Looking Ahead; 2017 Goals, Hopes and Dreams

Every January I love to make a list of exciting resolutions and challenges for myself, for the coming year. I find that this motivates me and gives me a chance to really reflect on the year gone by, and I totally recommend it!

This year I’ve listed my 2017 goals, and thought I’d share them with you guys. Basically they’re my hopes, resolutions, and things I’d like to achieve in my life, my work, and with my blog.

2017 goals instax camera and books


Blog/Social Media:

1. Reach 4000 Bloglovin followers

2. Have a whole archive full of posts I’m really proud of.

3. Explore more creative blog posts/step out of my comfort zone.

4. Hit 20,000 followers on Twitter.

5. Collaborate with some exciting brands.



1. Reach 1000 Etsy sales (please visit my shop!)

2. Start producing more products (notebooks, bookmarks, pins, mugs, beanies)

3. Get new business cards.

4. Complete the secret project I’m working on and hopefully see it be a success!

5. Get into a healthier/happier work routine.



1. Live healthier.

2. Look after myself in little ways (sleep better, regular time off)

3. Book a trip for Gary and I.

4. Settle into our new home & start wedding planning.

5. Be adventurous.



1. Really make an effort with Youtube.

2. Keep up our Podcast.

3. Create more Art ‘just because’.

4. Read as much as possible.

5. Make new friends in Plymouth when we move.


I do hope I can achieve all my 2017 goals, or at least most of them! I’m particularly keen to make my new project a success, live healthier and settle into our new home nicely! I think this will improve the three most important aspects of my life; work, my mind/body and my lovely relationship with my fiance in our new house. Please keep your fingers crossed guys, and wish me luck!


What are your hopes for 2017?

Happy new year!



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  • Melina Pena

    I actually followed you on wordpress and bloglovin’. gotta spread the love! I hope you achieve everything you want to achieve in 2017! You deserve all the best xxx

  • I hope you’ll have the most amazing year & achieve all of your goals 🙂 I love the second one you mentioned when it comes to your blog – creating content I’m proud of is one of my goals for 2017 too! Much love & happiness your way x


  • Best of luck with all of your 2017 goals lovely lady! You’re going to smash it I’m sure 🙂 xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • Stacey

    Good luck with all of you 2017 goals! I’m sure you’ll smash them all. Happy new year!!

  • Real exciting! Loads on your plate especially topping that off with a move and wedding planning. Still so exciting. I cannot wait to see everything that you do in this upcoming year. Good luck Jemma. I know that you will do wonders.

  • Sophie

    Wishing you the best for 2017 and all the plans you have, looking forward to what the new year brings x

    Sophie’s Spot

  • I wish a great start of the year hon, and I hope all of these dreams come true 🙂


  • Justine Machin

    Good luck hun, I have no doubt that you will be successful in all your endeavours. And I can’t wait to hear all about this top secret project. I’ve been playing guessing games trying to come up with possible ideas and so far I’ve got a) illustrating a book b) writing a book on blogging or on being Dorkface c) designing a full on stationery line d) being the cover model for blogosphere magazine! I’m probably miles out with all those guesses lol but it was fun thinking them up. Here’s to 2017 hun! May it bring you much happiness, good health and success in everything you do. Lots of love xxx

  • Brooklyn

    Jemma you are a total superstar and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store for you!


  • nicole

    Please keep up with your podcast and YouTube because girl I loved them last year! You will definitely reach your etsy sales goal, I’m going to be ordering a lot! 🙂 you’ve working so hard this year! You honestly deserve all the happiness in 2017 and beyond xxx


  • I’m with you on the making more art ‘just because’ as well as the adventuring. Happy new year! 😀

  • Great goals, Jemma. I’m sure you can smash ’em. Good luck! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  • Good luck on achieving all of your goals, I’m sure you’ll smash them in no time! I too want to keep on creating art & boost my etsy – I’ve only started my etsy recently and I’m so excited to get it up and running properly!

    Lizzie Bee // mysticthorn.com

  • Rosy Ferry

    Good luck hitting your goals, I bet you manage them all really quickly 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  • I am sure you will reach them all love. All the best for 2017. xx


  • Great gaols, I’m sure you will complete them all :). I love podcasts so I have subscribed to your podcast xx


  • Happy New Year, good luck with your goals and I hope 2017 is a healthy and happy year for you xoxo


  • Becky Hughff

    Amazing goals and good luck with achieving them all! I know it’s cliche but I really want to be healthier and happier this year! I also want to read and educate myself more in 2017!


  • So great that you’ve made goals for every aspect of your life! Hope you can achieve all your goals for 2017


  • These goals are very well thought out and I believe you’ll definitely be able to achieve them all. Good luck for 2017 dear.

    Tajinder | http://www.musicgeekonline.co.uk

  • These are great goals, Jemma. Something tells me this is going to be the best year for you yet. 🙂 Here’s to 2017! May it be filled with success and new adventures!

    Wishing you all the best in your endeavors 🙂

    xo E

  • You’ve got some awesome goals there, I love how you separated them into categories – I really should write my own list! Happy New Year!
    – Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk

  • Happy new year lovely lady – you totally got this! xo

  • Happy New Year – I love your goals. Mine are private this year but I feel super positive about achieving them as each day I do something that takes me closer x

  • Great goals, 🙂 Happy new year.. x


  • Ellie Pilcher

    Fabulous goals hun! 🙂 I hope you achieve them all this year! x

    Ellie | EllesBellesBookshelf

  • Absolutely can’t wait to see more of you this year when you’re settled in your new home! You’ve got every single one of those goals in the bag, i’m sure of it! Alice xxx


  • I also want to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to blog posts. I really want to post more food and lifestyle posts! :)x

    Anu♡ | Based On | Bloglovin