I hope that everyone was able to enjoy some down time over the holidays and that you celebrated in a way that was meaningful to you. As for us, holidays are still a challenge without my dad around, but we spent lots of time together and did our best to make some special memories.
I can’t help but think of a new year as a fresh start, but I’ve never been one to make resolutions. I make changes as I need to and I think it’s important to set goals throughout the year and not just at the beginning of a new one. However, January will bring some new structure to my blog!
I have created an editorial calendar for the year in order to provide a consistent cadence of updates for my readers. My blog has a little bit of this and a little bit of that, which means that there is something for everyone.
Here’s a preview of what is to come:
You will find a post that is not related to fitness, health, or wellness every Monday. I will rotate between my other categories, such as married life, dog’s life, lifestyle, musings, and my bucket lists. I am going to write more personal pieces because they are always my most popular posts (thank you!). I am also hoping to collaborate with other bloggers, so if you are interested in working with me, please send me an email: email@example.com.
Some upcoming posts include:
- A financial health series, which includes topics like mortgage tips and easy ways to save money
- B‘s health saga, which includes a mast cell tumor and a thermal burn as a result of his surgery to remove the tumor
- My seasonal bucket lists
- Cheap, easy, and fun date ideas
- The confessions of an ex-party girl (believe it or not, that’s me)
- One product that can save your dog’s life (and that you probably don’t have)
- How to keep marriage exciting despite monotony
I will dedicate Wednesdays to wellness posts (but this will not be solely fitness updates). DK has recently told me that she thinks my fitness updates are too long and she is the one person (other than my mom and my husband) who I can always be 100% honest with. We go to each other for the cold hard truth and we don’t sugar coat it. In fact, my day would not be complete without our daily bickering! As such, I am incorporating her feedback to provide fewer and shorter fitness updates and focusing on other wellness content that I think will be more valuable instead.
Some upcoming posts include:
- Healthy recipes (What’s Cooking)
- One fitness update per month in a new format (Fitness)
- Changes I’m making to my lifestyle, such as my upcoming sugar detox (Health)
- My quest for non-toxic personal care and household products (this will include easy recipes for the products I’m opting to make rather than buy)
On Thursdays, I am introducing a new series where I will provide quick tips and life hacks. My first focus will be on Health Tips where I will share some healthy living ideas that I’ve incorporated into my own life. Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, so I am not trying to provide you with medical advice. I’m just sharing what’s worked for me.
Upcoming series include:
- Sex from A t o Z
- Organization from A to Z
My husband, JP, is going to host a guest series on my blog called Photo Friday. I am really excited to profile more of his work because he is very talented and it will also give my readers a sneak peek into our private life together. You will find these posts in the Through My Lens section.
As always, thank you for reading, liking, and commenting on my posts. I really appreciate everyone who follows along with me. If you haven’t clicked follow yet, I do hope that my new plan will inspire you to do so. It is my goal to provide relevant, meaningful, and relatable content.
If you have any feedback, comments, or suggestions for me, I’d love to hear them. My next post will be January 4, 2016. Have a happy new year!