New Year, New Me?

2 Jan 2016

I'm not normally one to get on board with the whole 'new year, new me' thing, but this year, I am. Not because I want to get crazy buff, shave all my hair off, or have some massive attitude change. The new me is this new blog. Some of you may know me from Olivia's Notebook, and some of you may know me as Never Ending Nail Polish, which are both lovely. Or some of you may know me as plain old Olivia, which is equally just as lovely. But from now on, this is where I will be posting.

So some of you may be wondering why I've done this. After all, this is the third blog that I've set up, and I'm hoping that it'll be the last. The main reason I wanted a new start was because I wasn't happy with Olivia's Notebook. I felt as though I was stuck with the same layout, because I didn't dare try anything new, and my content was just always lacking. My photos weren't great, and I just didn't feel like writing on there anymore because of it. I'll be honest, I had so many opportunities to upload posts, but I just didn't love Olivia's Notebook anymore. I ended up leaving it to gather pixel dust, and I felt terrible about it.
Another reason why I wanted to have a fresh start was I felt like I was basically 'copying' with the content I was posting. I was trying too hard to fit in, and it just wasn't me. On here, I plan to write things that I know I'd want to read and not really give a crap whether I'm going with the trends or not. So be prepared for budget makeup, concert reviews, more baking, and books.
I would absolutely love to know what you think about me having a fresh start, and any tips you would give me on how to keep myself from falling out of love with blogging!

I think I've explained myself enough now, so let's have a little chat about resolutions. I'll hold my hands up and say that I'm absolutely awful at sticking to resolutions, so this year, I've decided I'm going to keep some little things in mind to help me be a lot more mindful and happy this year. None of this '5 a day, every day' nonsense, because, let's face it, mama loves chicken nuggets too much for that.

- Keep negative thoughts and comments about myself to a minimum. No point beating myself up over my funny shaped nose or broad shoulders, I'm stuck with them. I need to be my own best friend, and appreciate all my flaws!
- Stick at yoga and hula-hooping. This kind of ties in with the last one. I picked up yoga and hooping about 6 months ago, and I've felt so much more happy and healthy since doing so. It also helps that I've managed to lose around a stone in that time too, which I can't complain about.
- Say "no" more. I try way too hard to people please, and I'm quite the pushover. So saying "no" and not feeling the need to explain why is something that I definitely need to do this year.
- Do things that make me feel anxious. This is a lot easier said than done, but I know that if I push myself more, I'll feel so much more confident and not crawl back into my shell whenever I feel nervous. I turned down so many opportunities whilst I had Olivia's Notebook, but I'm determined to change!
- Drink more water. Everyone says this, I know, but I seriously need to. During the summer, I drank so much water, but I've slipped a hell of a lot and I barely finish one glass a day now. I know that if I drink more, I'll stop feeling so tired and my skin will be all glowy again.

Let me know what your resolutions are for 2016, or you could tell me why you decide not to make resolutions. I can't wait to get back into this blogging business!

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  1. Good Luck with the new blog! I can't wait to see where it heads in 2016 :-) Lucy, xx