Happy New Year - My Goal for 2018

After a wee Christmas break, it feels nice to be back writing again. This NYE I barely thought about my resolutions or goals, which is very unusual for me. I love to plan things out and look towards the future. I really enjoy streamlining and making improvements to my life. This time around though, I had none of those feelings.

Maybe it's because 2017 saw quite a few changes in my personal life, the biggest of those was getting married to my boyfriend of five years. I feel a lot more settled in my personal life now, and although our home may only be made up of two people I feel very settled and quite content.

That's not to say I don't have big plans or changes to make though. I just didn't really feel the need to overly think about the New Year this time. Simon and I had a very small and lovely Christmas together, no drama, no disagreements, just peace and quiet which is how we like it. We've never had a Christmas together so our first one as a married couple was perfect with just us two. But, now the festive period is over I'm ready to crack on with my work.

In October / November time I had a huge urge to change my business but it wasn't the right time. I was much too busy with a new part-time job, design work and Christmas fairs so now things are quieter I'm really looking forward to knuckling down and making changes. I've wanted to re-brand and change what my business does for many years and I'm finally doing it. I want to move away from pattern design and products into another creative field that I'm passionate about. I even have a "coming soon" screen on my site, so it's official! You'll have to wait a bit longer for the full reveal I'm afraid!

I would also like to see some changes in my personal life. I've lived in London for six years and the pull to move away from the capital is stronger than it's ever been. I'm not sure when exactly Simon and I will leave but I'd like it to happen over the next two years. I'm also really excited about the prospect and starting a family and turning 30 (as strange as that may sound). I'm totally ready for the next chapter of my life to begin and 30 feels like it might be a great turning point for me. I'm so looking forward to growing with Simon and hopefully having babies together.

I hope that you had an amazing Winter break and January is treating you kindly so far!


  1. This sounds so exciting Nancy! I think it's natural for creative businesses to evolve over time and I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to next :) I've started designing wedding invites and it's so fun doing something new to me!

    There's definitely a nice and settled feeling after you get married. Moving out of London sounds like an exciting leap too!
    Polly x


    1. Oh yes I remember seeing the stationery and other lovely paper things you did for your own wedding, they are gorgeous! It's nice to hear that other newlyweds feel the same! xxx