Goals For 2018 – The Year Of Improvement

Happy 2018! Don’t you just love the new year? I love the new year because it is a time to refocus on what’s really important. I’ve heard that it’s good to write your goals down and share them, so I decided to share my goals for 2018. Also, my word for the year is improvement. My goals for 2018 will focus mainly on personal and professional improvement.

Goals For 2018

So, here are my goals for 2018! I left out the typical New Years Resolutions, such as those related to improving health and traveling more often, because I already focus on those.

#1 – Set Aside Time To Read

I read 1 book in 2017. Ok, I didn’t even finish it, which is sad because I really enjoy reading. So, for personal improvement, I plan to make time for reading each week. Ideally, I would like to read 12 books this year, which is definitely doable. I listen to a ton of podcasts and read online articles and blogs, but it doesn’t replace reading an actual book.

#2 – Focus On Commercial And Product Photography

I’m so thankful for my full time commercial photography job and have realized that I really enjoy this area of photography. Specifically, I want to focus on product styling this year.

#3 – Declutter & Organize Everything In My House

This one is a little more generic but I’ve realized that we have way more stuff than we actually need. Once you live in a place for a while, things just seem to keep appearing in your home. My goal is to get rid of what we no longer have a need for (old clothes, electronics, etc), replace worn down or broken things, and improve the overall feel of our home. Especially with how the last few months have gone, it feels like we have stuff everywhere. So, this is my major home improvement project for the year.

#4 – Improve Photoshop Skills

I think I’m decent at Photoshop but there are still so many things I don’t know how to do. So, this year I want to take some Photoshop classes and continue to grow this skill. Possibly even get into some graphic design, too!

#5 – New Blog Posts 2x Month

My goal for this little blog is to have a new post up twice a month (at minimum). I’m also planning to start a new mini-post every month called Favorite Finds. (More on that later.) Life just gets busy but I still really enjoy posting here, so I think twice a month is definitely doable. I still have a lot of posts to write about from our American Southwest Road Trip in September! (Which was my favorite part of 2017.) I also want to make sure that I set aside enough time for my other goals for 2018. So, posts should be more consistent this year! Hooray.

Well, that’s it. We’ll see if sharing my goal will actually give more weight to them this year.

Let me know what your goals for 2018 are in the comments!

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