Happy New Year you guys!!
After an actual proper break over Christmas & New Year (a whole 10 days devoid of quill and ink!) I returned to work yesterday feeling supercharged, refreshed and excited for the year ahead. It's 1am and I'm at my laptop writing this blog post, so I know I must be really bloody happy to be back!
Rather than making resolutions my husband Ben and I tend to spend the weeks leading up to New Year discussing our goals for the next year, as well as where we want to go and what we want to see. We spent a ridiculous number of hours in the car travelling the length and breadth of the country during the festive season, so we had plenty of time to discuss plans for 2018. A goal we usually share is spending less time on our phones, and my bucket list usually includes visiting Alnwick Castle (self-confessed Potterhead that I am), so I'll be rolling that over again into 2018 because we STILL haven't made the trip. Now that we've got a dog and one less salary I suspect we'll be ticking off a bucket list close to home for the foreseeable future!
2017 was pretty cool for my little business - I jacked in the 9-5 early in the year to focus all my time on this here venture and I genuinely have never looked back. I thank my lucky stars every day for the most amazingly lovely clients, a brilliant network of creative pals to lean on and collaborate with, and the chance to sell on platforms like Not on the High Street. It's been totally exhausting, exhilarating and terrifying, and I wouldn't change it for the world.
Anyway, as a little thank you for all your support so far I've created some free downloads to print at home so that you can plan (and hopefully stick to) your goals and bucket list for 2018. You'll find them here. Please don't forget to share them on social media and tag me (@kayleightarrant) so I can have a nosey! I'd love to see what plans you have for 2018!