Hey guys,
this is my first article on We Heart It, but I hope it won't be my last. Today I will be writing about my plans and goals for 2018.
Also: I am not a native English speaker so sorry if there are any mistakes.

1. Family and Friends

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I know 2018 will be a busy year for me with graduation and applying to jobs and universities and all, but I'd like to make sure that I go out (or stay in) with friends at least once a week. I also have lots of time off from school and I want to go on vacation with my friends as well.

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Same thing here. I might move away for college, but I want to make sure that I use my time wisely and spend as much as possible with my family before I move and after I move I'd wish to see my family at least once a month.

2. Personal Development

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This year I want to finally finish my goodreads Reading Challenge goal of 100 books. And it can't all be fiction books either. I want to educate myself as good as I can.

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Self - Defense

Since my preferred university is in a city with a violence rate that is quite high I want to be able to defend myself if someone ever tries to hurt me. I think this would be a good thing for anyone to do, not only for protecting yourself, but it also gives you a lot of confidence. So one of my plans is to take a Self-Defense class.

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This year I want to stop worrying about what other people think and just wear what I want. I've experienced the moment where you want to buy something but then don't because you are to embarrassed to wear it many many times in 2017 and I just don't want that anymore.

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In 2018 I want to start learning French. I might need the language for my future career and even though it isn't my favorite language I want to start learning it.

3. Money

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save money

Since I want to move to an expensive city, but also travel a lot I need to save. I'll try to put at least 20 dollars a month towards my savings and also every quarter I see I will put aside and save. I hope that this will at least get me started on some savings.

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keep track of money

Sometimes at the end of the month I will be confused about where my money went. So this year I plan to start keeping track of it in a journal and write down all my expenses and how much I save and stuff. So I have a better overview and maybe this will help me see what I need to cut down on.

4. Career/School

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I am going to try to study an hour everyday in order to sufficiently prepare for my finals. The main goal of course is to improve my grades so I can get into my dream university.

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I want to go to my dream university. I am going to improve my GPA and hope to be accepted. If not that is okay and I'll wait, but I really want to go there.

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I want to find a job that I can do even though school and studying takes up lots of time. I just want to earn my own money so I can save up and so I can travel.

5. Fun and Recreation

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I want to travel to at least one new place. I actually have plans to go to Dublin as a school trip and I am really excited as I have never been to Ireland, but I'd also like to go to Greece or maybe Croatia. Something beachy.

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I want to be able to spend more time outdoors and not be as much of a homebody. Even if I just take my schoolwork outside and study in the park. Just to make sure I get some fresh air every once in a while.

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I really like to go watch movies, but I never go because it costs money. I plan to take myself out on movie dates more often, especially because there are so many good movies coming out soon that I'd like to see.

6. Home

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My big goal next year is to get rid of a ton of stuff since I will be moving and can't take everything with me anyways. I will try to donate or sell most of it so I should start soon in order to be done when I have to move.

7. Health and Fitness

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I have a gym membership, but I rarely ever use it. Next year I plan on going to the gym once a week at least, but my actual goal is three times. I'll really try to fit the workout in my schedule this time.

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eat less fish

At the moment I am only pescetarian, which means I eat no meat, but I do eat sea food. I will try to change this next year and eat no more or at least a lot less fish.

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In addition to going to the gym I want to do some yoga at home once a week in order to improve my flexibility and also because it helps me relax.

Okay, so we are done with this list now. Thank god, because it is already really long. I don't know if I'll actually stick to this, but I will definitely try my best.

I hope I'll be able to upload a new article soon.
Love, Alice