Happy New Year, to you all! I hope you’ve all had a great holiday with family and friends. We’ve had some much needed down time. 2018 was quite a hectic year to say the least, so it was great to slow down for a while. I went from working full time + running a blog / social media, to working full time as a freelancer. It’s been a great change and I’m really enjoying it. It has it’s challenges too of course, but for me it was the best decision both my family and myself.
I’ve noticed on Instagram that quite a few people, me included, are intending to change a few things for 2019. Having an online presence and working on different platforms, it’s hard to keep up with it all. With everything now being 24/7, it’s too much at times. I regularly get emails directed to the Hege in France team or the marketing manager, but in reality it’s pretty much just me behind all of this and it has been like that since 2011. I love writing my blog, curating inspiration, styling and taking photos, so none of that will change. I’ve got some exciting collaborations and trips coming up and will of course share everything with you! What will change though, is that in the future I will post a bit later and enjoy what I’m doing. I’m talking mostly about Instagram and stories here. I think that’ll help a bit and take some pressure off! Yes, there’s a lot of pressure! Let’s face it, nobody checks your work, you just have to be confident and post things. Having a blog is so different to writing for a magazine for example. You come up with an idea, do the styling, take the photos, edit them, write blog posts, then share everything on social media and Pinterest. There’s a lot more to it than people think.I know so many of us find it hard to keep up with everything and feel anxious about posting.
I’m super excited, inspired and motivated to take on 2019! I’ve booked a few courses that I’ve been wanting to do for ages. I sadly keep being reminded that life is short, so this year will be all about spending more time with family and friends, living in the moment and improving myself. I want to learn as much as possible.
What have you got planned and are you making any changes?! Let’s have an amazing 2019 and make sure to slow down sometimes. Working 24/7 isn’t actually possible, so don’t be too hard on yourself. Lots of love! Hege x