*Insert cliché title about new year here*

So, New year, new me and all that.

I feel like everyone and their aunt has written a blog post about how different they want this coming year to be for them; and I'm going to be one of them. I've posted my 'New Years resolutions' video  on Sunday and I wanted to put a few words down to go with it.

2016 seemed to be a hard year for so many people, and where as I can't say it was awful for me, it certainly wasn't the best. For the past year I feel I've just been floating on through. I've not really succeeded in anything, and I've not made much progress on anything either. 

I currently feel like I'm having a bit of an identity crisis. I'll be 27 in March, and I currently feeling like I am 'Mum'. That is all. I've kind of lost my sense of style and in exchange for hopping out of bed and dressing myself in something that makes me feel wonderful, I opt for slouching around the house in a pair of old pj bottoms and a slobby hoodie. Which, does not make you feel good about yourself. Comfy or not. I miss the days I used to enjoy my own appearance, and this is something I'm looking at getting back this year.

Looking after my body is the main goal for 2017. After having Scout, my own body because less of a priority, and it shows. Ok, so I was never a gym bunny, and I didn't always eat the right things, but I made time to cook my meals and I felt confident in the way I looked. 

I'm going to be tackling some pretty big habits that need breaking this year. The bad food, the lack of exercise, and smoking. I'm talking about this a lot at the minute because I feel like I need to be held accountable. It's a horrible habit, and I need to stop. I spoke about this a bit more in length on the video, so make sure you hop over and give it a watch. If you have any pointers, I'd be happy to take them. 

Another thing in my life that needs a makeover, was this blog. I've fiddled and faffed with it so many times now; but every time I came back to write a post I felt so uninspired by it. I've tried to avoid going down the crisp and clean theme that many bloggers have now chosen to adopt, because I really love the idea of being individual. But, I can't help but lust over that super white, put together look that we see a lot nowadays. So, I've found a happy medium that works for me, and I hope you like the new look as much as I do. 

2017 is going to be the year of change for me. I want to deal with things when they arise, instead of putting them off month after month. I want to find a sense of self again, and be someone other than 'Mum'. But what I'd really love most, is to see Gypsy Flower grow a little. I'm not hoping to wake up in a month with thousands of readers/subscribers, but I'd really love to see those numbers rise a little and to feel like I'm getting just a smidge of recognition I do get for the work I do. I'd love to look back at the end of the year a see a vast improvement in the content I'm creating, both blog post and video wise. 

I'd love to know what everyone else's goals are this year. Maybe some tips and tricks that I'm yet to learn in this journey of life. (Oh god, that was a bit vom inducing, wasn't it. Sorry.) But really though, any book recommendations, things to get me inspired. I'd be really appreciative.

If you'd like to watch the video I've mentioned a few times in this post, you can do so here.

1 comment

  1. I'm really enjoying your posts, hope they'll be regular again - I remember you from yeaaaars ago! Hope all your goals come true this year xx


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