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New Year, New Goals! {Goals for 2018}

I always love the start of a new year, I look forward to the idea of a “fresh start” and always find myself setting goals at this time of year.

For the last number of years I’ve had a word for the year instead of a list of goals. Some of the words I’ve had over the years have been: discipline, encourage, hospitality, serve and celebrate. 

This year I didn’t have a word jump out at me, one may still, but for time time being I decided to create a list of goals for the year.

New Year, New Goals! 2018 Goals!Side note: how cute is this alpaca pillow I got from my friend for Christmas?!

This year my goal list includes a lot of little tweaks.

I want to listen to people more and to keep my calendar fairly clear so I can be available when people need.

I want to eat better so I feel better.

I want to be a more calm and patient mother and enjoy each day.

I want to take better photos, aka get back into using my DSLR after grabbing my phone too much in the last few years.

I want to read some good classic books (I’ve chosen C.S. Lewis as my literary mentor for the year).

And I want to get back into writing in this space. I’m hoping to share some helpful posts here in the next few weeks!

What do you have on your list for 2018?

Happy New Year!

Planner supplies details:

  • a weekly planner from Dollarama (though I am looking into the Happy Planner, anyone use one? I’d love to hear your thoughts!)
  • stamps are from Artist Gather (love them, though they do turn out better when you aren’t trying to stamp them into your new planner while you are lying in bed . . . #mybad)
  • stickers were a Christmas gift from my mom (she knows me 🙂 ) but I’m pretty sure they are from Michael’s


  1. Rachel G December 30, 2017

    C.S. Lewis is probably the ideal literary mentor! Listening to those trying to talk to you is also a really good one. Hope you have an excellent 2018!

    • Chantel December 31, 2017

      Thanks for stopping by Rachel! I am looking forward to learning from C.S. Lewis this year! Have a wonderful 2018 with your growing family!!!

  2. sarah morris January 28, 2018

    These are some wonderful goals, and some of which we share!! sending prayers your way for your best year yet, <3 I am Always thrilled to see my stamps in the wild. Thank YOU chantel <3

    • Chantel January 28, 2018

      Love the stamps! I ended up getting a Happy Planner and have been using your stamps every week! I’m hoping to share some pages from January in a few weeks. I’ll be sure to tag you on Instagram then! Keep up the amazing work you are doing!

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