30 Days of Blogging Challenge – Day 17

We’re at Day 17 of the Challenge. I’m doing this with my blogging buddies Maggie and Cheila, so check out their responses to the prompts too!

Day 17 is about the Goals for my blog.

I have a few goals in mind for Life of Angela.


Here are my current ones:

  • Currently, I want to keep up with daily blogging. I haven’t missed a single day since I started, I’m now also up to two or three posts a day, which is crazy.
  • I will see through the 30 Day Blogging Challenge with the ever amazing Maggie and Cheila 🙂
  • I want to finish my A-Z Challenge of TV shows, it doesn’t get as much traffic as my other posts. but I’m committed to finishing it. Once I complete it I can give myself a pat on the back, cause I’m starting to struggle with some letters XD But it’s a challenge! And I will also see it through.
  • I want to continue doing the Weekly Photo Challenges through Daily Post. I love finding out the new theme, and trying to come up with my own interpretation or spin on it.
  • I also want to stick with doing weekly TBT posts, it’s fun to look back and decide which story I want to share with you guys.
  • Keep up to date with reading all of your posts. This is where I lose track of time the most. I get so into reading your posts and stories, that I get annoyed that I have to head back to work, or that I have some errand to do. But it’s important to enjoy life too. I’m starting to find that balance.

Here are some future goals:

  • I have never been one to aim for many followers, but this blog has surpassed every expectation I had. I thought it would be nice to reach 100, and I’m already past 400 at a few months in! I like the roundness of the number 1000. But that feels far away. For now, I’m enjoying where my blog is at, and the community that I’m a part of 🙂
  • Go self-hosted. I have been considering this for a while. However, I am trying to keep a tight lid on money because of our current plans. I am hoping towards the end of the year though, I might consider making the change. I will definitely let you guys know if I do, and give myself time to work it all out.
  • Videos. I’ve posted a few videos on here through YouTube. But I like the idea of one day making videos, on top of posts. I don’t think I would ever go full vlogger, because I am more comfortable typing on a computer, than speaking in front of a camera. But I would like to explore that avenue.

I’m happy to see where my blog will go. I’m still having so much fun, and I hope to keep carrying that momentum!

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I wanted to include a photo, so here’s a photo of me on a massive chair

Thanks for reading all!



The Smile Tag

The Smile Tag

Kristyn, from Travel Nerd Plans tagged me to do the Smile Tag. She tagged me in her comments which is crazy sweet, as this tag is simply the best!

Bea also did this recently. As have a lot of you, but I didn’t save the URLs, so I will just say that I have seen this around a lot, and it’s such an amazing tag.

Here’s a message from the creator herself:

Here’s how it works…

Ciarralorren, creator of The SMILE Tag, wants to see your smiles! If you are nominated for this tag (which I hope all of you are), then simply post a photo of yourself smiling! There really are no rules for this tag. You can post as many pictures with as many people as you’d like solely under the condition that you are smiling in the photo or looking back at the photo makes you smile! It’s really quite simple. If you’d like, also share the story or stories behind the photos you post to let your followers gain more of an insight of who you are and what makes you happy. Or don’t! It’s really up to you! !Truthfully, it doesn’t matter how you interpret this tag, so long as you spread joy and happiness around the Internet and in doing so within your own life. Let’s all be happy and share our smiles!
Just keep the tagging along and TOGETHER, let’s create a mass movement of happiness! So start posting and tagging people now! Go, go, go!!

How awesome is that!!

Things that make smile:

Let’s start with the obvious, Rory. I’m still so happy that I have found someone so amazing who is thoughtful, sweet, clever, weird, and crazy enough to want to spend his time with me, let alone marry me.

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Angela’s Bucket List

Hello all!

So I’ve been wanting to make a bucket list for aaages. I liked the idea of coming up with 100 things, but that turned out to be a lot harder than I thought XD

I’ve been writing this since I started blogging, and I’ve only just finished it! I’ve included things I’ve wanted to do since I was younger, so I’m already able to start crossing things off. I’ll try to come back to this every now and then and see if I can cross more things off!

These are in no particular order, but go ahead and have a read!

  1. Go overseas
  2. Fly in a plane
  3. Fly first class in a plane
  4. Graduate university
  5. Move out of home
  6. Fall in love
  7. Get married
  8. Celebrate 25th wedding anniversary
  9. Celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
  10. Do a flip on a trampoline
  11. Sing karaoke in public
  12. Play a game of paintball
  13. Play a game of laser tag
  14. Pull an all-nighter
  15. Go for a romantic picnic on a hill
  16. Get fitter, and work out more
  17. Go to a yoga class
  18. Go to a pole dancing class (it looks fun, I’m not too flexible though)
  19. Buy a house
  20. Do DIY in said house
  21. Make a house of cards
  22. Complete a scrapbook
  23. Finish a colouring book
  24. Fill up all the notebooks I keep buying
  25. Do a Road Trip around the North Island
  26. Do a Road Trip around the South Island
  27. See more of Australia
  28. Visit all the Pacific Islands
  29. Visit Harry Potter World in Orlando
  30. Visit Scotland and the places Harry Potter was filmed in
  31. Visit Europe in General
  32. Visit Canada
  33. Visit Iceland
  34. Visit Japan
  35. Visit Germany
  36. Return to the Philippines
  37. Visit a Disneyland, any Disneyland
  38. See the seven wonders of the world
  39. Go snorkelling
  40. Go scuba diving
  41. Experience zero gravity
  42. See a Broadway Show
  43. Go to a concert
  44. See a musical live
  45. Go to a wax museum
  46. Go to a ballet
  47. Have kids (max 2)
  48. Have a pet dog or cat
  49. Complete a fun run/marathon
  50. Do a colour run
  51. Do all the Great Walks around New Zealand
  52. Solve a Rubix cube
  53. Gain my full driver’s license
  54. Own a car
  55. Learn how to take care of a car (oil, change a tyre, jumpstart, etc)
  56. Ride a bike
  57. Do a wheelie on a bike
  58. Ride a Segway
  59. Ride a hoverboard
  60. Complete a Masters in Education
  61. Make a dress
  62. Make a blouse
  63. Own a really good camera
  64. Make everything from a recipe book (preferably a baking one)
  65. Write a book
  66. Spend time in a float pod
  67. Bathe in milk
  68. Have a massage
  69. Have a spa day
  70. Learn to read sheet music
  71. Learn how to play the ukulele properly
  72. Relearn how to play the piano again
  73. Watch all the Star Wars movies
  74. Watch all the movies that won an Oscar
  75. Ride in a horse and carriage
  76. Go horse riding
  77. Witness an eclipse
  78. Go to a drive in movie
  79. Dye my hair (any colour)
  80. Master a couple of hairstyles, outside of ponytail and half up half down
  81. Get a tattoo
  82. Get a henna tattoo
  83. Get a temporary tattoo
  84. Get multiple ear piercings
  85. Have a white christmas
  86. Donate blood
  87. Become fluent in another language
  88. Relearn Tagalog
  89. Learn Sign Language
  90. Take a photography course
  91. Stay in an ice hotel
  92. Learn a magic trick
  93. Learn to knit
  94. Go for a helicopter ride
  95. Fly in a hot air balloon
  96. Memorize the periodic table of elements
  97. Visit a psychic
  98. Make a time capsule
  99. Have a food fight
  100. Meet a celebrity

So hey, here’s my bucket list! A lot are doable, a lot are a bit more difficult, and some will just take time. But I hope you enjoyed reading this list!!