02 January 2017

Hello 2017!

Happy 2017. I've put together a post of 2016 (Hello 2016!) last year and it feels great to reflect back to see the goals I have achieved, not achieved or have been altered. It's interesting looking back and seeing how things develop and how you can change so much in an entire year. Things that you once cared or loved no longer matter and things you thought you didn't like you now have an interest towards. Things you never knew you were capable of you somehow accomplished with ease.

As every year goes, I have learnt a lot throughout the year and how precious time is — I only want to give my time out to those who deserve it. I learnt that you can do so much for people, and they will definitely take advantage of your kindness. I've always told myself that many mistaken kindness for weakness but the only thing you can do is leave that kind of negativity as soon as you can sense it and keep moving onto new and better things. It's all a learning curve and that even though things may go by amazing and then suddenly you reach a bad day, you can always find something good out of it.

There were many standout goals that I set for myself during 2016 that I believe I executed well. From working within PR for a few companies and attending many exciting events throughout the year to continuing my blogging and building up with new changes and going outside my comfort zone (especially with filming, I did a lot of filming and editing throughout the year for another channel and I really enjoyed it).

I attended yoga and pilates classes each week, though when work became really busy I did put it off a few times however I then started attending the gym and got a membership which I have been going to 4 times a week without fail. I studied a course for an updated certificate within Business — this was something I didn't mention about at all (no one knows besides my loved ones) and I am really happy I completed it.

The Mr & I have saved a lot towards our house and our savings has grown so much, we are getting so close to our target which also brings me to the planning of our Europe trip which has of course been postpone until our dream house is ready — we've taken mini trips throughout the year to make up for our travel bug. It won't be long until we can finally pack our bags for Europe! And lastly, wearing false eyelashes at least once a month — I think we all know that was a definite fail, especially since I am a grandma and never go out anywhere that requires wearing false eyelashes. Though, I did wear them occasionally throughout the year, maybe 3 times out of 12? That was just a fun goal anyway, so really no loss there.

My 2017 goals:
1. Take more personal photos of loved ones and special moments of my everyday life. Step away from taking pretty photos from time to time and be more experimental with my photography.
2. Continue with my gym routine and reach my desired goal.
3. Take Poppy and Rosie (my dogs) to the dog beach.
4. Book in for facials throughout the year.
5. Do my creative work in public such as cafes or freelance Fridays in West Perth and work with more creative minds.
6. Organise my space. Do another big clear out and donate unwanted belongings.  
7. Connecting more with people on social media and blog.
8. Try something new and do things that I am too afraid to usually do.
9. Look after the skin on my body more with exfoliating, epilating, moisturising and SPF. I am always on top with my skin care, but can get a little lazy with my body care.
10. Continue to SAVE, $AVE, SAVE and spend less.

My 2017 focus:

My focus last year was to not be so generous and giving, putting myself before others more and keeping my life more private. I like to think I've accomplished this well, I have my moments where I become quite giving and very generous but as soon as I realise that those I am giving and being generous to start to show their true colours I take a step back and leave. Instead, I have been giving a lot of my time and being generous else where, things such as loved ones or even helping out within the community. I've put myself before others by focusing on my own happiness and needs before catering to others. I've distance myself from those who don't respect or value my time.

In terms of my privacy, I've always been quite private, I only let others see or know what I want them to know. You only see the pretty photos I post on Instagram or my blog, however there are the occasional vents I let out on Twitter, but I've always done that — it is my go-to place to be a little more real in terms of social networks, that's why it's set to private. I don't post anything on Facebook, it's only on there for animal videos and memes of course.

I think for 2017 my main focus is to give myself more self love and take better care of my mind and body. Explore and be even more adventurous, I want to see and experience things outside my comfort zone.

Some examples —
I exchanged my old damaged Lululemon yoga mat for this new style. 
My older one was plum, this year I chose grey! Also, how nifty is my D.I.Y drawstring holder?

I took this photo this morning while the Mr was sleeping, basically in my creeper zone. 
But, the morning sun was so beautiful and I just adore his sleeve tattoo on his arm. 
This is what I mean by taking more random photos of loved ones. 
This is a start right? It's beautiful in my eyes.

What are your 2017 goals? What do you aspire to accomplish?

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