Summer Thoughts: Halfway through 2017…

Tomorrow is the 1st of July which means two things: 1. it’s July Morning and 2. stepping back for a moment and thinking about all the things happened so far.

For those of you who are not Bulgarian (the majority then), July Morning is an unique newly adopted tradition – from the 1980s. Basically people spend their nights on the beach or anywhere along the Black Sea coast, with music, camp fire, etc. and wait for the sunrise. I presume that’s a way to celebrate the freedom of the spirit. And I can assure you, it’s actually amazing!

I always find it difficult to express my feelings with words, but I can still try.

The first six months of 2017 brought me so many different emotions: excitement – I’ve started my blog and continued developing it; depression – I struggled with finding a job and got anxious about my exam grades; satisfaction – because I’ve found a job and it’s the best one so far; some more excitement – I was picked to take part in a paid project at uni and passed all of the exams; some more depression – I got rejected for the uni exchange programme; and some more excitement on my way back home.

Overall, I must have been really excited thorough the year 😀

Anyway, we all do New Year resolutions, and I though… why not doing some New Half-year ones 😀 Here are some of mine:

Personal Goals:

  • Be fit and healthy – running/cycling at least 3 times per week is a must!
  • Read at least one book – and finish the ones you’ve started!
  • Explore at least one new city – visit as many new places as possible!
  • Get your driving license!
  • Find yourself an internship – or you won’t pass your third year!
  • Be kinder and happier – give your best and never expect anything in return!


Blog goals:

  • Make a blogging schedule and stick to it – how about posting every three days?
  • Don’t be scared to reach out to brands and promote your blog.
  • Get 1000 followers by the end of your first half a year of blogging.
  • Host your first giveaway – your readers deserve some appreciation!


I’m also offering you a free printable, which you can find here: Summer Goals 


Please let me know if you downloaded this and would like to see some more in the future! Thank you for reading! I’d love to see some of your summer/half new-year goals in the comments!

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  • Reply superwifeandmummy

    Great post. I just LOVE lists; they are everywhere in my house, in my diary, on the fridge – and they really put my mind in order. I especially like the blogging list (I am already keeping fit as I am desperately exercising and dieting EVERYDAY to shift the baby kilos).
    I think you inspired me to do a couple more lists today.
    Have a great day! ☕🌼🌹🌻🌞

    June 30, 2017 at 5:30 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Lists are amazing, it just feels great when you can cross something at the end of the day 🤗

      June 30, 2017 at 10:48 am
      • Reply superwifeandmummy

        It really does!

        June 30, 2017 at 10:59 am
  • Reply amindfultravellerblog

    Great goals Siyana, and I had no idea about July morning!! Sounds nice 😉

    June 30, 2017 at 6:15 am
    • Reply Siyana

      We all learn something new every day 🤗

      June 30, 2017 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Jo Smith

    Awesome post! July morning seems pretty cool. The year went by too quickly. Next thing we know it’ll be December and then 2018!

    June 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Can you imagine?! 😂 Thank you for reading x

      June 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm
  • Reply Natalie Vinh

    Hey, what did you use to make your newsletter pop-up? I’ve been using MailChimp but I think mine looks really boring!

    June 30, 2017 at 5:07 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I believe it’s Infusionsoft but honestly nobody subscribed through it 🙂

      July 1, 2017 at 10:01 am
  • Reply stashy

    Tomorrow is Canada’s 150th birthday! 😀 Lots of celebrations… I can’t wait.
    The Bulgarian tradition sounds really lovely.
    Your goals all look very achievable – good luck with them!

    June 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw so exciting! Happy birthday Canada then! I love massive celebrations 🎉

      July 1, 2017 at 10:02 am
  • Reply lifeisaseasyas

    Great goals! I hope you stick to them and achieve them! I’m 100% sure you will reach 1000 followers as your blog is so amazing and creative and cool! Xx

    July 1, 2017 at 4:58 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you, your kind words mean a lot to me 🙂

      July 1, 2017 at 5:40 pm
      • Reply lifeisaseasyas

        No problem! I’m glad they’re making you happy! 😊

        July 1, 2017 at 8:14 pm
  • Reply Kerdisha St.louis

    i love this post i did a similar one on my blog speaking about my reflections on the first half of the year as well as my expectations

    July 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      That’s lovely to make some reflections from time to time 😊

      July 2, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    So what do you think?

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