My Goals For 2018

Wednesday, January 03, 2018


2017 was a very mixed year but I would definitely say that the positives outweighed the negatives and somehow it became the best year so far for me. So I am going into 2018 with a positive mindset and am looking forward to all of the things we have planned so far for the year ahead. 

My goals for 2018 are:

Attend more festivals and gigs
I attended my first music festival last year (Slam Dunk Festival) and followed it with camping at V Festival in the Summer. Both were amazing experiences and I am already planning on returning to Slam Dunk Festival for definite. I have also attended so many gigs last year. I love music but I stopped watching live music once I had kids and so have loved having someone to go and enjoy watching so many bands with. I have seen bands that I have loved since my teens and discovered new bands I had never heard of and can't wait to see more this year. I even get to take Gracie to her first gig this year as we bought her tickets for her 7th Birthday last week.

Make time for friends
I really enjoyed spending more time with friends last year. Whether it was going out shopping, having a cuppa and a natter after the morning school run or going out for drinks, we even managed a weekend away towards the end of the year. I have so many amazing friends and I want to make sure I carry on spending as much time as I can with them. I think having good friends is like a miracle cure for your sanity.

Write more personal blog posts and enjoy writing again
This is going to be my biggest struggle. A lot of things that happened in my life last year have had to be kept to myself and I am an over-sharer so that was difficult. I found that because I was keeping so much of myself from my blog that I lost a lot of the joy that comes with writing and it became home to only work pieces and lost a little of me. This year I am aiming to write a lot more for myself and limit the amount of work I take on so I can get back to enjoying what I do and increase the quality. 

Find the perfect home
My first big job of the year is to find us our perfect home. We can't wait to have our own home to start fresh and when we find it we can leave all of the stress of this house and everything that comes with it. Me, Sam and the kids are excited for this huge next step which will then lead on to the next one....

Start wedding planning
Once we have found our house, we can start saving again and we can start planning our wedding! I am so eager to get started already but I need to take things one step at a time. I can't wait to start a wedding organiser diary and spend my nights scouring Pinterest for cutesy ideas and don't get me started on the honeymoon planning. Where to go, where to go?!


What are your goals for 2018?

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  1. We are very similar as I've just booked tickets to Latitude festival (my son loves music gigs) and we are also looking for a house this year. Fingers crossed for us both!x

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    1. Oh that’s awesome. We are taking Gracie to see Fall Out Boy and she is so excited! Hope you have a lovely 2018

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  2. Sounds like you have everything mapped out! Good luck with the home and the wedding too :) x

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    1. As long as everything goes smoothly then it is all doable! Thank you!

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  3. I think its so important to make plans for the year ahead. I love some of the ones you ahve featured especially the time for friends one. i think we can get so caught up n our busy lives all else just falls to the wayside at times x

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    1. I agree and sometimes it is the little things that keep you going so little goals are just as important!

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  4. I'm with you on the festivals and gigs thing, I hardly go to any, even before kids! Would love to go to more x

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    1. Yes I have always loved music but very rarely went to watch it live but it is a very recent love of mine.

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  5. Find a new home is a biggie for me. Not that we can afford one but it doesn't hurt to dream does it? I'm a big fan of the Law of Attraction so you never know!

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    1. We have been saving for a while and are so nearly there so have my fingers firmly crossed that we will be ready soon!

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  6. Some lovely goals for 2018! I'd like to try to attend more gigs and festivals this year too actually. I have buying my first house on my list too. Good luck with it all!

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    1. Sounds like everyone has similar plans. Hope you have a lovely 2018

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  7. Awww good to hear you turned your negatives into positives and starting the year right. Good luck with your goals and hope you accomplish them

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    1. I think turning things positive is the only way to make things better! Thank you so much!

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  8. Getting descriptive goals down is super good for mental health! I feel so focused after doing it.

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