This Will Be My Year | 2018

I hope you all had an excellent Christmas and New Year. I am entering 2018 with a mission….to make 2018 My Year

My Year 2018

As soon as January rolls round everyone starts creating New Year’s Resolutions. This year I am going to be no different to most of the population on Earth. I want to start 2018 as a new canvas for myself and my blogging, and New Years Resolutions seems an excellent time to put this in effect. The difference from the other years goals is I WILL try my hardest to accomplish this years goals. Since rebranding my blog, I have had a huge boost to make this a success. I really want to take my blog and push it as much as I possibly can.

I received a fabulous Blog Planner by Dot Creates from Antony for Christmas, I have already started using this and it has helped so much for me to be organised. I will be showing more of this in an upcoming post. I have a new separate planner for personal use. Using both simultaneously has made it much easier for me to plan like a pro. I am going to try and keep to a schedule as much as I possibly can whilst being a working mummy.

SimplyStacey

I am trying to join more of the blogging community and entering some regular linkies on my blog and YouTube channel. I am going to try and do more photography and these will be included in the linkies I am joining. I got a new camera for Christmas from my awesome mum, which I wanted for vlogging originally. But playing with it I have really enjoyed taking photos and want to improve my non existent skills.

This week I have teamed up with my best friend Estelle at Estellosaurus and we have launched our idea which has been in the pipeline for a while. We have discussed a few times setting up our own group and finally 2018 we have launched The Blog Network. We hope to grow a collective blogging community group and help promote bloggers and make some new friends along the way. With my marketing experience and Estelle’s excellent writing skills and creativity I am positive this will be a success. Be sure to join us on Twitter every last Wednesday of the month for a monthly chat.

The Blog nETWORK

I also have finally launched my YouTube Channel. This is a goal I have wanted to do for a while but have not had the confidence, I still don’t entirely but I have pushed myself to do this. I uploaded my first vlog with a post ‘Get To Know Me’ and now I have uploaded my face chatting away to the world, I feel pretty damn proud of myself. I worry about how I look and am not confident about myself but I am trying to get past this. Now I have done an upload and received some lovely messages of support from fellow bloggers, I am already feeling my confidence slowly being boosted. I really enjoy being creative and making family memories and I know I will enjoy making YouTube videos. I know with my hectic schedule this is the one I wont be able to do as often as I like, but hopefully I will work a way of achieving a successful channel.

The most used New Years Resolution of ‘Go On A Diet’ is as always on my list. This time I really need to do this, for my own health and confidence. I feel like doing this and I determined to be a yummy mummy. I also want to be fitter and healthier and am looking in to the most achievable and affordable ways to help me. I am really interested to try yoga, I have never tried it before nor been interested but for some reason recently I have really fancied to have a go. I also want to do more self help for myself this year. I don’t take enough time for me, I am constantly putting everyone else first. I actually took the day off work to myself today and this has totally rejuvenated my morale. I also want to take more time for pampering, wether a facial or massage, having my hair done today has made me feel so relaxed and like I have made an effort with myself. I have been suffering with my anxiety rearing it’s ugly head again and this causes me to go in overdrive worrying. Estelle has been super awesome listening to me rant on. This year I am determined to put this at bay and stand up for myself more.

I am determined to make 2018 a productive and positive year. Have you any plans for 2018?

Stacey

14 Comments

  1. January 5, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    Hi Stacey! Thanks for inviting me over to your adorable little corner! I would recommend joining an blogging community, especially on Facebook! I met the majority of my blogging friends on there, it has made all the difference! Also, I feel you on the self-care- I indulged on a massage a few months ago….um, BEST DECISION EVER!!!!

    Congrats on starting your Youtube channel, that is definitely on my to-do list!!

    I hope 2018 is your best year yet!

    Xo,
    Chelsea
    InspirationIndulgence.com

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      January 6, 2018 / 11:23 am

      Thankyou, I have joined a couple of local blog facebook groups but will look out for some more xx

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      January 6, 2018 / 11:21 am

      Thankyou, am glad I am glad I have done it now xx

  2. January 6, 2018 / 8:31 am

    This is so exciting! congratulations on the YouTube channel, and on The Blog Network, I’ll definitely be joining in with those chats!
    I think taking time for yourself is so important, definitely make time for those self care moments and time to look after yourself and give yourself a bit of a pamper!
    Lovely post, off to watch your video now!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      January 6, 2018 / 11:22 am

      Thankyou so much, fab look forward to seeing you xx

  3. Kia
    January 6, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Hi your new blog looks great as and I will definitely be watching your vlog when I catch up with them tomorrow- Sunday mornings are for blogs, vlogs and a cuppa! Lol good luck with your goals

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      January 6, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      Hiya, thankyou so much! Nothing better than a vlog and blog catchup with a cuppa. Enjoy xx

  4. January 17, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Love your blog, good luck with 2018 sounds like you’ve got in all in hand

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      January 17, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      Aww thankyou lovely! Comments like this make my day. Just come over yours to say hi, fab blog and glad you are back blogging xx

  5. January 18, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Congrats on launching your YouTube channel! Have you heard about YouTube’s recennt policy that’s been buzzing everywhere?

    http://www.onyixtus.com

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      January 18, 2018 / 8:59 am

      Thankyou 🙂 I seen that yesterday, gutting for small youtubers but I will still push with my channel as enjoy doing it 🙂 x

  6. January 23, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    This post was so uplifting to read 🙂 its made me feel motivated to really start working on my own goals! I’m super proud of you for starting your YouTube too! – Sarah x
    Sarah @ Raiin Monkey recently posted…How To Deal With Writer’s BlockMy Profile

    • Stacey Spruels
      Author
      January 23, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Aww thankyou lovely! You have been supportive. Yeah go and achieve your goals xx

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