Happy New Year!! Slightly belated I know, but I have to admit, I wasn’t quite feeling myself at the very start of 2018. The thought of reflecting on the year gone by and setting goals for 2018 seemed like an impossible task. Now, I’ve done A LOT of self-care, including almost using up my Lush Christmas gift set… (just saying and not at all hinting that I am without a bath-bomb now that Valentine’s Day is approaching, …) and I’m ready to announce my arrival into 2018 and set my intentions.
I thought leaving my ten-year marriage and my whole life behind in 2015 was the hardest thing I’d ever experience. I was wrong. Losing a parent is infinitely harder. Losing my mum was traumatic and almost entirely for that reason, 2017 was hands down the most difficult year I’ve ever had.
However, there were some amazing highlights especially as I got to take my little girls on their first ever holiday, which as a single mum, was a huge achievement for me. We loved every minute of our stay in a beachside caravan, even the rain-soaked walks on the beach and cannot wait to go back later this year.
I also got to see my blog grow, which has just been amazing! I love blogging and writing so seeing my little corner of the Internet steadily grow, has been wonderful. I couldn’t have asked for more supportive readers and followers. Thank you for all the love.
I have already decideded that 2018 is going to be my year. I’ve started by having a huge decluttering session, restocking the fridge with healthy choices and making some adjustments to my usual routine. I will have a happy and successful 2018 that is completely filled with love because I’m going to make it happen. Positivity always wins.
Last year, I split my intentions into beauty and personal. This year, I am committed to growing Beauty Addict Mama even bigger so I am also including some blogging related intentions. I’ve already started working on some of them – I’m being proactive – and I have to say, it feels good.
1: Continue to focus on my skincare regime and maintain my glowing skin.
2: Wear the makeup I want to, and not feel it’s ‘too much’ because others say so.
3: Continue to play with colours and textures in order to create new looks.
1: Post at least 6 posts each month.
2: Explore more lifestyle and wellness posts as well as continuing to raise awareness and understanding of anxiety.
3: Develop my photography skills.
1: Use moderation as a guide for food and exercise and make sure I treat my body with respect.
2: Build in time for self-care every day, be it a long bubble bath or reading a glossy magazine.
3: Spend as much time as possible with the people I love and not be afraid to remove myself when I need me-time.
4: Stay organised and clutter-free.
I’ve used my goal planner to go into further detail with the steps that I need to take so that I know what I need to do. I’m determined to make the change this year.
I’ve also been feeling inspired by Pinterest and decided to create a vision board so that I have a strong visual to remind me of my goals. I am feeling incredibly positive at the moment and want to capitalise on it so that I can make as much progress as I can this year. I will do it.
What are your intentions for 2018? What are you working on this year?