03/01/2020

I Am Ready For 2020 To Be A Whole New Chapter And Here’s Why

Boy am I ready for this new chapter and I PROMISE it will be a good one!

This image is a photo of me in my new white and fluffy coat, an oversized scarf and black jeans. I am stood in front of an old band stand in Dartmouth that has while fairy lights wrapped around it. Very festive for this blog post about my new chapter.

Alas, we have made it into a whole new year and January is upon us. A whole new decade to that matter. Our prosecco fuelled bodies have been dragged into this new chapter that is 2020. We are still in that mind boggling stage of trying to figure out what day it actually is. And/Or trying to get away eating as much chocolate as possible and using ‘It’s still Christmas’ as an excuse. Don’t worry I am too. I spent a lot of the little Christmas break we had eating, drinking numerous little bottles of prosecco (go figure, really) and sleeping in way past 10:30AM every morning. I have probably slept more in the last two weeks than I have that last 7/8 months. With that I am very much not ready for the 7AM alarms and body shock moments next week.

Its pretty much impossible to go on Instagram and not be swamped by everyones 2019 highlights on their stories. Or on Facebook seeing debates about whether NY Resolutions are actually a good idea or not. FYI I am not setting strict resolutions this year. Its always the ‘eat better’ ‘go to the gym more’ or ‘feel better about the way I look’ nonsense. It is the most cliche bunch of promises that will go out the window by the end of February.

This image is a photo of me in my new white and fluffy coat, an oversized scarf and black jeans. I am stood in front of an old band stand in Dartmouth that has while fairy lights wrapped around it. Very festive for this blog post about my new chapter.
This image is a photo of me in my new white and fluffy coat, an oversized scarf and black jeans. I am stood in front of an old band stand in Dartmouth that has while fairy lights wrapped around it. Very festive for this blog post about my new chapter.

With that being said I am going to be keep the resolutions to a minimum and to be a little bit more creative. I want to push myself blog/instagram wise and hit 20K (big ask considering I am only at 8K but hence why I said push myself). I want to spend more time not really giving a crap about the meaningless people in life. And I will continue to buy as many coats as I like. Oh… and go on a nice hot holiday somewhere but I am not holding my breath on that one. 

I really don’t want to do the whole ‘New Year New Me’ spill. You see it across everyone’s blogs in the first week or two of January. However this year for me it is more optimistic than last year. I did have a few good moments last year, however a lot of it was quite mentally challenging. You know when one bad thing happens after another and this continues like a cycle? Well this pretty much consumed 9 months of 2019 for me and it got laughable. I had to laugh or there would have been far too many breakdowns for one person to handle.

There was a lot of me going to my friend Nick and complaining about all the woes. And in turn him repeating to me the things I should be doing and haven’t done. Even though the year was a little bit jinxed, I am thrilled to succumb to the New Year New Me routine because I do want this year to be that kick-up the arse reset in my new chapter.

But enough about me moaning on about last year, I want to talk about this year. Specifically what it means for my blog. I am taking 2020 as a bit of a new chapter for my blog (hence the title, duh) and there will be a few changes. And with that being said, I am sitting down, currently sporting the comfiest Topshop tracksuits bottoms (if you haven’t got them make it your resolution to buy them), starting that new chapter. This isn’t me cancelling my blog, making any big drastic life change like a Brittany 2007 head shave. But I will be changing a few things… for the better fingers crossed.

I spent the best part of 2019 posting three blog posts a week. On Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 5PM without fail. In fact, I did this and I was quite proud that I did it for so long. It would pre-write tonnes of content, and then take photos for these posts when I needed too. However getting content for three blog posts a week, whilst in the middle of uni, a part time job and having a small social life was getting a bit mad. I knew if I were to continue this way, I would have spent a lot of my Christmas prewriting posts again and I was a little tired of the idea. I love writing, and creating content, but doing it so frequently made it a chore. 

Also there is this whole ordeal with Google only showing blog posts with over 1000 words in. Which means if I want a chance to have my blog posts seen on google rankings I will have to write 3000 words a week. To those people who can do that then I will buy you a glass of wine because thats good going. I want to make longer blog posts. And spend more time curating them, editing them (not currently my strong point) and writing thoughtful posts. I have got my inspo lined up – Chloe Plumstead I see you – and I already have a few ideas in the line up. So what can you expect? I will be posting, just once a week. Possible twice if you are lucky and depending on whether I have a new coat or not *that I would have to blog about STRAIGHT AWAY obvs*. 

So, now you know you can expect so fat ass, hopefully relatable posts. So make sure to grab a glass or wine, or a cube of coffee (take your preference on the type of day you have had). Fingers crossed you will love it enough to give it a share. January the 1st (or whenever this goes up) will be a fresh start and if some unexpected/bad things happen this year, then I will embrace it for what it is. But I am not going to think about that and I will just think about the Lush Christmas scented bath I will be having tonight after work. 

Let me know you resolutions in the comments or your new chapter. Thats if you have any, or if you have any big plans for this year. HAPPY NEW YEAR! x


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