone who loves a bit of craft, sewing or just likes being nosey point them in this direction @boolamade!

Part 3 Architecture: To pass Part 3 Architecture and become a fully qualified Architect! A pretty obvious goal but it needs to be said! It is a bit scary though and I am pretty nervous. Fingers crossed 2018 will be the year I finally finish university.

Exercise: Ok, I know a failed miserably at this last year but I am hoping to do more exercise. Now that I have moved to a new town I am hoping to join a gym – not so sure it will happen but you never know!

Lastly I just want to say a massive THANK YOU to each and everyone of you that has supported me and Boola Made. I can not thank you enough! Bring on 2018 and a whole new set of adventures!

Boola x


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