2017 Goals

Every blogger needs two things near the end of the year, a yearly recap post and goals for the next year. I did my recap yesterday, so guess what today is?

I say it every year, but I really want to better myself this year. I always start energized and ready to take everything head-on, but then by Jan. 20 I’m totally burned out.  My resolution most years is to lose weight. I did that in 2016, so I’m not adding it to my list, but I will just try not to totally gain it all back. Instead, I focused on these areas: My blog, my life, my home, and my appearance.

Here we go!

-My number one goal is to take time to care for my blog. While it’s just a hobby, I really do love doing it. Earlier this month I switched from Blogger to WordPress and I almost have my design the way I want it to look. So I’m making strides in that direction. I’ve been blogging for two years, and I really feel that it’s time to step up my game a bit.

-Create consistent content. I’m trying to tailor my blog a little to create more clear, consistent content. Plus, I am forbidding myself from taking huge chunks of time off like I did in October.

-Grow my Instagram. This is becoming such a huge platform, that I just want to make sure I’m taking the time to keep up with the latest trends. I’ve taken several courses and I want to keep pushing forward.



-Be kind. I am an “outgoing introvert,” meaning I can be social, talkative and outgoing until I can’t anymore and need to be alone. When I hit that wall, I sort of turn into a mega-witch. In 2017, I really want to be kind to the people I love, instead of hitting my wall and blowing up.

-Be grateful. I like to write down something I’m grateful for everyday. I started this earlier this month, but, of course, fell off the wagon with the holidays. I really want to make this a morning ritual in the new year. If you would like to do the same, you can get my grateful cards here.



-Decorate. I tend to think of our apartment as temporary, but we just resigned a 13-month lease. I need to decorate. We have all these great wedding presents and new decor and I really want to focus on making it a home. I’ve already gone overboard with the pinning, but I am really excited about this new project.

-Clean. Once it’s decorated, I will not let my mail, laundry or shoes pile up. It needs to stay cute.



-Learn. This is the year. I am going to really learn how to do my eyebrows. I’ve been talking about it forever, but this is it. I swear.

-Accessorize. I wear the same jewelry with everything. It’s really time to vary that up. Pearls are a totally classic look, but they’ve been my look since high school. I am going to take the time to pick my accessories.


So those are my goals this year. What are you focusing on in 2017?


16 comments so far.
  • Ashley Stephenson

    Great goals! I want to put a little more time into my blog as well!

  • These sound like good goals 🙂 I’m hoping to get out and about more, make new friends, travel more and put more effort into my blog. All the best for the new year! 🙂

  • So many awesome goals! 2017 is going to be a great year 🙂

  • These are great goals! I need to do a lot of these too, mostly keeping my house clean and changing up my accessory game!

  • Lauren Norton

    Great goals! I totally believe you can achieve them! 🙂 I haven’t figured out my resolutions yet….I probably should since 2017 starts in 2 days. My resolutions posts will just be a little late – I am trying to focus more on family time while I in the same state as them. I hope you have a fantastic 2017!
    xoxo Lauren I Glitter & Grandeur

    • You absolutely should! I loved being with my family over the holidays. Happy New Year!

  • Raluca Lo

    Great goals! I also want to grow my Instagram account in 2017 and I plan to take some online courses about this.

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    These are great goals! I love decorating! I like to do a little clean up in the common areas at the end of the night and that helps keep things clean. Plus it always puts me in a good mood first thing in the morning. Good luck with your goals!

    • That’s a good idea! I am also removing “the chair” from my bedroom where all of my clothes end up haha! Happy New Year!

  • Love this post! All of your goals are fantastic and I really love that you want to focus on your blog and your eyebrows. Learning to fill in my eyebrows is definitely something I need to learn to do. My goals for my blog are simply consistency and monetization. This year I want to make a good income on my blog and i want to consistently put out great content.

    • It’s time! I’ve had my blog for two years and my eyebrows for 26, lol! I need to spend time on both. Happy New Year!

Hey! I’m Helen.

Hey! I’m Helen.

Llife and style blogger. Diet Coke addict. Fluent in emojis. Online shopaholic.

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