I love stepping outside, discovering new places and spending time with the people in life. In 2016, I felt like I didn't do this enough. That's one thing that needs to change in the new year and I can't wait to snap my way through it.
I often hear people saying you shouldn't have your camera out during these moments but some moments I want to last a lifetime. I've found a true passion for photography; I'm not great at it and I have a lot to learn but I'm always told I have "an eye for it" - and that's something I want to hold on to.
That's why I'm beginning to shift my blog into being centred around photography. I wouldn't say I'm a great writer, it's not something which comes naturally to me, although it's something I also enjoy. I want Oh January to be a place to share my adventures through photos alongside conversation topics as that's what I enjoy creating most. I'm done with posting blog posts I'm not proud of, and uploading for the sake of it. Although I have a schedule of Wednesdays and Sundays, I'm wondering if I should only post when I'm ready. I'd love to know your thoughts on this, and how you manage your posting times.
I love dogs if you haven't noticed! Especially dogs I haven't met before, I have a guilty pleasure of capturing moments of these little bundle of joys. Who knows where they are now? Cuddled up to their owner or maybe leaping upon the sand on another sandy beach. CUTE. I've realised I haven't wrote much about my dog, Bob here on the blog and it's time for a real introduction - so stay tuned!
2016 was a year where I worked full-time in an office job. That meant limited movement and going home too tired to move from the sofa, before I knew it I turned into a chubby bunny, like seriously! A few years ago I managed to lose more than a stone in weight, but last year it all came tumbling back. Time to move it.
Jack bought me a Fitbit for Christmas and I'm already obsessed with it, and it's got me excited to get back into fitness, healthy eating and to get those steps up. Just the motivation I need to gain a new perspective and get back out and explore - wish me luck!
Fashion is also something I want to focus on this year, whether that's finding out more about fashion stories of others or sharing my favourite style pieces. Outfit posts always go down really well on this little blog of mine, and focusing more into my personal style will be a goal of mine.
Now time to find some killer locations!
I'm loving my jewellery at the moment and I've been lucky to work with a number of brands over the years whom I have grown a real love for. This includes Jewellery Box, I wear their rings every single day and never tire of their simplistic designs. I have also grown quite a collection of Daniel Wellington watches, including the Classic Black Sheffield watch and rose gold cuff featured above. Both accessories that add a little something extra to your outfit, their classic styles are something you can't help but fall in love with. You can also grab 15% off your orders with Daniel Wellington with the code 'JANUARY'. Yay!
Friends. Going out for a walk is definitely something we did a lot of last year but in 2017 I want to double it. Rather than going out for meals or spending money on Starbucks (I definitely won't be giving this up just yet), let's just step outside instead. The fresh air has so many benefits, not only to your physical health but your mental health too, and man I need those benefits.
My boyfriend has a Sony A6000, a camera I am seriously jealous of and steal on numerous occasions (such as this one). It takes such beautiful snaps, especially of portraits - something I absolutely love taking photos of. Not the kind where the person knows I'm snapping away, but those candid moments we can both look back on and love. It's so natural, raw and something quite special. I love taking photos of my sister, she's so photogenic and I'm not jealous at all!
What's a goal of yours for 2017?
*This post contains gifted items.