So It’s out with the old and in with the new. 2016 is over and what a year its been. 2016 was a big year for me. I plucked up the courage to start a blog after many, many years of debating it. I remember not wanting to start one because I was too scared to tell anyone until one day my boyfriend encouraged me it was a good idea, So in January 2016 I started Melia May. It got off to a great start..I had so much support from my boyfriend (he was the only one that knew at the time) and not to forget the support from you guys. I didn’t think I’d even get 1 view let alone finish the year with 9,000 Views on my blog. However one thing I have learnt is it’s not all about views. It’s not all about how many people are following you on twitter or instagram, It’s whether you are truly enjoying it. Thats all that matters at the end of the day. However 2016 hasn’t been all good, It’s had its ups and downs, Don’t get me wrong the ups definitely out way the downs, But who goes through a whole year without something bad happening ? You are very lucky if you do. Another good thing this year has been Danny (My Boyfriend) starting up his own business (check out his instagram @rus_customs) We was a little apprehensive at first, who wouldn’t be when starting your own business?! But it’s actually been a really good year for him and it’s growing by the day. Oh and not to forget that we moved out together this year, Probably the one of the biggest things to happen in our lives and we did it! And to top the year off in spectacular style he asked me to marry him, of course I said yes! Who would have thought that when we was 15 years old that we would be sat here like an old couple in our own house and being engaged? crazy how life works. So yeah another year done and dusted. Now onto 2017!
I’m not one for all that ‘New year, New me’ Malachy, But I do have a few goals I’d like to work towards this year. It’s always nice to know you are working towards something. I only have two goals this year, Nothing special, nothing extravagant.
- Work on making my blog the best it could be. Create better, More regular content and spend more time preparing for blog posts. I’m like to think I’m organised but I’m not.
- Just be flipping’ happy. Stop worrying what others thinks, Just get on with what makes you happy and don’t waste time on things, Life is way to short to be doing stuff you don’t want to be doing. I know I know, cheesy but true.
One thing I have got recently that is going to help me with my blog and also with my useless organisation skills is The 2017 Blogger Journal that was created by COCOCHIC. Go check out her blog and youtube channel if you haven’t already heard of her. This Journal literally has everything you possibly need to stay organised. It has inspirational quotes, Monthly Statistics, Tips on blogging, A Monthly and yearly planner, basically just everything you need. I can’t wait to start using it.
So whatever you are working towards in 2017, just make sure you stay happy and remember what is important in life. The people you love and the people who support you though everything because I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did in 2016 if it wasn’t for the people around me. HAPPY. NEW. YEAR!!