What I’m Looking Forward To In 2018

what I'm looking forward to in 2018

So 2018 is finally in full swing and I have to say, I’m getting a good feeling about this year. After a pretty epic 2017, I was a bit worried that 2018 might feel a little bit lacklustre in comparison, but my diary is filling up with fun plans and opportunities already.

Today I thought I’d share with you what I’m looking forward to in 2018 and writing this post has made me feel SO excited. Let’s do this…


So, let’s start with my favourite topic – travel! I’m planning to travel less this year (I suffered with travel burnout big time last year after trying to squeeze too much in), but the trips that we have got on the cards are pretty epic!

We’ve got a couple of little trips planned for March, the first being a weekend staying in a London gin distillery. This was my birthday pressie from Sam and I’m so excited for a few days of exploring, shopping and fancy cocktail drinking. Then a few weeks later we’ll be heading to Brussels with my family for a whistle stop city break. I’ve never been to Belgium before, so I’m really looking forward to visiting somewhere new, plus I’ve heard that the city is famous for waffles and chips – YUM.

Then in May we’ll be finally heading off on honeymoon! We still haven’t booked our flights yet but it’s looking pretty certain that we’ll be spending just over two weeks road tripping along the West Coast of America. This is a trip that Sam and I have both always wanted to do and I can’t wait to head off to the sunshine for a fortnight of great food, warm sunshine and epic sea views with my husband.

The final trip we have in the diary is a week long holiday to New York with my family at the end of July. My Mum very generously treated us all to the trip to celebrate her retirement and I can’t wait for a week of exploring my favourite city in the sunshine with my favourite people.

UK travel is something else I’d love to do more of this year, too. I want to explore our local area of Yorkshire more, as well as spending a few weekends working our way through our UK bucket list.

what i'm looking forward to in 2018Our Home

One of my big goals for this year is to finally get our house looking exactly how we want it. The first step to that is finally getting stuck into our kitchen renovation, which we’ll be able to do once we’ve finished a few less exiting bits. I just know our house will feel so much more like home once the kitchen is done and I can’t wait.

We also want to sort our garden out this year too. We have a small garden/yard at the back of our house but the current layout means we’re not utilising the space properly. It doesn’t need anything fancy, just the current flags and flower beds being dug up and some new flags laid, so hopefully we can crack on with this in spring. I’m really looking forward to having a functional outdoor space again!


One of the things I’m feeling really good about in 2018 is my career. I started a new job just before Christmas which I’m thoroughly enjoying, and I think it’s going to offer me lots of opportunities to learn and progress this year.

I’m also excited to see where blogging takes me in 2018. I started the year by launching a couple of new projects and the reception has been incredibly encouraging. I’m looking forward to throwing myself into this little site even more, and hopefully working on some exciting collaborations and projects.

what i'm looking forward to in 2018Life

And last but by certainly no means least is all the life stuff I’m looking forward to in 2018. We had lots to celebrate in 2017 and this year is no different – I’m looking forward to watching a few of my lovely friends get married, celebrating my nephew’s 1st birthday and generally just spending as much time as possible with our wonderful friends and family.

I’m also looking forward to spending more time with Sam this year – it felt like we were both always on the go last year, so I’m excited for a slower 2018 and plenty of little adventures at home.

There you have it – my list of what I’m looking forward to in 2018. What have you got planned for this year? 

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  • Maja Harder Thygesen

    Travel is also what I am looking most forward to! It sounds amazing with the honeymoon I

    • Travel is just the best, isn’t it? Where are you heading this year? x

  • It sounds like you’ve got such a fun year ahead Sophie! Can’t wait to follow along xxx

  • It seems like you’ve got a fun plan ahead Sophie, I hope 2018 is your best year yet!

  • Oooh what a wonderful 2018 its shaping up to be! Sounds like some great plans, your honey moon plan is epic! I am starting my yoga teacher training in March so I cannot wait to start a new chapter, eep! Fingers crossed it will be a year of change and new beginnings 🙂 Immy x

    • That is so exciting, I am so glad you are going for it and chasing after one of your big dreams! x

  • I have a good feeling about 2018- I think it’s going to be an exciting year.
    Yours sounds great so far!


  • Your honeymoon sounds amazing! It’s my dream to do a roadtrip in America one day, so I can’t wait to read how yours go and see all the photos! x

  • I’m excited to see your kitchen renovation come to life, especially as it’s one we also want to do. Though even doing 95% of the work ourselves still doesn’t save us enough budget to plan that one for at least a couple of years as we are looking to extend! Top places for West Coast road trip were LA, San Fran, Yosemite, Portland and Seattle (avoiding Sacramento) – the US trains are also incredibly cheap, double decker, on time, spacious and all had WiFi (and this was 4-5 years ago) Alice xxx

    • Portland and Seattle are top of our hit list! x

  • Sounds like 2018 is shaping up brilliantly for you – your honeymoon plans sound amazing! Glad you are enjoying your new job too xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Thanks Soph, I hope 2018 is looking good for you too! x

  • Sounds fantastic! We did the West Coast of America a few year ago, you will have a fantastic time!

  • So many wonderful things to look forward to! Wishing you all the best in 2018!

    Kate |

  • Cara Bassett

    Sounds a great year already. We’ve got our 30ths, wedding and honeymoon this year so it’s MEGA EXCITING!!! ❤️

    • Oh my god, you’re going to have an incredible year! x

  • I’m looking forward to reading your honeymoon posts. I love a good road trip. If you end up doing LA to Vegas on your trip you might find one of my blog posts helpful in your planning.

    I’d love to see more of the west coast. Oregon looks out of this world! Do you have any ideas of which bits you might visit?

    • Thanks for sharing Jasmin! We are planning to go along the coast from San Diego to Seattle x