My 2024 Goals for the New Year

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

It’s hard to believe that we are a few weeks into the new year! 2024 has already started off on a busy note and I’m excited to see what this year brings. Without further ado, let’s getting into my 2024 goals for the new year!

 

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2024 Goals for the New Year

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

2023 was such an beautiful year in my personal life. For the first time ever, I felt truly confident in myself in all aspects. I practiced setting boundaries, advocating for myself and finally understood my unique value as a person. I also began to romanticize my everyday life more, which made it feel all the more special. The biggest thing was probably the continuation of my transformation. This has not been an overnight process. In fact, It’s taken a good 5 years… but the journey has been well worth it. If I were to give advice to anyone, it’s to embrace change. Embrace all situations in life, no matter how wonderful or how painful, and apply the lessons learned to become the person you were meant to be. <3 You can read more about my journey in my 2023 Reflection.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

With that being said, I’m ready to embrace the new year with open arms! This is the one post I most look forward to writing every year. It’s always very raw, honest and authentic – full of hope, excitement and positivity! I love being able to share my thoughts with you but I also love referring back to this month after month as a way to keep myself accountable. Funnily enough, I have found that each time I write these posts, they seem to naturally manifest so maybe there is a little something to the advice about writing down your goals hehe! 😉

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

2024 Goals – Professional

 

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This has been something I’ve been working on for the last few years so it was also on 2023 goals post (in fact, most of these were included!). I like to think of myself as lifelong learner. I’m ALWAYS learning new skills and putting them into action. You can think of me as that crazy gal that always loved school haha! I love learning for my personal life but I also love learning for business as well. I feel like my mindset shift has allowed more confidence in this area and I’m excited to put my ideas into action this year. In 2024, I plan to not only expand who I am as a person – my ideas, knowledge and creativity – but I also plan to push myself in other areas that I previously feared or felt insecure about.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

Take Action

I’m the queen of procrastination… and probably not in the way you think. I’m a really great planner but not so much when it actually comes to taking action. I do suffer from anxiety and I can get in my own head at times, enough to talk myself out of doing something…. which is counter-productive. In 2024, I plan to be more confident in my decisions, ideas and abilities. Two of my pitfalls previously were a.) lack of time and b.) caring about what other people think. The latter is no longer an issue mentally but I am working towards dedicating more time to things I want to share. This means having a realistic schedule and working with intention which brings me to…

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

Be Intentional

While this is new to my list, it’s been something that I’ve been actively working on for years. I’ve always had a hard time saying no to others. As a former people pleaser, I wanted to ensure that I was well-liked, helpful and seen as valuable. I am already worthy though and I do not need validation from others to know this. Even then, I still have a hard time saying no at times, especially when it comes to my career. This typically ends up with me feeling completely burnt out and that just can’t happen anymore. In 2024, I plan to be more intentional with my decisions and what I share. I do not need to overwhelm and exhaust myself to the degree that I have in the past. This will be a bit of an experiment for me but I already feel a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders, which is always a good thing!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

Stay Organized & Time Management

I feel like this is always on my list but it’s something that I’ve been working on for years. This past year, I actually did a pretty good job with staying organized! Previously, I would create a weekly schedule, but I found this to be too limiting and stressful. I’ve since introduced a daily checklist with high, medium and low priority items. I’ve found this to be SO much more realistic and forgiving.

I also started implementing better practices for my time management, although I’m still working on procrastinating certain things (but again, this is my anxiety). In 2024, I plan to refine this skill even more to ensure that I’m working smarter and not harder. Health and wellness also needs to be more of a priority in my schedule so I do plan to create a new mindful morning and night routine, something I’m very excited about!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

Embrace My Individuality 

This one is very interesting. I’ve always felt very different than most and I have embraced my individuality in the sense of being unique. Over the years, I’ve embraced my unique style, ideas and point of view and I do plan to continue this. However, for 2024, I plan to embrace my individuality in beneficial ways that I haven’t previously. I have so many ideas for this area that I can’t wait to share!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

Dream Big

2022 and 2023 were very foundational years for me. With only a few weeks into the new year, I’ve already started working on projects that I’ve been putting off for yearssss. I stopped caring about what others think and stopped feeling insecure with my ideas. There is nothing wrong with just… going for it. No matter what it may be.

I think that we often hold ourselves back for a variety of reasons (I know that this has been part of my story). But one day, it just clicked. There is no time like the present. I need to stop putting things off until “some day” or making excuses like “I don’t know how,” “I’m too old now” or “It’s just too hard.” Resilience has always been one of my strongest qualities and it’s the very thing that has propelled me forward when I felt like giving up. My imagination, positivity and hope for the future have kept me going and constantly reaching new heights.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

Previously, I put a limit on my dreams. I come from a very modest background and was made to feel that I couldn’t achieve what I wanted in life, whether it was from financial hardship or toxic relationships. But now that I’ve seen what is possible, it makes big goals and dreams feel so much more realistic and within reach. Believing in yourself is key and for the first time in my life, I do believe in myself and I have faith in my journey. I also know that things happen in unexpected ways so in 2024, I will keep myself open to new opportunities and remove all limits that I previously put on myself. 2024 is going to be a memorable year (in the best way). I can feel it!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

2024 Goals – Personal

 

Prioritize Myself 

This goal has been many, many years in the making! In 2023, I learned how to truly prioritize myself and set boundaries. I’m not used to this at all! Previously, I put everyone’s (even stranger’s) needs above mine only to lead to exhaustion and bitterness. Thank goodness that time is over 😉 For the last few months, I’ve really been putting this into action and I am so proud of how far I’ve come in this area. In 2024, I plan to continue to prioritize myself in all aspects – from self-care days to boundary setting and everything in between.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

Make More Financial & Life Goals

This is a newer one for me. Over the last year, my husband and I have talked a lot about the future and our goals. Whether that’s the idea of having children, saving for a home or even starting a business together – no conversation has been left unsaid. We put some of theses goals into practice (saving for a trip to Disney World!) and started budgeting more but we are still unsure about some aspects of our life including children and where we see ourselves living in the future. I think that our decisions for these will come organically but in the meantime, I plan to create a roadmap for our short and long terms – for 2024 and beyond!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

Prioritize Health & Wellness

This has been at the top of my new years goals posts for many, many years (probably since I started this lol!). My health issues started with a random food allergy diagnosis five years ago but I’ve since completely changed my lifestyle for the better. Around the same time, I was diagnosed with anxiety and C-PTSD and while I still struggle from time to time, I’m gotten a better grasp on how to handle both in a natural way. I feel like my mental and emotional health is very strong and I’m SO proud of myself. By this point, my health habits have become second nature and I started to incorporate them into my everyday life.

With that being said, there is still work to do. My goals for 2023 were to be more consistent with journaling, meditation and working out. While I had good intentions, my schedule proved to be quite busy and it was so hard to fit in everything. But making health and wellness a priority means…. making it a PRIORITY. No more excuses. In 2024, I plan to create a consistent schedule for all of this. If that means that I don’t get some work done, then I need to give myself grace. Aside from these, I also want to focus more on health related things that are often overlooked.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

Uplevel Myself 

I’ve always been one to put a lot of effort into my appearance but time is not always on my side. I recognize that so many women struggle with this as well, so I know I’m not alone. Last year, I started putting more effort into my skin care routine, at home spas days, and work-from-home outfits. In 2024, I plan to continue but I want to focus more on everyday glamour and doing things that make me feel confident (even if I’m the only one that sees it). This might mean having an “off duty” hair and makeup look, pretty loungewear, a nourishing body skin care routine and relaxing DIY spa day experiences. It’s all about looking and feeling my best because I deserve nothing less (and neither do you!). Need some tips on how to glow up? You will love this post!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

Romanticize My Life

I really started to romanticize my life last year and it was life-changing to say the least. Being totally present and living in the moment has always been an issue but this completely changed everything in such a beautiful way. I’ve learned to treasure the small moments and make everyday tasks more exciting, enjoyable and meaningful. I’ve also made intentional decisions to do things that fulfill my soul. Gone are the days of waiting for the perfect moment to take a trip, wear my most extravagant clothing or use my most treasured items. Life is for living and that’s what I plan to do more of in 2024. See how you can romanticize your life in this post!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

 

Create More Memories

This was also on my goals list last year and I’m so proud that I stuck with it because it’s probably the most important goal of them all. This past year, I made an effort (and I mean I REALLY made an effort) to create memories with those that I love. Traveling was high up on my list and I’m happy to say that we ended up traveling more than I have in a really long time – mainly with day trips filled with laughs, beautiful sights and new memories. I also got to experience so many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that I will never forget!

In 2024, I plan to continue creating memories, especially in the form of traveling. I would love to see new places and visit old favorites. My mom has never been on a plane or traveled out of state – I’m hoping we can change that 😉 I’m also hoping to travel more with my husband! And it doesn’t have to be the biggest, grandest trip. In fact, many of my core memories are made up of those small moments that are seemingly insignificant at the time. Aside from travel, I’d love to create more memories at home and with new friends, which bring me to my last goal.

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

Connect More with Others

For the first time, I have shared 13 goals instead of 12 (usually I do one for each month of the year). 2023 was a special year in this area. A couple years ago, I decided to take a break from other people…. mainly “friends.” For so long, I felt that I attracted toxic, one-sided friendships into my life. I constantly felt taken advantage of and to be honest, I was sick of it. As a result, I went into hermit mode to work on myself. This is probably the best thing I could have done as it allowed me to really understand what I wanted in a friend and how I could be a good friend in return. I’ve started to open up my heart again after being hurt so many times, but I feel like I’m now better able to protect myself in a healthier way. In 2024, I plan to continue to open myself up to others and connect on a deeper level. I also need to make more of an effort when it comes to making plans with others. From a professional standpoint, I plan to master the art of networking (something I still get so shy about!). I’m excited to see who 2024 brings into my life!

 

 

Feminine fashion blogger Elizabeth Hugen of Lizzie in Lace shares her 2024 Goals along with a modern princess dress from OhMollyDress and heels from Ally Shoes

 

Outfit Details

Light Green OhMollyDress Dress c/o | White Nina Shoes Feather Clutch (similar here and here) | Silver ALLY Shoes Heels c/o (Use LIZZIEINLACE40 for $40 off heels & LIZZIE10 for 10% off flats!) | Lele Sadoughi Pearl Headband (similar) | Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick | Halo Hair Extension (use LIZZIEINLACE for $25 off!)

 

 

As for a word of the year, I’m not sure that I really have one. Glamour comes to mind but truthfully, I feel like I have so many. I’m excited to continue working towards my 2024 goals and bettering myself each day!

 

I hope you enjoyed reading my 2024 goals!

What are you 2024 goals for the new year? Do you have a word for the year?

xo

 

 

 

 

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