7 Goals for 2017

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Last year was a definitely a whirlwind of a year for me. There were several rough patches and many bumps along the way that I am still learning to deal with. Just recently in December things finally started looking up, which I am so thankful for! Things are slowly getting better in my personal life. I am very excited for what this year has in store for me so I’ve come up with 7 goals I want to achieve in 2017.

  1. Begin blogging and stick to it – I started my blog in 2016. I made a few posts and eventually gave up on it altogether. I couldn’t commit to it and had very little motivation to write. I deleted all my previous posts, revamped the whole look of my blog, and decided to start fresh with this post! I really hope to keep up with my blog this year with all new exciting content.
  2. Live a healthy lifestyle – I’ve been on and off from the gym this past year and have had a very poor diet. In 2017, I hope to workout at least 5 times a week and follow a proper diet so I can finally feel comfortable in my own skin. I love running, but have little endurance. I want to run more this year and set personal records for myself.
  3. Graduate college – I decided to register for more classes this semester in order to be able to graduate in December 2017. Hopefully I am able to keep up with this increased work load, while juggling my new job. I am pretty confident in this and I am very excited to graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree!
  4. Increase my Instagram followers – I hope to have 5,000 followers by the end of 2017. I want to increase my online presence in the beauty blogging community and make friends with other bloggers as well.
  5. Learn new skills – I learn more about photography and writing to further develop my skills to help my blog. I’ve always loved both but always felt I lacked in each one. I hope to learn to take beautiful photos with my new Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot and write amazing, attention-catching blog posts!
  6. Read 3 books – I used to be obsessed with reading when I was much younger. Over the years, I started reading less and less. I found it hard to find the time to pick up a book and completely forgot my love of reading. I miss it and this year I have set the goal of reading 3 books for myself. I’ve already started my first one – Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. I want to read it before the movie comes out!
  7.  Grow a garden – I had a garden last year in my backyard. It wasn’t very much and it only had okra in it but it was the first garden I’d ever had. I was so happy and proud of myself when I harvested my first okra from my garden. I want to experience that proud feeling again. I want to grow different vegetables and possibly sunflowers (my favorite flower!). It is so amazing to watch something grow from a tiny little seed in the ground into a beautiful flower or a vegetable you can pick off and eat. The process is absolutely incredible and has taught me to be more nurturing and a lot more patient.

These are my 7 goals for 2017! I am so excited to start fresh with a brand new set of 365 days. I will take it one day at a time and I hope to live in the moment the most that I can. 2016 was difficult for me but the most important thing it has taught me is that everything eventually passes. I can’t wait to get started on these new goals!


What are your goals for 2017? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Megan
    January 2017 / 11:16 pm

    I loved reading your goals!! Good luck and just remember everyday is one day to take one step closer!! If you have a mishap that’s okay just start back over tomorrow!!
    My goals for 2017!!
    1. Get to know myself again! Give myself “me” time and have fun!
    2. Read atleast one book a month! I’d like to read a novel a month and a growth/bossbabe book a month but realistically I might have to switch on and off!!
    3. Continue to share the opportunity to rock this amazing business in rocking!! And continue to help inspiring and motivating people!!
    4. Start a blog! I’m terrified to start one and have no idea how to even begin but sometime in 2017 I will start my own blog! I know what I want to write just have to figure out how to create it!
    5. Volunteer. Somehow I want to give back!!

    • amanda
      January 2017 / 12:46 am

      Hey Megan! Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog post! You’re my first comment and I truly appreciate it. You have really great goals set. I love the “getting to know yourself again” and volunteering goals. And you should definitely create a blog. It’s such a great writing outlet to express yourself. Best of luck in completing your goals for 2017!

  2. February 2017 / 4:32 pm

    It looks like we have some similar goals. 🙂 I just launched my blog last week but increasing blog/social followers has already become a stressor for me! It’s so much more fulfilling to create content when you know there are people reading it. I just followed your instagram account, so at least you’re one follower closer to your goal! Love that you decided to get back into blogging, even when you gave up on it previously. Your site is looking great!

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