There’s Going To Be Some Changes Round Here.

It’s four months until Christmas!

Too soon?

I know I’m too early for the obligatory New year blog/personal goals and life resolutions setting, but this is a little different.

Having my recent blogging hiatus of a month (read a bit about it here), it gave me the opportunity to put a number of things into perspective. Now I have my sh*t together, I felt I wanted to share these thoughts – now personal goals with you. To regauge where I’m headed with myself and this little space of mine and maybe help anyone else along the way.

I’ve heard it said a lot of times over the years.. “you get to a point with age where you start to care less” and many sayings along those lines. Although I do agree – to a degree. I also have to disagree.

Now, I can only comment personally, as prior to writing this, I didn’t conduct any research in questioning other ladies, so I can only ‘speculate’. But, I feel that especially hitting 30 and also having a baby added with being in such a social world, I’ve become MORE aware of myself. What I look like. What I dress like. Where I go, what I do.

smart casual outfit

So here’s what I’m thinking:

STAY TRUE TO MYSELF –

Comparison/envy/jealousy, although we’re told is fuel to success, sadly it very much, especially in the social world can go the other way and become quite an issue. Just keep doing you. It’s something I say regularly to other people, but a dose I definitely need to take myself. There’s a difference between looking up to people and trying to be them.

Just keep doing you. It’s something I say regularly to other people, but a dose I definitely need to take myself. There’s a difference between looking up to people and trying to be them.

With other things in place, keeping me grounded and settled, I intend to, from personal goals and also blogging perspective, take my time with content. Re-reading. Re-working. Making sure it sounds like me, but the best possible version of me.

 

INTERACT AND ENGAGE WITH OTHERS –

Now, I feel this is something that I need to work on, that I could definitely do with being more consistent at. Replying to comments on my blog and Instagram is one thing, but also in becoming part of a group/community. I feel I have yet to ‘find my place’, it might be said.

Though my downfall is that I also haven’t invested the time in the group/community to really ‘make’ my place.

So that’s what I intend to do.

 

POST ONCE A WEEK –

I am/was. One of ‘those’ people. You know. The ones with a ‘schedule’.

Up until my break, my posting schedule was to post twice a week. A general post on a Wednesday and a fashion/outfit post on a Friday. However, my mindset has changed, plus keeping with the above – in producing my best content, I’m going down to one post a week.

This won’t be forever. I’m just with balancing my life out at the moment and I’d much prefer quality over quantity and am sure you would too.

 

MEMORIES OVER MATERIAL THINGS –

The obsession with material things. I remember, not word for word, but a quote from The Lean Machines’s book and it’s really stuck with me and something that I’ve really been reiterating to myself these last months. It’s along the lines of, ‘If you’re forever chasing a want for material things, you’ll never be happy‘. Basically that if it’s material things you’re aiming for, you’ll always find something to ‘want’ and ‘need’.


What I’m wearing: Rayban Sunglasses, Topshop leather jacket (old), Next bardot style top (sale), Next straight leg jeans, Zara heels (old), Michael Kors bag.


 In conclusion,

I’m basically taking control of my life again.

My recent post about the change to my morning routine was the start to this. I have been one of those people that say there’s never enough hours in the day etc when it’s actually more about prioritizing and setting specific tasks and knowing what NEEDS to be done over what can wait. But that’s maybe another blog post.

This has had a fabulous impact on my mental health. Having that quiet time in the morning to myself really sets me up for the day. With having a toddler (who’s very much a teenager in the making right now) the day can quickly flip from good to bad and bad to good, so it’s starting as you mean to go on.

 

What do you think? Are you with me? –

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9 Comments

  1. 31st August 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Totally with you. This is a great post and I can relate to all of it, especially integrating with the community. That’s something I really want and need to do more of. Good luck with it all, I’m sure you’ll achieve what you want. Fab outfit by the way!

    • crelgey
      1st September 2017 / 5:42 am

      Thank you Victoria. It’s a difficult one to do, I think, as there’s so many people. But I guess, making a point of reaching out to a few people whom you like/admire, is a start. 🙂 Thank you. It’s simple and very me. 🙂 x

  2. 31st August 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Reading this, I’m so that material person and it needs to stop. I always think I’m not because I see other people around me buying far more than I do but I always think; “once i have bought that and that and that, i’ll have everything I need and then I’m done”. I buy all those things but so many others in between and the that’s become more. Help me!!! I think that will be my goal for next year, sort out my spending and shopping behaviour 🙂 good goals here lady and i’m so glad you’re getting your sh*t together! x

    • crelgey
      1st September 2017 / 5:45 am

      Haha Jennie! I’m exactly the same. I think it’s just finding other things to focus the brain. Enjoy more time with friends and family. Travel places. It’s still a fulfillment. Just a different type. Do all the things you put off doing. Thank you. I’m feeling good about everything. Definitely glad to be finishing the last part of this year knowing how to positively go into 2018. 🙂 Look forward to reading your post! 🙂 x

  3. Danni
    31st August 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Great post Caroline. Glad you are taking a step back with your blog and just doing you 🙂 It’s always good not to have the pressure we put on ourselves.

    • crelgey
      1st September 2017 / 5:47 am

      Thank you Danni. Yes, It’s been good to have a break and something I may make sure I do again. I feel it’s done me so much good and rounded with books and podcats and other things I’ve been reading/listening to recently, I feel my content is better and has changed. (it might just be me! Haha!) x

  4. 1st September 2017 / 12:29 am

    Good for you! I love uplifting kick butt posts <3 Keep those 'in control' vibes going strong 😉

    • crelgey
      1st September 2017 / 5:47 am

      Thank you Jillian. 🙂

  5. 2nd September 2017 / 2:57 pm

    Love this post, especially about the material things. I’m very much into spending the money I have on experiences and making memories rather than the latest trends. Although you know me, if Homesense is calling then it might get some of my money too 😉 fab post gorgeous girl! Xx

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