To those of you that have made your way over here from my old blog: HELLO! Thanks for sticking with me ♥
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So why the new blog? In recent months my old blog just wasn’t doing it for me and I hadn’t posted on there for a long time. My heart just wasn’t in it.
I have been thinking a lot about my life and the kind of life I want to live. When I look at my past, I feel happiest when I look back on all of my memories and experiences.
I am fighting a constant battle to not be defined by my possessions. I do still love a sparkly nail polish or two, but when I think about it, it’s not buying or owning the polish that makes me happy. It’s taking the time to sit and paint my nails and seeing them look pretty.
Things > Experiencing
I have some important financial goals to work towards this year, and although I’m not on a spending ban, I do really need to make an effort to overcome the urge to buy things that add no real value to my life. For example, I will be getting a DSLR. I enjoy photography and I really want to try and improve my skills in composition and the technical side of using a camera.
With that in mind, I want to start blogging in a way that focuses on the things I’m doing, rather than what I’m buying. I sat down and wrote a list of things that I think will help me do this, and thought this post would be a nice time to share it.
My 2014 blog goals…
- To use my own photographs where possible
- To regularly post about what I have been reading
- Book reviews!
- Recipes we’ve tried
- Places we’ve been
- Places we’re dreaming of
- Things that make me happy
- Inspiration posts – quotes, music, movies, beauty, fashion, home decor and so on…
- DIY/tutorial posts
- Blogger Love – featuring my favourite bloggers
- My Week posts inspired by the lovely Angela @ Paper Lovestory
- …and most importantly: Post regularly!