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


  • 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.


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


  • 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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Aloha 2018: So Happy to Finally Meet You

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    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 ( ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

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    Keep up the good work on your blog.


  2. 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!

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

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

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

  5. 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!

    1. 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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