2018 Goals & Plans

Setting some goals and travel plans for an exciting year ahead!...


Gallssssssssssss, how is everyone?! I hope you all had the most magical Christmas and New Year! <3

I had a super relaxing break and barely looked at my phone and you know what?! It was bloody WONDERFUL! I didn't realise quite how much I needed the time off to unwind until Christmas had arrived. It was so nice to spend some quality time with Ben and my family and friends and to just really live in the moment and not have to worry about projects and blog posts and social media. I really hope you managed to fit in some downtime too!

I have to admit though, by yesterday I was well and truly ready to come back to work and was itching to get planning and creating again. My lovely assistant started yesterday and she's wonderful - we've designed and planned a new blog design, some features and have some super exciting travel plans and ideas for this year, I can't wait to start putting everything into action! We're going to be spending the next few weeks getting everything ready for the new blog design and can't wait to share what we're working on with you all!

For now, I wanted to share some exciting travel plans and personal goals for 2018 - I have a really good feeling about this year and can't wait to see what it holds! What are your goals? I'd love to know! 

Goals for 2018:

  1. Buy a house - this is mine and Ben's biggest goal for 2018, we've nearly reached our savings goal and will hopefully start looking for our dream home in the next few months. OMFG I canny wait to decorate and show you guys the before/afters!
  2. Grow my YouTube to 20,000 subscribers and Instagram to 40,000 - I knowwwwww that the blogging world isn't all about numbers but I'd really love to put more effort in with my channel and social this year and it's just a personal goal that I've set myself.
  3. Visit 5 new destinations - I'd LOVE to hit up some more destinations that I've never visited this year, I'm really going to be working so hard on my travel content this year and would love to get to Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Milan and the Philippines to cover on FMIF!
  4. Learn Spanish - another personal goal from me but I've wanted to learn Spanish for the longest time, and luckily Ben wants to as well so we're going to learn and practice together!
  5. Take 3 solo trips - I've really enjoyed the solo trips that I've taken over the past two years and would love to cover some more, both for my own personal memories and to share more female solo travel content here on FMIF!

Travel plans for 2018:

Booked: Devon, Paris, Amsterdam.

Planning: Philippines, Canada, Italy, New York, Japan, Milan, the Caribbean, Indonesia.

What are your goals and plans for 2018 girls? I'd love to know what you have planned, from travel to personal goals - it's also great to hear your plans!



  1. Serene 3rd January 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Wishing you luck with your future goals for 2018! I’d like to learn a new language!
    I wanted to learn Italian!
    Happy New Year!

    Serene xoxo


    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you lovely! I hope you have a wonderful 2018! x

  2. Laura 3rd January 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Happy New Year lovely! I’d love to learn Spanish too – it’s such a beautiful language! Maybe one day… When I find the motivation haha!

    I’d love to go to Paris this year as well. I’ve been meaning to go in the past few years as there’s really no excuse with Eurostar being so easy, but somehow I still haven’t managed to get off my butt and just go! Hopefully this year will be the one xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Hayley 3rd January 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Isn’t it love?! Ben and I have wanted to learn for so long and I’m determined to make this the year we actually do it! Ah I hope you get to Paris love, it’s magical! I booked Eurostar tickets for around £56 return in the sale was so chuffed! xo

  3. Kerstin 3rd January 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Happy new year hun. Hope you’ve had a fantastic start into 2018. This all sounds bloody fantastic. Especially the bit about you and Ben buying a house. I hope everything will turn out absolutely fine for you and I cannot read your posts in 2018. YOu’ve become one of my all-time fav bloggers last year x

    love, kerstin

    • Hayley 4th January 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Happy New year to you too beautiful! Oh love that means the world thank you! <3 We're honestly so excited to buy a house and make it our home - can't wait to share the journey with you all! x

  4. Peta 4th January 2018 / 1:05 pm

    Ahhh how exciting those plans are amazing! Wishing you ever so much luck with the house buying! Learning Spanish with Ben will be brilliant, my other half is learning at the moment, and as I speak Spanish (having lived in Barcelona for 15 years) he likes that he can practise with me and finds it a lot more motivating rather than doing it on his own.
    Happy New Year my love, I hope 2018 brings you all that you could ever wish for and more.
    Peta x

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:48 pm

      Ah thank you love, we’re honestly so excited and can’t wait to move in! How amazing (we need Skype sessions so you can inspire/motivate me haha!). Have the BEST 2018 lovely lady! <3 x

    • Hayley 4th January 2018 / 3:28 pm

      Thank you lovely! Here’s to more adventures in 2018! x

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:33 pm

      You too lovely; I hope you have a wonderful year! <3 I know we're so excited - it's such a big step but we can't wait to get searching for the perfect place! x

  5. Suze 5th January 2018 / 2:16 pm

    I want to focus on my YouTube channel this year as well. Sounds like you have some fantastic trips in the pipeline, I’ll look forward to reading about them!

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:27 pm

      Here’s to the year of YouTube lovely – hope it’s a great success for you! <3 Can't wait to follow your trips this year Suze! x

  6. Amy 5th January 2018 / 3:30 pm

    I’m so glad you took a break and felt properly relaxed over Christmas! 2018 sounds so exciting for you and I’m 100% sure you can achieve those goals!
    Amy xx

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you lovely one – it felt so great to really take some time off and relax! Have an amazing 2018 – can’t wait to follow your journey this year! <3 x

  7. Lauren 5th January 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Happy new year love!
    Ahh excited to see your travel plans but surprised you’re changing your blog design – it’s already ace and one I aspire to look like!
    Keep doing what you’re doing! xxx
    Lauren sassyinthecity.com

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Happy new year to you too beaut! Ah thanks lovely – I still love it, just ready for a refresh I think! 🙂 Have an amazing year lady <3 x

  8. Gabrielle 6th January 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Oh wow, your goals for 2018 are incredible! Good luck reaching your blogging goals, I’ve no doubt you’ll reach them babe! Also, YES to buying a house with your partner; can’t wait to see how you decorate your new space, Hayley 🙂 Happy New Year!!


    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Ah thank you lovely one! <3 I hope so too, really excited for this year ahead! Thanks lovely - I cannot WAIT to decorate, so excited haha! Have a wonderful 2018 lady! x

  9. Lauren Rose 6th January 2018 / 8:20 pm

    Sounds like your time off over Christmas was well needed! You have some amazing plans this year, good luck with buying a house – I hope I can do this one day!

    I actually have done a post on my blog with my 2018 goals, but my main one is to start saving money more! Starting off by having a clothes spending ban for the whole of January, finding it very hard haha.

    Lauren Rose Style: laurenrosestyle.com

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:24 pm

      Ah thank you love, it was the perfect break!! Thank you, we’re hoping it’s a fairly smooth process (easier said than done I know!). That’s a great goal – I started saving properly last year, it’s so hard but really rewarding! It will make you much more selective when buying your clothes too as you’ll opt for better quality/something that has more longevity! Have a wonderful 2018! <3 x

  10. Nikki 7th January 2018 / 4:30 am

    Great goals, I love that you have a little of everything – some fun and some business! Looking forward to seeing all of your travels this year. Happy 2018, I hope this year is fabulous for you!


    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:23 pm

      Ah thank you lovely! I hope you have a wonderful 2018 too! <3 x

  11. Emma Harrison 7th January 2018 / 11:38 am

    One of mine and Paul’s goals is to learn Spanish too so I’m actually going to be looking into that fairly soon … also I want to travel more and ideally hit 3 new destinations (Ibiza and Amsterdam are on my list of potentials so far) as I loved travelling last year and seem to have finally kicked my fear of flying into touch a little.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:22 pm

      I’m really excited for it love; we’ve wanted to do it for so long and are ready to just get started now! Ibiza and Amsterdam would be soooooo lush love! I’m off to Amsterdam in a few weeks and will be putting together a guide so I’ll drop you a message once it’s live for some inspo in case you book! 🙂 Have an amazing 2018 love! xx

  12. Chrissy 9th January 2018 / 1:50 am

    These are great goals, similar to my personal ones! Always YES to more traveling!

    • Hayley 9th January 2018 / 1:19 pm

      YES to this! Hope you have an amazing 2018! x

  13. Sophie 9th January 2018 / 10:05 pm

    LOVED reading this gal – such exciting plans! I love that your goals include learning a language and solo travel, those are definitely things I’d love to do as well. My goals are to step up my blog as much as possible, to travel to a continent I havent been to yet and to find a good work/life balance xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Hayley 10th January 2018 / 8:30 am

      Ah thank you lovely one! You have some amazing goals and I hope 2018 is an incredible year for you! <3 xx

  14. Layla 14th January 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Ah Happy New Year lovely – wishing you a wonderful 2018!! This is such a lovely post and you’re looking beautiful as always! Can’t wait to see more!!!! 🙂

    Layla xx


    • Hayley 15th January 2018 / 5:53 pm

      You too lovely one! <3 x

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