Another year over and a new one just begun . . .
How did this happen? It seems like only yesterday we were making all the big plans for this year.
To tell you the truth, a few years back, we weren’t big fans of new year’s resolutions. Mostly because we (like most people) usually set some impossible goals knowing deep inside we won’t achieve them. And there’s nothing worse than goals that are simply too general – like eating healthier, being a better person, being more organized – because there’s no way to know if you achieved them. Or to decide are you doing good enough. So you end up feeling like you failed.
And that’s not a way to start a new year, is it?
So we decided to try something different this year and we thought maybe you’ll join us. The weekend before New Year feels like a perfect moment for planning a fresh start. The perfect moment for becoming the best versions of ourselves, and for creating the best version of our blog.
How we designed 2018:
– FOR BLOG –
- Start writing bilingual posts
Something we wanted to do from the beginning, but we hesitated because we know how time-consuming it will be.
However, we can’t ignore the fact a lot of our readers speak and/or understand Croatian. If you’re one of them, you probably agree it’s quite ridiculous you’re reading these words in English.
We really hope to stick with this resolution!
- Start writing a monthly inspirational newsletter
We love you for joining our e-mail list, and to show you how much we appreciate it, we decided to create extra special content just for you. Our monthly newsletter will be filled with inspirational designs, styling solutions, beautiful products and so much more. Oh, and occasional printable freebie, just because you’re awesome.
- Writing more about our projects
What do you think about us sharing more personal projects?
We plan to share all the things we learned (and will learn) from our mistakes, to make sure you won’t repeat them. Also, Petra’s photographs are doing so well on our Instagram, we really have to find a way to share more of those!
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Last gift is wrapped. 😁🌲🎁 I can't wait to see my sister's face when she opens it up tomorrow. She is going to be SURPRISEEED… -P Hope you'll have a great Christmas eve! 😊 . photo: @upgradesign.blog . . . #christmas #christmascountdown #christmaseve #christmasspecial #christmasgift #love #sharelove #joy #happiness #kindness #bekind #family #familyholiday #holidays #present #santa #secretsanta #plants #greenery #wreath #christmaswreath #upgradesign #upgradesignchristmas #upgradesignblog
– IN LIFE –
- Stop procrastinating
Too general? Not if it comes with a plan.
You see, from the beginning of 2018, Tina’s nine-to-five job will officially be an eight-to-six job. So there will literally be no time to waste.
Sunday mornings, the most non-productive part of the week will now be the time for writing drafts for new posts and doing photo shoots. We will use mid-week evenings for finishing up, and every Saturday morning, there will be a new post for you to read while you’re drinking your coffee.
Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?
- Read at least one new book every month
We bought a few books last year to expand our home library and didn’t find a time to read them. So how did that happened?
We will single out at least one hour per day for reading (and we’ll try to do it every day). Our goal is to read before we go to sleep instead of scrolling around on our cell phone.
- Do a good deed every month
Because the world has to become a better place.
Our goals are simple and achievable. We just need a little motivation and a lot of discipline. And even if we fail at times, it will be easy to get back on track.
How about you?
We’re sure you have a lot of inspirational resolutions worth sharing! We’re looking forward reading about them in the comments section here on the blog, on our Instagram profile or on our Facebook feed.
We wish you a wonderful new year, filled with kind people, good time, and all sorts of new projects!
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quote from the song: Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono