My New Year Goals and Resolutions For 2019
Happy January! Today I’m sharing my new year goals and resolutions for 2019! It’s a new year already and it was just yesterday I was writing out my 2018 goals. I think 2019 is so special because 19 is my favorite number so I can feel good vibes with this year and I am going to make it the best year no matter what. I saw a billboard when I was travelling in LA when I first got here and it spoke to me. I immediately wrote it down in my phone under my 2019 goals list I had and forgot about it until I opened that list to write down what I had on it for this blog post. The quote read:
Speak your dreams into existence.
That’s exactly what this year’s motto will be. I will put my dreams out there because when I kind of did it in 2018 it did work. I said I would do something and it happened so this will be the one to follow for me in 2019! So here are my new year goals and resolutions for 2019!
Before that, I should recap last year’s 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. Here’s the recap of my 2018 goals and a peak into my 2019 goals!
My 2018 Goals & Recap
Travel Around More
Go down a size or two/get my 2015 body back
Move out on my own
Stop overthinking and making excuses and do it
Don’t let others control my happiness & stop caring what others think
Establish a skincare routine that works for me
Find a home/organize all my makeup in one place
Improve my outfit pictures & poses
Keep putting effort in YT & keep creating content
Focus on my blogs brand
Keeping growing my socials & update them often
Goals wise this has been my best year yet! I manged to cross off every single one and I think it’s the first time this has happened which I’m really proud of that and can’t believe I actual did it. To be honest, I sometimes forget what my goals are and when I do remember them I go back to the original blog post and realize I have been working on them the whole time. I guess my brain kind of remembers but not what the original intent was.
I manage to travel quite a lot in 2018. I originally wanted to travel locally around the Philippines and then go to Hong Kong as my major trip of the year. Well that all changed. I did manage to travel locally but by locally I now mean Los Angeles and I have crossed off a few places I wanted to go once I got here. My big travel trip was New York City and I still can’t believe I went. Now this second goal was a stretch for me. I honestly thought it would not happen as I saw I was actually gaining weight the first of the year but that all changed. I did manage to go down 2 sizes but I’m still not sure if I’m the same size or smaller than my 2015 body.
The third goal was a big one and at first I doubted myself it would be accomplished. Not only did I move out and get my own place but I managed to move from Manila to LA so I went above and beyond with this goal. This is what I wrote in 2018: “Let’s hope when I write my 2019 goals it will be in my own living room or desk. I’m really hoping this will happen this year.” My answer: Well Jackie, you are living in your own place and sitting in your bedroom on your laptop typing this. You not only have your own living room but your own freaking place! You don’t have a desk yet but maybe in 2020.
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The fourth goal is something that made me make the decision to move. I stopped overthinking what would happen and did it. I just did and I’m so happy I did. I stopped making excuses and just did it. I mean I did think about things not going to lie as they were big decisions but I rationalized it and it was for the best as you can see. The fifth goal was very hard. I think it was harder then getting my own place. I always put everyone’s happiness first before mine so when it was time to put me first I struggled with it. In the end I stopped and let my happiness shine through and tried my hardest to stop caring what others thought. Honestly it’s still difficult for me to not care about what others think but in 2018 ai let go a bit and I’m much happier not listening to those bad things I always heard.
Next set of goals, I said I wanted to establish a proper skincare routine that worked and I’m glad to report I have. I mean it happened when I moved to LA but I have one and it does wonders for my skin. I do sometimes skip out one night but I am so happy with the products I’m using and one of these days I need to do an updated skincare routine plus what’s been working for me. As for the next goal I recently just finalized this. I bought a drawer organizer thing and now my makeup lives in there quite nicely. I know where everything is at and it looks so nice in the drawers. Well the next one I don’t know about but I did accomplish it. Maybe not fully or maybe I did. I bought a new lens for Christmas and I’ve been having fun using it. I shot my first outfit with it here.
I think I accomplished the next goal. I did create quite a few videos in 2018. I did take a lot of breaks from it but I did start doing a lot more videos towards the end of the year. It’s really similar to 2017 so let’s hope it’s not like that in 2019. Next goal was about my blog and I said I wanted to focus on it and my brand. I was also only thinking about moving platforms. Well I ended up switching to WordPress in March and so far I have been loving it. I was only in the planning stages when I wrote that goal and didn’t think it was going to happen but I did and stopped making an excuse and went for it. Last goal was to update my social medias often and I think I did. I sometimes wasn’t the best at it but I did post quite a lot and surpassed last year.
Overall I’m so happy I got to cross off everything of the list. Now we can see my new year goals and resolutions for 2019!
My 2019 Goals
I’m going to be more ambitious with my goals this year and very specific with a lot of them. After last year I have learned to speak my dreams out loud and really work for them and they came true. Also I’ve been really inspired by the law of attraction. I was skeptical and a pretty negative and realistic person when it came to things but ever since I switched my mindset and started believing when I put it in the universe it has worked. So I’m going to go big and just put it out there. You never know 2019 will be the year all my dreams come true.
Travel to London
I’m putting this out in the world. I have actually been putting it out since I got back from New York. I think I started a tradition to travel somewhere in December and have that be my big trip of the year. So my goal is to go to London in December 2019. I’ve started planning it and telling people that goal so cross your fingers for me it happens. That has been my dream place to visit so I hope it comes true. I mean if it happens sooner then later or if I’m lucky I somehow can go for a business or blogger press trip then that would be even more fabulous and a dream come true. All I know is my goal is to go to London and my aim is for December 2019.
Buy a Macbook
I’ve been saying I want a Macbook for years but always end up buying a Windows laptop. This year I am making it a goal to get a Macbook and finally say I own one. I was about to get one while in New York but stopped myself as my laptop is perfectly fine. However in 2019 I am going to save up and buy one.
This has been a private goal of mine for a few years. I would kind of sneak it in without actually saying it. However, this time I’m not holding back and I am putting it out there and saying I want to find a boyfriend in 2019. It will be ideal if I could get with my crush but I know that’s a stretch so my goal is just to find love and get me a boyfriend. So any guys reading this well hi, I’m looking!
Be Active and get in better shape
Since I made it a goal to lose 2 sizes in 2018 I’m going to continue that and this time get in shape. I’m not necessarily looking to lose all the weight but to get in better shape. Also be active so do a few at home workouts or go for a walk a few times a week and maybe take up ballet and tap classes and go to those consistently. Whatever it maybe I want to be more in shape and do more in 2019.
Meal Plan and eat better
This kind of goes with my last goal and to start meal planning and eating better. I’m not saying I want to go on a diet or do something crazy. I just want to eat better and planning out what I will be eating throughout the way. Now that I live alone I’m in charge of what I eat and can do whatever I want. So I hope to plan out what I want to cook and cook more food instead of the basics I’ve been living off of.
Beauty & Fashion
Master how to apply lashes
Now this is a small goal but by 2020 I want to say that I can apply lashes and be good at it. I struggle with it so much but when I do finally successfully get them on then I feel so pretty and love them but when I’m trying to put them on I struggle big time and almost always give up and start yelling at them. I am pretty good at eyeshadow application and I even think I got my wing liner down but the lashes are a struggle and I want to master how to apply them this year.
Keep My Closet Organized
I know this will be the hardest out of all my goals because I make such a mess when I need to get ready or plan outfits to shoot. I’m hoping to keep my clothes organized and in their respective place so they aren’t all over my room. I ordered more cabinets and organization units that are coming next week so that will hopefully fit all my clothes as I have collected a lot. I need to also maintain and clear out every so often to keep it from growing and maybe stop buying so many clothes. I just want to keep my closet organized and clean in 2019.
Blogging & Youtube
Get a brand collaboration
I think this will be another hard one. I actually don’t think I’ve gotten a major brand collab so maybe 2019 will be the time I do. It will be a dream come true and would make my year if I would get a huge sponsor here on the blog.
Find a photographer and a blogger friend in LA
Next one is something that I think is crucial for me. I have my roommate to shoot my pictures or I do some myself at home with a tripod but if I really want to grow and improve I need a regular and consistent photographer to help me shoot. My roommate has a full time job and I have to work with her schedule and it gets so difficult. I’m hoping to find one in 2019. Also make some blogging friends here in LA. I don’t know many people yet and hopefully find some awesome blogging babe locally.
Be invited to more LA events or maybe a press trip
I was invited to 3 events in LA so far but I would like to expand that and go out to more events. Also I know it might not be possible as I’m such a small blogger and youtuber but going on a press trip has always been a dream of mine ever since I saw they do them. I know blogging is not about sponsorship and those fab trips but I would love to get to experience one.
Grow my Youtube channel to 1,000 subscribers & Twitter and Instagram to 5,000 followers
This year I am giving specific number goals I’d like to hit. The past few years I said grow my platforms except in 2017 I said I wanted to hit 1,000 and I did. I went big and want to hit 1k on my channel which I currently have 465 last time I checked. Also want to hit hopefully 5k on both twitter and Instagram. It’s really hard to grow in numbers and I know I shouldn’t focus on it too much but I just want to reach 5k.
Be more active on Instastories
Last goal is to use Instastories. I actually hardly used it last year and posted here and there but I want to consistently use it. Maybe do some Instavlogs instead of weekly vlogs on my channel and just be more present on there to reach a different platform. I already started and I’m trying my hardest. The first thing I will be doing is getting a gift card to purchase some apps to help with my Instastories to motivate me even more. Hopefully you will see me use it more!
Those were my new year goals and resolutions for 2019! I’m hoping by 2020 which is crazy to think next year will be 2020, I will accomplish a lot or even all of these. As I said, I made it more ambitious and really put my goals out there. Before these would have intimidated me and I would be so sad if I failed at them but I’m still trying to be more positive and put my goals out there to be achieved. I am going to try my hardest to work on my goals in 2019. So those are my new year goals and resolutions for 2019 and have them here to look back on through the year. I’d love to know your ambitious goal for 2019!
“Speak your dreams into existence.”
“Today is the 1st day of 365 page book. Go write a good one!”
Congrats on hitting all your 2018 goals! Talk about being motivated!
I really like that quote – it’s something I should take to heart. I really need to start putting out some positive energy and not be afraid to dream big.
Good luck with your 2019 goals!
Thanks so much Candice! Yes I really think that positive energy does work.
Great goals! I hope you make it to London!
xoxo Carolyn @ http://www.mychicobsession.com
Thanks Carolyn! I hope so too!
Luci Cook says
That’s awesome that you met all of your goals. I need to make a list of mine.
Thanks Luci! Hope you make a list yourself!
These are great goals for the new year, also you are absolutely adorable.
Thanks Kayla! Glad you think so!
Lisa Bonny says
That’s awesome that you met all your 2018 goals! You’ve got some big 2019 goals – good luck with them all!!
Thank you Lisa! Hope so too!
How great that you reached your 2018 goals!! I’m sure this will be another great year for you as well!
Thanks so much! I hope it will be!
I read the whole thing, but I’m still amazed that you actually did everything you wanted in 2018! I thought it was impossible haha
I share a lot of these goals with you so I both understand where are you coming from and I wish you all the luck with checking them off too!
xo Honey – blog Royal Lifestyle – Twitter – Instagram
Thanks Honey! I’m surprised I did too and hope I finish them.