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.
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 obnoxious 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?