Now that we’re officially into 2018, I’m finally sitting down to dive deep into my goals for the new year. I know these posts are so redundant in the blog world, but there’s a certain something to writing them down that helps them feel more real. It’s also an added layer of accountability, which I know we can all use!
(Side note – how cute is this mini wall calendar? Target dollar spot, ya’ll!)
I set some lofty goals in 2017, and I feel like overall I’d give myself a B+ on reaching them. I certainly didn’t nail them all, but I think the effort was there. You can read about them in this post. I might do a check-in post to expand on how things went, so we’ll see if I get it put together in the next few days.
For 2018, I’ve done a lot of thinking on what I wanted my resolutions, or goals, to be. 2017 kicked my butt, and while there were lots of highs and unforgettable memories with Adeline, there were also more personal lows, and stress, and things I’m ready to put behind me. As I sit down and write down these goals, my theme is to simplify. I think in the past I’ve made too many micro-goals, and this year I want to keep it simple, and attainable. Sometimes I read other people’s goals and think, “Wow! She’s really got her act together, those are some stellar goals! I should add that to my list..” But I’m saying no to worrying about everyone else this year, and focusing on me instead, whole heartedly!
So, with that said, here are my 2018 goals and resolutions. I’d love to hear what yours are in the comments below!
- I know this is kind of a cliche goal, but what I really mean is I want to spend less time on social media as a whole. My full time job revolves around blogs and social media, and obviously my personal blog is the same, so more times than not I find myself spending way too much time on my digital life and not enough on my personal life. I want to make Facebook less of a priority, and minimize the time I spend scrolling on Instagram. Adeline already thinks my phone is an extension of my body, and I’d like to change this ASAP! As a blogger, it can be hard to have “business hours”, but I think it’s necessary. I might even re-read Grace Not Perfection, just as a self reminder.
- See previous post
- This goes along with my get organized goal, but I wanted to make sure I called it out individually because it’s so important to me. I want to make sure I don’t fall behind and get overwhelmed. I’ve got to finish Adeline’s photo books, and implement some new photo storage goals.
- In 2018, I want to take a trip just Adam and I to San Francisco. That might seem random, but we almost took a trip there in the fall, right around the time of our miscarriage and I’m still bummed we didn’t take advantage of the cheap flights. I’ve never been to San Fran, and have always wanted to see it. California has been a place where we’ve made some pretty special memories, and I think we both really enjoy going out there and exploring. We honeymooned in Tahoe, and spent a long weekend in San Diego before Adeline was born, and there are lots of other destinations we want to knock off our travel bucket list. (Adam is from California originally!)
Prioritize Self Care + Fitness
- I think towards the end of 2017 I finally started to learn the importance of self care. I’m always go-go-go and I pack my plate fuller and fuller, but in 2018 I’m taking on less, and taking care of myself more. So far, I’ve found a new love for baths and bath bombs. I’m loving the relaxation aspect, and intend to make baths a regular part of my routine. I also want to prioritize my fitness, and get back into the gym on a schedule. I was loving my gym time a few months ago, and I’m ready to get back at it. (As soon as I can drag myself out into the cold!)
Meal Plan. And Actually Do It.
- I think this speaks for itself. We’ve GOT to meal plan and stick with it. We just have to.
Cheers to 2018, and another wild ride!
As usual, thank you so much to everyone who continues to read my little corner of the internet, whether new or a longtime reader. I appreciate you so much!
What are some of your goals for the new year? Are you simplifying?