My 2018 Plans – Setting Goals for the New Year!

I love the New Year! It’s the perfect time to reflect on the last year and make decisions on things that can make this year even better than the last! 2017 was a pretty great year for me so it might be hard to beat, but below are my top five goals for this year!

1.Travel to at least 10 new places

If you can’t tell from all my travel posts I LOVE to travel! Getting to experience new places and cultures is something I have always enjoyed to do. This year I am challenging myself to go to at least 10 new places. This could be a new city, country, state – you name it. But I want to set my eyes on some new things!

2. Save more $$$ than last year

I am a huge believer in saving money while you are young and have nothing to worry about besides taking care of yourself. I keep a spreadsheet (that I talk about in THIS post), where I track my yearly savings and compare them against the year before. Knock on wood – but I have managed to increase the amount I’ve saved every year and I don’t plan on making this year an exception!

3. Grow my blog and double my Instagram following

When I first started blogging, it was a way to document all of my work travels. But at the end of last year I realized that I love the community associated with blogging, and want to make more of an effort to participate in it. I also want to get to know more of you and give you guys/gals the content you want to see!

4. Commit to having a healthy/happy year

Because I’m a consultant and am constantly on the road – this one is a little tough for me. However, I am committed to trying to stay healthy this year (aka get the salad at Wendy’s instead of the fries..) when my options are limited. Also part of this goal is just being generally a happier person. Last year I was way to easily upset about things in my life either not going as planned, or not working out like I hoped they would. In 2018 I am going to try to go with the flow, and take advantage of everyday!

5. Read (at least) a book a month

I am the queen of not putting down my phone at night before I go to bed. So this year I decided to try to break that habit I am going to ready instead of scrolling through my phone. I’m really hoping I can stick to this so I get better sleep and read some great books in the process!

What are your goals in 2018??



  1. Robert
    January 16, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Great ideas. Your 2018 is going to be great.

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      January 26, 2018 / 8:32 am

      Thanks! Yes it is 🙂

  2. January 24, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    great post,
    want to recommend you book from Mel Robbins call the 5-second rule! it will help you with your goal number 5 and also will help with everything, hope you like it.
    your first 2 goals are also on my 2018 vision board 🙂

    • Kirsten Elizabeth
      January 26, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Thank you so much for the recommendation! I can’t wait to check it out! and Yay! They are kind of contradicting goals hahah, but I love traveling so much! You will have to tell me where you end up planning your trips!

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