Lifestyle Motivation

Goals for 2018

2017 has been a whirlwind of an adventure with many smiles, countless tears, bouts of anger and lots of love; all of which have helped shape 2017 to be a fantastic year. Did I achieve my goals for 2017? Most of them.

My favourite moments of 2017 are:

  • Graduating university (I’m officially a business and biotechnology graduate! Although I have to wait until May to do the infamous hat toss).
  • Travelling to New Zealand with my boyfriend (read about my New Zealand trip here and here)
  • Having the opportunity to work with lovely clients for my freelance business.
  • Surpassing my sales goal and having happy customers for my Etsy business.
Goodbye 2017, you have been good!

Now that it is January, it is the best time to start reflecting on the past year and planning your goals for the new year. The act of writing down your goals and ticking them off as you achieve them is the perfect way to keep you motivated and stay grounded. I hope that by sharing my goals for 2018 will inspire you to think about your own goals.

2018 goals

STAY CONNECTED

I have a tendency to disconnect from people sporadically so I am going
to make it a goal to stay in touch with people, both online and in person.
I plan to stay active on my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and of course, this blog
so follow me over on my social media channels and let’s keep in touch!

TRAVEL MORE

Instead of materialistic possessions, I invest in experiences. Travelling is a great way to broaden
your mind, grow as an individual, and meet new people. In 2018, I am planning to travel to Thailand,
Malaysia, and Singapore as well as a few trips within Australia. Maybe I will even book a spontaneous
adventure. Who knows!

SAVE MORE MONEY

I did a great job saving money in 2017. For 2018, I am going to save even more $$ because
buying your first home and starting a family ain’t cheap. If you want to save more money this year,
read my post about 12 simple ways to curb your spending habits and save more money.

GET A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME JOB

I am a business and biotechnology graduate so I am going to do some job hunting
to see what my options are. My CV is looking schmick (if I say so myself) so hopefully
I can land a job I love! Although, right now I am a social media marketer and content creator
for various clients, blogging and running a small business which I love! I just feel that I should
step my foot into the industry to experience it.

GROW MY BLOG

With my blog launching at the end of November 2017, it has been an amazing experience and I have met so
many supportive people! I am going to work on growing my readership, create more quality content, write an e-Book,
and of course, collaborate with fellow bloggers. If you’re interested in collaborating with me, send me over an email
and we can chat about it!

GROW MY FREELANCING BUSINESS

I am a social media marketer, content creator and small business coach. I have worked with fantastic
clients that I am so grateful to met in 2017. I am aiming to grow my freelancing business by a) adding a
“Work with Me” category on my blog, b) score new clients and c) add more work to my portfolio.

REACH 5000 SALES ON ETSY AND EXPAND MY PRODUCT LINE

My 2017 goal was to reach 3000 sales which I achieved and reached 3250 sales at the end of the year.
I am now aiming to reach 5000 sales as well as expanding my product line to cater for other pets. I’m
also planning to have gift boxes and gifts for animal lovers. I am literally so excited to work on my Etsy business.

VOLUNTEER MORE

It is always a good thing to give back to the community and what more to use your time wisely
for the greater good by volunteering. It also looks fantastic on your CV so win-win!

What is one of your goals for 2018?

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  • Nicole Lauren Blake

    You have so many goals! It was really interesting see all the different things you want to achieve, personal and blog related! I have you achieve them all in 2018 🙂

    • Stephanie Foo

      I’m really ambitious this year! Thank you so much! 🙂 I hope you also achieve your goals this year!

  • Dani🦁

    Congratulations on graduating! I’m also planning on going to Thailand this year, it looks wonderful

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you, Dani! Really?! When are you planning to go to Thailand? 🙂

  • Sounds like you had a great year last year! Congratulations on graduating! Awesome goals for the next year, challenging but achievable! You can do it! 😄 Also, just discovered your Etsy store. So cute!!

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Maud! 🙂 I am definitely very ambitious this year! Thank you for believing in me, and thank you for having a look at my Etsy store! (So many thank you’s in one message!)

  • I am CRAZY proud and inspired by you Stephanie, you killed it last year! I’m really excited to follow along with your blog throughout this next year and have no doubt you’ll achieve all these goals and more 😄💖

    Milli

    http://www.milliberman.com

    • Stephanie Foo

      Ahhh you made my evening Milli! Thank you so so much for your support! So glad to have met you and cannot wait to read your future posts & keep up with you 🙂 xo

  • RIkki Parker

    These are EXCELLENT goals! I love how ambitious you are. Congratulations on exceeding your own expectations with your freelance business last year! I bet you’ll exceed them again this year in every aspect of your life! Great post!

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Rikki for your amazing support!! I hope you also achieve your goals in 2018!! xo

  • these are great goals! i also started my blog in november 2017, and one of my goals was to grow it further too! good luck to you and have an amazing 2018!
    ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Ellie!! Good luck with your 2018 goals and I hope this year treats you well xo

  • Kelly 켈리

    Great goals Stephanie!
    You should add Korea to your list of travels :)!
    I love your Etsy goal! I’m going to have a wee browse after I’ve posted this comment!

    Kelly
    http://www.thiswayandthatway.com

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Kelly! Yes! I am planning to visit Korea so we should totally grab a coffee! xo

  • Jenni Maria

    Good goals that are reachable too. You can be super proud of graduating, it’s not a small thing to do. I wish you all the best with the dream job hunt :)!

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you so much Jenni 🙂 xo

  • I wish you the best of luck with freelancing, you’ve got blogging talent girl!

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Alice!! Your words mean so much!!

  • Asha Carlos

    Congratulations on graduating from Uni!! I am sure you are so super proud of it. Good luck also on achieving on all your 2018 goals.

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Asha! I hope 2018 treats you well xo

  • Congratulations on graduating from university and having a great year! Your goals look great and I wish you best luck achieving them!

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you so much!! I hope you also achieve everything you want in 2018 xo

  • Congratulations on graduating! We’ve followed you on Twitter and IG and can’t wait to see where 2018 takes you! We are all about helping bloggers grow and supporting women. We’ll be sure to keep up with your blog and send collab requests your way when we have them!

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you lovely!! That sounds amazing!! Loving what you do! xo

  • Congratulations on your successful 2017 and wow, I’m in awe at your Etsy goal!
    To travel more is my big goal for 2018. It’s so hard to distance myself from work even for short trips, so there’s this mental barrier. Freelancer woes, haha. Hope you make it to Thailand, it’s beautiful!

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Evelyne! You have the cutest Etsy shop and artwork!
      Yes! I love the new adventures that come with travelling! I definitely understand the difficulty in distancing yourself from work when travelling. Thanks! I cannot wait to experience Thailand! 🙂

  • Angela Alya

    It sounds like you really had a great 2017! Congrats on graduating! I hope 2018 will be just as nice for you! I hope you’ll reach all your goals! Best of luck in 2018, darling!
    x Angela / sincerelyangiejj.com

    • Stephanie Foo

      Thank you Angela! So kind of you! I also wish you the best in 2018 and that you achieve everything you are striving for! 🙂 xo

  • Charlotte Louise

    Great Goals! love this post, I wish you all the best for 2018!

  • Ja’d Kurumi🐨🌸

    First of all, congratulations on achieving your goal for your Etsy shop and finishing your university degree, you must be very proud!!

    I love the goals you have set for yourself, they are so diverse. I’m sure this year is going to be a great year for you xx

    • Thank you so much! I was a little ambitious this year! So far I am on track! I hope you achieve everything you want this year xo

  • Danielle Merkley

    Congrats on graduating! What a huge accomplishment! Great goals for the new year!