January 02, 2017

I'm not really one who likes to commit to a 'new years resolution' as I'm a firm believer in if you want to make change, you should do it at the time you want to and not just at new year. Although a new year is a great time to realise aspirations for the coming year and to use it as a positive time to make those changes. This is why I am choosing to embrace the new year, new me motto and have deiced to put together some aspirations for 2017. Not to make me a 'better' person - but simply to continue with some of the things I've put into place in 2016 and to carry them forward. To make me, well, me. 

1. Continue with being body positive
This doesn't mean 'being comfortable' with the size I am, but realising that I need help and continuing with my new attitude to healthier eating and investing in myself. I do like healthier eating now just for the weight loss, but for the positiveness it gives me as a person. I feel so much better in myself when I am healthier eating. Whether that be when I notice walking to work is no longer a chore but a choice, not getting out of breathe as easier and just feeling more happier with how I look. Losing weight has always been a hard thing for me, I've been a yo-yo dieter for a while now and it's not something I want to continue with. I don't strive to be thin or slim, I strive to be a healthy and happy weight where I feel comfortable with myself and reaching a healthy weight that I can maintain. I have been back on a healthier eating plan now for 4 weeks and even with Christmas, my weight is still decreasing and helping me to be much more positive about myself. Not everyone will want to lose weight and by no means am I encouraging anyone too, but by being accepting of your body - you can really embrace yourself and enjoy life to the full. 

2. Get back into photography
2016 was a great year for me as it was when I was offered my first paid wedding shoot. I loved every minute of it. I really want to invest more time in enjoying my photography and believing in myself. It was such a thrilling experience to be able to offer my photography services to someone and to create memories for them and I want to continue to do just that. I want to aim one step closer to maybe one day becoming self employed and feeling more positive in my photography skills. Hopefully 2017 is also the year I can invest a little more in my gear so I can reach my full potential. The sky is the limit. 

3. Continue blogging and expanding 
I have really enjoyed blogging this year and all the PR work/ brand collaboration that has come with it. I have been extremely lucky with some of the work offered to me and I want to expand in this in 2017. The later part of the year has been a struggle with balancing my work life and personal life but I have began to recognise this and am trying to put some positive steps into place to hel[. Blogging is supposed to be a hobby and something I enjoy but at the moment but I find I have no time to invest in it anymore and I need to get a better work/life balance. I don't want blogging to feel like a chore or like something niggling in the back of my head, I want it to be my release and my own little space where I can really offer something to you all. I want to continue contributing to the brand I have created and to provide quality content for you all. Whether that be on a bi-weekly basis or even a monthly basis, I just want to create quality content for everyone and for myself most of all to enjoy.

There are many more resolutions I have that I want to achieve but I think its better to start small and continue as I mean to go on. What resolutions/ hopes do you have for 2017?

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