September – fancy seeing you here!
Although I do
enjoy writing and reading favourites posts, I don’t always have enough of a
list of things that have blown me away to really warrant a full post! So I
decided to alternate, month-to-month, between a favourites post & monthly
goals post. I should probably mention, I was completely inspired by the lovely
Kate La Vie and her amazing monthly goals posts!
No.1 – Work on our home a little more
I’ve stupidly agreed to host Christmas at our house this
year – 13 of my nearest and dearest will be piling in early Christmas morning!
Although it’ll be lovely to have everyone over, I’m still getting mega anxious
as I’m nowhere near happy with our home yet 🙂 I’ve been saving to make sure I’m
getting the best of everything I can afford, but I have a feeling I may have to
sacrifice a few things now to make sure we have essentials in time (coffee table,
rugs etc.), and put in some hard-labour hours to make sure all the old, minging
wallpaper is stripped and replaced with fresh crisp walls asap!
No.2 – Find a creative job
I currently work as a full-time temp at the moment, but my
current contract is coming to an end at the end of September. Although it’s a
decent job with decent pay, the thought of carrying on in a boring office job
as I enter my 30s is completely soul-destroying beyond explanation. My soul is
itching to work in a more creative role, but the annoying truth is, the more
experience you get in a job you hate, the more you become stuck in it! I have
to do some digging, and some serious networking, but I am determined that this
is my time to find a job I love! Obviously, I love everything about blogging
and believe my blog is coming along really well at the moment, and I’d love to
be able to make a full-time living from it but for no it’s not feasible. One
day though…one day!
No.3 – Make some plans for my trip to London at the end of
As I’m sure you all know (as I never stop tweeting about
it!), I was nominated for Best Blog Layout & Photography in the New
Generation Beauty Influencer Awards 2017 – how exciting?! It’s my first blogger
award nomination and I’m so grateful to even be nominated! But yeah, the awards
are being held in London on 1st October, so I’m going to try and make a little
trip of it as I very rarely get to go down to London. Richard has family down
there so hopefully I’ll get to see them, maybe even see a show and do some
No.4 – Work on pulling my autumn wardrobe together
I like to have a little as possible in there at one time, now after reading some amazing books on capsule wardrobes! I need to invest in a
good winter coat or two, and some comfy boots! I’m kind of in love with the
coats on ASOS at the moment, and feel like I’m going to be doing some major
damage to my bank account when I finally cave and get spending on there!
No.5 – Trying to maintain my posting schedule
I seem to have gotten in a good habit recently of posting at
least twice a week lately, and I have to say that I love it! Obviously
sometimes work and life gets in the way, and I always promised myself I would
never put the blog in front of the important things, but I’ll give it a good go
and try to keep up the pace as much as I can! On a bit of a separate note, I’m
hoping to finally go self-hosted with the blog; going from Blogger to
Wordpress.org. I know it’s going to be either a pricey or time-consuming task
but I know it’ll be worth it in the end. Going self-hosted allows you to have
so much more control over the look & layout of your blog, and as a
super-creative and visual person this would be amazing for me! I’ll keep you
all updated on the progress!