2018 #Goals

New York, New York
January 1, 2018

If you caught Saturday’s 2017 Monumental Moments Post, you know what a special year 2017 was to me. But I love a new year, a fresh start with new beginnings. And I’ve always been one to set goals. It’s a time for me to check in with myself, reset and realign with what I envision 2018 to be.

One of my biggest lessons I learned in 2017 was that I can’t control what happens in my life – as hard as you try, it’s just not possible. But what we can control is our reaction to things – which in turn can be the defining difference of a good and bad situation. So in 2017, my biggest personal goal was to learn to control my reactions. I can’t even tell you how much of a difference it’s made in my life. If you’re looking for something to practice in the new year, I’d strongly recommend this!

I’ll definitely be carrying that one into 2018 as well, but there are a few other personal and professional goals I have as well.

NYC Marathon

First and foremost, I shared a glimpse into my health journey with you. It’s all about challenging ourselves and as I become stronger, I can’t help but think of ways to create physical goals for myself. I am a runner at heart and my workout consists of three or more trips to Orange Theory a week. I love running! So with our move to New York, I’ve made it a goal of mine to run in the New York Marathon. CRAZY RIGHT?! I’m still trying to convince Freddie to run it with me, but either way, I’m going to do all that’s in my power to accomplish this goal. Have you or anyone you known run the NY Marathon? My father-in-law did it years ago. So inspiring! Kind of like my Everest 🙂

The Beginnings of a Book

In 2017, I also set a goal of becoming regular with my content. Three blog posts a week, newsletters three times a week and Youtube videos at least once a month. Thanks to my amazing team, we have been able to create consistent content, and let me tell you how much of a difference it’s made for me in terms of partnerships, my Instagram feed, my engagement and growth across my platforms. It’s beyond rewarding and humbling to see the work I’m putting into everything being well received. But what’s next?

I want to write a book. But I’m not sure about what…yet. This year, I am making it my goal to get the process of writing a book going. To hone in on my topic and to begin the process. While on the topic of books, it’s also a goal of mine to publish the MM Magazine once a quarter, so Spring, Summer, Fall and Holiday. The Holiday Edit was such a huge success and because it’s something I thoroughly enjoyed putting together, it was so exciting to see how much you guys loved it.


I’m also making it a goal of mine to Instagram story more often. To be more “in the moment” with you guys instead of trying to plan everything out. I think it will help us to connect more! I always want to make sure I’m creating more of the kind of content you guys enjoy, so get used to seeing more polls and more Q & A’s on Instagram so I can get to know you, too!

Going East

2018 is going to be filled with a ton more travel too once we finally move out of our LA apartment in February. This time, though, we’re going East! Exploring everywhere from Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Japan, Bora Bora, Fiji, Australia and and New Zealand. It may be an overzealous list, but it’s our goal to see as much as we can before we start having babies.


BABIES! I know, I said it.  I haven’t really talked about it much here, but Freddie and I are closer than ever to not, not trying 🙂 We’re so excited for that next phase in our lives! But with both of us being type-A planners, we’ve been holding off for the “right moment.” That being said, though, I know there’s never a “right moment” for anything, but I have a feeling 2018 is going to be the year. OMG writing this makes it so real!

Well that just became quite the list rather quickly. What are some of your goals for 2018? Or what were some major goals you accomplished in 2017?! Can’t wait to read and get inspired by yours below!

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What a great list & how exciting! The husband & I are thinking 2018 is the year of babies too! We’ve been together almost 11 years, married 2.5, & have 9 beautiful fur-kid’os. I think it’s ALMOST time to add a little human to the mix. Gotta get a little healthier physically & mentally first though! I’m excited to follow along & see you accomplish many great things this yr!

Kara Aragon

Wow! You are a growing happy family, how fun! Can’t wait to hear what comes to you this year, xx

Babies!!! Hahaha! I love that you said that! What an exciting year this could be for you guys and exciting for us all to get to follow along! Also, yeeeesssss on all the Asian travels, also exciting to get to see! And, of course, YES on NYC!

EEEEEK lots of exciting stuff that I had to share! Thanks for stopping by babe.

Such an inspiring article ! Also love your outfit and the pictures. Hope you’ll succeed in all your projects and you’ll have the best year. Can’t wait to follow it.
Happy New Year, lot of love.

Xx, Maëlle

Thank you so much, my sweets! Hope you have a fab 2018 ahead!

These are wonderful goals. 🙂 And a kickass outfit too! Thanks for sharing, I’m excited to see what’s ahead for you.

What an amazing post! I absolutely love reading New Year’s resolutions posts – there’s so much hope and happiness at the start of the year! I love your goals – the NYC Marathon is a pretty tough one I’m sure, good luck, I’m sure you’ll nail it!

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Jenny these all sound amazing! I can’t wait for the post about your travels and wish you nothing back success in everything your heart desires in 2018!

Keri Elaine

I do also have a goal to travel to East, hopefully Japan this year! http://www.goodcityguides.co

Those are some great goals you’ve got planned out for this year! I’m super kicked to see the places you travel too.
I have also been consistently posting on my blog recently and have trouble figuring out Instagram stories. I’m hoping it get better for me and for you too!


Hi Jenny! Your blog and YouTube channel are one of the only ones I follow religiously, mainly because I really see and value the high quality of your content. I was really drawn to your francophile positioning, as I’ve loved Paris so much ever since I visited it when I was 18!

Super excited to see your 2018 plans come to life. Will await all of your stories and of course, your fashion bites 🙂

Btw, read your 2018 itinerary (which sounds amazing). May I suggest that you visit the Philippines? We have the most beautiful, untouched beaches in the entire world i.e. Palawan. Anyway, that’s all. Wishing you all the best

mel | mediamarmalade

absolutely love the red coat and the snowy location – the photos are gorgeous

Mel x mediamarmalade.com

I screamed at babies!!! Im so excited to see a little Jenny ☺️

These goals are so intentional and Im sure 2018 will be even greater for you! So excited to see it all unfold especially for the book!!!


Jenny!! This is all so exciting!! You and your husband are not only such an inspiration to me, but also such hard hard workers. And that makes all your beautiful photos that much more beautiful. So congrats to all the achievements and I can’t wait to fully support you through what else comes your way this year. By the way, just saw the holiday magazine… love it!! Keep it up!! You have such a talent there 🙂 And babies! Wow! A big step in life and I know you will be amazing.


I love this entire look, that coat is beyond chic !


Thank you for the inspirating article. It riminded me to add an important point in my goal list – a regular content on Instagram, on e-mailing. I really have to improve it.

Besides, I am going to make my english fluent (reading your blog and watching youtube channel is a good practice for it), to travel in NY, to study at online british fashion school and to make my children’s homeschooling studing more systematic and interesting.

And I wish you to achieve all your goals and even more.

So exciting! Great goals, I hope you get to do everything.
X Kat


Jenny, what fantastic goals you’ve set for yourself in 2018! Based on what I know (via IG and your blog), you’re nothing short of a go-getter and I admire you so much. I got so excited when you wrote about babies btw! Sending you and Freddie good vibes and 365 days of happiness ❤️

Lisa Valerie Morgan

Love all of these goals! Especially the bit about consistency and relinquishing control…. so important. Looking forward to following your adventures in NYC. Happy New Year!



So glad you like! Can’t wait to live the goals out. xx

Beautiful coat! Where are the matching gloves?

All of these are great goals and I can’t wait to see how you achieve them in 2018! x


These are such exciting goals! It sounds like you have an amazing 2018 in store for you 🙂

My husband and I also hope to expand our family in 2018 – I’m with you though…it feels crazy to say that out loud!

I love your blog & am so happy I found it this year. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings you!


Crazy right! How exciting for you <3 Thanks for the support love!

I’m already thrilled to see your book, Jenny! You really should write it. Your first MM Magazine was a great preview of how amazing, truly chic and beautiful content you can create. In 2017 my biggest achievement was to finally finish my PhD essay so I do know how difficult it is to write down page after page (260 in total). When now I hold this “book” in my hands and show it to others I always have in mind an old latin proverb “verba volant, scripta manent”. That’s why I strongly encourage you to go beyond blog, instagram and YouTube and publish a book. Now that I set goals for 2018 one of the biggest is to… eat healthy, have strong will to loose weight and feel good with my body. I hope that writing it down here can help me to achieve it.

AWWW you’re making my day – thank you so much! And what an accomplishment. Congrats girl!

La Bijoux Bella | by mia

Happy New Year beautiful … wishing you much continued success and many more precious memories to be cherished. ♥️♥️♥️

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These are great goals, Jenny! I’m excited to follow along as you start your new chapter in New York and of course all of the travels! I hope 2018 is your best year yet!

Also, so in love with your look and those beautiful snowy photos!

xo Bryn

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