When I wrote down my goals last year I was 90% sure that I was going to accomplish all of them. I wanted to graduate university (check!), travel (check!) and redesign my blog (check!). The first two were major goals but when I wrote them down I was already registered to graduate and my plane ticket was booked so I didn’t really have much to work to do.
This year my plans are a little more uncertain. I wrote a short review post of 2017 if you’d like to check it out. 2017 was a great year for me and I want to do my best to keep the momentum going in 2018! Let’s do this.
When it comes to reading I’m usually one of two extremes: sometimes I go months without reading and sometimes I finish five books in one week. I want to make reading a big priority in 2018 so I’ve set myself an ambitious goal: I want to read one hundred books this year. I read about 30 books between June and December so I think if I commit to reading every day I can do it! I’m logging all the books through the GoodReads Reading Challenge so add me as a friend!
I’ve already read two books since I decided to commit a couple days ago. I finally read “Letters to the Lost” by Bridget Kemmerer after I put it in my winter reading list and also finished “Sweetbitter” by Stephanie Danler. Both were really great, easy reads if you’re looking for something quick.
We hear a lot about self-love and self-care and even though I think the publicity is important I also think it falls short. I read somewhere that taking a bubble bath and drinking green tea shouldn’t equal self-care and I completely agree. I think these aspects are part of self-care but I also think it goes deeper than this. For myself, I want to focus on self-love.
I’m really good at setting time for myself to relax and check in. But I’m in a constant battle with my body. I don’t think there has been a day in that last two years where I’ve actually felt happy about how I look. I can be overly critical and mean to myself even when I’m doing what I can to exercise and eat well.
Which is why this self-love goal isn’t about eating healthy and exercising because I know how to do that. I’m want to switch my mindset and learn to appreciate and love myself. This is the goal I’m most afraid of so I think it’s about time I tackled it head-on.
I kinda slipped this little announcement into my last blog post but I quit my job! Yes! I’m crazy! It’s already making me so happy. I quit so I would have more time for writing and am currently looking for a part-time job so I don’t spend all my time at home. But this means that I really need to put myself out there and find my own writing opportunities and make this happen. I’m already doing some social media work which I’m loving but now I want to start pitching to magazines and collaborating with other bloggers. Wish me luck!
On top of these three goals, I also found this little list of questions on my friend Sam’s blog, Coastal Curiosity. You should totally check her out on Instagram and YouTube! I met Sam and her girlfriend Allie in Halifax through BeHuman and they’re kind of wonderful. She found this little list on Lauren Conrad’s blog and I thought I’d write my own answers. Thanks for the idea, Sam!
01 | A BAD HABIT I WANT TO BREAK – Saying mean things to myself
02 | A DESTINATION I WANT TO VISIT – Anywhere west of Ontario
03 | I’M GOING TO WORK HARDER AT – My freelancing career
04 | A PROJECT I’D LIKE TO FINISH – Decorating our bedroom
05 | A CLASS I’D LIKE TO TAKE – Mandarin (again)
06 | I’D LIKE TO SPEND MORE TIME – Creating art of any kind
07 | A FOOD I’D LIKE TO EAT MORE OF – Veggies
08 | I WANT TO WEAR MORE – Red Lipstick
That’s all I have to say for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and please leave a comment below with your goals!