Happy happy new year, my friends!!! Can you believe we’ve already made it through the first week of the new year? I still wasn’t used to writing down 2018 … how am I going to write 2019?! I hope y’all had a wonderful Christmas and holiday season, and rang in the new year with loved ones. I took some time off here to enjoy the season, and now I’m ready to come back in full force. I have SO many exciting ideas and collaborations in the works, and I cannot WAIT to bring them all to you here! So do me a quick favor, if you don’t already be sure you’re doing these four things:
- Subscribe to my blog (pretty pretty please?). You can do that to the right where it says enter your email address.
- Follow me on Instagram HERE (@BlakeleysBlondeLife)
- Subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE.
- Like my Facebook Page HERE.
Thanks! Now you won’t miss one of the fun posts or videos I’m working on (and you won’t want to miss the upcoming giveaways, I promise!).
Before I get to my goals for the year, I did want to share details on this stunning sequin dress I wore for New Year’s Eve! It’s from one of my favorite stores, Versona, and is currently on sale for under $30! I’m obsessed with all of the colors in it, and the style is just so perfect for several occasions. Snag it now while you can and stash it away for the next New Year’s Eve, or rock it for a birthday or night out on the town! I received so many compliments and I guarantee you will, too. My Jessica Simpson shoes are also a fabulous staple to any wardrobe and are actually very comfy. You can grab a pair for yourself from the An Unlikely Pear, basically the best shoe shop ever! Thank you for the perfect party dress, Versona, and thank you An Unlikely Pear for making my feet happy! I’ve been so fortunate to work with both of these businesses and I’m looking forward to what we bring you this year!
SHOP THE POST:
Now, on to my goals for 2019. I love setting goals throughout the year for all kinds of things in life, but I think it’s important to set long-term goals at the beginning of each year. Not necessarily resolutions per say, because those always seem so surface level and most people end up failing a few weeks or months in. But goals give you something to strive for, something to work toward, something to accomplish, and something to look back on an evaluate at the end of the year. I’m setting goals for my professional life, personal life and for my my blog, but am sharing the latter two here. They kind of go hand-in-hand and work together, and I’m super excited to work toward each of them!
For my personal life, my goal is to do less.
I am on the go so much and I often over-commit myself that I rarely have time to sit, relax, enjoy my family, and do the things that I really want to do. So for 2019 I will do less.
Say “yes” less and “no” more.
Spend less and save more.
Less shopping and more re-purposing.
Less talking and more action.
Less stuff and more simplicity/de-cluttering.
That will allow for all of the boring, stereotypical yet important things more likely to accomplish, like working out more, eating better and cooking more meals at home.
I will end this year knowing that I said “no” to a lunch on a day off work but “yes” to putting away laundry so I can enjoy the weekend with my husband and little girl instead of cleaning my house.
For my blog, my goal is to do more.
Wait … what?! Blakeley, you just said you were going to do less! While yes, my goal for 2019 is to do less, my goal for my blog and social media channels is MORE. Sounds a little conflicting, I know. But I’m going to be able to do more here by doing less in other areas. I want to focus more on my blog and social media, bringing you more of what you want to see, want to read and want to learn. I plan to post more regularly and more often, and build up my YouTube channel. I’m working on a series of mini beauty and makeup tutorials and have some other fun things in the works as well, and I can’t wait to share with you! I’ve been casually blogging for NINE YEARS (wow!), but now I’m ready to get serious about it. I hope you’re ready, too, and will come along with me! Your support means more than you will ever know.
So there you have it! My goals for 2019. I am super excited for this year and know it will be a fantastic one. What are your goals or resolutions for the year? I’d love to hear! Whatever they are I hope you an absolutely incredible year – the best one yet!
Photos by @theblondeconfetti.