This Time Next Year | 2017

Hello again,

Seeing as 2016 has come to an end, I thought I’d think about all of the things I’d achieved over the past year and everything I hope to achieve over the next year. This post is basically going to summarise where I want to be by this time next year.

Firstly, I hope I’m working in a job that I truly love and enjoy doing. At the moment I hope that this job involves freelance writing or social media, but who knows what sort of job I’ll want to be doing in the future? I could completely change my mind. It will only be a part-time job because I’ll still be in uni, but it will be a job nonetheless.


Another thing that I want to be doing is making money from my blog. Although my blog is primarily a creative outlet for me, my life would be a lot easier if I got paid from it. I’ve just completed my first paid blog post which is a start but it would nice to have a steady income from it.

If I want to do this then I need to self-host my blog, which is a boring concept if you’re not a blogger. Basically, by this time next year, I want to have completely self-hosted by blog so I can use Google AdSense etc.


I also hope that I’m doing well in uni. I’ll be in my third and final year so I hope that I’m on top of all of my assignments and I’m getting the grades that I want (firsts, obviously).

Hopefully I’ll still be going to the gym this time next year. I’ve barely been over the past couple of months but I recently got back into it. So, I hope that I’m still going regularly and I’m enjoying it instead of seeing it as a burden.


It would also be a bonus to have completely cleared up my acne. It’s ok at the minute and there are times where I have no acne at all. I now know what I need to do and what products I should be using to clear up my skin so hopefully by this time next year it won’t be an issue for me.

Most importantly, I hope I’m happy with all of the decisions I’ve made up to that point. Even if I make bad decisions, I hope that I’ve put those decisions down to experience and moved on. If nothing else, I really hope that I’m happy.


As always, thank you for reading.

Let me know in the comments where you hope to be by this time next year…

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Bye for now,

Courteney x

93 thoughts on “This Time Next Year | 2017

  1. Those are some great goals. I’d love to make money on my blog, but I do use my blog as a personal blog and have had multiple other sites that I tried to monetize. That is not easy. If you’re able to do it, I’ll be so happy for you. It’s not easy so anyone who does it is A-OK in my book. Good luck in your endeavors!

  2. I love making goals in the new year and these sound great! I am excited to see and the end of the year and see how they went

  3. I’ll be cheering you on! All these are worthwhile and achievable goals. I hope you update us on your progress.

  4. Wonderful goals! Wishing you all the luck I think your goals are realistic and you’ll be able to do it! I need to work on making goals myself!

  5. I hope you finally find a job that will make you happy. Here’s to hoping that you rewch these goals before this day next year. Have a great year ahead! Don’t forget to have fun.

  6. Great goals! You have a lot going on, so make sure you don’t try to take too much on all at once. One step at a time! Hosting your own blog gives you a lot more freedom which is nice. I’m also taking steps to be making money off my blog by this time next year. Right now, I make enough to pay for hosting and what not, but I’d like to turn it into more of an income. Wishing you the best for 2017!

    1. Thank you! I’m going to wait until I have enough money to be comfortable with self hosting. It’ll probably take a couple of months but I’m not rushing because I want to do it right 🙂

  7. I would love it if my blog had so much traffic I could live off the ad money! 🙂 Your goals are spectacular. Keep us informed of your progress.

  8. what products are you going to use for your skin?! Also, adsense is okay, but starting your own ebook or course would make you a TON more money :] adsense was hard to get into and then they dropped me because of suspicious activity and then didn’t tell me what happened or let me fix the issue because they won’t tell me what had happened. I lost $40 with them by this. That’s just me, I hope it works out better for you but beware they are very strict!!!!

    1. I’m going to do a blog post all about the products I’ve used to clear my skin really soon! I’ve never considered an ebook – I’ll look into it, thanks 🙂 and I have heard quite a few negatives about AdSense..

  9. I hope you are able to reach all your goals for 2017! Don’t worry I’ve been off and on for the gym all last year and this year my same goal is to continuously going!

  10. Happy New Year and I like that you are speaking to your future goals. I hope you are able to manifest some of them. Look into some natural holistic treatments for clearing up your acne!

  11. I actually have a lot of the same goals as you! By next year, I really hope to have a job I love, be making a good bit of additional income through my blog, to clear up my skin, and to be eating better and working out regularly! Good luck on everything ❤

  12. You have some great goals – I wish I was thinking ahead like this. I need to be more organized for sure! Hope you do reach your goals!

  13. The fact that you love your job itself is a huge blessing! So many people hate what they are doing. I hope you have a wonderful and successful year!

  14. I hope you achieve everything that you are working toward. The first step to reaching your accomplishments is writing down your goals so I think you are on the right track.

  15. We have a lot of the same goals. I too would like to be making money from my blog. If we put our mind too it, we can achieve it. Congrats on your first paid post, that’s awesome! Also, ditto on the gym but it’s so boring and feels like a chore. I hope I can change that this year too.

  16. Good luck on your goals of making money from your blog. Monetizing your blog is possible but it requires a lot of work.

  17. I have so many big goals for this year! I want my blog to take off, I want to get settled into our new town, I want to pay off student loans, and so many other things!

  18. These are really great goals. You have a lot of motivation I can tell. I’ve got a few, I hope to daily blog from now and also keep up to date with social media more. Would love to make some money from my blog!

  19. These are great goals! I too also hope to be self hosting my blog and making a living from it, I’m currently in my last year of uni and would hope to make blogging a full time job

  20. This is such a unique new way of goal setting and I love it! I’m a very private person so I’ll not be sharing my goals here but I’ll definitely write them down in my journal. Thank you for the inspiration!

  21. I didn’t really plan any goals last year with my blogs, but I’m pretty satisfied with the outcome, nonetheless. This year, it’s my goal to rebrand one of my blogs. – HilLesha

  22. I also want to be self hosting my blog asap I’m working now on budgeting for the self hosting sites fees. I’m in the same boat for blog income I blog asbanboutlet but getting paid wouldn’t hurt

  23. Girl you are amazing and I truly believe that this year will be your year. Wishing you the best of luck dear. 🙂

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