Twenty Eighteen.

Here we are. A brand new year and I could not be more excited. 2017 wasn’t the greatest year I’ve ever had, in fact it was filled with self doubt, an awful lot of tears and my anxiety had reached an all time low for the first time in years. I realised I needed to change. I dislike the term “new year resolutions” mainly because I personally have never kept to them, so setting them often feel like I’m setting myself up for failure. This year, I’ve focused more on setting goals that I would like to achieve…

01. My anxiety takes an ugly turn when it comes to a few main things. Money, travelling and more recently, my health. I’m constantly panicking that something is wrong with me, it keeps me up at night which results in a very tired and grumpy Faye, which is not nice to be around. This year, I’m going to make an appointment in hopes that I can get to the bottom of why I constantly have stomach pains. Maybe TMI? I’m determined to fix it and get my health on a good track. I’m also going to visit the dentist more regularly and look after my teeth properly too!

02. Have a lifestyle change up. Every year I join a gym, go once or twice and spend the year paying the bill because I’m too embarrassed to cancel my membership. I’m facing the cold hard truth that I just really bloody hate exercise and going to the gym. This year, I’m going to change things up and go in at a nutrition angle, I want to cook more and make myself good, nutritious food that I love to eat. I got a few cook books for Christmas which I’m excited to delve into and I’m cutting out red meat throughout January to see how that aids with my stomach too. Once I get my eating habits on a good pathway, I’ll look into doing more exercise. I may just start by switching the car out for more walking however, I’ll start with baby steps. I have to say I’m looking forward to achieving this goal!

03. Be the best version of me. I’m definitely going to be kinder to myself this year, I find this one particularly hard as I’m not my biggest fan. However, I’m going to cheer myself on this year and not give up so easily on something. I’ve got a fire in my belly and I’m determined to make 2018 my best year yet, with what ever comes my way. I want to help people more this year too, I’m thinking of buying lots of food and toiletries to give to a food bank, it’ll feel good to give something back.

04. Grow my Blog and Instagram. I’ve absolutely loved creating my blog and watching it achieve some great things. For 2018 I would love to see it grow even more, I can’t wait to produce content that I love to create and hear your feedback. Hopefully, with a bit of luck and a lot of hard work I may even be able to get into a blogging routine, which is something I’ve really struggled with. I really haven’t put my all into it the past year but I’m determined to change that. My instagram has grown very well recently, the algorithm doesn’t seem to hate me just yet as I’m nearing 900 followers! I know to some, that isn’t much…but to me, that is an insane amount of people! I’m hoping to reach 1000 by my birthday in April, that would really be great. I can’t wait to work hard on both of my platforms and meet more wonderful people through the community!

05. Save well and spend wisely. Olly and I are off to New York in September and I cannot freakin’ wait! New York is just my favourite city and I can’t wait to be there again with my love. To do this however, I need to pay it off and save spending money. I’m feeling good about this one as I’m on top of it and it’s my first priority at the moment after paying my bills, it feels good to count down the days. I also want to save and spend my money wisely this year, my biggest purchase will be a MacBook. I know some may think this is totally unnecessary and a bit materialistic, however I don’t currently have my own laptop so blogging can be a little bit hard. I use Olly’s laptop, which he is great at letting me borrow, and my little brother has a computer which he lets me use (bless him) but other than that I’m doing it all from my phone. I want my own device that I can just use whenever I want and create the content that I need to, I’m excited for this one as I’ve always wanted a MacBook but I could never afford it as other things always came up.

06. Spend more time with my friends. I’ve got a seriously great girl squad that I’m obsessed with. I’ve never been one for big friendship groups or even have a great best friend, (I haven’t kept in touch with anyone from school) so I can’t wait to spend more time with them and grow our friendship! They all bring something different to my life which is amazing because I just get on so well with every single one of them. I can’t wait for more craft nights, dinners out, cinema dates, pyjama parties and laptop clubs. Bring it on.

I’m feeling very, very good about 2018. I’ve never really been too bothered about New Years until now, for the first time in my life I have set goals for the next couple of years. Something I’ve never had before. I cannot wait to see how I get on!

What are your 2018 goals?


  1. January 1, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I loved reading this post! Your words are so endearing 🙂 I hope you can reach 1000 followers on insta before your birthday and your blog continues to grow! Happy 2018 x

  2. Megan
    January 1, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    I love this! I really want to travel and see more this year, and allow myself to get out of my comfort zone! I want to get into a routine with my health and fitness and also my blog – I had similar issues in regards to my health luckily I’ve found some changes that definitely work for me and things are a lot better! hopefully you get the answers you want and have a lovely 2018! – especially in NEW YORK – Megan xxx
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  3. Laura
    January 1, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    You’re going to have the best year ❤️

  4. January 2, 2018 / 4:19 am

    Spending more time with friends is one of my resolutions too! Hope all goes well for you <3

  5. January 4, 2018 / 11:22 am

    Happy New Year, Faye! I can’t say 2017 was my greatest year either, but I’m keeping hopeful for 2018 and hopefully it’ll be a kinder 12 months to us both. 🙂 I don’t like setting myself resolutions either; I think there’s too many expectations with them, but instead, I like giving myself goals to work on throughout the year.

    I’m so jealous of your upcoming New York trip! I can only dream of travelling to the US, but it’ll happen one of these days! Australia is just so far away from everywhere! I think having an amazing group of supportive friends is so important. When life gets you down, it’s the people in your life who bring you back up again and when you don’t always believe in yourself, you know they will. My friends always inspire me to the best version of myself. 🙂

    Tenneil | Like Neon Love

  6. January 4, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Happy New Year Faye! I hope 2018 is amazing for you and I’m soo excited for you to go to New York, I’m just dying to go there! I was the same as you and suffered with debilitating stomach pains for at least a year and it got to the point where I was just constantly miserable and suffering too much – we went to the doctors but they weren’t much help, so instead I visited a nutritionist as I knew it was food related and I’m soo glad I did, I hardly ever get belly pains anymore and I’ve been advised of the foods that don’t agree with me and I’ve completely cut them out. I recommend visiting a nutritionist to anyone and everyone who suffers with their belly. I really hope you can find the cause of your pain and get it sorted, I know how horrible it is and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone xo

    Char |

  7. January 6, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    These are really great goals for the year ahead! I’m also the same and kind of get myself paranoid that there’s something wrong with me health wise and it’s really annoying ☹️ I’m also trying to focus on eating healthier this year and just getting more fitness. I’ve started parking further away from work and walking for 15 minutes in the morning from my car to work and I’m really enjoying it!
    I hope you have a fab time in New York 😊 Have an amazing 2018 💕

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