A few months after I started blogging and started to get used to some of the more technical terms I started joining as many ‘linkies’ as I could possibly manage. I wanted to find new blogs to read but also wanted to increase my own readership. A ‘Linky’ is the perfect way to do this. I have found some amazing blogs over the past year or so and continue to read them today. One of the ones I joined in with in the early days is Little Loves hosted by Morgana from Coffee Work Sleep Repeat. It is where you round up your week with a few prompts. I stopped joining in as I seemed to be writing the same thing week in week out. I didn’t feel anyone was getting any value so made the decision to have a little break.
New Routines & Ambitions – Little Loves
To be honest I had totally forgotten about this linky until a little prompt appeared in my Facebook news feed yesterday. I am quite excited to get back into it though, and hopefully life will be a bit more exciting and I will have plenty to write about this time around!
**Disclaimer: Grainy Image Alert! I didn’t expect to use any of these images so they are dark and grainy iPhone pics! Bad Blogger!
I have gone a little quote crazy recently. I have always loved a good old quote but at the moment they are really inspiring me to get off my bum and make 2017 an amazing year. Last year was a negative one for me, and I am trying to change my mindset for this year. I am determined to make it happen and I can see quotes like this adorning every wall of our house pretty soon!
I have hardly watched any TV or films over the last few weeks. Other than Eastenders of course (anyone else think Ronnie & Roxy’s exit was a bit of an anti climax?),
On New Year’s Eve we visited my Mum and Stepdad. We spent the evening at my Stepdad’s workplace where he was putting on Fireworks at midnight. I have always loved watching his Fireworks. He used to do it professionally so he really knows what he is doing. They were amazing as always.
Towards the end of 2016 I decided to have a go at Network Marketing. As a blogger I have often been irritated by people constantly adding me to sell me something, but after a chat with my sisters old school friend who had taken the leap herself and I realised that this is actually a really amazing business model. But only if you partner with the right company.
I have spent the past 6/7 weeks understanding the business, making sure it wasn’t a scam and trialing different ways of getting my ‘message; out there and I think I am in the position now to make a real good go of it. I decided to download the book ‘Beach Money’ and see if it inspired me further. When I was mapping out my career in hospitality I read lots of books on leadership, management and how to influence people. They really inspired me to do better and this book was no different. I listened to the entire book yesterday afternoon/evening and am so unbelievably motivated right now.
When I decided to take blogging more seriously I knew I needed a space to call an ‘office’. After a clear out of the playroom last year there was the perfect space to fit my desk that was being stored in Hayden’s bedroom. I loved my little space but before long I realised how impractical it was. Offices and Playrooms DO NOT mix!
We didn’t have anywhere else for all of my bits and bobs so we had to make do. Most days I ended up sitting on the floor at our coffee table, which was doing nothing for my productivity.
We realised we could make a bit of space in the front room and as that is pretty much an ‘adult only’ room it means that all my craft bits are actually safe from my sensory seeking monkey. It isn’t ideal. James isn’t the biggest fan of the office taking over ‘our space’ but it will have to do for now. And actually I blooming well love it! I have written more this past few days than I have in months!
There are a few more bits to add (quotes anyone?) but that can happen in time. Don’t want to overwhelm the hubby all in one go!
Part of being involved in Network Marketing is believing in the product or service you are providing. So of course I have purchased a whole load of products with my profits so far. One product I wasn’t the slightest bit interested in was our Contouring Lip Gloss. It promises to plump lips within minutes without any tingling or drastic needles. Not really my thing. However I tried my sisters on New Years Eve over a berry coloured lipstick and I LOVE it!
So it would seem January is the month of quitting here. I am taking part in Dry January, which is going much better than I imagined. And today I give up smoking! After 16 years of smoking I am finally ready to get rid of this horrible habit. Lots of fingers crossed and a positive mental attitude! I can do this!