1. Working hard DOES help you achieve your targets: this year, after completing a science GCSE early, I revised for a solid 6 weeks and came out with an A* - and I really do not like the subject. As for me, this year is the year I have to sit my exams and work as hard as possible (without overstressing as I tend to), that result gave me the boost I needed, to confirm to myself that I can actually achieve my high targets, with hard work.
2. Revision, revision, revision: as just mentioned, I've learnt that preparation is essential, so this year will be the year I 'knuckle down'. I've got a timetable in place and mocks approaching, so lets hope 2015 allows me to succeed as well as last year.
3. Keep it up: the one on everyone's list - keep up blogging. I am literally kicking myself for not giving 100% in the last few months on here, because 2014 could easily have been the year I met 1000 followers, which has been my all time goal, since I started 'Meganails' in 2010 *dies inside*. Too often I become demotivated and compare my blog to others, which makes me really frustrated that I can't afford the latest releases, and I don't have a photographer to take outfit posts, or the money to buy a new blog design or the skills to mess with HTML - but I need to remember that 900 of you seem to like it, without all the fancy bits and bobs. Although I'll have a workload to cope with, I really do want to be motivated with my little internet space and provide two quality posts a week, at least. I think that starts with buying a blogging book, which I've heard is actually a brilliant way to create meaningful and planned posts, that take time and effort. I did have one before, although I think I'm in need of a revamp - TKMaxx, here I come.
4. Do what makes ME happy: I feel like it all to often I almost hide what I really like to do, because I'm sure you'll all know that being at school does have a tendency to make you conform to the expected social standards of a teenager. Nobody really knows about my blog apart from about 8 people, and I think when people make fun of it, I shouldn't be knocked - it's my hobby, just like some play football or dance. This year, I want to be proud of it, and share what makes me happy with more people. I might even go as far as starting YouTube... woah, I know.
5. Sixteen & Cornwall: these are just two things I am looking forward to in the coming year. I'll be turning 16 (right in the middle of exam season, aren't I lucky?), and the annual Cornish holiday will be happening again. I literally look forward to that week out of the year, because I don't really like flying, but Cornwall is like a little British Paradise with the cutest coves, and tan-enabling weather. That is of course, if it is sunny there. I have family down there too and in general, I just love the place. My only qualm is that there is not a H&M or Topshop for miles down there, although I think a break from retails is probably much needed for a shopaholic like me.
Overall, I'm rather please with myself for getting this far with blogging in 2014. Knowing me, I tend to go through phases of obsessions, but this one seems to have stuck. If you would have told me in 2010 that I'd still be writing posts 4 years later, I would have thought you were mad. But thank you all for commenting and reading my posts (here's the emotional bit). It means a hell of a lot that you lovelies leave kind words, and hopefully this year, will be the year I give 110% into The Beauty Pier (or Lady Tall... I want to do a name change but unimaginative me is struggling).
What are your plans for next year?