My First Time: Setting My 2019 Goals

I’m definitely not one of those people that prescribes to the idea that you only need to set resolutions for the new year on January 1st. In fact, once the holidays are over, I believe that you should always take the first few silent moments in January to mull over your goals for the next year. I feel like that this is the simplest way you can really figure out what’s important to you.

Here are my goals for the upcoming year:

Chase your happy

Almost every day, I ask myself – is this thing that I’m doing making me feel happy. More and more I feel less of that happiness and I feel like I need to focus more on what makes me smile.

Feel Stronger

Now that I’ve been working out pretty frequently, I sometimes plateau and want to exercise less, especially when I see no difference in my physique. I definitely want 2019 to be focused more on how I feel, rather than how I look.

Explore More

When I was living in Asia 3 years ago, I felt like my constant need to explore was often met. Now that I’ve been back in Canada for a while, I often feel a little stir-crazy. This is a reminder to myself to not only adventure to new places, but to explore more spaces at home.

Live Minimally 

Through the powers of purchasing and my credit card, I’ve somehow have accumulated way more than I actually need. This year, I want to get rid of items that don’t have a purpose in my life, to make space for what I really want.

Produce Less Waste 

People are so wasteful and not conscious of how much garbage they produce in their everyday lives. I just want to be more conscious of this.

Only buy what you need

This goes hand in hand with the two goals above – and I also think it would largely help me save a lot of money!

Let go more

I find myself holding onto anger and negative feelings a little too much, so I think it’s time I actively work through that.

Rediscover your passions

I used to play the ukulele, sing, love taking photos, read, workout and somehow manage it all. Now, so many of those things just seem time consuming when I’m exhausted, so I just want to rediscover why I loved doing those things.

Practice Peace

I need to take more time in my day to focus on my inner peace. Maybe if I mediated more often, or even just took some time to stretch in the morning, I would feel more mentally at ease.

Take breaks more often

There is never a bad time to take a break. I think that sometimes I try to juggle a little too much and that I need to just be okay with taking a breath.

What are your goals for 2019? Feel free to share in the comments below!

With love,


  1. Yes to all of these! I wish I could accomplish them all but I find I have to be super selective with my goals or else I won’t follow through with them all. Even right now I have about 6 or 7, and I’d like to cut that in half. Cheers to a new year and wishing you all the best lady! Have so much fun in Dublin and let me know if you need any tips. 😉


    1. Awe I totally love that Cate – that’s such a great goal to have!! Hope 2019 is an amazing year for you girly!



    1. Yesss – exploring is always so much fun!! Hope you have an amazing 2019 girly and get out of your comfort zone as much as possible!!



  2. Hey Hillory!

    Loving all your resolutions and I feel like they do go along the same line as mine which is great! I think it is important for us all to start reducing the amount of waste we product and the amount of consumption we do in general as well! And YES to chasing your happiness!


    1. Ah that’s amazing goal to have – sewing is so much fun and makes you so proud when you’re able to make / fix something!



  3. These are truly such fabulous, inspirational goals. I especially love “chase your happy”. That is such a wonderful aspiration to keep in mind as 2019 progresses!

  4. I totally agree with your goal about chasing what makes you happy! It is important that we do what we enjoy or else we’ll be full of regrets. I like the overall vibes of your goals. Exercising well and exploring more is always good. There’s so much to see in the world! I like the point about less waste. We waste so much materials, we don’t even consider what happens after we throw something away. Good luck with all of your goals!!

    Nancy ♥

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