2018 goals and plans

My goals and plans for 2018

It’s actually quite scary writing this post, how is it 2018 already? I’m honestly so glad to see the back of 2017. It was a pretty ‘meh’ year, but I’m really hoping 2018 will be much better!

There’s always something refreshing about entering the New Year. It feels like the perfect time to wipe the slate clean, start again and really focus on yourself and your goals. I like to look at it as a blank canvas that I can fill in any way that I like.

I’m starting off my 2018 by buying a house, and what can be more exciting than that?! The mortgage is currently going through and then once it’s all done we have a massive project on our hands. The whole house needs to be completely renovated as it’s run down. Obviously, this is going to take up a lot of our time, but other than this HUGE project my 2018 is free for me to do what I want.

Here are my goals for 2018ย 

Move into my own house – This is a given seemed as I’m in the process of buying a house, but I’m honestly so excited for me and Shaun to have our own space. We’re going to decorate it as we want it and it’s going to be amazing.

Continue crafting and doing what I love – I love making handmade cards and this year I want to up the quantity I’m making and sell beyond family and friends. I’m also trying to learn calligraphy as I think it’ll be a great skill to add to my handmade cards. I really want 2018 to be full of creativity and doing what I love.

Open an Etsy shop – Linking in with the above goal, I would really LOVE to open my own Etsy shop. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but I’ve always been too scared. But 2018 is going to be the year I take the plunge and do it!

Get a new job – I’m miserable and that’s 100% down to the fact that I can’t stand my job. I work in customer service and dealing with rude obnoxiousย people each day isn’t particularly fun. I would love a creative job, but I’m aware this probably won’t happen instantly… But If I could just work somewhere that makes me happier than I am now then I’d feel like I’ve achieved something!

Be happier – I know this probably sounds a bit odd, but I feel like I’m miserable so much and as I said above this is down to my job. When I look back to a few years ago I was 100 times happier than I am now. I used to be full of confidence and felt like I could conquer the world. I really want to get back my happiness and start having more confidence in myself again.

What are your goals for 2018?ย 

Charlotte xx




  1. January 3, 2018 / 11:09 AM

    Definitely agree with using the New Year as a clean slate. It is definitely a completely fresh start for me. I am looking forward to seeing your house and the renovations!

    I wish you all the best for 2018 and I hope you have a really positive year. I know how it feels to feel like you aren’t as happy as you used to be, I am in the exact same boat! Everything I do this year will be for me and must contribute to my happiness.

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • Charlotte Shares
      January 3, 2018 / 1:44 PM

      Thank you ๐Ÿ’• I hope you have a wonderful 2018 and spend it focusing on yourself and what you want!

  2. January 3, 2018 / 8:01 PM

    I work in retail and I meet my fair share of idiots but I think working in CS is even worse! Some people are too rude and think CS are to serve their every little demands so I understand why you’re unhappy.

    ShireenโŽœReflection of Sanity

    • Charlotte Shares
      January 3, 2018 / 8:04 PM

      I used to work in retail as well and you definitely get your fair share of idiots as well! Some people are just so rude ๐Ÿ™ xx

    • Charlotte Shares
      January 7, 2018 / 4:55 PM

      Thank you so much โค๏ธ

  3. January 4, 2018 / 11:36 PM

    Love this. Happy New Year. I’m going to check out more of your blog xxx

    • Charlotte Shares
      January 7, 2018 / 4:55 PM

      Thank you! Hope you enjoy! ๐Ÿ’•

  4. January 5, 2018 / 8:37 AM

    You’ve set yourself some great goals for the new year, I really hope you achieve them all! x

    Han | lifewithhan.blog

    • Charlotte Shares
      January 7, 2018 / 4:56 PM

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ’•

  5. January 7, 2018 / 1:55 PM

    Yay! Congrats on the new house Charlotte! ๐Ÿ’– Thats so awesome! I hope it all goes smoothly and you make lots of happy memories ๐Ÿ˜˜. I hope you find yourself a better job too, no job is worth feeling miserable for. Have an amazing year and I hope you achieve everything you want to! ๐Ÿ˜ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Charlotte Shares
      January 7, 2018 / 4:56 PM

      Thank you so much! ๐Ÿก๐Ÿ™ˆ I really hope I find a new job too, I donโ€™t want to be miserable anymore! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. January 8, 2018 / 3:12 PM

    I hope you find a new job, So you don’t have to deal with all of that! Great goals.

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