There’s something incredibly captivating about a new year. The idea of a fresh page laid out before you; The chance to stop, take stock and press the refresh button on your life. 2017 was a particularly significant year in my life, in that I finally feel like I am discovering who I am. People around me comment about my new found positivity on life, as if it was dropped in my pocket one day and I suddenly decided to pick it up. The truth is that the change in me is gradual and has been for some time. I’m still learning everyday about who I want to be and the life I want to lead, but for now I’m pretty happy with where I am at.
The purpose of this post was not to look backwards, but instead to push ahead to what the new year might bring. Last year I made a list of new years resolutions, to complete but only a few. This year I have vowed to only have one resolution which comes from one of my all time favourite quotes:
“Collect memories, not things.” In a world so powered by what we own, this year I want to start to live my life to the fullest I can.
Clearing out clutter.
I plan to start in January by having the biggest clear out of my life. I’m somewhat of a hoarder, keeping things “just in case,” but lets be honest, one person can only wear so much eyeshadow and so heading into 2018 I plan to curate a capsule wardrobe, a lessened makeup bag and a living space I love.
At heart, I’ve always been an adventurous sort, only life has somehow always got in my way. This year, whilst not channelling my funds into material goods, I want to save money for experiences and travel. Many of you will know that Iceland has long been top of my list and so I hope to tick that off at some point this year. This past year I’ve come to realise that life really is too short and its about time I get out there and start really living.
What She Did
Heading into 2018 I want to give my little space on the internet some direction and find my home in the blogging world. As much as I love makeup, sometimes I feel like I have so much more creativity to give and hope that this year through the blog, we’ll get to experience it together.
I’m so excited to see what 2018 means for me, my life and my corner of the net. I hope that you will be too. Wherever 2018 finds you, I wish for it to be filled with so much laughter that your tummy hurts, for you to discover a love that makes you the best person you can be, that the year gives you enough perspective to see who you really are and that you create enough adventures to last a life time.
Until Next Time
Happy New Year