Monday, January 1, 2018

I Need A Change: My Hopes, Dreams and Goals for 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! To say I'm excited for 2018 is an understatement. I will be the first to admit that 2017 was not a great year for me. I found myself struggling a lot. I felt as though I was in a constant rut that I could not get out of.  I lost friendships, although some returned, my feelings for someone crashed and burned leaving me hurt and embarrassed, I lost all motivation to try in school even though I am so close to graduating with a Business Degree and I have honestly just felt lonely.

BUT don't get me wrong, 2017 did have some pretty awesome moments for me! I was able to collaborate with some pretty cool businesses on my blog, I did an internship with a well known Insurance Association, I gained new friends who continually show me their loyalty and support, I strengthened my relationship with my brother and I feel as though we are not only siblings but true friends. I also started my Youtube channel, it was something that terrified me, but I am so glad I got out of my shell and followed a dream.

2018 for me is all about changes. I want to improve my health, happiness, friendships, and my blog. There are so many things I've put off for far to long, and I have learned that life does not slow down and will just continue to pass me by. I don't want to live my life with regrets anymore, the constant 'what if' plays in my head like a broken record... that is about to change! The following are a few of the things I would like to work on, and grow towards in 2018.

Health: I will admit that I am a generally small person, but that does not mean I am healthy. The truth is, I eat like shit and it is catching up to me. I am always tired, constantly sluggish and out of breath and have little to no core or upper body strength. In 2018 I plan on changing all of that. I am making a vow to myself to eat healthier and exercise on a consistence basis. This change to my routine will be hard, but I am up for the challenge.

Graduate: I am currently in my fifth year of University and I pray that I won't make it a sixth. I am so close to being able to graduate, I need the push and motivation to get me through the final courses. 2018 I will make this happen. Endless opportunities await me at the end of this long tunnel, I can't wait to see where 2018 takes me with my career.

Savings: I dream for the day that I will be finically stable to live on my own. The thought of my own place makes me beyond happy.  Cooking, cleaning, decorating, entertaining, oh the fun I will have! Once I graduate I will be debt free as I have worked hard and paid for every semester, not having the financial burden on my shoulders will help me achieve this goal.

Happiness: Some might find this selfish, but if you truly know me, you will understand. In 2018 I want to put myself first. I want to do what makes me happy, and not constantly cater to the needs of others. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing I love more than helping, guiding and encouraging others, but I have to find a balance. I need to do what I love and not worry about what others might think, but at the same time continue to show my love for those around me.

Relationships: Number one in my life has always been and always will be family and friends. I value each and every relationship I have. In 2018 I will continue to strengthen those relationships I am beyond grateful to have all while making new ones.  One thing I would like to work on in 2018 is that I would love to go out and date, I know the right guy is out there... I just have to find him!

Social Media: Although I have many social media accounts, In 2018 I want to focus on Instagram and VSCO. In 2017 on Instagram I only posted THREE times... that is sad and pathetic. I need to take more pictures, show my creativity, my smile and not worry about the amount of likes I will get.

Youtube: One of the scariest things I did in 2017 was start my Youtube channel. It has always something I have wanted to try and I am so glad I jumped out of my shell and took the plunge. In 2018 I want to grow my channel and learn how to make the best videos for you all. To do this I need your help and encouragement. It would mean the world to me if you would subscribe to my channel, that way you will get notified when I get the courage to post more videos.

Blogging: I love, love, love blogging. What started as a hobby years ago has turned into a passion. I may just be a small blog, but I am motivated to change that. In 2018 I plan on growing my audience and connecting with you all. I will admit that I get discouraged when no one comments or reads my posts but I won't let that stop me. If you are reading this or any of my other posts, just say a simple Hi in the comments, you have no idea how much that would mean to me and continue to encourage me. I hope that 2018 will bring me not only new blogger friends, but the opportunity to work with brands, companies and other amazing bloggers.

I need a fresh start and I have a good feeling about 2018. I hope I can accomplish my hopes, dreams and goals... 2018 will be my year.


  1. Loved reading this! I wish you luck on all your goals this year and I'll for sure be checking out your youtube !

    1. Jay, Thank you so much for your continued support, it means the world to me! I'm hoping that we can collaborate again this year as it was one of my most popular posts to date! xo

  2. A nice little post! I love to read these, and see what you want to accomplish! I remember saving up and living on my own for the first time, it was so freeing!

    Nicole x

    1. Thanks for commenting Nicole, it truly means a lot to me! Wishing you all the best in 2018!

  3. You’re an amazing blogger, and you seem so down to earth! Keep doing what you’re doing. You will have days you get discouraged, and you will have days that you feel on top of the world! Just continue to keep pushing yourself everyday, and just stay true to yourself. I believe in you. :) oh and P.S. Happy Birthday!

    1. Thank you so much! Your support means the world to me! xo


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