So this isn’t going to be a new year’s resolution post, god knows I hate all that crap that’s floating around at this time of year.
I wanted to take this opportunity to just let you know that you should not let anyone make you feel like you need to change because it’s diet season, if you’re happy then just try your best to roll with it and be you. At the same time, if you want to diet and exercise that is also cool, you go for it and make sure you’re doing it for you. Also remember not to thrust your views on others, everyone has their own journey and you never know where someone is at. The best way to think about it is “I’m doing this for me” and keep opinions to yourself, that way you don’t upset anyone.
Anyway, I felt like I just had to get that out of the way, time to move onto what I really wanted to talk about in this post.
A huge thing for me this last year was that I’m definitely not where I wanted to be with my career at all. Towards the end of 2017, day to day work was becoming a MASSIVE chore for me. I’d wake up and not want to go at all (I don’t know why but I just wanted to cry at the thought of walking in) I think it’s various things, but mainly I suppose I just feel like I should be doing more. Now that I’ve had some time off and spent some quality time with my family I’ve realised that this is one major change I need to make.
I started to neglect blogging and social media quite a lot. I’m sort of getting back into it but I just need to stop making excuses and put the time in. It can be hard when you work full time and have a family but I know that I can do it, especially if I want it to be successful! My main goals for the blog will be to post regularly, interact on social media and become more active in the Plus Size community. I’m not fussed about creating goals around stats or numbers really as long as I’m doing what I love and people are loving my content I’m happy 🙂
2017 wasn’t all bad either, I had some amazing times with the people I love. In September, I started my own business with my other half selling makeup brushes online and on our own little stall check those out at From Maisie. I attended the Style XL awards and I also plucked up the courage and went to the Curve Fashion Festival for the first time, which was amazing 🙂 I really hope to attend some more events this year.
As we’re coming to the end of the post, I guess now would be a good time to announce that I’m starting my own Youtube channel!! How crazy is that? It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long long time, I’ve just never taken the plunge so I decided that 2018 would definitely be the year to start! Here is a link to my channel, click subscribe if you can. My first video will be live on Wednesday 3rd January and will be a natural everyday makeup look. I’m hoping to post one beauty related video every Wednesday and then a lifestyle type video every other Sunday. I’m hoping to run it alongside my blog and post on both.
So for 2018, I’m not making any resolutions but I’m going to really work on The Plus Size of Life, my career and where I want to be. I’m going to surround myself by the people who matter to me the most, those who lift me up and don’t bring me down to a positive year for me and my family!
What are you looking forward to in 2018? Let me know in the comments!