Every blogger needs two things near the end of the year, a yearly recap post and goals for the next year. I did my recap yesterday, so guess what today is?
I say it every year, but I really want to better myself this year. I always start energized and ready to take everything head-on, but then by Jan. 20 I’m totally burned out. My resolution most years is to lose weight. I did that in 2016, so I’m not adding it to my list, but I will just try not to totally gain it all back. Instead, I focused on these areas: My blog, my life, my home, and my appearance.
Here we go!
-My number one goal is to take time to care for my blog. While it’s just a hobby, I really do love doing it. Earlier this month I switched from Blogger to WordPress and I almost have my design the way I want it to look. So I’m making strides in that direction. I’ve been blogging for two years, and I really feel that it’s time to step up my game a bit.
-Create consistent content. I’m trying to tailor my blog a little to create more clear, consistent content. Plus, I am forbidding myself from taking huge chunks of time off like I did in October.
-Grow my Instagram. This is becoming such a huge platform, that I just want to make sure I’m taking the time to keep up with the latest trends. I’ve taken several courses and I want to keep pushing forward.
-Be kind. I am an “outgoing introvert,” meaning I can be social, talkative and outgoing until I can’t anymore and need to be alone. When I hit that wall, I sort of turn into a mega-witch. In 2017, I really want to be kind to the people I love, instead of hitting my wall and blowing up.
-Be grateful. I like to write down something I’m grateful for everyday. I started this earlier this month, but, of course, fell off the wagon with the holidays. I really want to make this a morning ritual in the new year. If you would like to do the same, you can get my grateful cards here.
-Decorate. I tend to think of our apartment as temporary, but we just resigned a 13-month lease. I need to decorate. We have all these great wedding presents and new decor and I really want to focus on making it a home. I’ve already gone overboard with the pinning, but I am really excited about this new project.
-Clean. Once it’s decorated, I will not let my mail, laundry or shoes pile up. It needs to stay cute.
-Learn. This is the year. I am going to really learn how to do my eyebrows. I’ve been talking about it forever, but this is it. I swear.
-Accessorize. I wear the same jewelry with everything. It’s really time to vary that up. Pearls are a totally classic look, but they’ve been my look since high school. I am going to take the time to pick my accessories.
So those are my goals this year. What are you focusing on in 2017?