2018 #Goals, Career, Health, Relationships & Getting Personal

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Alright y'all, it's official resolution-making season.  I don't know about you but I get extremely motivated and goal oriented this time of year.  I love setting new expectations and challenges for myself.  2017 was not overly fantastic for me, hence why I am excited to start fresh with a clean slate.  

Getting Personal

My blog is titled Personally Paige, yet I haven't been extremely open on this blog which is something I'm looking forward to changing in 2018.  I'd like to share more of my life both good & bad, advice and my thoughts on topics beyond fashion & beauty.  I am constantly looking to grow as a person both personally and professionally and one topic I want to discuss on here in depth in 2018, is self-criticism, not in relation to looks, but with my career.  I struggle with perfectionism and I have high expectations for myself, which can sometimes be unrealistic and lead to stress.  I think being more open on here will not only be insightful for readers but a great outlet for myself which is the main purpose of this blog!       

Relationship Goals

January 1st, 2018 will mark my 5-year anniversary with my boyfriend, Jon!  Half a decade, wow.  We are both workaholics so I want to make sure we continue to get our weekly date night in, our favourites are dinner or a movie, plus spend more quality time together sans cell phones. 

As for friendships, if you're reading this and you're my friend, I'm sorry.  I am absolutely terrible at texting back, calling people, making plans and catching up which is something I need to work on.  In 2018, I want to make more time for coffee dates, drinks and brunches with the awesome people in my life.   

Career Changes

Which might be the highlight of my year, In November I started a new job as a Marketing Specialist at a tech startup in Waterloo.  It's been around two months now, and the career transition has been life-changing.  I am happier, fulfilled and excited to go to work every day!  I am new to the tech world, so I plan on diving into the B2B world and soaking up everything I can. 

As for my eCommerce brand LOUD Makeup, which has been on the backburner, I plan to start fresh in 2018, with some new marketing material and a website refresh.    

Health & Fitness

After thinking about it for years, in early August I became Vegetarian, and more recently switched to Pescetarian.  Honestly, the diet change did not affect me health-wise (I felt the same), but a combination of not working out as often and too many carbs has led to a few extra pounds that I'm looking to shed.  At the end of the year, I totally slacked off at the gym like most and lost some muscle which I'm looking to gain back early in the year.  Luckily, I received some new workout gear for Christmas which has got me excited, plus the gym I attend, Movati, is amazing!