What’s the next step? Is a question I’ve been asking myself recently about every aspect of my life. Normally, I live my life week to week, but lately I’ve been wondering what’s next for me over the next few months, or even the next year. I think these thoughts have stemmed from the fact that the majority of the people I know, or follow on social media, are taking the next step in life. Whether it’s getting engaged, having a baby, or even planning an amazing holiday, and I feel like I should be looking forward to something, or planning something too. So, here it goes. These are the next steps I’m currently taking…
…In My Self
I’ve been an avid gym-goer for years, but now I’m stepping it up a gear because I really want to like what I see in the mirror. Towards the end of last year I really struggled to find the time and motivation to go to the gym, which was a shame because the gym works wonders for my mental and physical health. If you read one of my recent posts about my night-time routine, you’ll know that recently I’ve made more of an effort to make time for me. This means swapping a night in front of my laptop with hitting the treadmill and weights. I’m slowly finding my gym mojo again and I’m making it my mission to get my body how I want it. Watch this space.
…In My Home
So, while everyone is getting married and having babies I’m sitting here waiting for a new bathroom. Many of you will know that I moved into my first home last May and up until now all I’ve done is paint some rooms and add a few pieces of furniture, so you know nothing too drastic. Now, I’m ready to take the next step and purchase a new bathroom. This is a serious adult moment for me right now, as I’ve never bought, or done, anything like this before. I mean, I have to pick taps and pipes, and things I never thought I would ever buy in my life. It’s a little stressful, but having a walk-in shower and freestanding bath will be worth it. I can’t wait to show you.
I’ve been blogging for three years now and it’s only recently that I’ve felt that I’ve finally found my place in blogging. I feel like I’m finally creating the content I want, writing want I want and my images are turning out how I want them too (most of the time). The only thing I feel like I struggle with is getting over my personality, which is why I’ve decided to do a little bit of video. Now, I would love to setup a Youtube channel, but right now I don’t have enough time to dedicate to it, so instead I’m taking a step in the right direction and focusing on Insta Stories. So, if you don’t already, follow me @plainsarahjayne on Instagram and expect to see my face a whole lot more!
…In My Relationships
My family, my friends and even my boyfriend will say I’m “always busy”, and I have to admit they are right. This is why I’ve been changing up my lifestyle. If you read my post on health and happiness or changing up my night-time routine, then you know I’m doing my best to slow down and focus on what’s in front of me. Lately, I’ve been doing my best to step away from social media and actually be social by spending more time with my nearest and dearest. I know it sounds like a silly step, but it’s so easy to get distracted by everything online that we sometimes miss what’s right in front of us. So, rather than spend my Saturdays on the sofa blogging, I plan to go out shopping with my boyfriend. Instead of scrolling through Instagram on an evening, I plan to have a cuppa with my friends, and instead on sitting in front of my laptop of hours on end I plan to visit my grandma.
Are you taking any steps in your life?
Sarah Jayne x