The past two months have flown by, with most of my time being used for university, cheerleading competitions and the gym. As well as trying to be less hard on myself and more self-confident and loving, allowing more me-time to wind down, chill out and recharge my batteries after a difficult period. I'm still not 100% recharged, and I have been struggling with self-doubt recently when it comes to creative pursuits such as blogging, hence the long break. However I still love reading other bloggers and I'm beginning to feel inspired again to create more content myself. So here are some goals for May for some top notch motivation to get me back into feeling more like my creative and happy self.
As I said in my New Year's Resolutions 2017 post, I want to "remember what is important to who I am: staying positive, keeping curious, being kind and supportive of friends and fellow bloggers, trying new things, having fun, staying fit and healthy, being creative, staying sparkly and ambitious, eating eggs benedict and keeping an open mind to everything and everyone."
And I hope these goals will help me on my way.
May Goals 2017
Experiment with bloggingAt the start of this year, I originally had planned to narrow down my blog's niche to focus on more specific content. However, as someone who likes lots of things and trying new things, I don't feel this is currently the best direction for Copper Pink. I want to have fun again with blogging as I dip my toes back in the water and so I will be experimenting with content including category types (fashion, fitness, lifestyle, beauty, personal development, mixtapes etc.) and I may even give vlogging another bash. I'm excited to just go with the flow and enjoy blogging again on my own terms, whilst creating some hopefully pretty great and useful content fuelled by my happiness and new-found motivation.
Do well at my new jobYour gal's got herself a seven week summer stint working as a Dior fragrance girl in Aberdeen. It's my first full-time contract, working just over 40 hours each week, but I'm excited to work for a brand I really do admire. I really need to save for when I study abroad in Canada in third year (did I mention that...) and a full-time summer job seems like the best way to do it.
Finish second year at university (and pass my modules and exams lol)Uni has honestly gone so fast. I can't believe I have almost finished second year. I have one report and one exam to go, and I'll be finished up on May 10th which is very scary. However I am looking forward to third year, in which I'll be studying abroad in Toronto, Canada from the end of August till mid December (how exciting!!). And then for second semester I have a 12 week (or longer) work placement which I will soon be on the hunt for - if anyone knows of any creative industry, fashion or marketing opportunities for next January please let me know! Bring on third year.
Work out a good gym routine
Did you see my pun lol. Recently I have been very committed to the gym and I am definitely feeling a lot stronger which is amazing. For someone who used to hate any form of physical exercise I have definitely come a long way. With my new working hours for the next seven weeks, I want to make sure I stay committed to the gym so am writing up a program for myself to ensure I stick to it. I'm also heading to Malta in June to visit friends and for a break with my friend Ellie, so this is definitely one motivation to stick to the gym and I'm hoping to see a good amount of progress from now. I'll keep you updated on that.
I know I have been a little awol online the past two months, so if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch. I am really looking forward to getting back in touch with my fave bloggers on social media etc. Let me know what your current goals are and I hope you have a fabulous May.