Yesterday morning was the first time I could smell spring in the air. Can anyone else smell seasons? The snow up north has finally thawed and even though I’m pretty sure last week probably killed off any chance of cherry blossom, I’m still excited for the first signs of a new season approaching. By the time you read this, I’ll be on a flight to sunny San Francisco. If you follow me on social media you’ll know it’s pretty much all I’ve talked about for the last couple of months since booking it on a whim at Christmas. Nothing like spending another Christmas single to spur a girl on to go explore the world with her independent self for company. I’ll be sharing my adventures when I get back (and on Instagram so be sure to follow me over there) but for now, I wanted to write a little post on some goals I’ve added to my spring bucket list.
01. One of the major things I want to do this season is update my wardrobe. I have a really bland style (tea dress and leather jacket, check), but I’d like to look at having a personal stylist session and see what other things suit my colouring, and give me a new perspective on shopping. I feel like, at 33, I know how to dress for my body shape – the skater dress is a godsend t hips that don’t lie – but I’d like to create more of a classic capsule wardrobe. Say 20 amazing investment pieces that all just work together. You know those women, usually Parisian, who just throw on jeans, a white tee and a jacket and manage to look effortless? Yeah, I’d like some of what they’re having, please. I very rarely go shopping IRL nowadays, always opting for online deliveries, usually late night when I’m browsing on my phone. It’s not a very inspiring way to shop so I’ll be taking some of my savings and adding some pieces to my suitcase in San Fran hopefully. Wardrobe inspiration this spring comes from Kate La Vie, Alix from I Covet Thee and the complete babe that is Sophie, founder of Fashion Slave – all very different styles but I love elements of each; Kate’s gorgeous choice of colour palettes, Alix’s knowledge of what works with her curves and makes her look amazing and Sophie’s braveness with prints and styling.
02. Perhaps not something I should be writing as a person who makes a big chunk of her living online, but I’ve been spending much more time away from the internet lately and I’m really enjoying it. The issue I’ve been struggling with for the past couple of months is, although my rent and bills don’t depend on my blog making some form of income, my pocket money for holidays, going out, basically having any form of social life does, so for a while, I’ve been wrestling with the feeling of “I should be doing more”. Newsletters, bookclubs, magazines, downloads, blog posts, pitches, social media updates…you name it, I’ve been stressing about the fact I haven’t done much at all. Until I stopped for a second and thought. Thought about what would really happen if I just slowed down a bit, took away the guilt of not always been “on” and started to enjoy real life for a second. And you know what? Nothing changed. I’ve still been working with brands, my numbers haven’t dropped (in fact, weirdly, my Instagram has grown by nearly 800 since December) and I’m really enjoying some quality time living life and not feeling bad about snapping it for the ‘Gram.
03. I’ve been thinking more and more about my love for the Law of Attraction and when I’ve looked at my visitor figures to the blog, those posts where I’m explaining how it alerted my life (read here) and how my miracle morning routine for success changes my day completely (read here), are some of my most popular posts. Which has led me to toying with the idea of creating some kind of community around LOA and putting together a 30-day challenge of some sort for people who want to really embrace this way of living their lives – would this be something you’d be interested in doing with me? It would be a free challenge with a Facebook group to join which brings everyone together to share goals, how we’re getting on attracting these things into our lives, our way of thinking etc. I think it could be so much fun, and it would also keep me massively accountable for specific goals I want to achieve. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.
Of course, I have a few more goals I want to work on – get a big chunk of my book finished, plan photography for said book, lose a stone (when isn’t that a goal), save money, the usual, but these three are definitely top of my list right now. What’s on your spring bucket list?
In case you missed it: What Are Core Goals & Why I’m Setting Them For 2018 | How I Saved £5,000 In Six Months | Why I Love Being A Micro-Blogger