| Goals For 2018 |



Hello hello dolls!! I hope the New Year is going well so far for you. So far here it's been constant rain and dark clouds, so pictures for pretty much anything are difficult to take, so I decided it was the perfect moment to just sit back and think about what I'd like to do this year or accomplish. I've read a lot of tweets from people being negative about resolutions or goals, but I don't think there is anything wrong with thinking about a direction you wish to head in. I take each day as it comes, but having a goal does help me to see how far I've come and what new things I'd like to aim for. But, I always remember that it isn't always the end result, it's the journey that I went through to get there. No pressure on yourself, a positive attitude, planning and believing you can do it. 
 One of my favourite quotes is by Sun Tzu: 



With that quote in mind, I've come up with some things I would like to do this year!

1. Travel More - Goodness, even if I'm being a tourist in Scotland or the rest of the UK that I've never been, I'd like to see new places. It helps to break up the every day routine. But, there are some countries that I would like to see like Spain, Japan or South Korea.

2. Read More Books - I read a pitiful amount of no books really this past year, which for me is strange because I used to read one a day practically, I did have a small toddler, so I don't feel too bad about this one. Now that Lily is bigger and plays more on her own, I can start to grab a book more. I love to read, so I'd like to fix that. I'm even thinking of sharing books on here that I've enjoyed after I finish them. 

3. Expand My Blog - After having to put this blog on the back burner a lot of the time last year to care for Lily, I missed it a lot. I stayed mostly with my Instagram & built that up a bit, so I'd like to get focused once again and bring new & different content to my blog more regularly. I have a new laptop, so I won't have computer problems anymore as well. Improve my writing, more outfits, new topics like places to eat in Glasgow or Edinburgh (more on that later though) and build a bigger network of readers, blogger friends and opportunities too. 

4. Get back to my photography - Yes, I do photography, but the past years have only been pictures of my children. I used to sell my work, but gave it up as I had no time. But, lately I've really missed adventures of lugging my camera around and shooting random things. Not to sell really, it's just for enjoyment. I think I'll randomly share what I take a picture of here every now and then, maybe create a poem or something to go with it, ha. 

5. Take more outfit pictures/creative shoots - I totally slacked last year in this, so I'd like to improve there. I have lots of notes and ideas written down, so instead of them just being on the paper, I'm going to do them. My confidence in that area has grown a lot from doing previous shoots when I was able too, so I feel like I want to keep pushing myself creatively there. 

6. Sleep Better - now this might sound strange for some but any Mothers will be able to identify straight away. My sleep has become a mess from nursing Lily and now that it's coming to a slow end, I've been left with a terrible ability to get a good night's rest. I wake at the slightest thing. But, I'm going to have a blog post about that, so I'll talk more in that.

7. Do more creative things - I have a pile of clothes that I had planned on customising last year and I didn't get them done, so I'd like to get them done. As a matter of fact, I already started, so I'm happy for that. I'll share them here once I get them finished or show progressive glimpses until it's done. 

8. Get back into baking new things - Now anyone with kids will know it's not so easy to do this when they're crying or asking you a question every 5 seconds. But, I enjoy baking and cooking, it just takes concentration that I really haven't had. But, Lily is older now and not nursing, so I can be free to spend time baking treats. Like I want to learn to make macrons as I love them.  

9. Just be happy - Lastly, but most importantly be happy. We spend so much time trying to do all these things, but we don't often spend a lot of time on just being happy. Finding happiness in the small things and moments. These are the things that get us through each day, if I can do that, then all of these other goals are achievable!

Do you have any goals you'd like to achieve?? Let me know in the comments or my social media pages. Have a sweet day dolls.

Loves & Loves
xoxo

(Top photo by me. KizzyDoll)



20 comments

  1. Amazing inspirations!! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I don't get the negativity. Having goals is a really great way to keep yourself motivated and focus on things you want to accomplish. These are fantastic and I hope you achieve them all Kizzy! I'm with you on just being happy. Most people don't realize that happiness is a choice :D Happy new year to you and your family!

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    1. I totally agree!! Thank you Rowena!! Happy New Year to you and family as well :) xx

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  3. Attainable goals for sure. I just want to continue to live out loud and travel more. Happy 2018 my Sis.
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    1. Thank you.Yes, me too :) Happy 2018 to you too xx

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  4. I want find more peace in my heart
    My best wishes and blessings for you
    Happy New Year 2018
    xx

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    1. Yes, that's a perfect one!! Best wishes and blessings to you too lovely. Happy New Year xx

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  5. Lovely post sweetie. My favorite goal you posted was to be happy. We worry so much about our accomplishments that we forget that happiness is the most important thing. So glad you are blogging again darling. Much love!
    Debra
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    1. Thank you. Yes, being happy is so important. One will never be happy with anything you do unless you're happy in the first place. Much love to you too x

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  6. Amazing post. I wish you a happy new year and hope all dreams and goals will be fulfilled soon in this new year. You will always be happy.
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    1. Thank you. Happy New Year to you too, I hope you receive all that you desire. Thanks so much for following, I'll visit your blog xx

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  7. Hello Kizzy, I believe that you always have to set goals and get down to work to make them come true, I also want to read more books, I have to organize myself to achieve it! Happy New Year doll!

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  8. These are great realistic goals and I hope you can achieve them all. I've a few goals I want to get into too, but the buttom line is to be happy as well.
    Cheers to that dear!

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  9. Happy New Year!

    lovely Greetings <3

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  10. Good resolutions my dear!!! I hope you'll have a wonderful 2018!!!
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  11. I definitely want some of the things that you want. Last year you said you wanted to increase your Instagram followers, and you did a great job! I am sure you can attain these goals too. I want to read more books this year, go on more road trips, and get more sleep. I wish you all the best for the new year, Kizzy!

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  12. thanks for sharing all those fab things you're planning to do, and the fabulous attitude!. I'm glad that you're keeping your blogging activities and your creativity, and agree on reading more books and sleeping better!, those are key ideas!
    besos & wonderful 2018

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  13. I think travelling is most common goal for 2018 for peole I read but at the same time I can't deny it's the best. I also have high hopes for travels this year.
    What I do hope is hat you'll grow your blog! I enjoy your insta but blog is more personal and really missed your posts. But Lily so worth it!

    xx
    L

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