Autumn Goals

Autumn Goals

I set a list of goals probably around six times a year, maybe a little more. I love the idea of having goals: things to work towards, to my efforts into, to make things happen more. But I’m pretty awful at seeing things through so I hate making goals that will eventually end up as a failure’s list.

In the Blog & Beyond Facebook group which I’m part of, Charlotte talks a lot about setting goals and the importance of having them. This is now my fourth year at university and my fourth year of living in Glasgow so I think I’ve got the swing of things by now so I wanted to set some autumnal goals for me to just live by, rather than huge milestones to work towards.


I am obsessed with time management. I always end up leaving university work a little too late and then have a mad panic because I’m too busy concentrating on things I enjoy more such as the blog or random projects. I’m approaching university like a full-time career this year by being more organised through a series of organisational techniques which include my whiteboard, a weekly planner, diaries and many notebooks.

I’m hoping that by managing my time more I can be more productive and get more done in everything I’m trying to do. I want to achieve the work/life balance so that at weekends I can chill out a little more and not feel guilty about having a coffee with friends or having several drinks on a Friday night.


2018 was supposed to be my year of living stylishly but it has not been very stylish at all. I had a bit of an ‘I hate everything in my wardrobe’ kind of clear out over the course of 2018 and I’m now facing autumn with very little clothes. I used to have stacks and stacks of clothes but I now have barely any, especially things to wear in winter.

I’ve picked up a couple of new skirts from Primark and have dusted out a few old favourites to make autumnal dressing easier and more fashionable. I need another black roll neck since I had to throw my last one out due to the holes in it and I love this mustard jumper from Femme Luxe as it is such a vibrant colour for autumn, as well as being super cosy.


I’ve decided you can sum me up in three words: Pinterest, podcasts & plants. Thankfully all of my plants survived my trip to Italy and I’m now on the hunt for some more. I want to style up my desk which will require some new succulents and I want to get a trailing plant such as string of pearls or ivy.

The Defining Your Niche workshop I went to near the Barras introduced me to a whole new area of Glasgow. Not only did BAaD look like a great place to grab something tasty to eat on a Sunday but there was the cutest plant shop called Tuck in the area too. I definitely want to head back and pick up a new green friend. I’m also always dropping hints to Rach that I want to go back to Ikea whenever it suits her – there is a palm I’ve got my eye on there for £20.


The black corner desk in my bedroom haunts me just as much as the disgusting brown carpet. I’ve had another room rearrange that I’m obsessed with as my bookshelf/mirror/plant corner/bedside table area of the room is looking almost complete. I’ve switched my desk close to the window as it can be and I love sitting there now as it is so bright and I can see out onto the street.

I want to get some sort of shelving system to put succulents on and bring more depth to the ugly desk and I think Tiger have what I’m looking for if I can find what they have on their Instagram in a Glasgow store. I also want to add one of my framed prints onto the desk when I finally get a frame for it.


I wrote a post at the beginning of the summer about all the DIY projects I wanted to work on. I did one of those jobs. I really want to start working on more as I had so much fun doing the last one and mucking about with interiors is one of my favourite ways to spend my time. I have almost all the equipment for one of them so I think autumn will be the season it gets done.

I’m also super into Pinterest at the moment and have so many boards on the go (although some a secret). I think it is a great resource to find interior inspiration and cheap and easy DIYs that I can give a go when I have the time.


dungarees, ASOS (old) | jumper, c/o Femme Luxe | trainers, Stan Smiths | glasses, Specsavers (in store)

Photos by Claire White.
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