Hopes Dreams & Aspirations for 2018

As usual for me, no resolutions, no diets just a list of plans, a few aspirations and some dreams. To put it simply my hopes dreams & aspirations for 2018 are simple ones which I aim to turn into achievable goals.


Hopes Dreams & Aspirations for 2018


I’m laughing at those words, it sounds so simple. Like a magic formula for making dreams come true. Who knows it just might work!


Hopes Dreams & Aspirations for 2018

Hopes Dreams & Aspirations for 2018

Last year I wrote a very similar  post because I feel that putting it ‘out there’ wherever that may be helps me to stay the course. There were some things I achieved, some things are still ongoing and some things that were so much the stuff of dreams that I hadn’t even dare to believe were possible, but they were.

Hopes 2018

Of course I hope for world peace, equality and an end to poverty but alas, I doubt I will see an end to these problems in my lifetime?


Hopes Dreams & Aspirations for 2018

My hopes are personal ones:

I hope my family will stay content and healthy and we will continue to make amazing memories together as we explore our wonderful planet. I am hoping that my Mama will continue to have her health, and enjoy her life in sunny florida. Hopefulness too that our new puppy (arriving soon) will bring us more laughter, love and fun.


Hopes Dreams & Aspirations for 2018


I hope my son will achieve good grades in his GCSEs this year but I will never ever pressurise him to perform. For this reason, I know he will work hard because he wants to. Life is made up of more than just good grades.

This year I saw him grow into an independent young man, at 16 he travels to London navigates the tube and visits art galleries by himself. Not because he is without friends, but because he prefers it that way.He has an immense passion for art and engineering and today I am so proud of him I feel like my heart will burst.

For him, myself, my family and my friends I simply hope for more of the same.


“Of course I hope for world peace, equality and an end to poverty but alas, I doubt I will see an end to these problems in my lifetime?”


Aspirations 2018

I dont wish for wealth, I have everything I need. I dont aspire to fame, I think it would be awful like living in a fishbowl.

My aspirations are blog related.

I aspire to build on my successes of last year. As you may know I am now a full time blogger, this simply put means I now have the luxury to spend time on my blog everyday. Time to visit events, meet new people and be inspired by others.

Last year I explain why I started my fashion category, this year as part of my hopes dreams & aspirations for 2018 I want to take it further and hone my photography skills by being brave and taking my camera and tripod outside to shoot by myself, remote in hand! Advice appreciated.


“I may have mentioned I am now a full time blogger, this simply means I have the luxury to spend more time on my blog .Time to visit events, meet new people and be inspired by others. That to me is a luxury.”


Due to work commitments, I stumbled at being ‘consistent’ with my blog posts last year. This year I have taken that word and posted it everywhere, to help me stay the course. I want to consistently post on the same days every week, so you will know when to expect a post.

I have also started a mailing list, you will be able to sign up at the end of this post (if you haven’t already, and to those of you who have thank you!)


Hopes Dreams & Aspirations for 2018

Dreams 2018

Sorry to tease you on this one but my dreams I will keep private for now. Needless to say I have many. So watch this space and I will let you know if any come true!


Short term Goals: I do have a few things to say about goals.


  • We are joining in with ‘Dry January’ as I am feeling very lethargic and am hoping this will bring back some energy.
  • I am planning on starting from scratch with our spare room designing a dressing room with spare bed.
  • I would like to start Yoga because I am sitting down most of the day with blogging.


Hmmm again watch this space and we will see?

Wishing you all wonderful 2018. Are you sharing your goals or your hopes dreams & aspirations for 2018 ? I would love to know more…

PS some of the wonderful sationary in the pics comes from Flying Tiger a shop I must stop visiting because I always come out with things I want but don’t need!


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  1. 05/01/2018 / 14:39


    I am not big for resolutions, I believe each year brings a fresh start and this year we have made some family dreams and I hope to find myself a little more.

    I am excited to see your life more as a full time blogger and wow to your son, what an amazing lad xxx

    • 05/01/2018 / 15:19

      Thank you Kara, sometimes i think we are very hard on ourselves. Life is too short for that.
      May 2018 be full of joy for you and your family xxx

  2. 04/01/2018 / 12:05

    Great post and fabulous goals and aspirations, Ashley! I need to do some serious goal setting and planning myself this week, but I get so overwhelmed! But no more excuses, time to get to work! Wishing you all the happiness you can handle in the new year, my friend! I am excited to see what you have in store to share with us.


    • 04/01/2018 / 16:15

      Shelbee dont put too much pressure on yourself! Wishing you a year of joy in 2018!
      I love to read your thoughtful comments, thank you for visiting !
      Ashley x

  3. 03/01/2018 / 21:04

    oh Ashley I mis-spelled your name in my comment! can you change it???

    • 04/01/2018 / 16:05

      Haaa of course I can Hellin (?) no worries!

  4. 03/01/2018 / 21:00

    Hi Ashley, I really enjoyed reading this post, thank you for sharing. How exciting that you have a pup on the way! And I admit I welled up a little when you wrote of your son. I loved discovering art as a teenager, what an amazing time of life. Heartfelt good wishes for a great 2018. Helen x

    • 04/01/2018 / 16:11

      Hi Helen
      I too am an art lover and loved to visit the galleries in the big cities. However I wish I had had his confidence. Its the one thing I would tell my younger self!
      Wishing you a year full of joy in 208!
      Ashley xx

  5. Kay
    03/01/2018 / 08:20

    I agree with the previous post that a good instructor is key, if you have a connection with them it helps. May I also suggest that if yoga doesn’t work for you, try Pilates. I much prefer it, however when I stay with your lovely mum I join her yoga classes, as the instructor is inspirational and nearly 80! Good luck with all your endeavours, I’ll look forward to hearing how you get on. xxx

    • 03/01/2018 / 11:20

      Kay hello! How lovely to see your words on here! I have tried pilates before, must try harder?
      You have given me some food for thought here, thank you! Plus I will go to yoga with Mum on my next visit, this month hopefully!

  6. Julie
    02/01/2018 / 22:21

    Yoga was the best gift I gave myself in 2017! I always thought it was some kind of mystic magical twist like a pretzel kinda thing till I pushed myself to take a class and found out it really is just good ole stretching – and at 60 and being in front of a computer (or typewriter) most of my working life I really needed it. I highly recommend you start – though the key is finding a good instructor who will help you through the angst of being a beginner 🙂 all the best to you and yours for 2018

    • 03/01/2018 / 11:22

      I need a good stretch too Julie! I feel it in my bones these days. Well done to you for doing it at 60! I am inspired, thank you…
      bestest wishes to you and yours for a very happy 2018 too xxx

  7. 02/01/2018 / 21:37

    Consistent? Do I know that word? I’m going to try my hardest at being more organised. It’s my new years resolution every year and every year I fail! I give up worrying about it!
    I hope your dreams and wishes come true though and I know you have the fire in your belly to achieve so much xx

    • 03/01/2018 / 11:24

      Laurie I know you can be consistent and I also know how much you look after everybody too! I will be there shouting out tips and tricks as usual!
      i am so looking forward to 2018 and seeing what it brings for us both.