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What’s in Store for 2018

January 5, 2018
Gina Michele
[coat: Steven Alan (similar), sunglasses: Tom Ford]

There’s something about the New Year that makes me feel so refreshed, energized and hopeful! Every year on New Year’s Day I sit down and write a bunch of resolutions for myself and (more recently) the blog. 2017 was a rocky year, so here’s hoping that 2018 will be filled with laughs, love & luck!

For the blog:

  • More video!- I’ve received many requests for video tutorials and it’s at the top of my list this year! Lots of people (including myself) find it easier to learn from a video than from pictures. For many of my new DIY projects and knitting patterns I will also include a video tutorial. I will also be posting all videos to my YouTube channel.
  • More sewing– I haven’t been sewing as much the past few years and I miss it! I want 2018 to be the year I really get back into it. I’ve been getting really inspired by just looking online at fabric. In the upcoming months I’ll share beginner-friendly sewing projects as well as completed projects from store-bought patterns.
  • More DIY home renovations/room makeovers– I’m a first time homeowner and this year I really want to make a dent on all the renovations and makeovers my house needs. I will be doing most of the work myself and documenting the progress here on the blog. My first project (that I’ll post in the upcoming weeks)- Indigo’s “big boy” room!
Gina Michele

Some of my personal resolutions:

  • Start BBG– Like many people, I discovered Kayla Itsines and her BBG (Bikini Body Guide) program through Instagram. I love seeing people’s transformations and reading their stories. I vowed to make 2018 the year I get in the best shape of my life and I hope BBG will help me achieve this goal!

I plan to cover my progress here on the blog and Instagram, so be sure to check back!

  • Learn to speak Italian– This has been on my resolution list a long time (since I took 2 semesters of Italian in college). It’s one of those things I always wanted to do, but never got around to. I just downloaded the Duolingo app and it makes practice easy and fun. Best of all, I can practice anywhere and anytime I have a few minutes to spare. Last night I even used Duolingo while I was cooking dinner. I’ve been hitting my daily goal of 30 minutes per day so hopefully my 2019 resolutions won’t include “learn to speak Italian”!
  • Say “Goodbye” to toxic relationships!- This is definitely the hardest resolution on my list, but it’s also the most important. There’s a particular toxic relationship I’m ending that’s been making me stressed and miserable. It won’t be easy, but it’s absolutely the best decision for me.
Gina Michele
Gina Michele

What are your resolutions? Is there anything you’d like to see on the blog? I’d love to hear! 

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