My 2018 Goals
Happy New Year! I can NOT believe 2017 is over and done with. I must say I'm a little sad to see it go. 2017 was the most memorable year of my life. Sure, it came with ups, and downs, but honestly... I loved every second of it. Now that it's officially January 1st, I'm making it a point to start the year fresh, with new goals, hopes and aspirations. 2018 for me, is all about growth, in all aspects of my life. I can't wait to see where this new year takes us. Today I am sharing my most memorable moments of 2017 and a few goals for 2018, lets do this!
Most Memorable Moments of 2017
- Traveling to Austin, San Antonio, and Houston
- Went on road trips to New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas
- Took two trips to Colorado, and fell in love with the state
- Hiking in Palo Duro Canyon
- Invested in my future by taking a certification course
- Found my dream dress (on my own, which was definitely scary!)
- Left a job that I was clinging to but left me feeling unfulfilled
- Reconnected with old friends, and mended past relationships
- Grew closer with family members
- Planned our destination elopement in 4 days!
- Reunited with friends + family for the first time in a year!
- Got MARRIED to my best friend!
- Opened a joint savings account with my husband
2018 Goals / Aspirations
You guys, I'll admit... I think resolutions are silly. I don't like them, and generally I don't make them. I'm more of a goal setter type of gal. I don't believe that a new year has to mean "new me" because that puts a ton of pressure on yourself to change, and sometimes it's just so unrealistic. It's great to set goals, but I'm making it more of a priority not to get so down on myself if I don't make those quick changes. This year I'm breaking down my goals into larger categories to keep it short, simple and very realistic. Here are my 2018 goals!
- Financial: Save 3-5k for moving purposes + Stop mindlessly buying useless crap AKA stuff from Target. Dustin and I just opened up a joint savings account right after we tied the knot, I'm happy to say it's growing steadily and we are so much more conscious of where our money is going. Ever since the wedding we are hell bent on saving money, and planning for our future, where we are going to live, and how long we will stay in Texas.
- Health: Stay consistent at the gym, worry less about the number on the scale, and gain more muscle. This one is pretty basic, but my health is super important to me. Going to the gym, for me is easy because that's where I let go of all of my stress and I truly enjoy working out. This year I want to reduce my overall body fat, and gain more muscle.
- Marriage: Stay present and spend more time with each other, and less time in front of phones, computer screens, and TV's. This one is short, and straight to the point. We live in a day in age where couples spend more times out to dinner on their phones, rather than talking to each other. Dustin and I have made it a point for Sunday to be a tech free day in our home, and it truly has made all the difference. We want to stay fully present with each other, and have meaningful conversations, and do things together, instead of mindlessly watching Netflix and barely talking.
- Career: Create a life that aligns with who I am . This year has been super challenging in terms of my career aspirations. In the past few years, I knew what I wanted, and I mapped out every route and I got there, and I was super psyched about that. I spent years in hair, makeup and skin, and truly loved it. Don't get me wrong, I definitely still love helping people, and I will always have my license to fall back on, but this year I left everything I knew and jumped into a totally different industry. Since making career changes, I discovered that it's okay to change career paths and different industries, but it made me feel a little lost. This year, I'm making it a priority to soul search, and figure out just what it is I want to dedicate my life to doing. And to remind myself that it's okay to feel a little lost, and not know where the ending destination is.
- Personal: Celebrate the little things, and avoid comparison. Personally, I want to spend less time comparing myself - to the people who have their sh*t figured out. I totally evny the people who know what they want, have a degree in god knows what, and have been in their dream career for 5+ years. For me, 2018 is all about reminding myself about my accomplishments, big and small and taking time out for reflection. I want to make sure this year, I am focused on myself, on pushing for growth in all aspects of my life, whether it's financial, marriage, or personal growth. This year, I'm going to strive to not be so hard on myself, because any growth, no matter how big or small, it's something to celebrate.
What are your 2018 goals?