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Aloha 2018: So Happy to Finally Meet You

Aloha 2018: So Happy to Finally Meet You

Aloha 2018, where have you been all my life? A new year, a fresh start. A good time for resolutions and to imagine the possibilities of where the year will lead. Dreams can be set in motion to become reality, as long as someone is willing to put in the work. That is key, putting in the work. So many people start off on the right foot January 1st only to get off track and fall back into old habits. Success comes down to, how bad do you want it?

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Abraham Lincoln

I love that quote. You are in control of your dreams. No one else. Are you planning on creating goals or resolutions for 2018? If you are feeling overwhelmed with what you want to achieve, try to break-down your goals into different “life” categories. I think having manageable, “mini goals” is also a good idea. Checking mini goals off your list can add up to big accomplishments overall.

I’ve created some goals for 2018 that I wanted to shared. Some are concrete and measurable while other’s are a bit more intangible.

Aloha Lovely

  • Maintain a Minimum of 1 Blog Post per Week.
  • Design 5 New Items for the Shop per Month
  • Pitch to 5 New Brands a Month

Family

  • Slow down, take in the small moments. Listen better, be present.
  • Take at least three family trips in 2018.
  • Stress less. Let go of some control. Ride the wave baby.

Wellness

  • Healthy Meal Planning – Monday through Friday
  • Morning Run – Monday through Friday
  • CrossFit – 3 Days a Week

Personal/Home

  • Create Wardrobe Capsule by End of January
  • Live More With Less – Early Spring Cleaning
  • Master Bedroom – Refresh and Restyle

I plan to have a check in with myself at the end of every month to evaluate how I’ve been doing. If its a goal I can check off the list, then I can replace it with a new goal. If it’s a goal I need to maintain, am I meeting that demand? I think you have to have both accountability as well as flexibility in your goal-setting.

Aloha Lovely Rearview Rainbow

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

I’m curious, how have you laid out your goals? I’d love to see what everyone else is looking forward to achieve in 2018. Please feel free to share with me in the comments.

Aloha 2018 and Happy New Year everyone.



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41 Comments

  • Reply
    Wiki
    January 9, 2018 at 5:41 AM

    Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( https://www.instagram.com/tayo_home/ ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Keep up the good work on your blog.

    Regards
    Wiki

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 9, 2018 at 11:05 AM

      Thanks Wiki! Appreciate it. I’ll head over to your IG to check out your cuties! 🙂

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    the adventurer
    January 7, 2018 at 4:36 PM

    Love each of these goals you have set! From family goals, to the blog and personal you truly have put together a well balanced list. Wishing you the best in the new year and can’t wait to see you check them off your list!

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 7, 2018 at 6:47 PM

      Happy New Year!! Here’s to smashing all our goals!

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    Jasmine Eclipse
    January 5, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    Love, love, love this! I’m on Maui, and just recently moved back to the islands from Canada (in time to miss that crazy snow storm that’s happening there!) I love that your goals were/are to slow down and get healthier – those are my goals too!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM

      Thanks Jasmine! Welcome back to paradise! Happy you’re missing the crazy cold weather. Cheers to 2018!

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    Catherine
    January 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    Writing down goals is such an important step to accomplishing them. I love how you’ve separated yours into categories. Happy 2018!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 5, 2018 at 2:59 PM

      Thanks Catherine, I so agree! Happy 2018!

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    Cassandra Jane
    January 5, 2018 at 12:19 AM

    Pretttty. You make Hawaii traffic actually look nice, haha.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 5, 2018 at 2:58 PM

      Lol. If only that were the truth!

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    Julie
    January 4, 2018 at 7:53 PM

    Wonderful goals! I want to travel more with my family and exercise more too. Good luck on attaining your goals!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 5, 2018 at 2:58 PM

      Thanks Julie! You as well!!

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    Jessica Bradshaw
    January 4, 2018 at 3:17 PM

    Gorgeous photo of you, girl. Such great goals! All attainable, but they will challenge you and allow you to grow. Good luck this year! I hope 2018 is your best yet!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 5, 2018 at 2:58 PM

      Thanks so much Jessica! Best of luck to you as well!!

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    Jules
    January 4, 2018 at 10:35 AM

    Amazing post!

    https://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it

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    Brittany
    January 4, 2018 at 9:16 AM

    What a great set of goals. Especially the family list. We could all take advice from that! Best of luck on reaching your goals. Have a fantastic 2018!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 5, 2018 at 2:57 PM

      Thanks Brittany! Happy New Year!

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    Adepoju Grace
    January 4, 2018 at 6:10 AM

    I love your goals. They seem feasible. Go girl!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 5, 2018 at 2:57 PM

      Thanks, almost one week down, lol.

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    Aditi Wardhan Singh
    January 3, 2018 at 10:18 AM

    Those are great goals. Wishing you luck for them all.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 4, 2018 at 5:47 AM

      Many thanks Aditi, Happy New Year!

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    Leah
    January 3, 2018 at 9:24 AM

    I love your goals!! They look a lot mine lol. It is so hard to slow down when you have so much going on which goes hand and hand with stressing less. I hope to meditate more in 2018 and hopefully find all around balance. Any tips on how to do that? Hope you have a wonderful and blessed 2018!! Thanks for the great post!!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 4, 2018 at 5:46 AM

      Thanks Leah! I wish I knew how to meditate! Welcome to any tips you may have. Aloha!

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    candy
    January 3, 2018 at 9:23 AM

    I would list wellness and family first and next would be work and home. Wish you the best on your lists for 2018.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 4, 2018 at 5:45 AM

      Totally agree, they’re not really listed in any priority as is, just categorized. Happy New Year!

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    Anna
    January 3, 2018 at 8:49 AM

    This is such a great post! I love how you broke it down into different aspects of your life. Makes it for more manageable goals! Xo ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 4, 2018 at 5:45 AM

      Thanks Anna, it definitely helps me!

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    Candy
    January 3, 2018 at 5:58 AM

    Happy New Years. I think your goals are interesting. A huge family trip is on our radar. All the best to you.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 4, 2018 at 5:44 AM

      Thanks Candy, Happy New Year!!

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    nicole
    January 3, 2018 at 5:57 AM

    Thanks for sharing your goals! I love seeing other people’s goals, as it inspires me!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 4, 2018 at 5:43 AM

      Thanks Nicole, I totally agree!

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    Emily
    January 3, 2018 at 2:59 AM

    I love your goals! I would love to get into crossfit because I have friends who love it, so maybe I’ll look into it more this year.

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 4, 2018 at 5:42 AM

      Thanks Emily! You should totally give it a try, its so empowering and I’ve seen the most body transformation from it!

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    Jessica
    January 2, 2018 at 6:38 PM

    New year, new goals! I have a few for myself too. I hope to stay focused on them and try to achieve them!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 2, 2018 at 6:44 PM

      Same here! Good luck Jessica 🙂

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    Emily | Made of Stories Blog
    January 2, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    Those sound like great goals! I want to finish our master bedroom this year too–it’s new with our addition, so it’s in dire need of some love. Happy New Year!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 2, 2018 at 2:30 PM

      Thanks Emily! Yes, I so need to figure out what to do with the master bedroom..its so bland right now!!

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    Amanda
    January 2, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    I love this! Breaking things down into categories makes a lot of sense. What is a wardrobe capsule? I’m getting married later this year, so my goal is to get in shape and feel good/healthy. I got super lazy last year, but I won’t let that happen again! “How bad do you want it?” – something so helpful to remember!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM

      Thanks Amanda! A wardrobe capsule is about living more with less. Limiting your closet to pieces you really love that you can use to create many outfits. I did a closet purge already of things that I just never wear and were taking up space in my closet and in my brain, lol. If you do a search (especially on Pinterest) you can see what other people have done. Aloha!

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    Harmony, Momma To Go
    January 2, 2018 at 10:48 AM

    I love that your goals are specific, but open – and attainable!

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      julie@alohalovely.com
      January 2, 2018 at 12:01 PM

      Thanks Harmony! Trying to make them manageable.

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