First things first – HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’ve never been a great celebrator of the new year, but this year I feel a little bit different. I feel positive and excited, we have lots of exciting plans that I just can’t wait for.
2017 was certainly one of highs and lows, but isn’t every year? That doesn’t mean I want to put it behind me, as everything that happens, happens. And my baby girl was born so to me, 2017 will always be one of the best years ever. I saw a quote this morning that really struck me:
Life is amazing. And then it’s awful. And then it’s amazing again. And
in between the amazing and the awful, it’s ordinary and mundane and routine.
Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale
during the ordinary. That’s just living our heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing
awful, ordinary life. And it’s breathtakingly beautiful.
I started this blog at the end of 2016, and my YouTube channel not long after, but then being a mum of 2 kind of hit me like a ton of bricks, and once I’d settled into the madness of my life, I’d kind of lost my mojo, and my confidence. But this year I’ve decided just to carry on, maybe with a little bit more effort on my part *ooops*. I ended the year with thousands of views on my blog (its crazy to watch my stats come in from all around the world), and with almost 10,000 views on my YouTube channel (1000 of those were probably Lyla but still…). That’s pretty amazing really. I don’t hit the numbers that other people do, but I’m starting this year with the thought that does this really matter? Does it matter if people think I look a bit stupid? Not really. Not when I get such lovely messages from people I love, and people I have never met before, it really is a lovely feeling. And at the end of the day, I enjoy it!
So, I’ve dusted off my brain, and dug out my camera and I’m doing it. But this time? I am not going to stress anywhere near as much as I did before. I’m not going to aim for a certain amount of posts or videos, I’m just going to wing it completely! I put a poll on my insta stories yesterday about whether you prefer blog posts or YouTube vids and it was completely 50/50 – cheers guys, not helpful!! But if that’s what you want, that’s what you’ll get – a complete mixture!
Also, from the polls I asked, people wanted to see more of me as well as the girls (blushes). So this blog won’t always be children-related, or even motherhood related! I’ll try and cover fashion, lifestyle, health and fitness too.
I’d love it if you could come along for the ride, whether it’s by reading this, watching our videos, or following me on social media (click the Insta link to the right –>).
So 2018, shall we do this? Yes?
Better get on with it then…