Looking back at 2017 | This Time Next Year Tag

This time last year, I made a list of goals and I just remembered I did that so now we’re going to look back at these goals and see if I actually accomplished them! I did the This Time Next Year Tag and I’ll look back at that! I will also make new goals for 2018.


2017 Goals

  • Eat less meat. Kinda, I think? I eat less meat but not really consciously. I eat vegetarian about 2 times a week, which is less than last year, but my parents are really meat-eaters so it’s difficult to get them to give up eating meat.
  • Get more organized. Hah, nope.
  • Get my driver’s license. YES! I did that and I’m so proud of myself!
  • Get high grades. Kinda? My grades are still pretty good (only 7s and 8s so that’s good)
  • Blog less but have more interesting content. Yes, this I definitely did! I reduced my blogging to three times a week and make sure to write interesting posts! I want them to be well-written and
  • Keep writing. Definitely, yes! I just finished my first ever complete novel, well, at least the first draft is finished (but now onto edits). I’ve also written 40k of another project and 25k of another, but I never finished those. Woah this means I wrote over 125k this year!
  • Draw more. I’ve actually been drawing more these past weeks, but not that much in the first half of 2017. I’ve taken part in Inktober (and failed) but I’ve set up my own redbubble store and society6 store to sell my designs and I’m working on a little project for 2018 for which I’ll make an etsy store soon.
  • Not quit photography. Oops? I’m not really active with photography anymore. I still like doing it on vacations and trips and take pictures but I’ve even majorly failed at keeping up my bookstagram. I haven’t gone out and taken pictures in forever.
  • Read a lot! Definitely, yes! I read 125 books in 2017!


This Time Next Year Tag: Looking Back

Last year, Sarah tagged me for this tag, which I did on December 31rd, 2016, so now it’s time to look back at my expectations!

This time next year… I will have participated in NaNoWriMo, and not given up

Yes! I did Camp NaNoWriMo twice and won once (the other I lost because I was going on vacation and didn’t have my laptop), and I participated in NaNoWriMo and won! It seems NaNoWriMo is really helping me with keeping up with writing!

This time next year… I’ll be finishing up my Bachelor End Project, and hopefully I will graduate with honors

I’m actually graduating in February probably and if I manage to get an 8 on my final project (which I think I can do), I’ll be graduating with honors!

This time next year… I’ll be more organized in my blogging, writing, school and basically everything

Hah, nope. I wanted to use a planner but that didn’t work out. I think I’m just not really a planner kind of person. I just keep forgetting. I actually have a planner in my school bag at all times and I haven’t even got it out in months. Oops.


2018 Goals

  • Finish a first draft + round of edits. I think 2018 is finally going to be the year I manage to finish a book.
  • Open an Etsy store. This will hopefully open in January or February!
  • Get my Bachelor’s degree.
  • Start my Master’s programme. I am so excited!
  • Go to New York. Okay, that’s not technically a goal but I couldn’t not mention it, could I? My parents and siblings and I are going to New York in June and I couldn’t be more hyped!
  • Either or all of these: get a job/internship, travel alone, do a lot of online courses. I have half a year off between my Bachelor and Master and I don’t know what I’m going to do yet, but I want it to be fun and educational!
  • Read 75 books. I’ve read 50 books more this year but I have a feeling I won’t be able to keep that up. I don’t want to pressure myself into reading loads so I’m going to try and take it a bit slower.
  • Stay creative!


What are your goals for 2018? Did you manage to do all the things you wanted in 2017? How did your goals change from last year?

20 thoughts on “Looking back at 2017 | This Time Next Year Tag

  1. Congrats on your goals! I also tried to eat less meat this year — I did it over Lent, but the rest of the year my family eat meat so it’s difficult at home. Yay for drawing and writing and blogging! I haven’t done SUPER well with writing this year but OH WELL. I had lots of other stuff going on. I’m excited for your Etsy store, aah!! And I hope you have an amazing time in New York! 😀

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  2. This is a great list of goals to keep up with for 2018. NaNoWriMo seems like a really daunting experience, which is why I have yet to participate, but I’m hoping to build up the courage by next year. I also hope you enjoy New York when you visit in June! It can be very overwhelming and hectic living here, but when I first visited, I surely fell in love. Have a lovely new year!

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    1. If you think NaNoWriMo is too daunting, participating in Camp NaNoWriMo is a good idea! It’s a smaller version of NaNoWriMo and you can set your own goal!
      Thank you! I hope you have lovely new year too!


  3. Congratulations on everything you managed to do in 2017! I am so happy you did NaNo and did not give up and I hope that 2018 will be the year you will finish your first book, SO EXCITING 😀
    Wishing you a wonderful new year, Lia! xx

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  4. Aww, what a great post, Lia! And whaaat, did I just somehow forget you completed a first draft of your novel??? 😂 Anyways, CONGRATS and that’s absolutely amazing!!! ❤ And aaah I hope you have a great time in NYC!! I went there a few years back and it was so magical. 😍

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  5. Congratulations Lia, you did incredibly with your goals and best of look for your 2018 goals. Have a great time in New York! I went a few years ago and I’m going again in 2019, you’ll love it!

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