Goals for 2018| Life Of Dahlia

I’m not really a new years resolution type of person mainly because I usually epicly fail at it, but this year I do want to set myself some goals. I’m not putting huge pressure on myself to complete all of these but they are some things I would like to do.


  1. Finish my Master Makeup Artistry course –

    First of all I really would like to make a good effort at completing my Master Makeup Artistry course through QC Makeup Acadamy. I didn’t get much done last year because I was slowly building up my kit, which I think is in a pretty good place right now to start doing makeup on other people.

  2. Make this year more about experiences than buying things –

    As someone who suffers from anxiety and depression, I have a tendency to isolate myself from the world and therefore I do feel like I miss out on a lot. This year I would like to have more experience than buying things that clutter my space. I know there are certain situations that might be harder for me so I want to take it slow, so I don’t get to overwhelmed. I already have a few things booked in this year that I’m excited about like concerts and going to see a few musicals with my mum and sisters.

  3. Learn more –

    I love learning all sorts of new skills, number one kind of fits here but I am constantly on the search for new things to learn especially if it’s centred around art.

    My favourite sites to learn new skills from are Creativelive.com (See a list of my favourite classes from the site here) and Youtube, I’ve learnt so many things from both these sites and I plan on continuing expanding my knowledge in 2018.

  4. Live a more minimal life –

    This is a big goal for me this year and I want to expand beyond my makeup collection (project pan) and stop buying products until I’ve used them up but also other things like not buying heaps more clothes etc. I am going to do a bigger post on this and go into more detail so I won’t talk about it much here.

  5. Improve my makeup skills –

    This kind of goes with number one but I also would like to improve my skill on my own face as well as doing other peoples. I want to do more creative looks like the skull look I did for Halloween or the deer one I tried earlier last year.

  6. Save some money –

    This is a goal for a lot of people I’m sure and this is partly why I’m going on a low buy this year because I would love to save some money to finish my mini reno on my house and maybe go on a trip somewhere.

  7. Take a trip –

    This kind of goes into number two with having more experiences, I don’t get to travel much I can’t really afford it and when I have It has been with help from my Family.

    A couple of years ago I got to spend time with my sister in Queensland, she lived there at the time, it was awesome and I had some great experiences there.

    I’ve been wanting to take another trip for a while with my Mum, not sure where maybe somewhere like Melbourne it’s been a while since I’ve been so that might be fun. I also want to take a trip to Tasmania and New Zealand so I’ll need to be more frugal so that I can pay for it.

  8. Create some art –

    I didn’t really do much last year as far as my art is concerned, mainly because of illness which made me lack inspiration and motivation to create. This year I’m hoping I will be able to push myself a bit more and create some art.

  9. Focus on my wellness through daily practice of meditation and mindfulness –

    I find this helpful but I’m very slack and I know my own mind can get the better of me a lot of the time so I would like to start a process of daily meditation and try my hardest to push any negative thoughts from my mind.

  10. Practice Yoga a few times a week –

    I quite enjoy yoga but I do find it hard to get on the mat especially when my Fibromyalgia is playing up or I feel sick for other reasons. As much as I would love to do it daily and I may get there, I have to start slow because it’s been a while since I’ve done any so I don’t want to over do it. Never the less I want to make a goal to at least start doing it a few times a week.

    I love Yoga with Adriene on Youtube she is a fantastic instructor and has videos for beginners through to the more advanced.

  11. Take walks –

    I have to admit I don’t do this very often, I do prefer going for walks outside but my anxiety stops me from doing this so I usually do it on the treadmill which is a start, it’s all exercising.
    If that’s where I start I’m ok with that hopefully I can eventually get out there and go for walks outside.

  12. Get out more –

    Because of my anxiety I really don’t go out much especially by myself, I have social anxiety so it really has prevented me from doing a lot. I’m usually fine in most situations if I’m with someone else but I do often find situations like going out for a walk or the into the city or just a shopping centre as well as appointments quite overwhelming.

    So I rely on others a lot but this is a huge goal for me I would like to be more independent and go out by myself. It could just be when there is something I need from the shops or going to the movies by myself. I don’t drive so I have to take public transport which sometimes is quite overwhelming, I used to be fine with this but over the years it just becomes harder.

    I would like to challenge myself to be able to do many things to make myself more independent but I just want to start small, I’m not expecting a miracle overnight but I’m willing to try my hardest because I have to.

    I would also just generally like to spend more time outside instead of couped up indoors.

  13. Read More –

    I love reading but sometimes I just find it hard to pick up a book even though I really enjoy it. I have been enjoying purchasing Audiobooks off of Audible and I like to put it on while I’m reading. I find its a great way for me to kind of do some mindfulness or meditation because I can focus on the book and block out the world and my own thoughts for a while.

  14. Practice my Guitar –

    This is another thing I really haven’t done very much of in the last year since I bought my guitar. I love practising but I do get easily frustrated and when I have flare-ups of my Fibromyalgia I find it difficult to practice because my wrist and hands can ache quite bad. I do want to make a better effort to practice because its something I’ve always wanted to do.

I hope you all enjoyed reading my post. I would love to know what your goals are for this year.

I’m currently putting together a ‘What I’m not going to buy in 2018‘ post so I’ll share that with you soon.


Disclaimer – This post is not sponsored and does not contain any affiliate links, all links included are for reference only in case you are interested in anything mentioned.

Published by

erin applebee

Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.