2016 Resolutions + Goodbye 2015

Hello everyone! Happy New Year's Eve! It is the time where I tell you my 2016 Resolutions! Similar to a Goals post, I'm going to recap my 2015 Resolutions and my December Goals too. The post may be a little longer than usual.

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December Goals Recap

Make the All-State orchestra. I DID IT! I didn't actually think I would do it, but I did! Whoop!

Post 5 holiday posts. I think I did 5.. If you count my poetry post, that was pretty winter themed? Is it pushing it? Probably. Well, I did do 4 so yay!

Finish 1,2,3,4 Harry Potter books. I only read 1, 2, 3 because I left the Goblet of Fire at home, ugh.

Pick up sewing again/Sew 2 projects. I actually did sew two projects and I'm very happy. I made a giant pillow pen holder (hard to explain) and a baby quilt!

Focus more on myself and my health than anything else. Sadly no. I felt just as stressed out this month. Eh, a new year, a new me right!

2015 Resolutions Recap

Put effort into my soccer and instruments. Sort of? I did pretty well with this, not so much with soccer but more my violin. 

Put time into blog and posting. Again, sort of? I managed to keep up my posting schedule most of the time..

Do more things. Again, sort of.. I need to be less general with these. I did do more things but I still feel not enough!

Stay optimistic. I think I accomplished this one because I

Keep up the good grades. My main goal is to get into Harvard and I can't do that if I don't get good grades in school. 

Stay Healthy. I am really skinny and I don't eat very much so I want to try to exercise and eat more foods. 


Boost up my violin level to a level 4. I'm currently a level 3 and I would really like to get better. To accomplish this I think I should try to practice every day for at least 30-40 minutes and really focus.

Get on the school soccer team. In 2015, I didn't make the school team. It made me very upset. Like violin, I just need to work harder and focus and maybe practice a bit on my own.

Keep all my averages above a 95. Self explanatory, I want to get good grades.

Keep my stress levels low, or try to. These past few months, I've found myself getting very stressed and it's been hurting my work ethic. So, I;m going to try to do the things that destress me and keep myself relaxed as much as possible.

Improve the quality of my posts and photography. I've noticed a lot that sometimes I rush to get a post up and it's very sloppy. So this year, I'd like to maybe reduce my quantity of posting, so that I can get a good post up every time.

Present a good attitude with everything. Sometimes, I find myself upset or just lazy. This year I want to try to work hard at all the things I do and act like I actually want to do them. I think this will help me be a better person at everything I do.

Okay, like last year, I'm going to recap all of the best posts from each month :D

Jan: What To Do When You Have: Blogger's Block (the month my dad got better)
Feb: HTML Coding for Beginning Bloggers (yay 1 year anniversary of the blog)
Mar: Words/Phrases/Songs We're All Getting Tired Of (March was like a golden month for me)
Apr: Symptoms That You're In a Fandom (is it bad that i laughed at my own post)
May: Some Harry Potter Gifs to Brighten Your Day  (yay I won an award this month)
Jun: A Huge Tag Post (summer vacation yay)
Jul: Why Can't Boys Like Pink? (probably one of the best posts I've ever written)
Aug: Unpopular Opinions Book Tag (went to HP world and had the best time)
Sep: Blurry Pictures and Dirty Converse (another favorite of mine)
Oct: Blogtober Day 5: OOTD (ah Blogtober memories)
Nov: Finding Your Aesthetic (the month of the rollercoaster that is NaNoWrimo)

Like I said, 2015 was probably one of the best years I've ever had. I hit my one year blogiversary, I turned 11, I made new friends, I survived 6th grade with a 99 average, I got into all county TWICE, I improved in almost everything and I was fairly happy throughout. 

2016 should be even better because of all the things I accomplished in 2015. I bid you farewell 2015, you were good to me. You helped me through the rough years that were 2013-2014. Thank you, and I hope your sibling 2016 is just as great,or even better. I hope to accomplish much more in 2016 and take this blog to the next step, whatever that may be :P

Thank you for all your support, and I wish you a happy new year! Your 2016 will be amazing, trust me, because an amazing person deserves an amazing year <3

To the new year. Because a New Year means a New You. And only YOU have the power to make sure that happens :)

Thanks for reading (+ happy 2016!)


  1. happy 2016!

    congrats on aiming high for Harvard!


  2. Happy 2016! Sounds like you had great year- congrats on all of your accomplishments and good luck with your resolutions! I know you'll do great!

  3. Happy 2016!!!! Love your blog Noor!

  4. Happy 2016 Noor!
    Congratulations for working as hard as you do, good luck again next year!

  5. Congrats! Happy 2016 <3

    - Ellie

  6. Great post Noor!
    Happy 2016!

  7. Happy 2016! I hope you have a great year!
    Rose :3

  8. Congratulations on the goals you've achieved! Happy New Year's to you :)

  9. You did amazingly on your goals! I'm sure that you will do wonderfully on your new ones, too. Happy New Years! ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

  10. This makes me so happy, your blog is so positive and optimistic!

    Since your goal school is Harvard, do you want to go into law?

  11. Good job on all the goals you've accomplished! Happy New Years!

  12. Setting goals are always good. Happy new year!

  13. Good job accomplishing your goals! Happy New Year!


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