2017 | My Goals, Hopes, Dreams & Wishes.

2017 | My Goals, Hopes, Dreams & Wishes.

Hello hello hello and Happy New Year! I have spent the very first day of 2017 snuggled up by the fire with my favourite person, watching films and having plenty of furry cuddles with three fluff balls. It really has been every kind of wonderful.

As you are probably already very aware I am all about the planning and the goal making so of course resolutions are on the agenda today. They have been for the past few weeks as I’ve really taken time to consider what I would like to achieve in 2017. How would I like to grow and evolve and what I wish to learn from in the not so popular twenty sixteen.

Looking back over 2016  I’ve decided to treat it as the year that taught me so much, and laid firm foundations for an incredible 2017. There is always a bright side, but sometimes it just takes a little time to unveil itself.

So, twenty seventeen, what’s the deal?

In a recent post I explained that I was no longer going to obsess over numbers, I have taken this a step further than just the online world into my personal life and goals. I tend to be an over achiever and will always push for more, whilst this proves to be successful on a results basis, it inevitably leads to exhaustion and burn out. I’m taking a kinder approach this year. To be considerate and gentle with myself, to the precious time I have and in giving those around me more of my time. I plan on having general goals that are light and flexible instead of weighed down by pressure. Here are my resolutions for 2017 as well as a few wise words I’ll be bearing in mind as I journey through the best year so far.

My New Year Resolutions 2017

  • To spend more time with Fray, my friends and family. We are who we are because of the people we surround ourselves with. I’d like to dedicate more time to these lovely humans who make my soul happy.
  • To save money each month. There isn’t an exact number, finances will fluctuate month to month so I’ll be saving a different amount each month. However, I will save at least something on a regular basis and every little helps!
  • To workout every day with a healthy and happy me in mind. I won’t be working out because I want to be thinner, more toned or a size XYZ. I’ll be working out every day for a minimum of 15 minutes to maintain a content body. Workouts will range from bicycle rides to yoga, pilates and walks.
  • To create content on my blog and youtube channel that I am proud to publish. Quality over quantity.
  • To travel to different countries, something I am very excited about and looking forward to.
  • To read many many books whilst snuggled by the fire. During the past few years I have woken early to work on my blog or other projects, ran out of the house for work only to return late at night and sit infront of my laptop until the early hours of the morning. 2017 is going to be a little different as I plan on embracing the art of slow living and taking it a little easier. Plenty of tea will of course be required, as will interesting books – any recommendations are welcomed!
  • Daily meditation – I am a calmer, more concise and content person when I meditate. Just 10 minutes can change my whole day so it’s a very important one for me.
  • To tick at least five things off my bucket list.
  • To enjoy social media again – I began to take twitter and instagram for granted and treated them as a tool to promote my blog rather than an interesting place to meet like minded individuals and lovely souls.
  • To make someone smile every day. A smile can change everything.

I’d love to hear what your goals, dreams, wishes, hopes and resolutions are for the big 2017, please comment below or tweet me on twitter! You can also find me on instagram – the wonderful world of delightful little squares.



  1. January 2, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I love the idea of making someone smile everyday. What a wonderful resolution and you have a great list. Happy new year Peta xx

    • Peta
      January 7, 2017 / 6:00 pm

      Happy New Year Kate 🙂 xx

  2. January 2, 2017 / 10:50 am

    It sounds like we both have quite similar plans for the new year – to create a more well-balanced life and a more peaceful ‘you’ 🙂 I hope 2017 is everything you want it to be, Peta, and I’m looking forward to reading all about it! C xx

    • Peta
      January 7, 2017 / 6:01 pm

      Happy New Year Cat!! Wishing you the very best with your plans in 2017 and a very calm and well balanced year xx

  3. January 2, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Happy New Year Peta!

    I’m avoiding writing an explicit list of New Year resolutions or goals because if there was one thing 2016 left me feeling, it was that chasing happiness can be futile. I’d tell myself that if only I did X or achieved Y or proved Z, then I would be happy, but I never was, not really. In fact, the happiest moments are often the most low key or unplanned events, like a lazy breakfast or reading a book or going for a walk to clear your head.

    So I love the idea of slow living and I can’t wait to hear how you get on! Loving the idea of daily activity too – I’ve made a start with doing a quick pilates for beginners video both days of 2017 so far!

    Much love
    K x

    • Peta
      January 7, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Awww well done Ksenia <3 I'm going with the flow more this year. Wishing you the very best 2017.
      Peta xx

  4. January 2, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Lovely post! Wishing you the absolute best for 2017. I have a feeling it is gonna be a good un!

    vamourous24.wordpress.com xxxx

    • Peta
      January 7, 2017 / 6:04 pm

      Ooooh I think so too! Happy New Year Lovely! xx

  5. January 3, 2017 / 9:45 am

    I am all for read all the books! I hope to read just as many this year as last year. I also foresee my blog taking a bit of a backseat to life later in the year and I am OK with that. After all, I just blog for fun and I like to keep it that way.

    • Peta
      January 7, 2017 / 6:05 pm

      That’s great Kerri 🙂 I think it’s all about keeping a perspective on everything. Wishing you the happiest of years. xx

  6. January 8, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Oh Peta, I love this post! I have the similar feeling of wanting to do really well and achieve things but also being kinder to myself about it. Honestly, this post could have been written about me ha!! I’m also trying to put less pressure on myself and ensure that my whole life isn’t just about promoting blog content. There’s a fine balance which I’m yet to find but I’m hoping I will soon haha. Good luck with all of your 2017 goals, they sound great and I’m sure you can achieve them all! 🙂 xx

    • Peta
      January 8, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Suzy!! <3 Wishing you the very best in 2017, I hope we both manage to find that balance. xx

  7. January 12, 2017 / 8:56 am

    They all sounds like fabulous goals. I definitely love the sound of slow living, it’s so important to take that step back from the grind. I’m also trying to read a lot more this year!

    • Peta
      January 12, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Thank you for your comment Jasmin 🙂 it’s tough taking a step back isn’t it! It always seems to try and draw you in but I think as with everything it’s all about practice.
      Peta xx

  8. January 18, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Loved this post girl – it’s SO important to not put too much pressure on yourself with unrealistic resolutions! I definitely want to just take this year a bit slower and enjoy every moment, spend it with loved ones and travel lots! Great post lovely!

    Hayley xo

    • Peta
      January 18, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Aww thank you so much for your comment Hayley!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *