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Another Year, Another List Of Goals

The last few months of this year have been such an unexpected plot twist, but the experience has been so rewarding. Preparing for this new year, I really wanted to stray away from the traditional new year’s resolutions I would usually set because this year has proven to me that things are going to happen as they should, no matter how I try to plan it out.

So, my goals for 2018 are as follows:

  • To be
  • To do
  • To grow
  • To live
  • To love
  • To express
  • To enjoy

That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less. I simply want to be fully present in my life and enjoy things as they happen. Not forcing anything that does not flow naturally, and not trying to control anything (which will be the hardest for me). I want to live to the best of my ability, be who I need to be in each moment, love, express myself and enjoy myself every step of the way. I welcome all the new things that will come and release the things that no longer serve me, taking the valuable lessons they will leave behind.

I have no idea what is in store for me in 2018, but I’ve made my intentions very clear and I know the things that are for me will be for me.

I hope you know the same is true for you also.

Set your intentions, be clear about them, but also be willing to let things happen as they will. You cannot force anything to happen, and though you should wholeheartedly expect everything you ask for, be open to receiving them in ways that are different than you had envisioned. Things will not always go the way we would like, but they always, always go the way they should. Do the work, be consistent, and give everything your best, and you will have a successful year.

Whatever you choose to do to bring in the new year, be safe and enjoy yourself. In the comments below, let me know what you plan to accomplish in 2018? Did you cross any goals off your list for 2017?


  • Ol

    It’s always a good idea to set your intentions. It’s ewualy important to define the path that will help you realize those intentions too.

  • Chelsea

    Great idea to set your goals. I need to start working on my own 2018 resolutions. Your list give me a good starting point.

  • Stacie

    I actually like your list. It’s simple and can have any meaning you want it to. You will know when you have met your goals and that’s what matters.

  • Carissa

    Being present is something I worked on this year! Sometimes its okay to take a couple of pictures then put your phone down to really be present! Sometimes in blogging, we are always in blogger mode so I plan to be present! I love the way you put your goals for 2018!!

  • Ty

    I love this list. Some people over do it with resolutions that don’t go any further than the month of January. Your list is perfect, simple and one that I just may have to use, too. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mimi Green

    One of my goals this year was to do more media. I did 17 celeb interviews. I also wanted to grow my YouTube and Pinterest channels and I did. I’m pleased.

  • Sapphire Kharyzma

    2018 brings about an excitement for me unlike the other years have. My goal is to continue to grow my brand and be the best me I can be!

  • Natasha

    Love these goals! So simple, and so motivational! I’m always excited about the start of a new year, but always slightly sad to see the old year go.

  • Kasi

    I love your goals, they could basically be applied to my 2018 goals as well! I agree, things will happen as they should.

  • EG III

    I love how you cut straight to the chases with your list. 2017 was a big year filled with both ups and downs but I’m headed full steam into 2018 ready for anything that comes my way!

  • Eva Wilson

    Great goals! I just need to write my goals down for 2018. I haven’t done that yet which makes me feel like I am very up in the air.

  • Michelle Thames

    Love your list! Wishing you all the best in 2018!

  • Michelle Robinson

    I love how you haven’t set any resolutions but have just decided to just live in the moment every day. I have a lot I want to accomplish this year since I am turning the big 4-0!

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