2018 Goals Update

We’re almost through the first 4 months of the year, and I thought now would be a good time to revisit my goals from New Year’s and check my progress on them. With my funk, I’ve kind of dropped back on a lot of my goals, but I’ve been working on getting myself back on my feet. So without further ado, my goals:

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I want to stay with Ray.

Ha. Well, that one I have to cross out. I did want to stay with him, but it’s over and done with, and we’re moving on.

I want to get out of my current job, and into something a little more related to what I went to college for.

Still a work in progress, but I’m getting there, I hope. It may take me a tad longer to get back on track, but by the end of the summer I hope to be closer to this goal.

I need to get out of this town.

When Ray ended things, he took my monthly Pittsburgh trips away. So, I’ve been stuck in this town. However, I have my vacation coming up next month, and I’m working on getting down to Pittsburgh to job hunt. So this is also in the works.

I want to continue doing things that make me happy.

I’ve been taking more of a stand for myself lately, and through this, I’m working on doing things that make me happy. It’s a work in progress, like the others.

Take more photos with my Nikon.

We’re almost 5 months into the new year, and I still have yet to break out my Nikon. I’ve been so uninspired. But with the weather getting nicer it’s slowly bringing me back into focus. Hopefully, I find my motivation to get back into photography.

I want to go on vacation this year.

Tickets are booked, and plans are made. As long as everything goes well, this is happening next month. Woo!

I need to get my license. And a car.

Birth certificate is here, getting my permit is finally happening soon. Once that happens, getting my license shouldn’t be too difficult, and a car will hopefully follow soon after.

Go to an actual concert.

Still would love to do this, but nothing has been planned yet. I’ve talked about it, but haven’t gotten serious about it. Gotta work on this one.

I really want a tattoo.

Another one I want to focus on doing. My coworker TL bought a tattoo gun and has been tattooing his leg with “practice” tattoos (because having one tattoo mess of a leg is all cool if you’re working on your tattooing? I dunno ha). But I still would love to get something small, and may actually take him up on it, or at least let his girlfriend do something because she actually has more talent than he does. And if I do, it’s going to be something real basic and simple that you can’t fuck it up.

Pierce my ears again.

Same as above – I still want to do this but haven’t put forth the effort to go after it.

Majority on this list is either a work in progress, or hasn’t been tried yet. Which is kind of sad honestly, but things also take time. Part of my resolutions were to get more serious about being active, such as taking up yoga. I started to do this, then stopped, then started, and just stopped. I’m so tired all of the time, but I want to stop letting my lazy self win.

Same with bullet journaling – started off strong but I’ve been slacking on it so much. It’s hard to find time to keep up with it, and it sucks. But I’m hoping to slowly work my way back into that as well.

I’m also trying to get my hair done and styled soon, too, and that has been something I’ve really wanted to do for awhile. I feel by slowly doing more of these things I really wanted to do, I may get myself back on track with getting goals accomplished.

Looking back on these goals, I know I have time left to get them done, but time is also flying by. Time to embrace the present and jump into getting myself moving forward and living life again.

How are you doing on your New Year’s Goals so far?

24 thoughts on “2018 Goals Update”

  1. Hopefully you achieve these goals soon! I’m also looking for a job that I would enjoy doing more, so I understand how hard it is to find something ;/ and omg definitely go to a concert! It’s such a hobby of mine – I spend way too much money on tickets haha

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    1. Thank you! I hope so lol. And it really is hard to get your foot in the door somewhere. Haha I know people who go to concerts all the time and I may just have to try to tag along on something ☺️

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  2. Courses … going on courses is one of my things. Finding out therefore what other activities I like. You are so similar to me when I was younger! I remember having such similar thoughts … minus the tattoo and piercing thing. I’m now an old bird at 48! I love your goals, big goals … from a silly old hen mothering sort of way, I’d say don’t let anyone practise tattooing on you … at all. Your skin is so beautiful and I’d bet 100 pounds that in a few years you’ll regret it. Go for the driving lessons instead! Freedom! You can get out! Lovely post and I hope you don’t mind my tattoo view! Katie x

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    1. Awww thank you so much! Haha I don’t mind your point of view, but I still want to get one down the road 😘 I definitely am doing the driving lessons this summer and looking to get out (: thanks so much for stopping by and commenting xx

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  3. Hang in there, Laken! You’re still young. Keep working towards your goals and they will arrive … or you will exchange them for even better goals. That’s how life works.

    Also, I agree with howikilledbetty … don’t ever let anyone “experiment” or “learn” how to do something on you when the results are so permanent. That applies to tattoos as well as relationships. Don’t be someone’s experiment.

    Good luck with the rest of the year. You got this.

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    1. Thanks so much! I’m trying to hang in there. And you’re so right, life is funny and constantly changing.

      And I do agree with that – I never would be someone’s guinea pig like that. I probably won’t let my friend do anything, but if I did it would be super small and something you can’t really mess up 😂 but chances are I’ll wait and get something by a professional.

      Thanks so much Biff! I appreciate your comment and you stopping by 🙂 xx

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  4. I’m glad you’re moving on from Ray, honestly. From previous entries, it just didn’t seem like he was that into you. Especially since after hanging out for so long, he wouldn’t make it official. You definitely deserve someone who cares more.

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  5. You’re doing super well, Laken. You know all things take time and your time will come for this all to be accomplished so soon. I do think you should just go to a tattoo shop for your tattoo though and make sure they are a clean establishment, there are lots of sketchy ones!

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    1. It really is so much even just for a small tattoo lol! I know it’s worth it for sure, but it’s crazy how something small is still a $100 and that doesn’t include a tip or anything.

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      1. There were cheaper places but my skin is so sensitive I was too nervous not to go to the most expensive shops in town but a lot of people are fine doing it shops that prob would have done my tats for half the price. Like my boyfriend said if I had gotten my quote done at the same shop as he did… it would have not went over $100. His tattoo is just as nice as mine are & his skin healed perfectly!

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      2. Ahh I gotcha! I can understand that, my skin can be really sensitive, too. I’ve had friends can small tattoos for around $50 and that even seems like a lot 😂 I think it just depends on what you’re looking for, and the quality of the shop. I really do want a tattoo lol.


    1. Aww thanks so much! Unfortunately we’re probably not going to make the vacation work sadly, but we’re still going to take some time off and away! But thanks so much, I’m trying to focus on that


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