Reaching Goals In The New Year – Hello 2018

Ahhhh oh my goodness, hello 2018! Anyone else just as stoked as I am?! I always love the idea of a fresh start whether I’m trying to change something or not. This year feels like a new beginning with endless opportunities. I have a good feeling about the next 12 months – how about you?!

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There are so many things I’d like to accomplish in the next year for not only myself but my blog too! I thought I’d share what’s been on my mind lately as well as my plans for the future!

Blogging Goals

My blog goals are pretty simple. I want to learn more about my audience (i.e focus more on trends and what others are interested in), invest in a new lens or camera for better photography, and find a way to help other influencers grow! If I can accomplish those three things in 2018, I’ll be happy!

Of course there are smaller things on my mind too like learning how to shoot portraits better and make my Instagram embody more of me instead of product shots. But I feel like those are always on my mind!

Back To School

The biggest goal this year is to get back into school. I loved attending college and felt like I had a purpose for getting out of bed in the morning. I miss learning and educating myself in a structured setting – something I never thought I’d miss. I’m in this funky part of life where I don’t know what to do next and I’m hoping this new college endeavor will help me unravel something great.

Buying A Home

The next thing on my list is buying a home. My husband and I have thought about this for a while and since he’s returning from his deployment soon, now is the perfect time for us to buy. Despite the cold winter weather, we’re hoping to find a home we like fast and close on it quick. When we both want something, we do everything in our power to get it. Doesn’t matter what stands in our way. The pre-approval is official and we’ve already been eyeing some options. Fingers crossed it all falls into place!

Travel Often

This upcoming year I’d love to travel more or just as much as I did in 2017. I went to Florida twice, Texas, Indiana, and Cuba just to name a few! My husband and I already have a weekend trip to Minnesota in March planned but I’m thinking there will be many more trips ahead. A couple in particular I’d like to see include New York and Canada!

My resolutions sound incredibly easy to accomplish when typed on the internet! Let’s hope I’ll be able to check off each thing on this list next year! What do you want to accomplish in 2018?! Leave a comment down below to share your thoughts!

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2017 New Year’s Resolutions

A lot of people tend to think resolutions are silly, that they’re nothing short of promises we make to ourselves but break anyways-sometimes intentionally and other times not. Although this may be true, I still find excitement each year in making new goals! My resolutions set the scene for how I want my year to go, what I’d like to accomplish, and the things that are most important to me.

Below, I’ve listed all of my current 2017 resolutions for this year! What are yours?

Stop Worrying: 

The struggle is so real. In 2016, I considered myself a busy body who absolutely worried about everything. If I didn’t know what was going on or didn’t have a plan, anxiety would set in. This year, I plan to work on this habit. I’ve recently discovered more ways to keep my schedule on track while also keeping my mood in mind.

Set The Phone Down: 

I’m glued to my phone. All day, everyday you’ll probably never see me without it. Throughout 2016, I noticed how my phone had affected my relationships. It has interfered with family dinners, outings, and had distracted me from getting things done. Lately, I’ve tried to wean myself off my IPhone as much as possible. I’m hoping in 2017, I can find a healthy balance between having my phone with me and being on it 24/7.

Get Back Into Running:  

Getting fit is a goal everybody likes to throw on their resolution list. Bottom line, we all hate going to the gym and working out. Is it fun? Not always. Is it necessary and important to be healthy? I’d say so.

For me, I’d like to focus on getting back into running. My body a year and a half ago was strong and toned thanks to the treadmill. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to run consistently and I’d really like to change that.

See New Places: 

I had a lot of fun in 2016 venturing to different states but there’s still more to see. I’m hoping this new year will give me the opportunity to travel frequently and experience new things. Keeping my fingers crossed that the wallet will cooperate with this idea.