Getting My Life Together in 2018

Sunday, 4 March 2018

I spent a good chunk of 2017, especially the latter parts, feeling like I was just trying to keep my head above water. I was working two jobs, one of which was brand new, and neither seemed to be going quite right, and I ended up feeling deflated and inadequate a lot of the time. I was stressed up to my eyeballs, and all the while I felt like I'd lost myself.

I'm not usually one for fresh starts when it comes to a New Year. For me, the turning over of a calendar doesn't equal a sudden change. (If that works for you then, fab but it just doesn't for me.) But, I decided to make 2018 the year that I got my shit together. And I'm not saying I'd get a promotion, buy a house and have 10k on Insta by the time Christmas rolls around (although that would be great). I just mean I'd have a better handle on my life as it is now. I wanted to start a hobby that I loved again, learn to manage my time better and ease this feeling of constant inadequacy that I had underlying in my brain.

But I didn't just turn it around overnight. I started making little changes in December so that I could go hell for leather in 2018. I started scouring Etsy for new blog themes, drawing up a list of ideas and plans, bought new stationary, anything that helped me to feel more organised. I started to prepare myself in any way that I could for what was going to be a really busy time, even if that meant giving myself a little bit of a talking to in my head about how I can do this and I am good enough.

An old work colleague always used to tell me that mindset was everything, and I often used to roll my eyes, never quite sure how much I believed them. Two months into 2018 and okay, they were right (annoyingly). I seem to be, slowly but surely, getting my life together, just by getting my head around exactly what I wanted to achieve this year and how I was going to go about it.

Don't get me wrong, juggling two jobs and running a blog isn't easy. I have to write everything down otherwise something gets forgotten. Lazy weekends are a thing of the past and I'm always, always tired. But you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way. That's the beauty of loving what you do.

Sian xo


  1. You’ve inspired me to do the same, especially as I feel lost right now 😭 also I forget everything too, I literally have to put a reminder on my phone to check my reminders and that I haven’t missed anything 😂

    Amy |

  2. I'm trying to get my life together in terms of sixth form and revision. I've been slacking ever since I started sixth forma and I need to stop procrastinating haha!
    Aleeha xXx

  3. Life isn't always easy. 2018 seems to be working out great for a lot of people recently, with them getting their lives together and feeling a lot better. As long as you love what you do, you'll be happy.

    Rebecca Elaine x

  4. I know that this year will be amazing for you angel! You're doing such an amazing job angel!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  5. Oh beautiful, I know exactly how you feel - I've felt like I am just keeping my head above water for such a long time now that I wish I could catch a break. Lists are always help me and keep me so organised, I would never be able to cope without having a daily list or habit tracker in my life. I'm so happy to hear that you love what you do, it's always nice whenever people are doing exactly what they love.
    Thank you for sharing. I hope you have the most amazing 2018! 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x |

  6. Wow I admire you for running a blog alongside TWO jobs. That must be difficult so I think you have a lot to be proud of already. I definitely don't think you need a new year for a new start but it's always a good place to start. I hope 2018 has been good to you so far!


  7. I really love this post, it feels so motivational and encouraging! I admire you a lot for the work you put in! x

  8. Stay encouraged! My model this year was to change my perspective so no matter what comes my way I decided to handle things differently. Keep going. Thanks for your inspiration.