2019 : A Year of Trusting in Timing & Self-Care

I’ve decided that this year, my mantra is I Trust The Timing of My Life. It’s totally helping me to feel less anxious about the things I can’t control, and making me feel a little bit more hopeful about whatever it is that might be just around the corner. I’ve always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I lost site of that in 2018.

I’ve neglected myself in SO many ways over the years. I stayed in relationships that were no good, I’ve eaten dreadfully, drank to excess, put myself through tonnes of emotional trauma because of things I had no control over, plagued by anxieties that I let rule my life and allowed toxic people to make me feel terrible. I’m so ready for 2019 to be about doing what’s right for myself, doing a little less people-pleasing and aiming towards my one goal (more on this in another post soon to come!).

This year I’ve decided to have one – and only one – resolution. Last year I set myself so many – and then real life got in the way, and after a tough year I closed out December realising I hadn’t achieved anything I’d set out to. That said, I’ve decided there are some permanent changes I’d like to make in my life, starting with my mental health. I’ve been on and off medication for the past few years as well as having had lots of therapy (everyone is different but a combination of both worked for me!), and I finally feel in a place where I can take back some control, but rather than just meander day-to-day, I want to ensure each day has something good in it, that I make a conscious effort to change my habits and that I share that somewhere…

I’ve never really had a niche for my blog as such – I love writing and I tend to just write when and as I want to (which I won’t be changing!), but I want to make Self Care the focus of this blog. Each month I’ll be focussing content around a particular theme, and it seems exceptionally fitting that January’s will be Motivation.

I’ll be doing lots of Instagram Challenges, posts that shed light on how to bring self-care to somewhere other than the bath ;-), reviewing books that promise to ‘change your life’ as well as looking over the apps which aid and enable a happier lifestyle!

I can’t wait to get started! I hope you’ll join me 💓





  1. January 5, 2019 / 12:55

    So excited for you and what you have planned. I absolutely love these ideas, and I think this sounds perfect for you and your wonderful blog. Such a gorgeous, cosy photo, and I can’t wait to read your posts and see your Instagram challenges!
    Hels xxx

  2. January 10, 2019 / 15:49

    I can’t wait to watch your journey bloom. I really hope you achieve what you want to achieve! I’m going to give you a follow on instagram now so that I can see all the Instagram challenges you take part in!
    Tabs xx

  3. January 11, 2019 / 13:36

    Ah Kate, I’m so excited by what you’ve got planned! I think self-care sounds like the perfect direction for your blog and it’s such a wide-ranging subject that opens up so many areas for debate and learning. Motivation is perfect for this month – I know what you mean about goals though, that’s why I stopped setting them last year, I rarely achieved them and it just made me beat myself up for something that only I was judging myself for. Good luck this year, I can’t wait to read your forthcoming posts! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  4. abbeylouisarose
    January 25, 2019 / 17:36

    I’m really excited to see how your blog develops in 2019! Just from reading your January posts, the theme of motivation is really shining through! Can’t wait to see what February’s central topic will be! I’m so happy to hear that you’re in a really good place and feeling determined to make your world a better place this year, sending lots of love and looking forward to sharing your successes with you in 2019 xxxx

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