Why hello there, it feels like a while since I’ve properly chatted with you and shared a full styling post, but in hindsight it probably hasn’t felt that long to you, as I’ve had a few posts go up in between. But as someone who loves sharing style posts it’s felt like an eternity! Basically a photographer I worked with went MIA and took my photos with him... Not impressed one bit, but I managed to pin the lovely Rosie down to shoot on Monday and I’m back with tonnes of exciting outfits and brimming with ideas to talk about too hurrah!
So, with that I thought it was about time that I set to work at sharing my goals for the summer months.
It’s been a good couple of weeks since I shared the outcome of my winter goals, so if you didn’t catch that I’ll leave it linked here for you and if you’re new around here, then let me explain how I am quite the advocate for setting seasonal goals to allow myself to be realistic with what I’d like to achieve throughout the year. It’s also a really great way to reflect on how far I’ve come, to hopefully give myself a big pat on the back and to work out where I’d like to go next.
Be More On It With House Stuff
So it turns out that I was a little premature with announcing that we could be moving house… We could also not be moving house. It’s all up in the air at the moment and I guess a lesson learnt with not jumping the gun in future. But new house or current beautiful angel house, a big priority of mine for the coming months is to be more on it with house stuff. After a year and a half of living in my first proper home I’ve learnt SO much about what it means to own a house, whether that’s doing it up in the first place and then keeping on top of maintenance as you live and grow in it.
So a big goal for me this summer is to be more on it with all things house and to touch up, fix, repair or otherwise when I first notice that something needs a little TLC. Life gets in the way sometimes of course but I’ve got to the point now where I have a huge to-do list of things I need to work on around the house, whether that’s things like paint touch ups or one of the drains in the back garden being suddenly blocked, you know, the little things you notice and then never get round to sorting out, well from here on out I’m going to be on it with snagging, especially as I have a penchant for old properties and with that often comes more maintenance than you might expect.
Learn something new
Recently I’ve had an overbearing need to learn.
I left university around 5 years ago and have since built up a career for myself in which I taught myself everything I need to know with owning and running a business… Or two. And now I’ve successfully revised and passed my driving theory test (HURRAH!) I want to learn a new skill, ideally something that can become a hobby and can act as a creative outlet outside of my businesses. Whether it’s a language, I’ve always dreamt of speaking fluent french, or taking art classes to get a better understanding of painting or pottery or even taking up a sport or some form of physical activity that I’ve never tried before, I’d like to expand my mind and start from scratch with something completely brand spanking new.
Eat Better & Continue with ALL THE WATER!
Now when I say eat better, I’m by no means saying I’m ready to say goodbye to potatoes and pints… That is never going to happen for me, I’m a self confessed carb queen and you all know how much I love the occasional pint, especially at this time of year.
However, I’d like to be a little more conscious of the food I’m putting into my body and develop my roster of recipes at home. We’ve been trying out Hello Fresh for the past couple of months and we both totally love it, mainly because it’s providing us with new recipes to try out and the convenience of having the ingredients delivered to our door truly is incredible, I honestly can’t remember the last time I was in a supermarket…
I don’t eat a lot of meat, particularly when at home, however I’m partial to the odd chicken nugget at McDonalds (when hungover of course) and I do like the ever so occasional steak or burger but I’d like to be more aware of how often this occurs and to try and get it down a little bit. Nobody is perfect so please, if you happen to see me chowing down on a steak or a Maccies, don’t come at me for it, but I know that these small changes will make a big difference to both the environment and my health too and that is certainly a step in the right direction.
I’ve been drinking around 4 litres of water a day for the past couple of months and I feel flipping fabulous due to it. 4 litres sounds a lot, but it’s only 8 pints and it’s TOTALLY doable when you see it this way. I love water and I love what it’s doing to my skin and to my energy levels (shame I’m peeing like a race horse though) and I want to continue with this throughout summer as it’s such an easy thing to do to make yourself and your skin better.
Have more fun
Yep, you heard it, I want to have all the fun this summer. Last summer was one of the best summers of my life, mainly due to the weather we had which in turn led to all the fun plans. Festivals, BBQ’s, picnics the British summer works! And whilst it doesn’t seem to be quite the same weather-wise, I still want to ensure that it’s a super fun summer.
I have a few work trips which I’m looking forward to, it’s my birthday, Georges birthday, we’re heading to Cornwall, to British Summertime Festival and to Leeds Festival, finishing up with watching Queen at Madison Square Gardens in New York, I just cannot wait. Hopefully with scatterings of good weather and fun times with friends and family along the way, I’m determined to have a belting summer, come rain or shine.
Say Yes To Things That Scare Me
I used to always say YES, and honestly I think it’s had a lot to do with where I am today, but since settling down in our gorgeous home in Manchester I’m finding myself saying no more. And whilst I think it’s super important to trust your gut, it’s also important to do things that scare you and I’ve turned into someone who shies away from things that are a little outside of my comfort zone or that worry or scare me a touch. So instead of settling into this comfort, I’m vowing to say yes again, to push myself that little bit more and to challenge myself again. I’m looking forward to updating you with what it is that actually scared me and how I worked to overcome it and say HELL YES!
So that’s everything, not an awful lot this time around but I feel more meaningful and totally realistic goals that I should be able to achieve by the time winter comes back around. The goals from last time such as reading more, travelling as often as possible and of course developing Saturday into something I know it can be are still totally at the forefront of my mind so I hope to be updating you on all of the above with some positivity in a couple of months time.
Whats one goal you’d love to achieve this summer? I’d love to hear about it.