Hello 2018 + My Goals for The Year

New Year Goals

Oh hey, 2018 – Sharing some updates and my goals for the new year.

Happy New Year Y’all! I hope everyone had a great NYE and is ready for the year because it’s really here. I can’t believe how busy and hectic the last month of 2017 was… I knew moving right in between two major holidays was going to be crazy but wow it really kicked my butt. But I’m here and I’m ready to take on 2018 like a boss. I’m so excited to see what the year has in store for me, my blog and my new pillow shop – the shop will be turning one in just a few weeks and I’m happy to share that it’s going strong!

Rather than making resolutions, this year, I’m writing down some realistic and achievable goals that I can work towards throughout the year. The thing I like about these goals is that they’re more of a progress plan and there’s not really a set stopping point which helps everything from being so intimidating. I always kind of hated the word resolutions anyways, resolutions are so easily broken and forgotten about.. they seem so daunting and intimidating.

THE BLOG

GROWTH – I’ve been blogging for 4 going on 5 years now. It’s crazy to think of how far I’ve come in that time and I’m excited to work hard and put additional efforts towards growing the blog. I want to work with more brands that I love this year, share more giveaways and continue to bring you quality content that you love to read and can really use in your life. Growth is good!

BE MORE CONSISTENT – I had a pretty good year on the blog, I focused a lot on producing original content for you guys with quality photos to really show what I’m sharing and talking about… I even hopped in front of the camera more! This year I want to work to combine that with consistency of posting. I’m going to work up to 3-4 posts a week for you guys. I know I have the ideas and I can talk all day about design and decor but man, blogging, planning, photos and writing takes a ton of time. Combined with a full time job and the pillow shop is tough, but I’m going to make it work this year! I’m not done yet!

THE PILLOW SHOP

GROW – I’m just a tiny blip in Etsy’s radar at this point only being 11 months old. I’m so excited to continue to grow this little side hustle throughout the year. I’ll also be posting a ton of new listings in the coming weeks, be sure to follow along on instagram and check out the shop to see whats new!

2 YEAR GOAL – Last year I set a goal to myself when I opened the shop. Opening up the pillow shop was an expensive venture and a big leap to take with my personal financials. Basically, If I met the goal I would view it as a sign that the pillow shop would continue to be stable enough to keep going. Good news, the shop is doing well!

I’ve got some personal goals as well that I’ll be working on in 2018. From saving money and reading more to getting back into a regular fitness routine. I’m so excited and ready to take on the year!

xo, Emma

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