My 2018 Goals

Hello, friends! You have survived the first week of the new year! Yay! How has it been so far? My days have been pretty crazy as my second quarter of school ends this week and we are scrambling to have enough assignments in the grade book.


It’s that time again to reflect on the past year and make goals for the future. 2018 is going to be a big year for me, as it is the year that I graduate high school and enter the world of college. While I am very excited for this year, I know it’s going to include lots of scary and uncomfortable changes. But that’s what life is full of! So the best thing is to make this year a great year. You with me? Here are my 6 goals to make this year great.

1. Grow in my devotion to God.

Every year I have had a different theme representing who I wanted to be and focus on for the year. Last year, my theme was peace and the year before it was hope. This year, my theme is devotion. As I looked back on 2017, I noticed how my relationship with Him has faltered a bit due to doubt and personal struggles. What I realize now is that I was resisting God because I wanted so desperately to be in control of things in my life. But, I’m not in control, God is. This year, I want to work on growing closer to God and trusting in Him for my future.

2. Keep my family relationship strong.

My family isn’t perfect but they are wonderful and I love them. We are already seeing the stress that senior year brings but I don’t want that to hinder our family relationship. This year, I want to continue to keep our relationship strong, even while I’m at college.

3. Stay connected to my friends.

I have been so blessed to have great friends who are very involved in our community as well as each other. But that also means that we are constantly busy. While we may not be around all of the time, I still want to stay connected to my friends and keep my relationships with them.

4. Finish Senior year strong.

Senioritis is real. I didn’t realize how real it was until I got my first acceptance letter. Although there is a lot of pressure among my senior class to give up and stop caring now that I’ve been accepted to college, I need to continue doing my best work in class and outside of class. To do this I will:

  • Set priorities
  • Stay organized
  • Stay motivated

5. Invest in myself.

I believe that a healthy mind and body leads to healthy relationships and a happier life. This year, I want to really make an effort to invest in myself. This can include getting back into photography as a creative outlet, writing music as a way to de-stress, and learning to say no when I am stressed and in need of rest.

6. Invest in my blog.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you might have noticed that I took a couple of breaks this year. Part of that was because of my sanity, the other part being health-related. While I don’t know what this year will have in store for me, I want to put in a greater effort to be involved in this lovely blogging community. Specifically, I’d like to:

  • Host a giveaway!
  • Comment on 200 posts through the year.
  • and Host guests for collabs!

So that’s what my 2018 looks like! What are your goals for the New Year? Are there any things that you are really excited for this year?


12 thoughts on “My 2018 Goals

  1. yoursincerely_dπŸ’• January 9, 2018 / 6:44 am

    I really love your goals and I hope you smash them ,I’m really excited to see what 2018 brings plus it makes it one year before I leave college ,so yes I can’t wait
    I would love to be your first collab for the yearπŸ˜€

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  2. lydiatheballerinist January 9, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Those are great goals! I’ll be praying that all of them get accomplished!!
    Congrats on being accepted into college, by the way! You go, Abi!
    Lydia <3

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  3. Hanne T January 9, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    Good luck with your goals! One of my goals for this year is to start making money either off my blog or with my art (etsy shop style). Don’t know if that will happen, but I’m going to try!

    I’d love to collab with you sometime! My email is

    (P. S. I’m doing blogger interviews on my blog this year! If you’re interested, you can follow this link-


    • Abi Leah January 13, 2018 / 11:36 am

      That’s a great goal! I’ll send you an email for the collab. Thank you so much! :)

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Masami January 10, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Very exciting!! :) Loved reading this. Lots of love and prayers for your 2018! Masami x

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  6. wanniesworld January 18, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Just discovered your blog and I love it! Keep us updated with your 2018 goals πŸ’œ

    Liked by 1 person

    • Abi Leah January 18, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you found me. :) I’ll keep you updated. :)


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