January 2, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! What I Learned in 2017 + My 2018 Goals

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a fun--but most importantly safe--time ringing in the new year! 2017 was so good to me and I cannot wait for what 2018 has in store! Today, I am going to share what I learned in 2017 + my personal goals for myself in 2018. I hope this inspires someone to take on a new goal (or two) for the new year!

I truly believe in the "new year, new me" mindset, even though most people think it's a little cliché. I just think it is easier (mentally) to set personal goals when you have an entire year to make them happen! The beginning of a new year allows time for you to collect your thoughts, values, and set goals for things that are truly important to you, your happiness, and health. It is a clean slate for you to become the best version of you yet!

What I Learned in 2017

  • Time management is the key to everything.
  • Good friendships and seeing friends more often are good for your health.
  • You can't focus on someone else until you are okay and well.
  • The only person standing in the way of your goals is, you.
  • Practice really does make perfect.
  • Simplicity is key.
  • You can't make everyone happy. You can, however, make YOU happy.
  • Know your boundaries and your limits; don't pile too much on your plate. You'll just crash and burn.
  • True love is becoming more and more rare these days. If you find it, hold on to it.
  • Never make a promise you can't keep.
  • Family time eases the mind.
  • You need a full 8+ hours of sleep a night.
  • There is no such thing as starting too early for anti-aging products, only too late.
  • Don't ever let someone tell you that you shouldn't do something you want to do.

My Goals for 2018

  • Start going to bed earlier. Like, before 10:00 PM earlier.
  • Use my new Day Designer planner everyday.
  • Plan a trip somewhere with my mom. We have always wanted to do this but never do!
  • Make more time for my life outside of work.
  • Deep clean my room one good time, then maintain it by cleaning for 15 minutes before bed every night so that my room remains clean.
  • Workout consistently! [Even if this means squeezing in an at-home workout on busier days. My gym is open 24/7 so there's NO excuses]
  • Listen to Head Space before going to bed at night.
  • Attend church more often.
  • Be a morning person. (It would be the DREAM if I could wake up, eat breakfast, workout, come home, shower, then have the whole day to do whatever I need).
  • Travel more with my boyfriend.
  • Eat healthier and actually stick to a balanced diet.
  • Drink 8 glasses of water a day, everyday, like you're supposed to!
  • Start a YouTube channel, maybe.
  • Take precautions in order to stress-less. [Clean my room, keep my bathroom clean, drink tea at night, use my essential oil diffuser, meditate]
  • Actually take the time to set up my Style Book app! (I bought it MONTHS ago. The app is such a cool concept and would be life changing but I have so many clothes it will literally take forever to take pictures of everything I own.)
  • Have more planned-out healthy options in my fridge. (Not necessarily meal prep, but have fruits and veggies pre-cut, servings of health snacks measured out into baggies, etc.)
  • Take my blog posts to the next level.
  • Follow my skincare routine EVERY night; no skips! This means putting body lotion on, too.


  1. Is it bad that I saw your snapchat and I immediately got excited and rushed to your blog?!

  2. Just checked out that style book app and it looks amazing!! buying it NOW thank you!!!!

  3. You look STUNNING in that picture! I hope you have an amazing new year and that 2018 brings you everything you want

  4. This post was a refreshing read! Happy new year! Can you please tell me how I can leave a post suggestion for things we wanna see?

    1. in the tabs section, click requests and theres a little thing to fill out

    2. Omg thank you!!!

  5. My goals for the new year: be more put together everyday, follow more blogs and read them as my down time, take better care of my skin!

  6. Is that your boyfriend in your picture?? Sorry I'm new! Either way, very gorgeous!!!

  7. 2018 goals: scrapbook/memory box, go without my cell phone more, invest in buying a good camera, do yoga/cycling classes and stick to them.

    You really should start a youtube channel!

  8. Great post! love how relatable this is! <3

  9. So many goals, that's awesome! I hope you have a great year and can accomplish everything you want!