Hello everyone and happy new year! I understand it’s a bit late to be talking about a new year, considering that we’re at the end of January, but in my opinion it’s never too late to talk about your plans or goals for any given year (although maybe December is a push..).
I’m here today to talk about 2019. The year ahead of us all now – one that is likely going to be peppered with a bit of political turmoil, but that nevertheless I’m looking forward to.
Before I get started on talking about what I have planned for the year, I want to address the elephant in the room. It’s been a while since I wrote on here. I’ve been pottering away on Instagram (somewhat) since my last post on here in September (ugh it pains me to write how long ago it was) but other than that, it’s been radio silence. So where have I been?
Um, in London. As I always am. There is no big announcement to make around this or any tragic reason why I’ve not been writing. It just hasn’t happened. But I suppose the reason why it hasn’t happened is that my life and well, my priorities, have changed.
To be quite honest, blogging isn’t a huge priority for me any more. That’s not to say that I don’t care about it anymore, it’s just that I’m giving my (very small amount) of free time to other things now. Like socialising with people in real life, for example.
That isn’t me throwing shade at bloggers for not being social, it’s just that when I was in the deepest part of my blogging obsession I most definitely was not being social. My weekends were just taken up with working on posts or bulk-taking photos for Instagram.
So what changed? I got a new job. A job I really love doing. Suddenly I wasn’t craving the challenge and creativity that blogging gave me anymore – because I was finding that at work instead. Having a busier schedule definitely had an impact too, because it seemed like I just never had time to do it. So I got out of the habit of writing. Then out of the habit of taking photos. Then out of the habit of even posting on Instagram. It all grinded to a halt.
Which brings onto my intentions for 2019. Intentions, not resolutions, because it just makes it sound a bit more achievable doesn’t it?
I want to blog again. I do. I have missed it and I feel like I would be very disappointed in myself if I gave it up completely. However, I need to make some changes if it’s going to work. I’m not going to set impossible goals of giving up all my free time for that ~side hustle~, even though that approach is very much glorified nowadays. I simply want to take it on as a hobby again.
Part of making it a hobby again – or, in other words, making it enjoyable again – is to make what I create more relevant to what my life is now. I’m never going to be that girl who goes to all the Instagrammable locations to shoot 8 outfits at a time. Enough people do that and well, to be honest, I just don’t own enough clothes for that to be sustainable!
What I’m going to write about from now on will be the topics that I’m passionate about right now. Career is a big one for me right now and something I feel like I have a lot to say about. Interiors is also still going to be a big topic on this blog (especially as we move into Spring… let’s just say renovation content might be on the way soon!).
So all I can say is, watch this space. Hopefully it will be filled with new content very soon, but I’m not going to make any silly promises to myself about it because at the end of the day – this is just my hobby!