My 2018 Goals

January 5, 2018

Happy 2018 guys!! I hope you’ve been having a great first week! You probably noticed that I took a little bit of a break from posting over the last few weeks. I’ve been trying to refocus for the new year, as well as just getting through the business of the holidays. Anywho, I’m back today to share a few of my personal and professional goals for 2018!

I know there’s a bit of a love/hate relationship when it comes to new years resolutions. You either are totally for them, or totally against them. I get it. It can be really annoying to hear people year after year saying they’re going to do x, y and z…”no for real this year, I mean it!” In fact, if I’m being completely honest, which you guys know I like to do, I definitely fall into that category of annoying people. However, resolutions can have some real merit. Really, they do. Every new year brings the opportunity for a sort of reset. Whether you make resolutions, vows, goals or whatever you call them, taking a minute to look back over the past year and think about things you’d want to continue to do the same or do differently is actually really important if you want to grow as a person.

Here are a few of my goals for 2018…

Be more dedicated to the blog. Ever since I started Tisch Of All Trades back in August of 2016, I had immediate visions of success. I had done so much research, followed so many amazing bloggers, and had the drive to make this passion of mine a business rather than just a hobby. If you know anything about blogging, there’s no exact formula for success. Some people achieve it really quickly, others after lots of time. It just depends. Honestly, I’ve been really discouraged by the lack of growth I’ve seen since I’ve started this blog.

Now, let me just say this…I love blogging. Sharing my ideas, taste and advice with the world is really empowering for me. It’s not something I’d give up, even if success never came my way. It does get hard though, when post after post the page views remain abysmally low and I’m not where I thought I would be. I think that holds true for a lot of things though. It’s really hard to have a vision of how you want something to play out, then watch it not play out. Anyway, my point is, I really believe this lack of growth is on my shoulders. I haven’t been as consistent with my posts as I wanted to be, I’ve put out posts that I wasn’t as proud of just to get a post up, and I’ve definitely been treating my blog more as a hobby than a business. So technically, I can’t get bummed when I’m not seeing the results I’d hoped for. This year, I want that to change. I want to post more consistently, maintain quality along with quantity and really focus on getting my blog to where I want it to be.

Take control of my health. This is easily my biggest offense. I’ve been “working” on my health since like fifth grade, and well, here I am. The weight I’ve been carrying around pretty much my whole life has been not only a physical weight, but an emotional and psychological weight as well. Carrying that around year after year is hard. Obviously. Anyway, I’m not going to boo hoo on and on. I want to focus on being more consistent with my health.

Focus on my relationships. No, not that kind. I am currently single, and while finding my husband is definitely high up on the life goals list, I’m not quite ready for that part of my life yet. That’s not to say I don’t want it now, because I do. Especially since everyone around me is already married or engaged, BUT I know deep down in my heart that I am not ready. I have too many things that I need to take care of and figure out in my own life before I am ready to share that life with someone else. Hopefully in the near future though!

What I mean is, my family and friends. I want to focus on spending more time with the people I already have and love. I want to dedicate more energy into each relationship and work on maintaining closeness with all of the people I care about. I think this especially goes to my friends. I don’t spend nearly as much time with my friends as I’d like to, which really makes me sad, because I love them and we always have a great time together. I want to reforge and strengthen those relationships, and pour more of my attention into them.

Be more positive. I have struggled with negativity for many years, and I know it stems from a personal feeling of inadequacy and low self confidence. As I continue to work on my self esteem and self confidence, I hope I’m able to become more positive as well. I don’t like always feeling down and pessimistic, it’s not a good way to live life. So I want to work on making more of a conscious choice to be happier, more positive and more forgiving.

I have a few more smaller goals for this year, but I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the bigger things I want to work on in 2018. Do you have any of the same resolutions? What’s your biggest resolution or goal for 2018?

Wishing all of you a year of health & happiness. Cheers to the New Year!

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