Setting My 2018 Intentions

Happy New Year! This year literally flew by! It’s New Year’s Day and I’m so excited for 2018. 2017 wasn’t at all what I expected it to be and as I sit and reflect on this past year, I’ve realized that I could have done so much more. Instead of dwelling, I’ve made a resolution to create the life I want in 2018 and I could not be more excited for what’s to come. I’m a true believer of creating my own destiny and future through faith, prayer, and dedication.

A quick recap of 2017:

  • I was offered a paid internship at NET-A-PORTER. It was a really hands-on experience and I got to meet some amazing people. I worked on some very stylish events and was in the room with a lot of my favorite fashion influencers and editors.5
  • I went home to New Orleans for Mardi Gras to see my family and friends.
  • I took a quick trip to Miami to celebrate my birthday!
  • I finished my internship at NET-A-PORTER and started a new chapter with a new position working in the PR department of a major beauty brand.
  • I visited Philadelphia for the first time to go to Made in America Festival. I saw Solange, Migos, J.Cole, The Chain Smoker, and Cardi B perform live for the first time.
  • I attended 2 concerts: Big Sean at Radio City Music Hall & Jay-Z at The Barclay’s Center.
  • Discovered some new fave food spots.
  • My grandmother visited us in New York from New Orleans and we got to spend lots of quality time together.
  • I wrote lots of blog posts, changed up the layout and worked on improving my content.
  • I switched up my hairstyle.
  • I made 2 years living here in New York.

It has been an interesting ride. The longer I live here, the more I grow and learn about myself. I’m looking forward to growing even more and continuing to create the life I want. Last year, I went into 2017 without setting intentions. While I’m appreciative of my life and what I was able to accomplish, I feel like I could have done more. For 2018, I have a few things that I want to do. Read what they are below.

This year, I resolve to:

  • Improve my relationship with God: Talk to him more, pray more, give more thanks.
  • Read more books: Read one book per month.
  • Take care of me, inside and out: Eat healthy, take vitamins & supplements and move more.
  • Take advantage of living in NYC: Say yes to invitations, try new things and go to more events.
  • Create more quality content: Take courses to improve my photography skills, writing, and social media content.
  • Build a brand: Keep it consistent & be entrepreneurial. 
  • Create memories: Travel and take more pictures and videos.
  • Be kind to myself and others: Be mindful of my language and check in with myself, often.
  • Wake up earlier: Take advantage of the daylight, slow down, and enjoy each day.
  • Step out of my comfort zone: Try new things and experiences.
  • Buy less and appreciate what I have, while continuing to choose quality of quantity.

What are some of your intentions for 2018?

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Author: Coreyiel

Coreyiel is a lifestyle blogger and PR & Influencer Marketing pro from New Orleans, LA, currently chasing her dreams in NYC. She loves sharing life's little luxuries such as beauty, food, and travel, as well as her tips to help motivate women of color in the beauty & fashion industry.