Let’s Catch Up…

Catch UpI thought it was about time I did an update, it is the new year after all. I can’t believe the Christmas and New Year celebrations are over for yet another year. I had a slightly hectic December and was working my redundancy notice at my old job on the run up to Christmas which is something I haven’t really touched on this blog but I suppose now you can tell that things have been hectic.

I spent the holidays in Scotland with my parents, dog and boyfriend which was lovely as always. We enjoyed a lot of nice walks, Mum and I spent a bit of time baking our usual festive goodies and spending time together as a family. And now we’re in the first week of January and I have been really lucky to start a new job in a lovely company with a team that have already made me feel really welcome.

So, a new year… a new me? Well, kind of, I suppose. I always like to start the new year off with some goals in mind so I thought I’d share them with you all today. I’m aware I’m probably late on the bandwagon with this as most bloggers did their posts a good week or so ago but we’ll roll with it. I have made some goals which are more personal and others that relate to this blog.

Blogging Goals

When I started a new chapter in July last year and did a bit of a rebrand, I promised myself that I wouldn’t post for the sake of posting and that’s what I want to stick to in 2017. When I moved to Worpdress I spent a good few weeks tidying my old posts up, getting rid of posts that made no sense and removing images from my server and that was tedious at the time so I don’t want to then have to do that again.

I’m not forcing myself to do a posting schedule but I would like to post once a week and sometimes if I can, maybe more. I want to love blogging and make sure it doesn’t become a chore. I’d also like to include YouTube in my goals too – did you know I have a channel? It has been somewhat neglected recently but I want to start using it again for a new series I want to start.

Personal

I need to make sure I look after myself more in 2017 as I find that sometimes I just neglect myself and end up really tired and feeling fed up with the world. I want to make more time to take a bath, give myself a pamper, go for a spa day with a friend and maybe even get a manicure.

I’d like to read more, I have a few books that I didn’t manage to read last year so I’d like to get them read this year and then start more. I treated myself to a sparkly new iPad Pro recently so I fully intend on using the Kindle app on there too.

To keep continuing to reduce my fizzy drink intake as I feel like this has helped me a lot over the past year. This year I hope to be able to do the Race For Life again as I haven’t done it in a couple of years and hope to rope my Mum into doing it with me again (she doesn’t know this yet, although she will once she reads this!).

I want to use my Instagram more and use it to document anything I’m up to daily as well as my food for the day which brings me on to my next and final goal.

I want to make sure I hit my Slimming World target within the first 5 or 6 months of this year and I want to buy different summer clothes for my holiday this year. I feel like I’ve been on this journey for a long, long time and I’m kind of at the point where I’m just frustrated. I know it can be done and I know sometimes I can get a bit complacent so enough’s enough now. Target 2017 here I come!