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2018 Goals

January 1, 2018

I can not even fathom how it is 2018 already, last year has gone by so quickly and it has been the most amazing and the most challenging year ever.

At the beginning of 2017 I set myself some goals (you can read them here) some of them I have achieved and others are still a work in progress. Some, as is always the case, fell by the wayside and didn’t get a look in. No points for guessing that those are making a reappearance this year and I’m hoping to actually stick to them.

I don’t much like the term “new years resolution” because I think it’s over used and easily broken, instead I’m setting myself some goals for the year to help keep me focused.

Weight Loss – is this not the number one set and broken goal for every person every year, I set it for myself last year and didn’t even start to act on it til August but once I got going I actually really enjoyed it and when I started to see the weight come off I felt amazing. My goal for 2018 is to keep going, keep plodding along and see the weight coming off steadily and in a healthy way.

It’s my 30th birthday in March and I want to lose as much as I can by then but I’m not going to set myself a goal weight because I don’t want to be disappointed if I don’t hit it. I’m just going to do my best, week by week for the next 9 weeks.

Also, side note, I’m going to be 30 in 9 weeks time! How the actual F has that come around so quickly!

Wear more lipstick – this is totally random but I never wear my lipsticks and I have some really lovely ones. I don’t know why I don’t wear them more often; maybe because I don’t want to leave kisses all over Amelia’s face but I just never reach for them even when we’re going out.

I know that wearing a lip colour really brightens your face and detracts from tired eyes (I will take any distraction I can get) so one of my goals is simply to wear it more. To make more of an effort so if you see me in photos without any lippy, give me a kick up the butt to put some on.

Keep blogging and growing my social media – I love my blog and I can’t imagine not writing these post now. It just seems so normal to document things on here and talk about what is happening in my life and I want to continue to do that. I also want to try to up my game, add new content and try different things. I want to try to write more reviews of the products we use at home because I know I love seeing those sorts of things when I’m looking for something to buy.

I also want to keep working on my photos, I hope they’re getting better and I like the way my Instagram grid is looking at the moment so the plan is to keep going, keep writing, keep posting, keep engaging and hope that my little blog and my little social media account will continue to grow and give me the chance to meet new people.

On that note, if there is anything you want to see on the blog please leave a comment or send me a DM at any time and I will do my best to include it on the site.

Ok, so I’m totally terrified about the next one but it’s probably my biggest goal of 2018…

Start a Youtube channel – there I’ve said it! Oh my god this scares me so much, I have absolutely zero confidence when it comes to videos and I don’t even know where to start with this.

Maybe that’s the reason it got pushed aside as a goal last year and was the one I didn’t even start to achieve but I really want to. I watch other people’s YouTube channels and I love it, I love seeing what people get up to and seeing them with their families. I think it makes social media so much more personal but it’s still scary AF to put yourself out there on camera.

Will anyone want to watch? Will I sound like an idiot? Will I look fat on camera? Will I be able to learn to film and edit a video? ARG!!! If anyone has any tips or advice on this one please please let me know in the comments I will be forever grateful!

So those are my 2018 goals, I hope I will achieve them all but they will definitely give me something to focus on for the next 12 months and who knows, they might help make 2018 the best year ever.

What are your goals for the new year? share in the comments and let me know what you want to achieve in 2018.

Rachel xx


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