Happy 2017! I hope everyone has had a fantastic start to the year and ready to get stuck into a new chapter. I don’t normally tend to write resolution type posts as I feel it puts the pressure on, I did though just want to bring you a little blog update as I have been off the radar a bit recently, so with that come a couple of resolutions on what I hope to do more of this year.
Towards the end of last year, I updated my blog design and with that, moved from Blogger to WordPress which was undoubtedly the best move ever. WordPress seems so much more intuitive than Blogger and although I am still finding my feet, everything I do seems to be fairly straight forward and I am loving the new platform. I am planning on making a few changes during the course of the year, including a shop page so you can daily shop all my recommended products easily and am also going to be mixing up the content a bit more to include more lifestyle-type posts, as living in New York, there is definitely more I want to blog about now than just beauty products, and I think it will make my blog a bit more varied.
During the course of last year, I have not written as many blog posts as I would have liked to, and I know I have two children which really does take up a lot of my time, but I really have missed writing regular posts and interacting with readers as it is something that I really enjoy, so my first resolution is to get more organized and to try and set aside some regular time slots in which I can sit down and write. I am going to try and plan my content month to month, as that always keeps me focused and hopefully get a regular schedule going again. Whenever I hit publish on a post, I feel the greatest sense of achievement, so I want to get to do this more and bring you some great content.
I have definitely got more into Instagram lately, not only do I love creating aesthetically pleasing images to share, but I am loving the interaction I get there with other like minded people and often pick up lots of tips and ideas (and a large wish list!) from there. Because I can’t blog daily, I feel this is a great way to connect and interact with people and I am really enjoying improving my feed. I post a few times a day and often include mini reviews and thoughts about products, so it is a great way of hearing my immediate thoughts on something, which I may or may not follow up in a later blog post. I hope to get better at using Instagram Stories and Snapchat as I love watching these but always forget to use it myself!
Aside from becoming more organized, I want to be a more positive person in 2017 and not let things get me down. I am going to say yes to more opportunities and appreciate that I live in am amazing city and have so much to be grateful for. I am hoping a more positive mindset will help me stress less and concentrate on what is important and also appreciate the little things in life.
My final goal that I am setting myself, is to lose the remainder of my baby weight and get fit in the process. We have just booked our Holiday to Mexico in April, so by then I want to get back to my pre-baby weight and tone up all my flabby bits! I’ve done it before so I can do it again!
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Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017!