My 2018 Blogging and Personal Goals

At the beginning of the year, I sat down and thought about what I want to accomplish in 2018. What do I want to leave behind and what do I want to take with me in the new year? I`ve said it before, and I`ll say it again: I don`t believe in the whole new year, new me shtick. People think that they can change their life overnight, which is ridiculous. You should always aim to be a better person. And you should also think hard about what makes you happy. One of the most common New Year`s Eve resolutions is the one that involves going to the gym. And surprise surprise, after a month those gym memberships never see the light again. People want to see results fast, but they also put their happiness into the wrong hands. Or wrong resolutions. You might think that losing 20 pounds will make you happy, but until you`re confident in your skin, you`ll always find something to work on.

I have rambled again, but the idea is that I like to set goals that involve personal growth. You might not see the results on the outside, but they`re visible on the inside. As for blogging, although I have some numbers in mind, I`m trying to enjoy the experience again. Last year I neglected Beauty Nerd, and I focused more on my book blog, Carmen`s Reading Corner. This year there are some big life changes coming up, and I`m confident I can make time for both blogs. My health is in a better place, and as long as I have that, nothing stands in my way. So without any further ado, let`s take a look at my goals for 2018.

  • Start my Master in Digital Marketing
One of the biggest changes of 2018 is that in September I`ll move back home, and start my Masters. I could have continued my studies here, but honestly, I need a break from this country. After Brexit, more people showed their true colours, and I was left with a bitter taste. I know that not everyone is the same, and I`m also not giving up. But I am tired of working hard, being a good person and still be treated like scum by some people. I also miss my family and friends, and for the time being, going back home is the right thing for me. After my studies I might come back or move somewhere else, who knows. The future is full of possibilities. 

  • Travel More
So far I`ve only planned a trip to Paris, but I really want to have two more holidays. I might explore more places in my home country, as Romania is full of beautiful historical cities. I was also thinking about visiting Prague. As I`ve said, except Paris, nothing is set in stone, but I do want to travel more next year. And possibly do more travelling posts.

  • Have 3 Vegan Days
Full disclosure: I tried becoming a vegetarian 2 years ago, but I couldn`t do it. Although I don`t eat red meat, I love my chicken and fish too much. I don`t think I`ll ever be able to completely cut salmon or kung-pao chicken from my life, but I want to have 3 days when I`m good and eat only veggies and fruits.

  • Make more time for friends
Most of my family and friends are back in Romania, so they only way we can communicate is via Skype or mobile. But it`s not the same as seeing someone in real life, and I lost touch with some friends. Hopefully, once I am back home, it will be better.

  • Find a sport that I like
I am a couch potato, and sadly, I don`t think I`ll ever be one of those people that exercises 5 times a week. But maybe if I find a sport that I like, I`ll be more inclined to be more athletic.


As for my blogging goals, my main one is to interact more. I want to join more Twitter Chats, be more involved with Instagram. I also want to learn more about the tech part, from coding to taking better pictures. And last, but not least, I want to have a consistent posting schedule. I had one two years ago, and it was then when my blog grew out the most. As for the numbers, they are the following:
  • Reach 2k Instagram Followers
  • Reach 2k Bloglovin Followers
  • Reach 1k Twitter Followers 
  • Reach 150k Pageviews
  • Da: 30+
Let me know what are some of your goals for 2018. Do you want to focus more on your career, health or social life? What`s the main thing you want to accomplish this year?


  1. Good luck with your goals. I don't eat too much meat either, I tried becoming a vegetarian too a few years ago and it wasn't that bad, but there were times when I craved a burger or fish etc so I am happy at the moment where I eat meat once or twice a week.


  2. I think you have great and acheivable goals here. I have been vegetarian/pescatarian for 14 years, although veganism is not for me, I have implemented days that I eat vegan meals. Best wishes with all of your goals. xx/Madison

  3. Good luck with all of your goals! I've thought about going Vegan for a few days to see how I get on, but I'm scarfed to commit haha. I'll have to give it a go too. Happy New Year xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  4. You have awesome goals! I am toying with the idea of going lacto-ovo vegetarian (where you still eat dairy and eggs) on and off but I could never be vegan though. I do have a lot of meatless days though. I would love to travel more too but I have not accumulated enough work hours.

    Hannah the Mad Dog

  5. I dont think I could become a vegetarian either but having a few vegans days during the week is not a bad idea. I too want to travel more!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  6. You have some great blogging goals!
    Good luck on your masters this year too!

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  7. I agree, you can't really change overnight. These are some great goals and wish you the best x

  8. These are all great goals, I like that they are realistic but things you can work towards. Good luck!

  9. What fantastic goals, I have every faith you will achieve them!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  10. That's incredible that you are getting your M.A. Digital Marketing - that's the way to go!!
    Happy Wednesday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  11. These are some wonderful goals! I also like to think of self-improvement as an on-going process, one that shouldn't start or stop just because of a new year. I'd also like to spend more time with friends and family, and have better work/blog/life balance in general. A masters in Digital Marketing sounds so exciting, wishing you the best of luck!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  12. Such lovely blog goals! I definitely want to just work on being more consistent and having better time management with blogging even when I get busy.

  13. Some really great goals here! I must admit I have given up on making goals for my blog lately but there are lots of personal goals I want to achieve this year such s read more industry related content for my career and see my grandparents more!!xx

    Honeypot Blogs

  14. Hello! I loved your goals for 2018. You are so right, there's nothing like new year, new me, no one changes after midnight Dec 21st and the at 00:01 in 2018 wow, a complete different person. If so, many people who do harm to others would turn into angels :) I liked your blogging plans, liked that you will have your Master's in your country. I am sorry for that, that you work hard, treat everybody well and still, not everybody is treating you in a nice way. So I think your plans are amazing! Hope you enjoy the day! Hugs!

  15. These are great goals! I wish a fantastic 2018.

    xx, Maryam