My 2018 Goals

Happy New Year! I’ve had a little redesign, as New Year, New Template.. am I right? Probably not, but moving on. I never did a goals post last year, and I feel like I didn’t really achieve anything, so we’re starting the year out with my 2018 goals!

Reach 5,000 Instagram and Twitter Followers

When I first started blogging reaching 5k on those socials felt like the dream. That was the main goal, so it makes sense to include it here, considering I’m quite close now. Instagram is a pain, as we all know, but I’m starting to enjoy posting there again. Twitter is a problem for me, as I never know what to tweet, but engagement is the key, so here’s hoping I’m a lot more active online this year.

(PS, Want to help me out?  Follow me on Twitter, or Follow me on Instagram.

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Pass My Driving Test

I’ve really struggled with driving; I am a really nervous driver, this is why it’s taken so long for me to learn how to do it. I’m having lessons in an Automatic; which I love. I’ve finally found a fantastic instructor and I’m finally getting to a place where I’m looking forward to driving and not having a breakdown every time I sit behind the wheel. I really hope I can manage to pass this year.

Save Money

I may have got a little spendy in December, and I’ve wiped out 99% of my savings; which obviously isn’t ideal. I managed to save enough to buy my own MacBook in 2017, and I’m hoping to save for a camera this year, as I’ve decided to take the plunge and not rely on my phone for absolutely everything. Plus I always feel better if I have something tucked away for emergencies.

Be Healthier

I’m pretty sure I’ve had this Resolution for around six years now? I’m hoping that 2018 is the year that it finally happens. I’ve already started taking Ralph on longer walks to try to get a bit more exercise, but I want to start making diet changes too. Mainly start drinking more water and less fizzy drinks.

Learn How to Cook

I started baking a lot more in 2017 and I’ve really enjoyed it, so I’ve decided to move onto cooking meals. Making something from scratch always feels really satisfying and more rewarding, than shoving a frozen meal in the oven. I have a private board on Pinterest (wouldn’t fit the theme lol), of recipes that I would love to try to hopefully I’ll be giving them a go this year. I’m unsure of whether to share them here or not, so if that’s something you’d like to see, then be sure to let me know.

Share My Favourite Accounts More Often

This is something that makes my day, so I want to start sharing other people’s accounts too; whether it be on here, Instagram or Twitter. I just think it’s a nice thing to do, and I’ve never really done it before, but I’m going to make a better effort.

Have a Clear Out

Hello, my name is Hannah and I’m a hoarder. I never really thought I was that much of a hoarder, but just recently; I’m starting to run out of space. I mean, I have a draw full of makeup packaging that’s too pretty to throw away. (It also comes in handy for photos) I do want to get a box and store it somewhere else, as it’s starting to take up too much room. I’m also starting to struggle fitting everything else in my room, so something has to go.

Continue to Improve My Mental Health

Towards the end of 2017 my mental health improved dramatically. I’m not exactly sure what happened, but I managed to do things that I never thought I would. I went to Nottingham on the 23rd of December which was a Saturday to see the Christmas markets. Now that probably sounds fine, but I’ve always declined going shopping on a Saturday, as I won’t enjoy myself. I usually spend the whole time feeling anxious, but I was fine. I really hope I can carry that on to 2018.

Well this ended up being a lot longer than I thought it would be. Turns out I’ve got quite a few 2018 goals!

I would love to hear what goals you have for 2018 too!

Thank you for reading, and a Happy New Year!

 

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42 Comments

  1. Kay
    7th January 2018 / 1:44 pm

    Good luck with all your goals, lovely! I hope all your goals and wishes come true. <3 I too would love to learn how to cook a little better. It definitely links in with my resolution to eat healthier this year – it's not easy to cook a proper healthy meal when all you can cook is grilled cheese in my case, haha. Thanks for sharing, lovely. <3 xoxo

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:18 am

      Thank you so much! Cooking seems like such a vital skill, and it’ll definitely help you to eat healthier, but that balance of grilled cheese is essential haha! No problem, thank you for stopping by xx

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:19 am

      Thank you so much, and the exact same to you too xx

  2. 7th January 2018 / 5:10 pm

    These are some really great goals for 2018! I’m sure you will achieve them all! Let me help you out on the first one, 🙂 Just followed you on instagram. Would love if you could follow me as well here: http://www.instagram.com/vanmenxel/
    I’m nowhere near the 5000 followers, but I definitely want to grow my social media accounts!

    Kim
    http://www.vanmenxel.com/blog

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:20 am

      Thank you! I’ve followed you back too, thank you for the follow! It’s so hard to grow nowadays for sure, but you’ll get there xx

  3. 7th January 2018 / 7:24 pm

    Happy new year darl! Great goals. Hope you pass your driving test first time!! I’d love to reach 2k on Instagram in 2018 not sure it will happen though. I’m glad your mental health improved and hope it gets even more better! I want to focus on improving my anxiety. xx

    louiselovesbeauty.com

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:22 am

      Happy New Year! Thank you, I really hope so too haha! I’m sure you’ll get there, but Insta is such a pain lately, it’s so hard to grow! Thank you, and I hope you’re successful with it xx

  4. 7th January 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Loved reading this post! Hope you achieve all of your goals Han, you deserve it. I’m hoping to pass my driving test too, I’m a nervous driver at times as well so I know how you feel! We’ll get there xx
    Liv
    livwrites.co.uk

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:23 am

      Thank you so much, that means a lot! We’ll definitely get there, we’ve got this!xx

  5. 7th January 2018 / 10:38 pm

    Happy New Year!! Great goals and I hope they all come true X
    Sarah Xx

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:24 am

      Happy New Year!! Thank you so much, and I hope you have a fab year xx

  6. 8th January 2018 / 1:16 am

    I had a box full of pretty makeup boxes and got rid of about 75% of it yesterday but there’s still a few that I can’t make myself get rid of! Best of luck on all your goals!

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:24 am

      It’s so hard to throw away isn’t it?! 75% of it is so good though! Thank you xx

  7. 8th January 2018 / 8:32 am

    These are all amazing resolutions and I am sure you will reach all of your goals, you’ve got the right attitude! I love your baking posts, so if you ever decide to share those with regular meals – I’ll be all over them! Happy 2018 Hannah! xx

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • 8th January 2018 / 11:25 am

      Thank you so much, that means a lot! Aw thank you, I’ll be sure to think about sharing regular meals too. Happy 2018 Naya, have a great one!xx

  8. 8th January 2018 / 2:56 pm

    I love your new blog look! Happy new year and good luck with your goals! I just had a clear out of some old and empty products and it felt so good! I’m also working on my mental health more this year as I think it will really make 2018 a better year! x Brynn

    https://www.brynnieblogs.com

    • 8th January 2018 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you so much! Happy New Year, I hope you have a great one! Ah that’s so good, I really need to do that too, it’s so refreshing! I hope you manage it xx

  9. 8th January 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Good luck with all of your goals! I do find Twitter quite hard to grow, but that`s on me maybe, as I am not that involved. I do want to take part in more chats and interact with fellow bloggers. Hope you pass your driving exam soon!

    Beauty Nerd

    • 8th January 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you so much! It can be hard to grow, but it’s definitely all about the engagement. Thank you!xx

  10. 8th January 2018 / 5:58 pm

    Love your blog design! I’m aiming to drink more water this year too. You’ll definitely reach 5k on instagram, you aren’t too far off!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.co.uk/

    • 9th January 2018 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much! Good luck, I hope you manage it! Ah thank you! I’ve been stuck on the same numbers for so long now, so I’m hoping to finally get past it haha!xx

  11. 8th January 2018 / 11:44 pm

    Lovely post! I think Twitter can be great for engaging with fellow bloggers and readers, I started using Twitter for this not too long ago but I have the same problem as you. I don’t know what to Tweet! Sharing your favourite posts or accounts is something I always love seeing and plan on doing myself as well. I decided to not use Instagram for blogging as I like having mine private, but that’s just a personal preference. Twitter, however, I am starting to like. I followed you on Twitter as well to help you achieve your goal! Wishing you the best with them all xx

    -Sophie ❤︎
    Cherries & Perfume 

    • 9th January 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much! It really can, there are so many on there. It’s so hard isn’t it?! It’s a fab post, and spreads some happiness, so it’s always a good one. Aw that’s okay, it’s not mandatory to have one; plus it’s good to have that personal space away from it. Thank you, I followed you back, and thank you that means a lot xx

  12. 9th January 2018 / 8:11 am

    I love all your different goals – I’m aiming for some very similar ones this year too! Good luck with achieving them all (and to help a little I’ve just added you on instagram as well!)!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • 9th January 2018 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you! I hope you achieve all of yours! Aw thank you so much, I really appreciate it xx

  13. 9th January 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Love the new layout you’ve got going on, looks really good. I really want/need a new laptop and although a macbook sounds lovely it definitely isn’t in my price range so well done on saving for that one! Bet it took ages. Hope you have an amazing 2018
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • 9th January 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much, I appreciate that! It definitely took a while, but it’s been so worth it. I hope you manage to save for one you love! Thank you, and you too xx

  14. 9th January 2018 / 5:34 pm

    Happy 2018! These all sound like great goals to work towards, wishing you much luck in accomplishing them!
    -Amanda A Good Hue

    • 9th January 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Happy 2018! Thank you so much, I appreciate that xx

  15. 9th January 2018 / 6:20 pm

    That is SO good about your anxiety girl, go you!! I usually avoid leaving the house completely on a Saturday because of people and busy-ness so I feel you there haha. I recently had a clear out and it felt so good to get rid of old crappy make-up and clothes etc and I still have tons so I doubt it’ll even be missed! I love the thing about sharing accounts too, I really want to do that more this year as I am the absolute worst at doing FFs! I wish you all the luck with these lovely 🙂 can’t wait to see what’s coming on your brill blog!
    Alice Xx

    • 9th January 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m normally the same, Saturdays are by far the worst day to go out haha! That’s always the way, once it’s gone it’s not really missed, it’s just the actual throwing away which can be painful at the time haha! It’s such a nice thing to do, and I’m sure people will appreciate it! Thank you so much, that means a lot!xx

  16. Serena
    9th January 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Good luck with your driving lessons! I definitely need to do a bit of a clear out too, I have so many books and make up products I really don’t need!

    • 9th January 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s so easy to get a collection of products that aren’t good for you or too old now, so a clear out is always good xx

    • 10th January 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you! Good luck with it, I hope you manage to start working towards it!xx

  17. 10th January 2018 / 6:03 pm

    Happy new year! These goals all sound incredible and I hope you reach all of them. Love, Larice

    • 10th January 2018 / 7:08 pm

      Happy New Year! Thank you so much, I appreciate it xx

  18. 14th January 2018 / 9:30 am

    I’ve got a massive resolution to improve my mental health especially this year, when you’re struggling with that it can be so difficult because not that many people really understand. Or at least that’s what I find! I’ve also made a goal to be healthier this year as well, so far it’s going well because I’m just finding healthy foods that I actually like eating, rather than eating anything (even if I hate it) just because it’s healthy…

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • 15th January 2018 / 6:56 pm

      That is so true. It’s difficult when people don’t understand. If you find healthy food you like, then it’s so much easier to stick to, isn’t it? I’ve been loving eating more fruit. Little bags of sliced apple have been my go to haha xx

  19. 15th January 2018 / 9:07 pm

    I love your goals for 2018, especially about being healthier. I also want to start working out more this year.

    Gloria,
    http://adashofvanilla.com

    • 11th February 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you so much! I hope you manage to achieve it xx

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