5 things I want to achieve before the end of the year

It’s the middle of November but there’s still time to hit those goals and for me I always think giving yourself goals before the end of the year re-motivates you as to be honest I slack quite a lot during the year but as the end of the year closes in I panic thinking I haven’t hit the goals I wanted to. I don’t want to make myself BIG goals as I know I won’t hit them so these goals are going to be realistic, I hope. We are near enough halfway through November which gives me about a month and a half to hit them! 

2017 hasn’t been too bad of a year. I mean don’t get me wrong there’s been a lot of challenging moments but this year has been good to me and I can’t wait to start fresh in 2018.

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Here’s the goals I want to accomplish before the end of the year..

I’ve kinda cheated a bit with my first goal because I’ve knida already achieved it but the plan was to look for another job and probably not find one until the new year but that kinda changed as I haven’t just looked for a new job I’ve got one. YES. I know in my last post ‘Let’s have a catch up’ I wrote about finally getting a job after finishing cancer treatment which was in retail and I’d been working there for about 5/6 months but to be honest I wasn’t happy and I needed more hours so fast forward to now and I start my new job next week! I’ve got to do some online training before I start but I can’t wait. It’s still in retail and I’ll actually be working with my sister which I still don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing haha but it’s more hours and I’m excited to start. I’m hoping I’ll be much happier in this one than the last.


I would LOVE to reach 3,000 followers on Twitter and I know this one may be a little unrealistic but you never know. I’m currently on 2,715 followers although that might have gone up or down by the time I post this so that’s still 300ish people. I did set my myself a goal of reaching 2,000 by the end of 2017 and I was SO happy when it finally happened towards the beginning of the year. I mean it would be lovely to reach another big milestone but I know it’s a massive reach. We’ll see, I’ve got a lot of work to do.. If you don’t already follow me onTwitterI’d love to see you over there!


If you didn’t know I’m an admin forInfluencer RT on Twitter. We RT all things blog related, support 24/7 for all bloggers and host twitter chats. We haven’t held any twitter chats lately but I’m hoping to sort some out very soon! Oh and we also do follow trains to help you grow and find other lovely bloggers. We only started Influencer RT on the 21st August and I couldn’t be prouder of how much we’ve grown. Oh and we also have anInstagramaccount but  I just don’t have time to go on there which sucks. I try and go on but I’m honestly on twitter more to keep up with the RT’s as they can get crazy. What I would love to do is re-gram and try and share more on our Instagram account as it’s basically just sitting there right now and get more involved on Twitter with starting the chats again as I loved chatting with everyone. I’m on Twitter daily so come and say hello 👋🏼.


I am the WORST for keeping up with my friends so making more time to see them or just sending them a message is one of my main goals. I just need to manage my time better so I can keep in touch with them. I’m also always reading messages then forgetting to reply so I’ve got to stop doing that. I know it’s not just me but does anyone else say they make plans with a friend to catch up and never do. Yep I’m always doing that but everyone’s so busy right now and I know that’s not an excuse but trying to organise a day / night to meet is exhausting.


I feel like I’ve said this to myself hundreds of times in the last few months but I WILL get back to the gym before the year ends as I’ve now got something to train for. I officially signed up to run the Great Birmingham 10K next May and I’m super nervous, I have no-one to run with.. yet unless I can persuade someone to run with me haha. I knew I needed some sort of motivation to get back training so that’s why I decided to sign up early. I know how hard it’s going to be as when I was training for the Cancer Research – Race for Life it was only a 5K and that nearly killed me but I’m so ready to take on this 10K. I think after the 5K I really wanted to take on another challenge so the Great Birmingham Run is the perfect thing to keep me motivated.

That’s my 5 goals I want to accomplish by the end of the year. I do have another little one though and it’s to get happier with myself in general, I have anxiety and find it really hard to find confidence in myself when taking on new tasks. So I would love to overcome some of those fears and become a little braver.

Love Samba



  1. November 16, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    I hope you make it to 3000 twitter followers before the end of the year! At least you made your original goal of 2000! I have a few goals of myself for the year as well. Great post love xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • November 16, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Ahh, I hope so too but I’m super happy I made it to 2,000! I hope your goals are going well! Thank you xo

  2. November 16, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    These are great goals to try and achieve. Good luck reaching them!

  3. November 16, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Loved reading this! I notice that reading other people’s goals always motivates me to work on my on which is why I love these types of posts so much! I really hope you can achieve 3000 followers on twitter, will give you a follow now! ☺️💗

    • November 17, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      I’m exactly the same which is kinda why I wrote it haha. Thank you so much lovely 💕

  4. Creative Nails
    November 16, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I’m so bad at looking at messages and then getting distracted by something and forgetting to reply or then remembering I was meant to reply hours later! I feel so bad when I do that. You guys at Influencer RT should be proud of what you’ve done in such a short time, it’s great! Best of luck reaching your goals! 🙂


    • November 19, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      I know. I do the exact same and then have to apologise, I’m the worst. Awh, thank you so much! xo

  5. November 16, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Such great goals to achieve, I hope you reach them!

  6. November 16, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    What a great post! I love setting goals! I’m rubbish at making time for friends too, so will definitely be making that a priority in 2018!💞

    • November 19, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you lovely! I feel like I just wouldn’t get a lot done if I didn’t set myself goals haha xo

  7. November 16, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Ah lovely post girl! Definitely will follow you on Twitter, to be honest I would like to hit 2 000 followers there, I don’t know why but if I have more I will have more people to talk to, you feel me. Also reading this post I thought about my goal – to read 13 books. After I started study at uni I don’t have enough time but now I’m free cuz I deregistered from it. So it’s time for reading!💖 Thank you for sharing this post with us, found it because of #grlpowr
    Will also follow you here cuz I see you are using WordPress too✌🏻💕

    • November 23, 2017 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you beautiful! That does make sense and I’m sure you’ll hit 2,000 followers in no time 💕 I’d love to read more books but like you I just can’t find the time. Ahh, I hope you get to reach your goal! xo

  8. Rebecca Rose
    November 16, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I hope you achieve all of your goals! your blog is lovely! x

  9. November 16, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    A lot of these goals are similar to mine, too? I want to increase my twitter following, I definitely want to make time to catch up with my friends more often, I want to increase my confidence & I want to get back to the gym, too. Okay we have the same goals lol! Good luck lovely, I hope you smash them all! Xxx

    • November 23, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Ah really?! That’s so strange haha. Omg, we actually do! I think catching up with friends is such a great one as I can never find the time, ugh. Definitely going to make it a priority! xo

  10. Hello Bexa
    November 16, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Great list of goals 💕 I hope you reach your Twitter goal, you are so close! Also, that’s awesome you have signed up to a 10K race next year, that’s a brilliant fitness goal. Good luck! You can do it 😃 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • December 8, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Thank you! I’m so determined to smash the 10k next year! Eeeekkkk. xo

  11. Maria
    November 16, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Such good goals doll. I also recently created a blog retweeting account because I wanted to help out the blogging community a bit. So just incase y’all want to follow that account @theeditRT .

    xx Maria

    • December 8, 2017 / 9:02 am

      Thank you! Oh I’ll have to go and check it out 👏🏼 xo

  12. November 16, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I know what you mean by setting a few goals this time of year, I feel the same too! Good luck with achieving your goals! xx

    • December 8, 2017 / 9:01 am

      I’m glad someone else feels the same haha. Thank you lovely! xo

  13. November 16, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    I love that this is a good mix of blog/ life/ work. It’d so easy to become preoccupied with one aspect. Good luck with the 3000 followers! x


    • December 8, 2017 / 9:00 am

      I didn’t just want to stick with blog goals so thought I’d mix it up haha. Thank you! 🤞🏼

  14. November 16, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Good luck with your goals, especially with the 10K training! I hope it motivates you to get in the gym.

  15. November 16, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Good luck reaching your goals! I love them so much, and keep on going lovely xx Ahh you’re hosting Influencer RT? I love you guys. littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

    • December 8, 2017 / 8:59 am

      Thank you sweetie 💕 YES, I’m part of Influencer RT and love hosting it with all the other girls! We’re so glad you love it xo

  16. November 16, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    I’m following you helping that 3000 goal! Good luck n best wishes for success!

  17. November 16, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Good luck with your goals! A 10k sounds really challenging but it also sounds pretty fun, I hope it’s not too hard.: )

    • December 8, 2017 / 8:57 am

      Thank you! I really hope I’ll be able to smash the 10k 💪🏼

  18. November 17, 2017 / 2:13 am

    Hi Samba! Your story is so inspirational, congrats on everything you have already achieved and I know you can slay all these goals as well! xo

  19. November 17, 2017 / 4:01 am

    Those are great goals to have! Congrats on the new job! Keep pushing and you’ll definitely be able to get everything done. <3

  20. November 17, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    Great goals! Don’t put to much pressure on yourself to reach them though, living in the moment is often blurred when we get too tunnel visioned. I speak first hand! ha

    Ashleigh | Ashleigh Renay

    • December 8, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Thank you! I get you. I only set goals for motivation really, I don’t put too much pressure on myself. If I hit them great but if I don’t it doesn’t matter too much ha

  21. January 5, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    You’re almost at your goal of reaching 3000 twitter followers! And it’s awesome that you already managed to achieve your first goal of getting a job so quickly! Also, I really wish you the best with running 10k — I’m so lazy, so me doing exercise of any kind is just never gonna happen ;D I hope you have a lovely 2018 xx

    Alicia | https://www.alifestyleblog.co.uk

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