2018 Goals To Start The Year
Happy Monday! I am officially back to blogging for 2018! I took the first week of the year for myself and planned post that I want to do this month and what I plan to do this year. It feels good to be back and the first post I wanted to get up was my goals for the whole year for myself and of course my blog and Youtube. I thought real hard about what I wanted to accomplished and saw myself doing in 2018. I think the goals this year are very me and make me so excited. I thought I also should recap last years and what I accomplished as well. If you want to see the goals from the year before and last year than here is the roundup post. So here is the recap of my 2017 goals and a peak into my 2018 goals!
My 2017 Goals & Recap
Publish stories on Wattpad or something similar
Be responsible, Don’t take things for granted & Attempt to be more positive Stop dreaming and start doing & Don’t sweat the small stuff Be independent & Start saving for my own place Travel around the Philippines
Try something different with my hair
Experiment more with makeup Play with fashion & Do more outfit photos Make more income than last year with blogging Get 1,000 followers on all social medias Vlog More
I didn’t cross off 2 on my list which is quite good I think. My three year goal that I haven’t accomplished. I thought I would last year but sadly I stopped myself. I was working on it at least but I was underestimating my work. One of these days I will publish a story I wrote and I will let you know if I ever do. This goal was quite easy for me over the year. I did more on my own, was responsible doing my own things and I was more positive than I previously was. I did what I intended and I turned my dreams into reality. I was quite independent this year going on trips and doing my own thing plus I did start saving for my own place and that was so exciting putting money aside for it. This goal of traveling was the biggest. I crossed each travel destination I wanted to go off my list and felt so good to do so. So a big fat cross off for this goal from 2017. Another I didn’t cross off was doing something different to my hair. I did experiment more with makeup and enjoyed trying different looks and new makeup products through the year. I got to try so many and played with different fashion trends and I beat my outfit pictures from the previous years. I crossed off another big one and I made more blogging than I did previously which was so exciting for me. You know I’m still going to cross this off the list as I did accomplish this. I reached more than 1,000 followers on most platforms. I recently reached a thousand on Pinterest which is kind of past my goal but I reached it a couple days after the New Year. Now I just need to get my Youtube to 1,000 which will be hard but I am going to try my best and get there. The ones I thought I would never achieve I did and I’m so happy with the numbers I achieved. I am so happy I got to see those numbers before the year ended. I did vlog more. I vlogged a bit in April, I vlogged my travels to Palawan, I vlogged a few times through summer, I vlogged weekly in October and some months monthly and lastly the most important I vlogged and uploaded daily in December for Vlogmas. I think I definitely need to cross this off the list as I did vlog quite a bit through 2017. I’m glad I did it and set it as a goal because now I have so much footage I can look back on and I captured so many cool moments.
My 2018 Goals
Travel Around More
Like last year I want to cross more off of my travel bucket list. I accomplished all of them so maybe this year I can do the exact same thing. This year I have a few places in mind like a beach location again for the summer, another hotel staycation to getaway and hopefully another plane ride. I have two places on my mind and maybe one will be a reality. I just want to pack my suitcase and travel somewhere. 2017 showed me it is the best thing to do and document so this year I want to continue that and experience that feeling again.
Go down a size or two/get my 2015 body back
I’ve never made this a goal. I’ve never made a fitness goal as I’m happy in my own skin and I accept my body. However this year my cousin, Jelly, was talking how she wanted to get in shape and wanted someone with her so I kind of got convinced to do it so here I am. It wasn’t all her though because there were a few more reasons to make this a goal. My time hop showed me pictures from 2015 and that is when I saw my weight and how my outfits looked. I was in good shape as I just graduated college and going to ballet and tap class 3 times a week and somehow I was in the best shape ever. Seeing those pictures reminded me of it so I want to get that body back. I’m not looking for a drastic change this year. I want to see where it leads by going down 1 or 2 sizes or just getting back to my body from 2015 is all I’m looking for. Nothing serious and I’m not going to put pressure on it. I’m happy with my size but if there is room for improvement then I’m going to go for it.
Move out on my own
Out of all my goals I think this is the one I want to achieve. The past few years I’ve been preparing for it and I think I finally want to make the move. Some time this year I want to move to my own place and live on my own so I can focus on me and create more videos and blog content without getting in my family’s way and have my own space. Let’s hope when I write about my 2019 goals it will be in my own living room or desk. I’m really hoping this will happen this year.
Stop overthinking and making excuses and do it
I am an over thinker and will plan and work everything out and then I’ll make an excuse to talk myself out of it and I’ll never do it. I will find a way to not do it because I’m afraid or I fear the consequences of something I was so excited about. I always do it and regret that I do. So this year I want to stop overthinking and making excuses and just do it. I’m still going to think but not talk myself out of it hopefully. Like my goal last year as well I’m going to stop dreaming and start doing. I’m going to continue and just believe in myself for once.
Don’t let others control my happiness & stop caring what others think
I think a lot of others are going to have the same goal as I saw a lot of people on Twitter talk about it and make it them. I kind of was inspired by them but also I was talking about it with my cousin that I shouldn’t let others try to convince me to do something I believe in. I get so much judgement that I take it all in and in 2018 I don’t want that to happen. I need to stop letting people get in my head and I can’t let them control how I do things and I need to stop what others think. I want to focus on me and only me for once. I want to work on me and try to ignore the negative around me. I know it is going to be hard but this is a big goal I’d like to focus on throughout the year.
Beauty & Fashion
Establish a skincare routine that works for me
The last few years I focus on my makeup and makeup skills and now that I’m happy and content with that so I’m going to go down the skincare route. I haven’t been paying too much attention but as years go on I need to establish a god skincare routine. I have pretty good skin and I just want to maintain and keep it that way. So I’m just going keep
experimenting and find products that work for me throughout the year.
Find a home/organize all my makeup in one place
I have built up quite a collection. I remember making it a goal to collect and build up my collection and now that I have it is time to organize. I am notorious for losing makeup these days and it is so frustrating because I spent money and love the product so it hurts me to lose something especially when I barely started using it. So I’m going to make an effort and buy some organizers and storage for it. I’m hoping to buy some acrylic storage and bins to house it all and finally be able to see and keep track of my makeup collection.
Improve my outfit pictures & poses
I think there is always room for improvement. I’m happy with my outfit pictures and they have evolved with me through the years I’ve been doing them but I want them to be even better. I want them to be Pinterest and Instagram worthy and I want to be even more proud of them. I’m hoping to try a different style and how I edit them as well and maybe try Lightroom and get some presets. I want to practice more on how to pose and get better shots and not be so awkward in front of the camera. I mean I think I’m okay but I want to get better at it. Also I since I shot 45 outfits last year I’m hoping to do 50 or maybe 52 so it is one every week for the year. I don’t know if I could do it but I am going to try as I loved every second of planning, styling and shooting them last year. I just want to continue shooting my outfits and enjoy doing them still.
Blogging & Youtube
Keep putting effort in YT & keep creating content
Last month and creating YouTube videos in general have sparked my love for continuing it and seeing it grow this year. I want to keep putting effort and though at times I find it so hard but I love seeing the end result and feel so good in the end seeing it up. I also love creating content visually and in motion. Don’t get me wrong I love my blog and taking blog pictures and it being my first passion but since I started my YouTube channel and discovering that I fell in love with coming up with ideas and planning it out and seeing my vision come to life. Especially in 2017, I didn’t put much effort in it the beginning of the year but the second half I got my mojo back and fell in love with it all over again. I want to keep my schedule and not be too strict with it but try my hardest to enjoy creating for it.
Focus on my blogs brand
This is a big one for me. I love my blog and it is the most important thing to me. I want to build it up and see it grow. I have been looking into growing it and trying new things. I don’t know if I’m ready this
year to move platforms but I’m doing my research. I will look into themes and all that too plus web hosting and rebranding. It’s fun to do and I’m learning a lot. I just want to focus on my blogs brand and take it to the next step one of these years.
Keeping growing my socials & update them often
I want to keep them going. I had a number goal last year and reached it so this year double it and have 2,000 followers on all platforms. I want to keep growing them and by doing that I need to start updating them
more. I am so bad with updating them so I’m going to try this year. I’m going to tweet more and promote my blog posts on there to get them out there. Hopefully post more pictures on Instagram and not focus on the algorithm too much and just post. Plus I want to Instastory more and show more behind the scenes of my life. Overall just keep up and be more social to grow my platforms.
That is it for my goals for 2018! I’m hoping to make it a more positive one and working on me, my blog and Youtube. I’m looking forward to all that and seeing what I do along the way. I’m trying to get back into things and settling everything for the new year. I’m still going to do my monthly to do list and goals post and do little goals I have planned for the month. I love those post and will hopefully do mini goals for the month but this is just the big main goals for the whole year. Also this outfit which is my NYE look will be out soon! I hope to see you in this roundup of goals post next year to see what I crossed off my list.
“Today is the 1st day of 365 page book. Go write a good one!”
What are your goals focused on this year?
Shenali Apsara says
glad you have a range of goals to achieve this year and it's good to share it with your readers, so you can actually feel like doing it all. good luck with your work ahead. great post. 🙂
Thanks so much! I thought so too and by getting them out there and sharing them they will come true I guess. xo Jackie
Awesome goals! Such a great variety too, I hope you get to achieve them all 🙂 Also congrats on all you achieved from last year too, that's an amazing achievement! :)VioletDaffodilsxx
Thank you! I hope to and I'm really happy I got them done too. xo Jackie
Angie Church says
sounds like you have many things in mind where you want to grow. Your goals sound like they will help you get there
Thanks and I do! I'm hoping they do!xo Jackie