But seriously, is it still January?
Wow. So, this is late, but Happy New Year!
Whilst my new year’s resolutions are almost always unachievable (go running every day, finally learn to paint my nails, become a size 8 lol), I wanted to try and actually set achievable goals this year. And, whilst I’m not the most naturally organised human, I do like having some sort of guide to help me keep track of where I’m going.
So, here are my plans for 2019. And yes, I’m still not used to saying that – it’s forever 2016 in my head.
I am one of those people that constantly complains that there are not enough hours in the day, whilst simultaneously having time to binge-watch every episode of Catfish for the millionth time. This year, I really want to get back into feeling creative.
For me, that means doing a bit more writing (for me, not the paid stuff) and creating new stuff with different people. Oh and also start making candles again, because the amount I go through is excessive at best.
We love our landlord and our house, and whenever we even talk about moving we get one of two reactions. It’s either ‘oh, are you buying?’ – no, please offer us £10,000 and we talk then, or ‘why!?’. We basically want somewhere a little bit bigger with an office, so that James and I can actually have a bit more room to do stuff.
Also to house unruly London friends that are now too good/ too old for the sofa.
I know that people don’t read blogs like they used to, but I love this part of blogging.
I’m notoriously awkward in front of the camera, so I don’t think YouTube is ever going to be for me, so this corner of the internet is kind of where I feel like I belong. I also think there is totally still a place for writers on the internet and I plan to keep producing content here.
If you didn’t know I run a little jewellery shop called Honey Sweet, it is quite honestly my pride and joy. I love curating items and planning packaging, so it was kind of an ideal fit for me. I am still figuring out how to kind of ‘grow’ the business, from being a bedroom boardroom style operation, but to be honest, I’m pretty happy with how it works.
Meeting other bloggers
Last year I started to get emails to PR events. This was something I hadn’t really planned for and when it happened, it was both exciting and terrifying.
The main reason being, was that everyone seemed to know each other, and the Manchester blogging community isn’t that big. But, I was lucky enough to meet a couple of other bloggers that were like me. I had weirdly spoken to both Eilis and India for AGES over Instagram, so it was tons easier when I met them and realised they were fab IRL as well.
This year, I’m really keen to keep meeting other creative people and collaborating with them, because ‘ya know, two heads are better than one and all that.
Towards the end of 2018, I had an existential crisis of where do I belong. I really missed the hustle and bustle of London and we talked a lot about going back down there. I still adore London.
It is the location of some of my closest friends, and also there’s a giant Bershka. And, whilst we’re no longer relocating, I do want to visit more and continue exploring our lovely capital.
Fill me in, what are your plans for 2019?