29.12.17

to 2018




Hello you guyss. I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and if you don't celebrate Christmas, a fab break away from school, work etc. How are you all?? I'm sorry....I took another break; but I'm back with plenty of ideas and exciting topics to write and talk about.

Today I wanted to talk about goals, life and 2017. It's been a tough year, I lost my Grandfather and I'm in the midst of losing my Grandmother to some form of delirium. It has forced me to think about life differently, and I want to make mine one of reason and purpose.

2017 has been a weird one. It was a year of change; and I ultimately feel as though I am ending it on a high point. My mental health has improved and I feel content within myself for the first time in a long time. It has been hard, and I've had to learn the art of self control. To learn who really cares, and how to care for myself a little more. In 2018 I'm excited to begin a more conscious, mindful journey. This year has been a realisation that I want to make more memories, and let nothing stop me from doing so.

So to goals; 2017 was full of experiences and wonders, my highlights being:

1. Sitting in Luxembourg Gardens, Paris with my mother in the baking heat, feeling happy. We people watched as friends laughed and lazed around, and people sat reading. We sat under these beautiful big trees, and it was this moment of feeling overwhelmed in an abundance of elation and unexpected content. In retrospect, I wish I hadn't tried so hard to document it and just took it in a little more.
2. Brighton Pride with my family, and day drinking until the late evening in the warm sun.
3. Skinny dipping in the middle of a rainy summers day
4. The moment Archie came home from travelling

In 2018, I want to:

1. Practise more yoga. I've signed up to 'Yoga With Adrienne's' next 30 days of yoga challenge, and I cannot wait
2. Be more mindful and practise self care
3. Consume less and save more
4. Care a little less what people think
5. Go vegan at least 2 days a week
6. Vlog and Blog more! I've got some amazing ideas planned for the new year
7. Declutter a little more

I've been watching some amazing documentaries about consumerism, minimalism and why we all just need to be a little bit more conscious about the affects of our western consumer values on both our environment and our overall happiness and health.

So here's to a 2018 full of happiness and positive change.
Love you all,
Lexie xox




11 comments:

  1. Those 2017 memories sound dreamy, especially sitting in the Parisian sun...it was a year of true change and challenge but we came out the other side, we survived and learned a lot. Striving for reason and purpose are immensely important things but I also think its key to keep this within manageable means–I became obsessed with every aspect of my life having to have purpose and I realised it can be just as valuable to take time for myself and read or knit. I hope 2018 brings you self love and fulfilment, whatever you do I'm sure it'll be amazing and dreamy and I'll most likely be jealous that I am not doing the same. Here's to a prosperous and peaceful 2018 xx
    (p.s I love the photos and their aesthetic and can't wait for your new content)

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    1. It was defo a tough year for us, but we made it to the other side! Completely agree with you; it's so important to find beauty in the little things. Happy new year my love, wishing you all the best in 2018 x x

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  2. I've been working at a retail store for two months now and I've been more and more impacted by it each day that passes by, how far beyond our realization consumerism really is, how "disposable" is now a welcomed characteristic of objects for most people. It is really scary and, most of all, overwhelming. I thought I was having a shift of consumerism patterns when I watched documentaries about it, but seeing it so upclose is having a far more brutal impact, no doubt. It really is a crazy thing.

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  3. Sitting in Paris sounds so incredibly beautiful and relaxing - I totally get the feeling of being overwhelmed by a feeling of contentment! It's kind of powerful but like suffocating at the same time, probably why we feel the need to document it, which actually in turn makes us lose the feeling! Sounds like there were some beautiful moments this year, and your plans for 2018 sound even better, I can't wait to see the new content!! Happy new year! x x

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  4. 2017 seemed like a dream, I hope you have a even better 2018 and achieve all your goals.
    Happy new year and may it be filled with love and happiness! Looking forward to more content x
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  5. Happy new year, Lexie! I hope 2018 is happier and full of successes for you <3 Well done on surviving the year, I know how much of a shit-storm it was- especially for you with your A-levels. I really want to start doing yoga more regularly too, I always plan on developing a routine of waking up at 5am and practicing yoga for the next half hour before getting ready but it never solidified- I'm hoping it will this year. I definitely need to check out the 30 day yoga programme. I cannot wait to see and support all your new content this year (no pressure)

    Lots of love and hope to see you soon,
    Dalal

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  6. I hope you had a wonderful 2017 and that 2018 is even better, so gladl I can be a part of it xox

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  7. Glad to hear you learnt so much in 2017 and want to progress with that into this year, I totally agree. I think becoming more aware of yourself and your life is something so many should practice more often as it leads to feeling so much more content! I wish you all the health and happiness into the new year!

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  8. I want to try eating more vegan, I always have days I think I've been a vegan the whole day but then remember I had a biscuit or something haha. Also some of your 2017 memories sound so lovely, can't wait to see what 2018 brings you :)x
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  9. So happy I stumbled upon your blog - love your content so much! Our 2018 goals are really similar... I just want to grow and go out of my comfort zone as much as possible this year

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  10. Hey Lex, sorry to know about your grandfather, hope you feel better now.

    It's good when you know what do you want to achieve in 2018.
    Me honestly, find it difficult to know it. I don't know I feel like I need to think about it after read your post haha.

    I try to be more focus on myself recently and be mindfulness like your no.2, it feels great.
    Hope you a good luck with consume less and save more! This thing is very hard to stop for me since I tend to spend more when I feel pressure to make me relax.

    Can't wait for more blog post and vlog from you x




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thank you x