It’s the first of January which means it’s time to get ready for the new year. As I said in my last blogpost, I always like to reflect on the past year to see what I want to achieve the next year. I personally do not really believe in new year’s resolutions, but I do like to set some goals for myself at the beginning of every year. Setting goals really motivates me to actually achieve the things that I want. By writing down all my goals I’m able to look back at them and see what steps I have to take to make them come to reality. In this post I will be sharing my top 5 goals that I want to realize in 2018. By writing this post I will be able to look back in one year and see how far I got.

Find a balance between university, my blog and work

The last couple of months I’ve been struggling with balancing the workload of university, my blog and my job. I feel like every time I put effort and time into the one thing, I neglect the others. This is something I really want to work on this year so my life hopefully will be a bit less of an unorganized mess. I think this goal is quite a challenging one, but I also think it’s definitely something I can work on by planning things ahead and trying to stay organized.

Become more successful in the blogger/Instagram world

For those who didn’t know yet, I only started my blog and Instagram in the summer of 2017. So in 2018 I’m really hoping to create even more content and grow even more in this world of bloggers. I’ve realized that blogging is something I really enjoy doing and I want to put even more time and effort in the content that I will be creating in 2018. To realize this I have have some more specific goals, for example reaching the 10k followers on Instagram and posting at least one blogpost every single week.

Get back into working out

Something you probably don’t know about me yet is that I really love sports and working out. I’ve been quite active in sports my whole life, but the last months of 2017 I felt like I didn’t have enough time to work out as much as I would’ve liked to. So this year I want to get back into a routine again. I do take dance classes every single week but besides that I want to try to do a workout at least once a week.

Broaden my content

When it comes to my actual content on my Instagram and blog, I aim to bring a bit more diversity into it in 2018. I would love to do more shoots with other creatives in the field, maybe collaborate with some other bloggers and of course, write even more blogposts. I’m always trying to come up with different ideas for my blog and Instagram to make it as interesting as possible for all my followers, and this year I want to expand it even more.

Travel more

I’m really passionate about traveling and I love to visit new places and experience the different cultures. That’s why I’m going to try to travel more in 2018. I’ve realized how much traveling actually means to me as my trips are some of the best experiences I’ve had. I already have a few ideas of where I want to go and I can’t wait to make more memories abroad this year.

What are your goals for 2018?



  1. January 2, 2018 / 12:00 am

    Wow, if you’ve only been doing this since this past summer you’ve already achieved a lot of success – and rightly so 🙂

    • KirstenHartman
      January 3, 2018 / 9:51 am

      Thank you so much lovely! xx

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