My Goals : June Edition with Drew Llewelyn

My Goals : June Edition with Drew Llewelyn

As you have probably seen since my last food review I have not even posted this month! For me, although regular content is extremely important, I only like to blog when I am fully into it. And well the last few weeks I just haven’t been. Life has been crazy. I have so much going on in my private life it is insane, way too much negativity and pain. One of those was loosing one of my childhood friends Drew Llewelyn aka Blu Chyna.

Sometimes having someone you can talk to helps more than anything and he was definitely one of the few people who use to keep me sane. And hopefully I did the same for him. Loosing a friend is hard, what is harder is when you realise that you can no longer be there for each other in a way you once hoped. Drew was one of my biggest supports on this blog and since he has passed my motivation has gone to right down to 0.

Honestly the amount of Netflix and Tetris I have played is scary. But then something very crazy happened. Someone on twitter spoke about support from a friend and it made me think about all the times we had supported each other. You know when you just have that light bulb moment? It made me think of all the help and honesty about my blog from Drew… trust me he was honest! Through out our friendship we supported each other in every way we could; makeup chat and advice, sharing posts, taking photos for each other, putting each other first, sticking up for each other in arguments and disagreements or even if it was just a few words of encouragement. One thing he did do for me which no-one else had, was tell me about how eye-opening some of my posts were and how we need to use our platforms for change. So me giving up now just seems ridiculous. A while ago drew helped me with a goal list to help me keep on top of my blog so. Every month I am going to start out with writing down my goals as if Drew was helping me. As he always helped no matter what. No matter how ill. No matter where he was. So why should now be different?

My June Goals

  1. To stay motivated. Like Drew I think its time to just keep going no matter how shit I feel.
  2. Reach a higher social media following. This may seem a bit trivial but for blogging social media is everything! I am so determined to start getting myself out there more and really use this as a platform to make a difference.
  3. Stay above 1.5k views. In February I was only on 150.. last month I finished on 1.8k.
  4. Continue campaign work. To keep sharing and campaigning on behalf of myself and Drew.
  5. Set up a media kit for more collabs and sponsored posts. 
  6. Find out about blogging events. I think its time to meet new people!
  7. Post at least once a week. 
  8. Get more organised! 
  9. Spend at least 3 days a week doing focus work. 
  10. Just start having fun with it all again. The idea of blogging became a chore and its time to go back to when it first started and start seeing it as fun again!














What are your goals? And who do you have to support you?



  1. Teish jackson
    8th June 2018 / 7:34 pm

    This is truly an inspiring post , your blogs are amazing, keep doing what your doing x

    • iyalouisa
      8th June 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  2. L
    8th June 2018 / 8:11 pm

    That last post was so lovely we all miss Drew so much he was such a lovely beautiful person. I just hope people can be there for each other when they need someone just one nice word can mean so much ,

    • iyalouisa
      13th June 2018 / 2:27 pm


  3. Asher
    9th June 2018 / 3:34 am

    very unique and interesting post. I’ve read it twice 😀😀😀.

  4. 9th June 2018 / 1:36 pm

    At times, we just need people to listen to us since it helps relieve us off the heaviness n our hearts and minds at times. Anyway, all the best with your goals. We share a couple of them you bet!

  5. Elizabeth O
    9th June 2018 / 7:19 pm

    It seems to me like you have great goals, I do hope you manage to achieve them all, you sound very determined so I have no doubt you will smash them

  6. 10th June 2018 / 7:51 am

    Aw I’m so sorry about your friend. I’m glad you have taken a break though and are ready to get back into things.

    • iyalouisa
      13th June 2018 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you xox

  7. 10th June 2018 / 8:40 am

    I am really sorry about your loss. But is great that your are trying to stay positive and motivated, I am sure your fried would love that.

    • iyalouisa
      13th June 2018 / 2:26 pm


  8. 10th June 2018 / 4:58 pm

    It’s not easy to lose a friend, especially one who has always been there for you through thick and thin. I can only imagine the pain that you’re feeling, my heart goes out to you. I love that you’re using him as an inspiration to become a better blogger. This idea about writing about your goals is brilliant and a wonderful tribute to a beautiful friend.

    • iyalouisa
      13th June 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much xo

  9. Jennifer Prince
    10th June 2018 / 8:48 pm

    I am so sorry that you lost a dear friend. I hope you will have motivation soon, but taking time off is definitely ok! <3

    • iyalouisa
      13th June 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you ❤️

  10. 10th June 2018 / 11:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss honey ! I can only imagine how hard it must be. Take it slowly xx
    Glad to hear you found motivation with your blog again. Don`t give up!

    • iyalouisa
      13th June 2018 / 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much xo

  11. 11th June 2018 / 12:22 am

    I am sorry about your loss, hang in there and I look forward to seeing if you achieve your June goals. I love that you set goals, that’s important. Xo

    • iyalouisa
      13th June 2018 / 2:25 pm

      Thank you xo

  12. 11th June 2018 / 6:02 am

    I think my daughter is a source of inspiration when it comes to my blog. But i don’t know about support. I certainly could use more. My girlfriend does help me out now and again which is such a good thing for me.

  13. kim
    12th June 2018 / 4:02 pm

    Love that you set your intentions with actually writing out your goals! I actually have many of the same goals for this month. Good luck on reaching them!

  14. 13th June 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Hope you achieve your goals! This inspires me to make my monthly personal goals too

  15. 16th June 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Its so nice to see this, as a friend of drews it still doesnt feel right that hes no longer with us but hes no longer in pain seeing this blog post made me blubber abit
    Thank you x

    • iyalouisa
      16th June 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Sending love to you! ❤️

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