2 Things I’m Doing Differently in 2019

abuja fashion blogger in twenty six polka dot trend
abuja fashion blogger in polka dot trend
abuja fashion blogger in polka dot trend
Happy New Year beautiful people!

I've been thinking of how to start my first post of the year and as inspired by Ijeoma Kola, rather than list out my resolutions or plans for the year, I thought I'd talk about the two things I want to do differently this year. 
2018 for me, was just there, and while I did okay with some of my goals, I actually failed woefully in others as I said in my 2018 recap post. This year, we try this again and do it differently too.

1. Being intentional/consistent
Looking back at last year, inconsistency and not being intentional is one of the reasons I didn't achieve my goals. I didn't set out an action plan or even access what I was doing wrong but this time we change this. We plan, stay consistent, write it out, assess progress and make changes where
necessary. 
abuja fashion blogger in polka dot trend
abuja fashion blogger in polka dot trend
abuja fashion blogger in polka dot trend
Photography by Blessing Audu

2. Prioritize Better 
I often find it hard to prioritize thus I take on more tasks than I can handle, end up burnt out and unproductive. I want to start saying no to certain things, take more time to rest, reduce my waka waka (spend more time indoors). This means fewer blog posts too, we all know blogs are slowly dying so I'll be taking a step back as I work to post helpful and relatable content less frequently. I hope to spend more time in the real world slaying my goals as opposed to mindlessly scrolling through my Instagram page, neglecting my reading or devotionals as I stress over the algorithms or poor engagement rate.

This year we try again and we excel!

I'm wearing a polka-dot dress made in Nigeria by Twenty Six, a brand I've closely followed since my earlier blog days and am excited to be collaborating with. Twenty Six has really come a long way, from only skirts to a wide range of products. The dress costs N7,500 and I wish I went up a dress size for a better fit. The fabric is of good quality, I love the dots of course and the red detailing in the pocket and neckline (my brother called it Gucci lol). Just thought to add that the fabric does not stretch so keep that in mind if you do decide to order. 

Dress: Twenty Six || Shoes: Jumia 

What things are you doing differently in 2019? Can you relate to any of mine?

Have a glorious new year!

Let's stay in touch

10 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, Happy New Year! I love your plans for 2019, especially the first, which for me, I said would be to show up everyday. And that's consistency and the desire to be intentional. May God help us achieve every goal.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi May, thanks so much for stopping by. Happy New Year, yes to showing up everyday no matter what and amen. Prayerfully we end the year looking back with a smile on our face.

      Delete
  2. It breaks my heart when I hear you say blogs are slowly dying. Maybe we are experiencing a major change or a phase that will pass.
    Well I'm also working on being consistent and intentional this year. Gone are those days I waited for a sign before deciding to do things. It's all about taking the bull by the horn and keep pressing on till we get there this year.
    Happy New Year Sarah.
    All the best.

    Ngumabi xxo | ngumabisglam.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's actually sad but it's true. You know I'm not sure it would pass and videos are taking over, not to talk of Youtube and IG. The only think constant in life is change after-all.
      Taking the bull by the horn is a great idea, definitely the way to go. Happy new year hun, I wish you a glorious 2019.

      Delete
  3. I don't want to believe that blogs are slowly dying. It makes me unhappy to think about it because blogs are my happy place.
    Honestly, these two changes you have spoken about are top on my list (even though I haven't written them down).
    I need to be more intentional with my living, and putting God above all things.
    Wishing you God's best this year!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It makes me unhappy too but it's evident in the stats, we are still here though just maybe not as consistent.
      Intentional living with God as the center is definitely the way. Thank you, I wish you the same hun.

      Delete
  4. Happy New Year Sarah. I also liked Ijeoma's approach to writing out what she wants to do in 2019.

    On your comment about blogs dying, even though it seems like it, I'm actually moving to blog more this year and have increased the frequency of my posts. I'm currently reading 'Influencer' by Brittany Hennessy, and she emphasizes keeping your blog, as it is your own space and you determine your content and how the world sees you.

    Engagement might be waaaaaaaaaay down from the peak of blogging, but people are still reading. Just thought to share my two cents.

    Berry Dakara | Berry Dakara Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Happy New Year Berry, I loved her approach too,

      That's great, it's good to see you back on the blogsphere. I will still be blogging though don't get me wrong because I quite agree with her. These days most of my content is on IG and even brands only focus on the gram but then know one knows what can happen. I will still be on here but I will be pacing each post to give the people who still read blogs enough time to catch up, so let's say once a week or every 4-5 days.

      Yes people still read I agree but with the stats going down everyday I keep wondering if it's time to move. The only thing constant in life is change afterall.

      Delete
  5. Yes to staying consistent! Lack of consistency definitely cost me some of my goals last year. And amen to not scrolling aimlessly on Instagram, that Explore page is dangerous haha. Love the look Sarah, your shoes are gorgeous! xx

    Coco Bella Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol that explore page is definitely dangerous lol and thank you, these shoes have been on repeat. Yes to more consistency this year. I wish you all the best in 2019.

      Delete