Archives for January 2019

5 Years Of Thought

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What’s the longest you’ve ever considered a fashion purchase?

I saw the Dagne Dover bags on a blog about 4 or 5 years ago, and subscribed to their newsletter but since they didn’t deliver to the UK, I pretty much just forgot about it. A few months ago, I saw one of the newsletters in my inbox, and found that they were now stocked at Nordstrom, which was good because I wanted to check out what they were like before making any purchase.

We happened to be in the Bellevue Square Nordstrom store one weekend (we were switching mobile providers, which is about as much fun as you think) and I ended up picking up the Signature Legend large tote. It’s big enough that I can fit my MacBook Pro, and has pockets to keep my water bottle upright (not gonna lie, a major reason why I wanted this bag), pens and lip balm in easy reach and enough space to keep everything I need all in one place.

If you’re looking for a work bag to carry around your laptop that’s not so obviously a laptop bag, I can really recommend the Dagne Dover range!

New Years Resolutions 2019

I do really love these posts. I know it’s uncool to have new years resolutions these days, and there will be edge lords on Twitter who will slate people who are doing something, but there’s just something nice about the start of a new year to make a change.

Previous years: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

First, as ever, I like to look back at last years resolutions

  • Be brave
    • Be brave in doing more things 
    • Be brave in meeting new people 
    • Be brave in just leaving comments online 

Doing more things – well, I guess I did do this…except then I agreed to try skiing.

Meet new people – I started the year well, going to events, and then I had my accident and felt like that really put me back a few squares. But towards the end of the year, I created a reoccurring event in a local group where I go to a coffee shop and if anyone wants to join me to do some work, then they can. At the very least, it gets me out of the house…the dogs are great but they are not very good at conversations.

Leaving comments online – I tried, I really have. I still feel super awkward, especially when the person doesn’t really know me.

  • Less procrastinating

ahahahhahahah Why am I so bad at this?

  • Get back into shape

This has been so difficult and I’ve not done well at it. With the knee still recovering, I can’t run or jump (which cuts out a lot of HIIT routines) but I’ve started seeing a personal trainer again who finds exercises for me to try. The knee gives out sometimes, but much less than it did even a month ago, so I guess it’s getting stronger!

  • Blog more?

I guess I haven’t really done much on here because I haven’t really done anything worth talking about, but I feel like I’ve been much better about posting on Bonjour, Blogger! which can be difficult, finding something to post three times a week.

So, 2019! Let’s do this.

  • Meet more people

You don’t really realise how big your circles are until you move away from them. When it hits 4pm here, things get very quiet online and it’s just a bit meh. I want to find more cool local people to follow!

  • No, really, get into shape

I know, it’s so basic, and the diet industry is a terrible one that preys on your insecurities, but I know that I feel better at a certain weight, not just in how I look, but literally in how my body works. I can feel some of the pains I haven’t had for a few years coming back, and I don’t want that.

  • Take better care of my body

Not just in terms of fitness, but things like remembering to moisturise daily and take my vitamins. I know these are basic things that everyone seems to just do automatically, but I have never been able to do it!

  • Do the things without worrying about other people

It’s hard, it’s always something I have on the list – I have ideas and plans for my ~*online presence*~ that I know would be useful, but I put them off because I’m worried about what other people think. I launched my create a media kit in 5 days email course last week, but creating a course to share with people has been my plan for at least 6 months. I just keep assuming it’s not good enough to share.

Tell me about your resolutions!

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