Claudia Norris

Enjoy 2018! (Goals & Plans for the New Year)

by Claudia

Hello and happy 2018!!

I can not believe a new year is upon us!! I really love the start of a brand new year… 365 days full of possibility! And this year is the best because it starts on a Monday. If you’re any type of planner then I’m sure you share my excitment haha.

With a new year comes a new word, and I’m really excited about my 2018 word…


I have been picking a word for my year for almost a decade now (WHAT?!) and I was introduced to this idea by my mom who follows Ali Edwards and her One Little Word class. Basically along with setting goals and making resolutions for the year, I pick a word that I hope will help shape the next 12 months. In 2017 my word was Magic and I really loved that word. There were some pretty magical things that happened to me in 2017… you can read what they were HERE!

My words over the last few years have been pretty bold… Spark 2016Inspire 2015Fearless 2014… so this year I thought I would pick a less *agressive* word haha. So, I picked the word ENJOY for a few reasons.

Firstly, I really wanted a word that felt softer and sweeter in a way… ENJOis just such a fun word! I feel like this year I need a word that is fun, soft, sweet, playful and light feeling.

Secondly I love the meaning of the word… en·joy /enˈjoi/: to take delight or pleasure in. It is such a great reminder for me to literally enjoy. Enjoy the little things, enjoy the journey, enjoy the moment, enjoy the challanges, enjoy the little AND big wins, enjoy it all! I am really going to try to find the joy in both the positive and negatives, the highs and lows coming my way in 2018! I can sometimes be really hard on myself, and get upset that I’m not where I want to be, or think I should be, so I want to remember this year to enjoy the journey. The days and weeks of 2018 are going to pass whether I enjoy them or not, so I might as well enjoy them!

Thirdly, I think that it can be really hard working in a field that requires so much social media, and I want to get back to enjoying what I post. I want to enjoy the videos I put up on Youtube, enjoy the blog posts I write, and the pictures I post to Instagram. It can be really hard not to compare my growth to others growth, and I want to enjoy the ride this year. I want to interact with the amazing people that follow me on these platforms (hey you reading this, thank you!) enjoy the new people that find me and start to follow me, but also enjoy where I am right now. It’s so easy to get caught up in the number, but when you take a step back and think about it I have around 30,000+ PEOPLE following me right now! That’s crazy! I just want to remember to enjoy where I am right in this moment, because this moment will never be here again.

Fourthly (…is that a real word haha??) I am going to try my best to enjoy the healing process, and you best believe I will enjoy the doctor appointment that my doc tells me I’m all healed up! Health is so important, and I really want to feel my best this year, so I am looking forward to my foot being all healed up… hopefully very soon!

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”

– Audrey Hepburn

I hope you enjoyed (omg Claudia stop) this blog post, and I hope you have an amazing 2018! Let me know what word you picked for this year, or what resolutions or goals you set for yourself, I’d love to know! Leave me a comment or tweet me!!

P.S. Okay, did anyone count how many times the word “enjoy” was in this post haha?! Probably too many!