Wait! Before I start I'm not even messing around put your kettle on. get a cup of tea. That's what I'm going to be doing right about now... You just have to, to make this more authentic.
So as the kettle whistles to me & I pick up a smiling Santa mug I hope you're doing the same.
I also am going to put a Christmas Elvis record on to crackle away as I write this.
I kind of wish I didn't genuinely get up & make tea and put a record on but I actually did and maybe that will show that I do put my whole heart into writing for you.
I don't actually really know what this blog is but I guess it's some kind of thought pattern featuring Christmas... These types of chatty blogs are not only my favourite to read but also my favourite to write. It makes me feel like people really are reading & perhaps wondering who I actually am, why three girls bother to write. I write because I actually love having something to work at, and a commitment to keep up. I actually am really proud to say that I have done a few collaborations, with a possibly hilarious one coming up. I am soooo and I mean so bad at art and crafts and Gill Corbett is going to be helping me to make a lil something. It may turn out to be a complete mess.
Sorry, I digress. I was talking about why I blog. Well, blogging gives me that kind of Hannah Montana double life - even if I don't have a following it's nice to write honestly and truly without judgement. Every experience I've had with YourWorld has been absolutely amazing. People are absolutely lovely and accepting and it's great to get to talk to people on the same wavelength as me. As a young woman, it's great to be productive and almost business like. I have a little book to plan in and it's great prep for the future. I never once would dream I would have a website. EVER!!
And I just want to keep going. I'm not making as much headway on the app as I'd planned and I'm currently writing into the groupchat to our tech whiz C'est Avril to ask her what I can do to just help a little.
See I am a real procrastinator but when I have a fire beneath me I get a lot done. We have our app planned and it's just all the link work we have to do now. I hope it is so successful though. To be honest, I never really anticipated the success the website would have and I didn't want to do it to be frank. C'est avril can vouch for that. Now it's a complete dream & the only way to go about gathering a following if I'm honest. I was afraid of people rejecting the website but I think what we're doing & our whole vibe is really original.
I hope you aren't bored out of your mind yet...
So, how does Christmas come into play in all of this?
Christmas is a warm & lovely time And one I want to take full advantage of. It is lovely to sit and do nothing but I think Christmas is a time you can actually get a lot done - because you will be so inspired.
This December I really want to get a lot Done. So I'm going to write some December goals down not only for YourWorld & the app but for other projects also. I actually will do it after this.
By next Christmas, though, I would love for YourWorld to have reached a couple thousand followers .
Life in general is what you make of it. I know other girls my age haven't planned that they want to write a book, that they want to have an app. I honestly love feeling like I'm empowered & actually getting stuff done. I'll really need to get a planner & plan my days to feel like this more often.
In life I try to be spontaneous, know what's real & what's not. I don't want to be tied down to one career. I actually noted down the other day that if things aren't going to plan & if I can I'd like to open a b&B. I'm planningon travelling Europe next summer and right now my head is in the clouds .....
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But really though - I am dreaming of skiing with Yours Sincerely again in Italy. If you see this YS, please remember this for next summer.
One thing that worries me, however, is financial funds. How will I ever make enough money to do all that I dream of? How will I live on author's salary or a blogger's salary? I guess I'll just have to work it out as I go.
If you do happen to be reading this... Start living the life you want. Do little things like jot down your ambitions or save a little for a weekend road trip. I do need to take that advice myself if I'm honest.
I'll tell you two more things before I round it up. Buy a journal & write the life you want to live. Put on some highlight & a popping lip colour and get that job, write that book or talk to that person you want to talk to. Be different. Actually try to do what you dream of. Live fully. Everyday.
Today I walked through mud and leaves with my dogs. Wearing little walking boots and bobble hat. And that was a great day for me. And if you can find happiness in simple days like that you will lead a lovely life.
Tea and a read
PS how cozy & homely does this room look Oh my god!!!!