Monday 1 January 2018

New Years Goals...

As I watched the fireworks from my bedroom window last night as the clock struck midnight I smiled happily remembering all the amazing memories I got to make it 2017. I feel so grateful for a year filled with wonderful family memories and I am so excited to see what 2018 has to offer! 

As I led in bed thinking about the new year ahead it got me wondering about some of the goals I would like to achieve this year and so I thought I would share those with you here and as a place for me to write them all down to look back on next year. 


I have a few goals I would love to achieve this year for my blog including increasing my social media following and sharing more personal content. Here are my top 5 goals for 2018 for my blog.

- Reach 3500 followers on my Facebook page.

- Reach 10,000 followers on my Twitter page.

- Reach 5000 followers on my Instagram page.

- Post a personal family post and a weight loss update every week for the whole year. I would also like to guest post on other parent blogs at least once per month.

- Continue to share our family adventures with you (hopefully lots more adventures this year!).


So now you know my blog goals but what about my personal goals, just for me? Well here are my personal goals for 2018 and I am hoping to share my progress in achieving lots of these with you here on my blog. 

- Continue with slimming world and lose lots more weigh! I have lost 2 stone 7 pounds since May but I really want to up my game this year and I'm hoping to lost at least 3 stone more by the summer so I can feel a little happier and more confident this summer when out playing with the kids. 

- Plan more adventures! The kids love discovering new things and being outside but we often end up doing the same things so this year I am hoping to hunt out some fun adventures for us all to enjoy. I know the kids would love to try out camping this year too so we may have to give this a try! We also have a WWT membership to hoping to make more use of this and visit as many of the centres as we can. 

- Get more organised! This is something I really need to work on especially with both the kids now in school/preschool as well as attending various clubs and groups. I'm tired of remembering things last minute and rushing around, forgetting things and missing out and I really need to schedule in time for my blog and my hobbies so I don't feel swamped by everything I need/want to get done. I have order a fancy new diary, done myself a spreadsheet for my finances and will be doing a weekly meal plan to stay on top of our meals. 

So there you have it, these are my goals for 2018! I'm not putting to much pressure on myself after all another year spent with my family, seeing their smiles, making precious memories and appreciating all the little things are so important. But I think its nice to have some goals to work towards throughout the year!

Do you have any new year resolutions or new year goals this year? I would love to hear them in the comments below!

Happy New Year!



  1. You’ve got some fantastic goals here. Am sure you will smash those targets!

  2. You've done so well with Slimming World, I joined in April and have only lost 1 stone. My goal is to lose at least another two by summer this year...! Good luck with your goals, I'm sure you'll smash them!

  3. Good luck on your slimming world goals, I am sure that you will achieve it!

  4. You have some fantastic goals for 2018! Fingers crossed that you get to 5 K on Instagram and 10,000 on Twitter. I wish I had 10 K on Twitter that would be awesome!

  5. I am so loving your goals, I haven't set any social media goals but have set other blogging goals. Wishing you all the success.

  6. Good luck on all of these, I’m sure you’ll do very well. My goal is also 10K on twitter, may we both get there x

  7. You have done amazingly with your weight loss and good luck with your continued goals

  8. Sounds like this year is going to be a fantastic one for you! If you're interested I'm co-hosting a weekly meal plan linky on a Friday! First one goes live this week x

  9. These are really great, achievable goals. I set myself some social media targets last year and I hot all bar the Bloglovin' one. It's such a great feeling when you reach those targets! I need to set some for this year too :)

    Louise x

  10. Weight loss has always been a New Year's resolution not just by me but by a lot of us. Good job on your 2017 weight loss goals and enjoy your 2018 journey as well.

  11. Fingers crossed you reach your follower count for 2018, we kinda just wing ours but also might start working on engagement a little more this year too x Happy New Year!

  12. I hope 2018is a good year and you achieve all your goals. Happy New Year

  13. I think these are some great goals - I'm sure you will smash the social media ones and getting organised with have a real motive affect on your home

    Laura x