My 2017 Accomplishments + 2018 Intentions

Another year, another self-reflection.

Where do I start? 2017 has been a crazy wave of ups and downs. There were times where I wanted time to hurry up and other times where I needed it to slow down.

This was a pretty big year for me in terms of changes. I discovered things about myself that changed me as a person. I won’t go into the deep aspects of the year, which is why I want to focus this reflection on my triumphs of the year!

I Signed a Lease

Yep, this was a pretty adult move, am I right? In the beginning of February, I found that I could afford to go to the college of my choice if I lived off campus. This was one aspect of the year that really made me excited for the rest of the year to unfold. I couldn’t wait to move into my apartment and decorate it! As I am writing this post in my apartment, I have to say that early-2017-me should definitely be excited

I Graduated High School/Started College

It is such a relief to say that I have finally escaped what had made me a half-miserable, half-hopeful teen. I do miss the times I had in that building with my friends, but I am pretty much happy with where I am now.

The last semester of high school was such a drag, but I am thankful that I worked so hard during those four years and got to graduate in the top ten of my class! (Another triumph of mine!)

My first semester of college was a time where I made a lot of mistakes and a lot of realizations. I feel I can learn from these mistakes and realizations and make this upcoming semester an even better one!

I Started My Blog

This is a pretty big accomplishment, right? Although I did “take a break” from my blog for several months, I am so grateful that I hopped back on here and am more active.

Starting my blog with Bluehost was a big step that I do not regret taking. The progress I’ve made and the things I’ve learned since its’ creation is something I am super grateful for.

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I Began Acting

Being an actress was one of my childhood dreams and in late 2016 I finally turned that dream into a reality. In 2017, I was in a production, a showcase, and changed my major to Theatre! It was a risky jump, but I knew I wouldn’t be truly happy if I didn’t do it. I can’t wait to see what 2018 holds for my acting career!


Okay, so those were my main accomplishments for 2017, but of course, there were many more. Let’s get into my 2018 intentions & goals. I won’t go into too much detail about them because I am feeling very ambitious this year!

My 2018 Goals + Intentions


  1. Love myself and my body
  2. Volunteer/work at a daycare (I recently decided to add a second major (Elementary Education) to my degree. Crazy, right?)
  3. Read the Bible
  4. Be cast in multiple productions
  5. Read 10-15 books (I’m reading Eat, Pray, Love right now!)
  6. Practice yoga more (I want to be able to do the crow’s pose!)
  7. Practice minimalism (I don’t know if this is actually something your practice, but I am really interested in the lifestyle.)
  8. Show more gratitude
  9. Get into photography (I got a new camera for Christmas and I am so pumped!)
  10. Become more mindful
  11. Not to talk negatively about anyone
  12. Get back into knitting (I really got into knitting my senior year of high school!)
  13. Blog like it’s my job (This will keep me motivated and always in the mindset to work hard towards my blogging goals!)

There we have it! I am so excited to start implementing these into my daily life this year. This was a short post, but I wanted to give my readers inspiration to keep up with their 2018 goals. Or, if you don’t even have any goals, I can at least give you some ideas on what to strive for this year!

I would love to know what some of your 2018 goals and intentions are! Please leave them in the comments below! 🙂