Hello 2018

It’s taken me a few days to write this post because I was pretty unsure of how I wanted 2018 to go to be honest. So I’ve spent a lot of time during the last three snow days (yes, SNOW DAYS in Charleston), thinking about my goals for the year and I’ve come up with the following five:

Find a job that makes me happy.

As someone who has spent her life working to be something for herself, this first goal is so important to me in so many ways. I openly admit that since graduating almost three years ago, I have had a good bit of difficulty landing at a job that I truly feel passionate about and comfortable at. And since 2018 is a time to turn a new leaf, I felt that it was time to stop settling. So at the end of 2017, I decided to accept a job at a marketing firm in Charleston that I am ecstatic about. (Stay tuned for my one-month recap coming next month!)

Cut out the negativity.

Let’s face it – I’m focused on the future. I’m focused on making myself better. I don’t have time for negative energy, negative people, or negative situations. So I’m simply cutting it all out. And while this may come at a cost at first, I know that the ultimate world I am creating for myself will be worth it.

Say no.

Anyone else guilty of never saying no? Just me? Since I am always the one to say yes to new things, new projects, and new opportunities no matter the toll they may take on me, I’ve decided that it’s about time I started looking out for myself. So this year I have resolved to only say yes to things that I know I can handle. I already know that the hardest part of this is going to be reminding myself that just because I say no, does not mean I am a failure. Even Wonder Woman can’t do it all.

Go to Paris – again.

While this is definitely not a goal that is too serious, it is still one that I would like to see through. I have always admired Paris (and the Parisians!) so to go back to one of my favorite cities on Earth would make 2018 a great year, no matter what.

Start to take care of my body.

Eating healthier. Exercising. Getting enough sleep. All things that are vital to keeping yourself healthy and all things that I suck at. I’ve decided that I’ll start small and build up, that way I’m not giving my body too much of a shock by switching things up. Eating healthy, home cooked meals three to four times a week and exercising at least three times a week are my starting points. If you see me around, make sure I’m sticking to this!! 

Writing out these goals is always an easy thing to do – it’s sticking to them that’s the hard part. So here’s to a new year, a new leaf, and hopefully a new dedication to seeing these goals through. What are your 2018 goals?




One thought on “Hello 2018

  1. Hey Ellie,
    Love your New Year’s resolutions and thoughts !! You can do everyone of them !!! The one about saying “no” is one that I’m very familiar with! But it shows you have a big heart — just balance it right !! wine helps 🙂 scotch is better 🙂 🙂 ttys —– lots of love — Marie oh, yeah, stop your crying — 3 days of snow – give me a break !!!!! – try these last 2 weeks of single digit temps in NH —– really –we’ll have lots of soup 🙂 🙂 🙂


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