Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Focusing on 2018.

There's nothing like beginning a New Year with a new perspective and some goals. Hello 2018, let me tell you, you are no different. Setting goals at the beginning of a New Year aren't for everyone. Some people may prefer the option to go with the flow of what a New Year whilst others opt to have some kind of motivation and drive behind making their year the best it can be. 

I enjoy setting goals, particularly at the start of a New Year. It feels refreshing, can begin my mindful engine on looking ahead and can help me to be more organised. A lot of the goals this year are geared towards saving but also experiencing. The latter part of my 2017 was filled with dreadful social anxiety which meant I found it difficult to leave home and see friends. I want to change that in 2018 and throw myself back into all the stuff I usually enjoy doing. 

I want to save a lot more money in 2018, particularly towards a house. Me and Jordan have been living in our rented home for around 2 years and we would like to own our own home ideally by Christmas 2018. I also want to Travel more in 2018, so a girl has got to save. It's easy to spend money on a 'treat' every now and again but I want to put less money into the materialistic things and more into experiences. 2018 will be the year to do that. 

With that in mind below are my 2018 Goals, split into the category of Blog Goals as well as personal/life goals. I'd love to hear some of your own goals for 2018. 

Life Goals

- Begin putting together a Scrapbook.
- Attend Monthly Networking Events
- Listen to more Podcasts
- Start saving for a house
- Host a Gin Night with friends

- Begin/Pass Driving (This has been a goal since 2014, maybe 2018 is the year!)
- Create an exercise regime
- Read 40 Books
- Travel to 4 New Places in the UK
- Schedule to do something once every 2 weeks out of my comfort zone.

Blog Goals

- Hit 10K on Instagram
- Upload Content Regularly
- Send out a Monthly Newsletter every month in 2018
- Review more shows in London
- Review 60 Shows
- Hit 20K on Pinterest 
- Organise another event for Bloggers. 

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  1. I love reading posts like this in the new year, it always leaves me feeling motivated and ready to kick ass! I opted out of setting goals straight away however, because I really want to sit down and have a think about what I need to be doing next. I hope 2018 is a year full of health & happiness either way! x

  2. First and foremost you are so pretty!
    I love the idea of reading 40 books. I love to read but it always gets pushed aside because of other things. Maybe that is a mistake. Perhaps reading more will help me with other things like my blogging!
    I adore your blogging goals. Makes me realize I myself need to set some.

  3. Read 40 books! I'll be lucky to read 4. Have a good 2018!

  4. Ambitious goals, many we have in common. I wish you all the best for 2018!

    1. Thanks hun, hope you have the best 2018! xx

  5. Great goals! I wrote a lot of my goals down too. It helps keep me accountable. I wish you the best of luck and hope that you reach them all!-Elena from Elenathinkslife.com

    1. Oh definitely, I keep mine in a notebook so I can look at them at the end of the year and reflect on the year! :) it's a great thing to do! xx

  6. i really need to start saving some money this year, too. god damn the zara sale!
    if you find any podcasts you'd recommend, definitely let me know! i'm really into them at the moment!
    wishing you all the best for 2018, lovely xx
    katie. xx <a href="http://www.lacoconoire.com"><b>lacoconoire.com</b></a>

    1. I think its so much harder to save money these days, blame retail! Yes definitely, I'm going to do a post mid Feb about some of the great podcasts I've been listening to! xx

  7. Good luck with all your goals this year. I've been loving your content and I know your going to smash 2018 too :) x

    1. Thanks so much Kirsten, I really appreciate your comments! :) I hope 2018 is a great year for me too! xx

  8. My goal for 2018 is to save for a house too so hopefully we'll both manage to achieve that one!

    1. I'm glad we're both in the same boat, good luck Jess! Let me know how you get on! xx

  9. Great goals - good luck with all of them. Hope you can get some money together to make owning your own home a reality this year :) x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

    1. Thanks Aimee! I hope so too, I'd really like my own home. My inner interior lover wants to transform a house (thanks to Pinterest!) xx


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