My Blogging Resolutions for 2015 – #JanuaryBeauty

Brutal Honesty Ahead | Be Happy And Buy PolishWell, it’s not yet 2015 as I’m writing this, but I’ve had a few glasses of wine and what better time to write a post about blogging resolutions? Throw caution to the wind and just let it go!

*ahem* Sorry about the ear-worm. Anyway…Laura over at My Newest Addiction posted about a photo of the day challenge called #JanuaryBeauty, and the first day is…duh…resolutions. So I started thinking about my own resolutions as a blogger, and as a person for 2015.

I’m not really into resolutions usually, for myself anyway. Why make a resolution only to fail and feel all that Catholic guilt? But there is one thing I do want to work on as a person in 2015: accepting and loving who I am, and what I look like. I’ve struggled over the past few years with my weight – I really do take after my mom (we carry our weight around our tummies). Though I take care of myself, and eat right, I don’t exercise as much as I should. But I need to accept that right now, I look the way I look. And it doesn’t make me ugly or a horrible person or bad mother because I can’t lose that weight as I want to. So 2015 – I will accept what I look like. I will be a positive model to my son and to my daughter. I will not allow myself to tear me down anymore. No more staring in the mirror feeling like sh*t because of my weight. I will appreciate the things about me that I love and remind myself of them when I feel crappy.

Okay, wow, that was heavy. We need a break:

As a blogger, I want to work on my photos – I’d love to take them to the next level. Though I love my little workhouse of a camera (thanks brother!), I’d love to save up and get a better camera (one that takes color-accurate photos of polishes!) and well, I guess, learn how to use it. I like my photos now, and occasionally love them, but I’d love to get even better.

Next on my list is to build another lightbox. I’ve been using the same one for a year now and it’s time for a new DIY lightbox. My poor lightbox has seen better days. I also need new lights to go with said lightbox.

This third resolution you might not care about. But I do. And my husband does. haha! I’d love to make a little money on my blog. Yes, I’d love to get rich from my blog (not gonna happen anytime soon), but a little pocket change would be nice for now. At least enough to support my addiction habit professional curiosity as a blogger.

Umm, what are we on? Four? Okay, well number four is taking care of the blemishes *cough* warts that I have on my thumb and palm. I really feel like this is holding me back as a blogger – there are certain hand poses I can’t do because then you’ll see the ugly warts. Believe me, I hate them. I’ve tried in the past to get them gone and now I just need to knuckle down and keep at it.

One more before the last one – I’d love to continue working on my makeup looks and sharing them with you, so expect to see me refining that in 2015!

Okay last one – I want to be on someone’s 2015 list, in a good way not in a “gosh I hate her” way. I mean, no, my self worth isn’t tied up in what other bloggers think of me, but it does feel good when people see & recognize you for the work you’ve been doing. So that’s my big goal for 2015 – kick ass at my swatches & nail art, basically! No more half-assery. I will push myself in having awesome swatches and awesome nail art. (So probably no more drafting posts when I’ve been drinking wine?)

Alright folks, if you’ve read all the way to the end, I commend you. I hope I don’t regret this in the morning! haha!

Do you have any resolutions, personally or professionally? I’d love to talk about them with you, so comment below. 🙂


32 thoughts on “My Blogging Resolutions for 2015 – #JanuaryBeauty

  1. I love your blog, and following you on instagram!

    I have been plus sized my whole life. My attitude about my weight changed when I worked in a clothing shop. I saw women wearing a four, who hated their bodies and only talked about food and losing weight. I also saw women wearing a fourteen who were confident and happy. I think the key is to focus on being healthy, and not on appearance or numbers on a scale.

    Great post!! Happy New year!!

  2. Jessica you 7 have set realistic goals for yourself. I applaud you…. and i share number 1 with you. We can work together.

  3. I blogged about one of my fitness goals today! 🙂 I also want to get a regular blog schedule going this year. I’m taking a course starting this month so I’ll have all that on top of my usual work, so I want to have a schedule that’s manageable and realistic!

  4. Jessica, you have had a great year. I have seen other bloggers recognize your commitment and skills by mention or link love and I couldn’t agree more. Don’t fall into the trap of perfectionism- sometimes it is easy to envy that perfect photo or perfect swatch and feel like, what’s the point? I will never measure up. but believe me, all the blogs I follow regularly, including yours, offer something unique and beautiful and special that I can return to- it is not about perfection, it is about the joy and creative spirit that comes through with each post, and, yes, sometimes that includes wine incentives when necessary! LOL when it is fun for you, it is fun for your readers. thanks so much for your work and your words about self acceptance. That is something we can all use a little more of. May all your dreams, on and away from the blog, come true in 2015. Cheers!

    • Lorraine, thank you so much for the reality check. 🙂 I do have many blogging friends & supporters who really make blogging worthwhile and I can’t lose sight of that. You are one of my most valued supporters and every time you comment here or on Facebook, you never fail to make me smile. Happy New Year to you!

  5. Jessica these are great goals and you have been an inspiration to so many, even if you haven’t made any lists! I am in awe of your talent and your skills in keeping up to date with people over so many different social mediums! I’m super glad to know you!

  6. Good luck on your resolutions Jessica! One of my resolutions as a blogger is to take better pics as well, but yanno what? I’ve learned we have got to stop comparing ourselves to other bloggers, We are all unique and special in our own way! Happy New Year 🙂

  7. I vote for more wine- fueled posts! I loved reading this and admire your candor sooo much! I have a lot of the same goals too, especially accepting me for who I am! P.S.- I always find your nail art inspiring 🙂

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  9. I love these resolutions and I’m glad I’m not the only one guilty of writing posts a little tipsy haha! I have to admit, I almost put the resolution about “being on someone’s 2015 list” on mine too. I keep thinking to myself that if I end up on someone’s list that it means that my blogging is “worth it” and that I haven’t been wasting my time. I know it’s stupid to think but sometimes it’s hard not to doubt yourself. I blog for me and to interact with everyone else in the community, it shouldn’t matter if I make it on a list. Anyways, here’s to 2015 and believing in ourselves (:

  10. YESSSS for blogging with wine!! Nothing but interesting things come from that combination #fact 🙂 Can I have a goal to be more like you? I just think you’re great– you come across as so open, fearless, and confident, and you’re so friendly and supportive on top of it. I’m excited to see where this coming year takes you.

    • Oh my gosh, Liesl…you are so sweet to say such wonderful things. Really though, inside, I’m a big ball of nerves!! Thank you for being a wonderful fellow blogger. ❤

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