On the third day of Blogmas my true love gave to me...
Oh my I've just realised today that there is only 9 days left until Christmas, NINE! How exciting is that? Also, I totally apologise for all the Blogmas posts going up so late. Despite it being Christmas holidays, I've made it quite busy for myself! So after yesterday's hefty lipsticks post, today I wanted to make it a lot shorter and talk about myself. The pictures in this post are not very christmassy, but I wanted to use pictures in previous blog posts of this year, almost like a mini review of my first 5 months of blogging. Fun tip: click on the pictures for the blog post!
So today I wanted to talk to everyone about my new year's resolutions and goals for 2018. I know we all do these every year and most of us has lost track of it by the time Easter comes, but now that I have this blog (my super proud baby), I would like to be more organised with regards to what I would like to achieve by the time this blog reaches it's first birthday. There will be some about me too as well as this itty bitty blog!
My first new year's resolution is pretty much identical to 95% of others; To lose weight. This will tie in with one of my goals which I will mention further down, but in general I would just be so much happier with myself if I could go back to the weight I was when I was in secondary school (or high school). I was actually on a really good fitness track last year, but then I had problems with my knee which required 3 surgeries and then I naturally put the weight I lost back on, sad times.
Growing the Blog
Like I mentioned up above, this little blog is only just coming up to 5 months old, and I am so proud of this little baby of mine. I consider myself quite lucky, I've had a chance to work with a few brands, I've been to lots of events and most importantly I've met quite a few wonderful blogging gals. Yet at the same time I know I could've done more.
There was a period I was ill and I didn't post consistently and I had started a series in September that I didn't finish. So in 2018 I would like to change all of that. I would like to work a lot harder on my blog, stick to the series that I start and hopefully improve my photography skills!
Come Out of My Shell
This is a blogging related one as well as a personal one. I have never really seen myself as a totally shy person, but for some reason this year whenever I have gone to events, I have been too awkward to start conversations with others. And then I always regret it when I get home.
Of course the more events I go to I should hopefully meet more people, and then my confidence should ideally increase. Right? But of course I aim to put a bit more hard work in too. On a side note, if you spot me at any events, please do say hello!
Goal No. 1 - Win a Blog Award
This might be slightly ambitious to some, but for me I would really like to achieve that in 2018. I would like to work hard and winning an award would definitely give me more motivation, especially on the days where it feels like no words are flowing through my brain.
So, I am determined to work hard, stay consistent, and constantly try and improve my content so that I can be even more proud of it.
Goal No. 2 - Stay to a Niche
After blogging for the past few months, I've realised that I really enjoy blogging about beauty products in particular, but I also really want to talk about more fashion and especially accessories like jewellery. So linking in with my losing weight resolution, I would be more confident to blog about fashion, and ultimately travel down the path or jewellery blogging.
This will also tie in with my own small business, Pearls of Sphere. And I will work on properly separating the 2, so no one gets confused!
Goal No. 3 - Work with More Brands
This doesn't necessarily mean sponsored content, but I would like to increase my experience with working with brands as so far, I have had nothing but good experiences. I have heard the horror stories, but I would really like to experience plenty more different things in my life, so if I can help out more smaller brands, and they can help me, why the hell not?
So there you have it, 3 new year's resolutions and 3 goals! I am feeling motivated right now and I am hoping this lasts as long as possible!
Don't forget if you click on any of the pictures it will lead you straight to that blog post!
What are your goals or new year's resolutions?