It is hard to believed that a new year is upon us. When I look back on last year, I can’t help but feel like a bad blogger. I rarely wrote blog posts, I hardly pitched brands, and I just didn’t push myself within this business.
Looking back, though, I don’t have any regrets. I have come to realize over the years that pushing out blog posts doesn’t define who I am as a person. I am so much more than these words on a page and I would rather celebrate that than come down on myself for something I didn’t do.
I think it is so fitting that we are in the year 2020 and I am finally starting to see exactly who I am as a person. For so long I have been so concerned about fitting a certain image or wearing something specific. I have reached the point where I am just happy with the person that I have become. My style is defined, and frankly, I don’t really care if people don’t like it. My husband and I are in such a good place because I have just learned to let things go. I am making more time for my family, which in turn takes away stress. I am in a job that I love so I am really applying myself and getting things done. So many good realizations and things have just helped me to see things so much clearer.
Where Does That Leave My Blog?
So where does all of this leave me as a blogger?
Well, first off, I am so thankful for this little corner of the internet. It is my place to relax, to share my thought, and a place that is all my own. The people that have been with me from the beginning have become close friends and we have just grown up together these last 5 years. Encouraging words and support have meant so much to over the years and, at this time in my life, I can’t imagine it not playing a role.
I want to feel that love and thankfulness in every aspect of my blog so I am making it a point to only write things that I am passionate about. I used to get so caught up in pushing out a blog post for the sake of pushing out a blog post. I don’t want to feel like that anymore. I want quality work, not a large quantity, so I am really trying to invest my time and energy into meaningful projects.
If I have already reached this level of clarity and happiness in my life, imagine how much happier I could be if I was also investing my time into projects that I am so passionate about. The travel bug has really hit me lately and I loved writing posts talking about our destination. If I am filling up my calendar with unmeaningful post ideas, what time do I have to do that things that I want or love? Ideally, I would love to get to the point where I am hitting publish on a post at least once a week but I don’t want to cause myself added stress. This is supposed to be my stress reliever so what good is that doing if it is the source of my stress.
My Goals for 2020
For some of you, this may be mindless rambling. For me, this is a way to get out my thoughts and feelings, hold myself accountable, and really push myself to achieve those things that I want. Here is what I hope to achieve in 2020:
- Build Real Connections and Relationships- Yes the numbers are important, but the relationships are what really matters.
- Invest Into My Brand- This can be both time and money. If I am not willing to invest in my brand, how can I expect to grow?
- Quality over Quantity- Hitting publish on a post means nothing if I don’t enjoy what I am writing about.
- Less Things, More Memories- Many of you have seen my closet. It is insane. This year I want to take a step back away from things and focus on making memories with my family.
- Shoot for the Moon- This sounds super cheesy, but if I don’t expect more from myself, how do I ever expect to become more?
I hope that you will continue along on this journey with me. How freeing is it to finally find yourself in a sea of social media. I want us to encourage one another to reach our goals, find passion in our work, and just be blissfully happy. My goals are real and manageable, and I know with you all on my side, I can achieve anything!
I am the future, it is bright, and I have got this!
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