2018 Goals


The first week of 2018 is coming to a close and there’s no time like the present to share my goals for this new year. I didn’t really write goals per se last year and since this is my last year living in Germany, I definitely think it’s a good idea to think about what I want to accomplish.

I’ve always been a goal-oriented person. I would give myself a goal, like to run a half marathon, and then reward myself with a new pair of jeans. Rewards help me so much after I accomplish something! It pushes me to get it done. I’m not sure what my reward will be this year but I certainly have a few ideas. But before I put the cart before the horse, here are my goals for this year in two different categories, personal and professional/blog.

PERSONAL // On a personal level, there are so many things I want to accomplish. Within this category, I have goals for fitness, health, travel and growth.

Fitness is a huge part of my life and I’ve been kicking my workouts up a notch the last week. I love feeling strong and noticing my body changing thanks to all my handwork. My fitness goals for this year are:

  • Work out at least 5 days a week.
  • Finish the Berlin Half Marathon at my fastest pace or finish as a PR (personal record).
  • Add yoga and pilates to my routine.
  • Stretch after each work out.

Health is the most important thing in life, without there’s no life to live. 2018 is my year to be the healthiest version of myself. For me, this year will look like:

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Start the day with Greek yogurt or a smoothie.
  • Make my snacks nutrient-rich.
  • Find and stick to a skin care routine.
  • Continue to take my vitamins.

Travel is of course a big part of my life. And this is the last year that it will be easy to travel throughout Europe. I have my bucket list for 2018 and hope to visit so many beautiful places. And that bucket list serves as my goals for this year.

Growth thinking will be part of my routine in the next year. I always strive to be the best version of myself and hope to continue to improve who I am and how I interact with everyone around me. This year, I want to focus on being the best wife, dog mama and friend I can be. I want to:

  • Read my devotional every morning.
  • Figure out a savings plan for a house down payment.
  • Read at least 12 books.
  • Journal more.
  • Speak more German in the office.

PROFESSIONAL // I think my ultimate dream is to be able to work for myself, but I’m not sure what that means. I’d love to write a book and maybe earn a small income from this blog so I can eventually work from home when we have babies. In order to get to that point, here are my professional goals for 2018:

  • Have 1,000 page views per month consistently. (I’m so close!!)
  • Create an expat highlight series.
  • Get back on Twitter.
  • Write at least half of my book.
  • Write consistently and quality content.

Now that I’ve written down all of these, it looks like a lot. A lot to work towards. But a year is a long time and I know this year will be full of fun, experiences and steps to make the best life. I’ll be doing some check-ins throughout the year to make sure I stay on top of everything. This will help me and I think it’s fun to share and kinda hold each other accountable!

What are your goals for 2018? 

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