Happy New Year Everyone! I wanted to go ahead and start off by saying thank you so much for visiting the blog! I’ve been working to make 2019 a year of trying new things and reorganizing my life! Today is my first Stay-At-Home Tuesday (I’ll explain later), so I figured it’d be a good chance for all of you to bundle up at home and see what this blog has to offer you, as well as some things I have planned in store for the year as a whole.
First things first, shannelgoettman.com
One goal I had for this year was to get shannelgoettman.com up and running with some brand new content! I didn’t really know exactly which direction I wanted to go with it. I started this whole influencer approach focusing solely on Instagram (click here to view). I was posting pictures of outfits/things I like/random collaborations I have been lucky enough to be a part of and I have to say, it’s been a very fun adventure thus far, but I find myself hungry for more. I feel I am a bit limited to posting once a day, and don’t really have a platform to voice my opinions. I wasn’t able to completely post about whatever I liked on Instagram, because I felt I was trying to go for a certain aesthetic. I felt a blog would be easier to make a deeper connection with my followers, where I have more freedom to express myself. I feel Instagram is about posting beautiful pictures, while my blog will be a way to give myself a voice. So I started to jot down ideas and decided to go with the various things I am interested in and can share with all of you! It goes as follows:
I have always been a bit of a foodie. I wanted to use Mondays as a chance to share with all of you some of the must-see restaurants and places to eat I have come across, whether it be one of my old favorites, something I have discovered on my own, or a small business that has reached out to me that I can shine some light on. I am not much of a cook myself, but I would also use this day to share any recipes or any other food-related topics that I feel are worth sharing.
I turned twenty-seven this year, and with it comes a new appreciation for staying in. My early twenties consisted of being on the go constantly. My life was a whirlwind of traveling, music festivals, and late nights. Though I still love to be out and about, I have found a new sort of comfort in cozying up at home and creating some me-time. I plan to use Tuesdays for all things stay-at-home, whether it be skin care, new makeup techniques, or binge-worthy Netflix picks.
Working out and making healthy food choices has been kind of a love/hate relationship in my life. In my later college years, I started working out and dieting for all the wrong reasons. I became addicted to cutting the amount of calories I was eating and doing a minimum of 1-3 hours of cardio every single day. I started to feel like my life consisted of cooking, washing dishes, running on the treadmill, and being in a constant state of hangry (oy vey). I am working to find a healthy balance that is doable and makes me happy. I want to be able to work out, eat well, and still be able to balance the other parts of my life that I have grown to love. I tend to visit a lot of different workout studios and places to get a quick run in and plan to share them with you here.
As I mentioned on the Stay-At-Home Tuesdays section, I still love going out and doing things while I’m out and about, so I felt that I needed a day to tell you all about the things to do in the area. I feel that this will consist mostly about influencer-related events I attend, but if I come across any fun activities, I’ll be happy to share them with you here as well.
My bread and butter, and reason I started it all: my love for fashion. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but here I will put all things fashion. This could be must-see sales, outfits I felt I needed to share, collaborations, or trends I felt needed discussing.
Hold on, what about weekends?
As far as weekends go, I was hoping to use them primarily for writing days, as well as shooting photos for Instagram and the blog. However, if anything doesn’t fit any of the above categories (or I find time to do a vacation), I will probably use Saturday or Sunday for this.
This is what I see for the blog for now, but things may change where I need to add categories or take them away. One thing I do plan to keep a constant is an honest and true-to-self platform where I am able to share in as most of an authentic way as possible.
What Other Goals do you have planned?
To be completely honest, I feel a little confused in life at the moment. I’m not sure where I am going as far as with my career, I am most likely going to have to move out of my childhood home in the next few months, and I’ve worked up quite a bit of debt over the last few years with some lavish spending. A very important man in my life had me write down my goals, and it being the New Year and all, I felt it fitting to share them with you:
- Daily Goals:
- Be More Positive
- Drink more water
- Choose the healthier option
- Spend less money
- Do something active
- Learn something new
- Weekly Goals:
- Plan ahead
- Connect with long distance friends
- Workout at least 3x a week
- Give when given the opportunity
- Make time for deep cleaning
- Make time for me-time
- For the Year:
- Take control of finances
- Get blog up and running and turn blogging into extra income
- Move out
- Save, save, save
- Make more money than the year before
- Have a career you are proud of
- Be a part of a group/charity that makes a difference
- Own a home
- Get married/be a Mom
- Strengthen relationship with God
- Find time for family
- Travel when you can, see what you can
And there you have it, what I have planned for the blog & goals I have set for myself with the new year. Thank you for reading and hope to see you again soon! Feel free to comment & subscribe to the blog so you don’t miss a post!