Thursday, 11 January 2018

My 2018 Goals and Wishes

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Hey Owlets,

Happy 2018!! 

I feel like I've posted a lot of "life reviews" over the last few weeks - a review of my 2017 goals, my year in photos and what 2017 taught me so make sure you read those if you haven't already. Now we're actually in the new year, I wanted to look forward instead of back to discuss some goals I have for 2018 - this year I've got less goals as I want to focus on actually achieving what I set myself.

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Enjoy More, Document Less

My first goal is probably a bit "anti blog" but so often I find myself thinking "I can't eat this until I've photographed it" or I'm on a trip somewhere and suddenly remember that I've not posted anything on Twitter or Instagram stories. In 2018 I want to focus on enjoying what I'm doing, rather than on documenting every single thing that happens. There will still be blog content, but from now on I want to focus on making memories the old fashioned way.

Travel More

Last year I got to go abroad for the first time which was absolutely incredible, but I've been bitten by the bug and since I came back all I've wanted to do is leave again. This year I want to take more time to see what's outside of our island, even if it's just for a few days.

Stop Apologising for Taking Care of Myself

We all need to focus on our happiness from time to time, but I spent most of last year running myself into the ground while simultaneously apologising for not being active online 24/7. This year I need to learn that taking time for myself isn't something to apologise for.

Better Organisation

I'm sort of carrying this goal over from last year's list, but I've changed it a little. Last year I wanted to get better at time keeping, but in all honesty since graduating I think I've gotten worse, not better. This year, however, I'm changing it slightly as I would like to get better organised over all, not just in terms of time keeping but. 2018 will be full of to do lists and reminders on my phone - wish me luck!

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Last year I wrote my wishes thinking they were really far-fetched and never going to happen, but since some of them did, here are my "stretch goals" for 2018.

Do a "Proper" Photoshoot

Don't get me wrong, I love doing shoots for my blog out in the open somewhere but getting to do a proper studio photoshoot from the other side of the camera would be an amazing experience. I also think it would be great for a confidence boost too!

Take Part in a Fashion Show

Last year I said I really wanted to take part in a fashion show which at the time I kind of knew wouldn't happen but it was a wish, not a goal after all. Again I'm writing this knowing it probably won't happen but I think this would be an amazing confidence boost if I did get the opportunity. 

Write a Book

This is another goal carried over from my 2017 list. One thing I've wanted to do since I started The Owlet is to write a book to help other people that are struggling with body confidence. I originally felt like you had to be a "bigger blogger" to do this, but after watching my blog grow over the last year, it's something that I'm really inspired to start in 2018, regardless of my following.

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Writing my goals for 2018 was the easy part, now I have to actually complete them which is the real challenge. Wish me luck, and feel free to bug me throughout the year if I've not ticked any of these off!

What goals have you set yourself this year? Let me know in the comments below.

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 

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