Hello 2017 ♥ New Year Resolutions

As always, I’m a little late to the party and am posting my new year resolutions post almost a week into the new year. I suppose part of it is having to do with whether or not I was even going to make my resolutions/goals public and part of it was thinking about what it is exactly that I wanted to use this clean slate to achieve.

I know many people out there scoff at the thought of new years resolutions, and with good reason. These resolutions tend to have a short life span and rarely do we tend to see these goals reach a state of completion. That being said, I love the feeling (if only mental) of a clean slate and knowing that even though it is only by the turning of a calendar page we are leaving a lot of things that bring negativity behind.


I don’t tend to go for resolutions that are typical. My goal is never to go to the gym, or go on a crazy crash diet. I suppose I am too self aware to know that all of that isn’t achievable. I guess that is one of the upsides of failing in life, you eventually learn the lessons you are meant to.

I do have goals that I want to share for the sake of community and accountability and I hope you will also share your goals with me too so we can help each other reach them.

  • blog more candidly
  • start vlogging
  • dare to get in front of the camera (for outfit posts)
  • move house
  • take care of my physical appearance as much as I did when I was single
  • invest in myself (both personally and in my blog)
  • make friends 
  • invest in relationships that are reciprocal
  • be healthier


I like choosing a word every new year that will help me through and help me keep the focus. Sometimes it’s a word that I have intentionally thought out and sometimes it’s a word that just fits the state of my current mindset. My word (thus far) for 2017 is ADAPTABILITY. I tend to be a rigid person when it comes to many things, and sometimes focus on only the one way to reach my goals – personal and professional, which is why adaptability is such an apt word.

I want to be more adaptable and want to be ready to take on different situations in life with a more positive attitude.


My phrase of the year or mantra this year is “bringing sexy back”. It sounds a bit worthy of an eye roll, but hear me out on this. I have spent so much of the last couple of years in a bit of a rut. I have been focused on one specific goal that I have let myself down as a woman.

My goal has been motherhood, and I have put all of my eggs in that basket (no pun intended) that I stopped thinking of myself as the individual that I used to be and only thought of myself as a potential mother. This is another story for another day, but the liberation of that mindset and having set aside that goal for now has helped me realise once again that I am a hot, young, sexy woman who needs to embrace the parts of herself she has let go.

I haven’t opened up on my blog in a long time, and that felt good! I hope you are setting goals that set your soul on fire and my wish for your is that everything you wish for comes true. Do let me know your goals/resolutions for the year and let’s keep each other accountable!

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! These all sound like very good and achievable goals! I hope 2017 is a good one for you!

  • happy new year = lots of things to get your teeth stuck into there. good luck with the vlogging!

  • I really liked this post! I love that you have a word of the year and a mantra of the year too – what a fun and unique idea! x

  • Happy new year and good luck with achieving your goals. I love that you have a word and phrase of the year! What a great idea!

  • You have wonderful goals for the year and I really like that you want to focus more on taking care of yourself as a woman and focus on embrace parts of yourself that have been set aside for motherhood. This is fantastic x

  • Good luck with achieving your resolutions! I’m also hoping to do more outfit posts on my blog and also star tvlogging! x

  • hannah

    I don’t really do resolutions, but this year i’m trying to get more organized with my blogs

  • I also want to start vlogging this year – good luck with your goals. Jo x

  • Ooh I can’t wait to see you do vlogging and upload outfit posts. 2017 is going to be an exciting year for you!

  • Loving these new year posts! I love to see how positive a new year can make people x

  • Good luck with your goals. I have yet to get in front of the camera for outfit posts and instead borrow people to help me out with these sorts of posts.

  • Love the choosing words and phrases of the year what a cool thing to do, enjoy 2017 X

  • I love your word of the year. Good luck with your goals they’re all achievable if you put your mind to things. I just want to make sure that I am happy and that I take care of myself x

  • Happy New Year! I love the idea of investing more in yourself – good for you! H x

  • Happy New Year! Good luck with your resolutions! You’ve set some achievable goals! xo

  • Dannii

    They are some great goals. I want to start vlogging this year too, as I think that’s they way blogging is going.

  • Happy New Year! Its never too late to make resolutions x We want to start Vlogging this year too – good luck x

  • Happy New year! Some great goals for the year, I have a few blog goals and fitness goals too

  • Such a positive post and you’ve chosen really realistic new years resolutions! Happy New Year! x

  • Happy new year! Hope you achieve all your goals. I love the idea of a word of the year x

  • francesca

    One of my goals is also to start blogging I’m just so nervous about it!! I also understand being stuck in a rut! When I first became a mother it felt like that was all I was worth of now and you totally forget about yourself, your own needs and what you want to do. I’m so glad you’ve noticed that in yourself though so that you can start to make the appropriate changes and bring sexy back!!!!

  • I love your resolutions and have some similar ones myself! I need to get in front of the camera more, and get better shots for my blog and maybe even vlog a little. I think your word of the year is a great one, and certainly something we could all do with having! x

  • Jb

    What a great idea to have a word for the year, I should really think of one for me too. You have some interesting and super achievable goals – here is to an awesome 2017!
    Jb // xx

  • Some great goals, I love how you have a word and phrase of the year too!
    Happy New Year

  • nicol

    some great goals! theres quite a few I’m doing too. i need to get back into doing outfit posts

  • I rather like your word of the year – Mine is PREPARED! Some major goals for the year ahead – I like your one about investing in worthwhile relationships. Good luck with the house move!

  • Best of luck with all your goals! I definitely want to take care of myself more. Being in a long term relationship has made me not bother so much!