Goals For 2018 + New Year’s Resolution

Alright guys, we’ve finally made it – New Year’s is rapidly approaching! What are you doing for it? I’m not going to make any outrageous goals this year, just a few few to keep me grounded and to remind myself what I’m really going after.

So what are some goals for 2018?

Let’s start with the obvious:

I want to stay with Ray.
Why wouldn’t I? I’ve been with this guy for 7 months now, and I have zero intention of letting that go anytime soon. I know distance can be rough, and it sucks not seeing each other as often, but it leads me into some of my other goals, which involve me moving closer to him.

I want to get out of my current job, and into something a little more related to what I went to college for.
At this point, it doesn’t matter if it’s a part time photography gig. I just want to be doing something that I actually love, and something that feels more fun than an actual job. My current job isn’t awful, I have a lot of good things going on here, but I really don’t want to be here forever. And I want to get back into what I actually love.

I need to get out of this town.
Whether that means finding a job in the city, or slowly spending more and more time not here. I don’t know what to expect right now, and while it’s my ultimate goal to move out of my living situation, I can’t make this a goal when it’s so up in the air. The only thing I can promise myself is that I need to try to better my situation, and continue doing the things that make me happy.

Like I just said, I want to continue doing things that make me happy.

Take more photos with my Nikon.

I want to go on vacation this year.
This girl has never had a proper vacation. I’ve never seen the ocean, and I don’t think I’m asking too much to want to go, finally, this year. After all, I have a boy who may make this happen.

I need to get my license. And a car.
This isn’t just a want, it’s an actual need. I need to make this happen this year.

Go to an actual concert.
I’ve never been to a single actual real concert for any big band (or in any big area) my entire life. This needs to change.

I really want a tattoo.
This is something I’ve wanted for a long, long time. Even if it’s something small, I want to come out of 2018 with something imprinted on my skin.

Pierce my ears again.
I had my ears pierced once as a kid, and it’s been a long term goal for me to get them redone. For some reason, I just haven’t – I’ve made excuses. And that needs to stop. They’re getting pierced again this year.

I may come back to add to my goals for this year, but right now, I think this is a good start. I don’t want to overburden myself with things I can’t really control, but I’ll start with this list.


New Year’s Resolutions:

Stand my ground, do the things I know I need to do.

Get away for awhile at some point this year.

Stay true to myself.

Stop procrastinating on important things.

Become more active. Take up yoga or some relaxing thing like that.

Take more risks.

Save. Save. Save.

Read more. I’ve been slacking in this, and I miss it dearly.

Do something different with myself. Cut my hair, style it differently, dye it. Something!

Start a bullet journal.


I’m keeping things narrowed down, but at the same time – still quite a bit. What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions and goals this year?


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25 thoughts on “Goals For 2018 + New Year’s Resolution”

  1. I haven’t been to a concert either but really want to! But also want to save up to go to a decent one seeing as they are so pricey haha and a tattoo sounds cool! I’m hoping to do one at the end of the year 🙂

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  2. Great post. I’ve not made any resolutions for more years than I care to remember, but from this point on I will make an exception: to reduce the amount of plastic I buy/use and to be more ‘earth conscious.’ Good luck with your goals.

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    1. Thanks so much! And that’s a great resolution. I think we stress ourselves out by making too big of an expectation for ourselves, or too high goals this time of year. Reducing the amount of plastic is a great things to do for the environment, and definitely something to really force yourself to think about (: good luck to you, too!

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