As we’re nearly at the end of 2017 I’ve started thinking about my goals for 2018. But before I do that, I wanted to take a look at my 2017 goals and share my progress. I haven’t achieved every goal on my list but I think it’s always good to reflect. Hopefully these reflections will help me to continue bettering myself in the coming year. Here is my 2017 goals list that I posted in January, and a little bit about how I got on with each one…
Get my first freelance writing job
I did get my first freelance job writing about health and fitness, and some travel writing work later in the year. Woohoo.
Find or create a job with flexible/remote working
I haven’t found or created a flexible or remote job yet but I did enrol to college to study web design. Learning to code has been way harder than I expected but I’m really loving the design side of it. Hopefully in a couple of years I’ll have my first few clients and be working for myself remotely!
Take time to do something I love every day
I definitely didn’t make a conscious effort to do this because most of the time I forgot I’d made this goal. I have been doing a lot more writing, baking and arty things this year though.
Post on my blog at least once a week
I managed to keep this goal up even if a couple of posts were a few days late. I’ve made 105 new posts this year so far and I’m not gonna lie, I’m very impressed with myself.
Go back to Canada
I did go back to Canada. I only stayed for 3 months but I don’t regret a thing because so many amazing things have happened since I left.
Visit a country I’ve never been to
I didn’t get round to visiting Cuba or Brazil but I did visit 5 new countries! Jamaica, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and Poland. Genuinely never even imagined I’d be able to do all of that this year. What a life.
I wouldn’t say I’ve been particularly unkind at all but I haven’t really been making an effort to go that extra mile. I make a conscious effort to do something extra kind every so often but I definitely need to work on that more.
Have more fun with exercise
1000% failed at this one. I exercised way less now than I used to. I’ll get back to the gym soon… zzzzz
On the plus side, I have become a lot more health conscious and finally made the transition to veganism which I’d been thinking about for a couple of years.
Get into a habit of meditating every day
Again, nope. Still trying though.
Lower my expectations
I can’t say I haven’t been disappointed by certain things going wrong. But I’ve definitely got a lot better at just accepting things for how they are.
So while there are some goals I didn’t manage to achieve this year, there are others that I excelled at. I’m really excited to write and start working on my goals for 2018.
Which of your 2017 goals have you achieved so far? Leave a comment and let me know!