So here we are, a clean sheet of paper .. nothing written yet .. all to be decided … welcome to 2019.
I have of course written a review of 2018 which you can read here, so thought it only right that I write one with all my hopes, dreams and goals for 2019, some of which are already in the planning others are just on my wish / to do / achieve list.
A trip to Barcelona is planned for the spring for me and Mr W, we loved our honeymoon in Paris and the thought of a long weekend city break really appealed to us, Barcelona has been on our bucket list for a while, flights and hotel have been booked …. it goes without saying that my mum has been booked for teenage sitting duties, .. Mr W will be back on insta hubby duties (he’s already super excited!) and I will of be blogging about our trip.
Another trip I plan on making this year is a trip to NI to visit & meet up with the insta and blogger gang, don’t worry they have been warned and seem to be happy about it .. I have been wanting to meet up with these amazing and inspiring women for a long while and feel 2019 is a good year to do it. Of course I’d love to meet up with lots of other instagrammers and bloggers, I have met a few on some of the outings I made in 2018, and its always such a positive and truly happy experience .. where friendships are made .. I mean what’s not to love about it.
Keeping on the insta and blogging theme, getting to that amazing 10k mark on instagram is a goal for this year, I am fully aware of how far I have to go to reach it, but I love everything about instagram, the people, the inspiration and the creativity I get from it, it really does bring me a huge amount of happiness, so achieving my goals will be a lot of fun. Of course alongside my instagram comes this blog, and again I find putting together blog posts, be it about fashion, styling, my family or anything else that may spring to my mind, I find it hugely satisfying, I feel very proud how far it has come in just one and half years, yet there is still so much more I can and still would like to do, learn and achieve with it.
I would absolutely love to continue working with my favourite brands Boden, Joules & Fatface, I feel so lucky and privileged to say that I have worked and collaborated with these brands, and to to be able to add a few more amazing brands to my list and gain the experience of working and meeting with such interesting and wonderful people is a high on my 2019 list. I have a sheet of paper that I keep which lists all the brands I would like to work with … I keep it in my diary for inspiration and to remind me of my goals.
In the latter few months of 2018 I reduced my hours at work dramatically, it was done with my family in mind .. I won’t lie and say its not been a worry, because it has been and is still, the reduction of my wage is going to be a huge learning curve, but its funny when you feel a door is closing if you look hard enough there is always another door opening .. opportunities arise from what at the time seems like a disaster, this is what has is slowly happening with me .. taking me on a different path, something I never thought was even a possibility, I will write more about this in the next few months .. when I am more confident and have a more structured feel about it, I am excited to see where this path takes me.
Fitness is once again on my list of achievable goals, although saying that it was in 2018 and I failed miserably .. I am now however more determined .. my body is willing me to do something .. I’m not talking about running a marathon or anything like that, but to feel better in my body .. which in turn will help me feel better in my mind can only be a good thing. I need to be kinder, less judgemental about myself, try and look at the positives and not constantly at what I see is “wrong” with me. So with the fitness in mind of course the other side is to eat healthier, be more varied and possibly adventurous in my cooking .. I would like to try new recipes .. not only for me but for the children & Mr W too, so the cook books are out and the planning is beginning .. you never know I may even start doing baking blogs!
That is it for now .. I have a lot to work with & towards in 2019 which is very exciting. So I shall stop this blog here and wish you a wonderfully exciting 2019 .. I’d be really interested to hear what your goals are … and if you are actually planning on running a marathon!