Hi hope you’ve had a great weekend. We’re nearly at the end of January and I’ve saw a few bloggers share their dream year post. Its a post I like to read so I thought I would share mine. You write your goals for the year and come December you look back and see what you achieved. I love goals, Im a planner. I love a checklist. I write a list of what Ive to do every single day. It keeps me productive & stops me forgetting things. So lets get started, grab a cuppa, this could be a long one.
Last year I was lucky enough to get a business coach. It was the best thing I ever did, Kirsty is a wonderful person and has taught me so much. It isn’t all about spreadsheets and number crunching, its all about getting on in life, making life easier and how to enjoy your business. What we did was plan, I learnt how to plan, (this is my list making started) how to make achievable goals and complete them. I now have a 1, 3 and 5 year plan for myself and one for the business. Im not sharing them all just now but here are some of the changes I will be making this year.
My business really means the world to me. I love my boutique and I feel I have found my feet. Its now time to grow. I have some new brands due arrive for Spring 2020 and I know your going to love them. I try to always find something a wee bit different and I love when customers comment on that. I want to do a small refurb too. Nothing major but I a few tweks here and there.
This blog, Im getting right into the swing of this, I love to read and write, it was my favourite subject at school. My plans are to write a lot more fashion and skincare posts. I have the posts just no photographs so my aim is to meet with my photographer at least once a month to get some good content as well as the photographs I take myself.
Youtube – I have watched youtube for over 4 years now and this year I will have my own channel. Im learning to edit and then it will be full steam ahead with fashion hauls, vlogs and I hope to share some boutique life on there too.
Spending more time with loved ones – Making sure a Sunday is mine, whither its going somewhere with Alex & the dogs or spending time at home with a blanket and a good book. Visiting my grandpa, I’m making sure Sunday is not spent doing house chores, food shop or work. Small changes at night during the week will give me a Sunday free. I said this last year but I mean it. 1 day switching off a week is a must.
Health / Wellbeing
Look after myself Be the best version of me, this year Im going for it. Im 43 this year and Im going to look after myself. As well as loosing the Xmas pounds and getting a bit fitter, Im trying to sort out my hormones. I know my age has a lot to do with it but the moods and cramps are unbearable sometimes so Im trying a few different vitamins to see if they can help. I will do a separate blog post on this later on.
Pilates and walking; my favourite exercises. I don’t have the time for a class at the moment so home DVDs it will have to be. Im not walking much just now with the dark nights but Ive been craving to get outside on a crisp day and get a right good walk. Its great for the mindset and I always feel amazing and totally refreshed after a good walk so Im looking forward to that.
I wasn’t going to feature this as we don’t go abroad anymore but we do a fair bit of exploring Scotland, its really beautiful so I will be sharing where we go. We won’t leave the dogs, Alex isn’t to keen on flying and I have terrible earache when landing that it’s put us off. I wont fly to London for buying trips anymore because of it and I really enjoy the train journey now. I was lucky enough when I was younger to have relatives in Africa and America so I’ve seen a good part of the world as well as the Caribbean and we’ve done the usual European holiday spots. So I’ve seen enough. Last year Alex converted his new van to a camper, Ive only stayed in it twice. We done the NC500 on our 10th wedding anniversary and I done an over night in Glencoe. Over the past 10 years we’ve toured around Scotland, it really is a beautiful part of the country, we usually rent cottages or log cabins (my fav!) but this year we’re planning on going to the outer hebrides so Im really looking forward to that.
A few places I would like to visit this year –
- Outer Hebrides (Harris and Lewis)
- NC500 again
- The Kelpies
- Inveraray Castle
- Wallace Monument (its been years since Ive been)
- Back to my favourite place in the world – Foyers
- Culzean Castle – we walk the dogs in the grounds all the time but never been in inside.
- Explore more of the Cairngorms
I really wish you all the best for the coming year, a new decade bring the opportunity for a fresh start. Time to start smashing our way through those goals. I’m excited to share this journey with you.
Life is for living.