My 2016 resolutions

4:46:00 AM


I thought I would feel guilty to further delay to write a post
about my new year's resolutions. It's still January though.


I'm sure that pretty much everyone around the world didn't get over
last Christmas & New Year's day yet; however, 31 days of the
first month of 2016 are already coming to the end, and I'm freaking out.

My new year resolutions were finished written on my notebook at the end
of the first week, January. Well, I know it's quite late to post about this on here,
but I just noticed today's date (Jan.26) which pressured me to finally do this post.

To be honest, I've never properly 'written down' my resolutions before.
All I did was to remind myself to be better
or to accomplish something as the years passed.
For this year, I somehow decided to start my own journal of 2016.
And the first thing I put down on the page was the new year's resolutions.



My 2016 journal.

At first, there was only this boring title with the smiley face.
Luckily, I had some leftover magazine papers to snip out my favorite bits
to turn the plain pastel blue page into this colorful patterned cover.

I'm going to try to share little parts of the journal as time passes.
Aside from documenting my 2016 life in words, I'm also filling this personal publication
with exhibition/movie tickets, random scribbles & pointless doodles.


Julia Kaylee's 2016 resolutions

1. Have quality college life
I'm gonna be a freshman in college this March, in Korea.
I know, this sounds extremely exciting and frightful at the same time!
(FMI, my major will be related to English.)
My main goals are to focus on studying whenever I must,
and to pay effort to myself.

2. Save money
I've been saving money for few years now, but personally, it's not a huge amount
for me to spend throughout the future. (And I used quite much on my college deposit
and Japan trip I had with my family last November)
I'm planning to do some part time jobs while teaching kids basic English.
Saved money will go to different parts of my life-
tuition, more travels, watching exhibitions, transfer to university, etc

3. Read more books
I used to be a giant bookworm when I was much younger than now.
I'm still obsessed with books, but I recently realized that I haven't read as much as before even though I always remind myself to read.
Books are one of the best ways to learn, to think, and to relax.
So why not dedicate more time to them?

4. Blogging
I'll be honest here, I almost considered to get rid of this blog last year.
I was tooooo busy with all the tests, plans & documents,
which kept me a humongous distance away from blogging.
It's quite recent that I found blogging really attractive.
No matter the amounts of view or comments, I started to value my own place
on the internet, and the time I spent on here.

I'll try to keep on loving it as much as I do now.
(Even though I'll be super busier than ever after the classes start.)

5. Take more pictures.

6. Finding new artists & musicians.

For now, these are my resolutions to keep reminding myself throughout the year.
Some of these may fail or succeed; nevertheless, I'm not trying to bring them
to perfection. I just thought that setting 2016 resolutions would motivate
me to live more productive and contented life!


To wrap this post, let me ask for your help :)
Are there any tips for new college life? Any advice would be so lovely to read!

Did you set your little/huge goals to give a kick this year?
What are they?

xx



ⓒJKDAWN

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78 comments

  1. Sounds like you made some great resolutions!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks Amy! I hope I'll be able to keep all of 'em this year :)

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  2. That is a great list, I'm sure you will look and be so proud of the goals you set for yourself.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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    1. Rachel! This is such a sweet comment :) I hope I'll be proud of myself this year xx

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  3. i want to do a lot of these as well, good luck with college!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Let's do this! Good luck with your 2k16, too :D

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  4. Lovely post, dear!

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  5. Your journal is soo cute! Sounds like you've picked some great resolutions. xx

    www.LUCY-COLE.co.uk

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    1. Thanks you Lucy! I'm so sure you've also got some amazing resolutions xx

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  6. These are great resolutions :)
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  7. Aww I have similar resolutions for 2016 too, hope we will stick by it and achieve it at the end of the year!!

    xx
    Xin

    http://xincerely.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes!! I'll wish you some luck with your 2016 resolutions! xx

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  8. I love your journal cover, you're so creative! One of my goals this year is to read more and I set myself a reading challenge. I'm also going to try to save money!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. We have similar goals, Sally! Let's do this girl!! xx

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  9. Great resolutions good luck with them in 2016. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  10. I love making resolutions, even if they're had to follow haha. My big one this year was to start volunteering!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. Whoa! I have done some volunteer work last year, and it was so great!
      Hope yours would go well, too :) xx

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  11. Stunning, so amazing !!! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog ... so I follow back ok?
    GFC and Google+
    I'm waiting for you ... :-)
    Kisses

    Diana
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  12. taking more pictures is always a great idea!

    kelseybang.com

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    1. Yes! I've been taking pictures almost everyday ever since I set my resolutions!

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  13. Cute Journal!! I wish you the best in school!

    Adi xx
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  14. Good luck for your resolutions! I promised myself that 2016 is the year that I will learn to swim and learn Spanish!


    http://talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Those are two great resolutions! I actually want to learn Spanish again since I've forgotten pretty much of it! Good luck with your 2016 xx

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  15. Hii! thanks for the follow on my blog, I would love to follow you but your gfc is not anywhere to be found...

    xoxo
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    1. Got a new button! Sorry for little confusion xx

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  16. Very nice blog, love it ! <3

    Suzanne xx
    Check my blog : http://yourlovelyplace.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Already visited it! Your blog is lovely, too :)

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  17. One of my goals for this year is to read more books too!!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

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    1. Let's be bookworms together! Good luck with your 2016 goals xx

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  18. All the best achieving these goals girl! I've set 3 main ones in my recent post, check it out if you have the time :) Thank you for stopping by and Happy Thursday Kaylee x

    Real Life Nerd // www.vivienekok.com

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    1. This is such a lovely comment <3
      I'll definitely check your blog right away xx

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  19. Great list! Good luck in university! I think it will be a wonderful experience and you will do great :)
    I wish I had more time to read as well. I used to read so much and so fast, I would literally borrow ten books at once at the library and not worry about not finishing them before they were due. Now, I hardly find the time to relax. So I completely get you on the blogging thing. It's why I too find a way to continue blogging despite my busy schedule, just to make sure once in a while I'm doing something I like, something that makes me happy.
    I hope you hare having a wonderful week!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Andrea! This comment really made my day...I can totally relate to your reading story! It also happened to me as I got older :( And the blogging, too. I'll be waiting for another amazing post to come up on your blog! xx

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  20. Hello! I've been following you since a while ago! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog :) xx

    http://meiontheroad.blogspot.com

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  21. Great resolutions! I'm starting college this year and I'm so excited! Good luck with all your new projects this year!
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

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    1. Yay! *freshman highfive* Good luck with your 1st year Euge xx

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  22. This is such a lovely post, your journal is so beautiful <3 x

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  23. such a good idea to write everything you want to do down. I hope you manage to achieve them all, I never manage with mine but I always forget to write them down.
    www.blushinginlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I also hope you'll manage to write your resolutions & achieve them this year! xx
      Thanks for your lovely comment :D

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  24. That's such a great idea to keep a journal for the whole year! :) Lovely post, and I hope you have a wonderful year!

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    1. Kendra!! I'll also with you a wonderful year! xx

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  25. This is such a lovely post :-) I'm a college student now, in my 4th year! Ah it feels so long... My top tips are to really make your room jolly and feel like home, it helps keep the homesickness at bay. Also say yes to as many new things as possible, you'll make so many new friends from other walks of life!
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh how sweet of you, Hattie! Thanks for those amazing tips :)
      I'm not actually leaving home for college, but making my room into a jolly one sounds sooooo fantastic! And I'm already trying new things I haven't done before! Saying yes to many things is such a helpful advice :D Thank you sooooo much xx

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  26. I love reading goal posts. I want to get a job this year, get better in terms of my anxiety and depression, improve my blog and be happy/positive! Good luck at college and all the best xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Lauren! I know how anxiety feels like... Hope you'll be more positive this year & stay vivacious!!
      Good luck with your 2016, too xx

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  27. the journal looks cool! i really want to read more and work on my blog as well :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Yay! Let's keep our blogs more alive than ever this year :D

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  28. Good luck with your college life! I hope you can achieve your goals for this year :D

    Vincristine

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    1. Diane! You're really sweet :) I also hope you an amazing 2016 xx

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  29. Your Journal looks adorable! I hope 2016 is kind to you :)

    x Erin

    The Halfway Point

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    1. Thanks Erin! I'm trying not to forget about my journal :P xx

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  30. Good luck with college! I hope you have a great start and meet lovely people. I'm also trying to read more this year.

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    1. I hope I would be able to do that in college :D
      Thanks for your lovely wishes xx

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  31. This is such a beautiful journal.
    I've felt the same way about giving up blogging. It's good that you didn't!
    Hope you make your resolutions a reality!
    x
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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    1. Stella, it's such a relief that I wasn't the only one who felt that way with my blog!
      Thanks for your lovely words & good luck with your 2016 :D

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  32. Great goals, good luck!

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    xoxo

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  33. Believe me when I say that college life is the best life. It'll be the best times of your life and everything you experience will be something you cherish for the rest of your life. I can tell you, a year later, and I miss it quite alot! More than I thought.

    But be calm, I know it's gonna be a hard few years as well and you're gonna ask yourself why the heck you chose to do it and you can't wait to finish it but it's all gonna be worth it in the end, as long as you're doing something you absolutely love!

    Love this post <3

    Ella Pinto xx

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    1. Ella! I'm so thankful of your comment! I think I'll need to come back to this post whenever I get to ask myself the reason why I'm doing everything, specially during my upcoming college life! Your advice really touched me :)
      Thank you so much xx

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  34. Great goals! Just found your blog :-)

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

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    1. Do you have a follow button? I can't find it!

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    2. Just left a comment on your blog xx Thanks for visiting here! I love your blog, too <3

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  35. Don't u get rid of ur blog! I felt like this few months back now my blog is my fulltime and only job! I agree on the saving money point! Thank you for sharing this with us darling. Visit me www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk whenever you can. Kisses, Dominica S. xXx

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    1. I felt the same way since last Christmas, but not that much for now as I got busy with other stuffs. But I'm going to stick to my blog because I looooove blogging :D xx

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