Happy New Year virtual friends. This is the 6th time I’ve had the pleasure of creating a Happy New Year post and each year I have grown tremendously from the previous year. As we welcome 2017 this year is no different than it’s predecessors, growth is an amazingly, incredible thang.
Despite a tremendous amount of unrest in the world during 2016, I found myself in a way I’ve been dreaming about for many years. Like on a MAMA I MADE IT type vibe. I pushed myself personally and professionally in a way I knew existed in me but had been too afraid to act on. One day I woke up and decided I didn’t want to be afraid anymore and went for it and I haven’t looked back. I am so incredibly excited to see what happens in 2017.
So, what does 2017 look like for Unlikely Martha? Glad you asked.
I’ve been blogging for quite some time and I admit to having lost my own voice in the feeling of having to keep up and stay relevant. Well 2016 taught me that I’m no longer concerned with that. As I perused old blog posts over the past few weeks, I’ve come across pictures of my children as babies, the stress and tears I’ve shed during major life changes we’ve experienced over the last six years and I’ve been reminded of why I do this. I’ve managed to subconsciously document our life journey and if I never get another click or like having these things documented is worth more than anything.
2017 will be a return to documenting my life in a way that is useful to you. I will be 38 in a few weeks, at this stage in my life I’m always looking for new books to read, stores to shop at, ways to simplify my life, to find balance, and create a warm and inviting home for my family. Not to be outdone with the practical, lipstick shades, the best fitting skinny jeans and local places with the best margaritas and appropriate methods of “turning up” for this point in my life are still priority.
In 2017 Unlikely Martha will be
- A place for you to find new recipes and meal plans
- A place for you to get fashion, home and beauty inspiration
- A place where I will return to my love of photography sharing my journey with a photo project
- A place where I continue to open up and be vulnerable sharing my wins and losses in life and business
- A place where keeping up with the Jones’ will never trump my desire to stay real and relevant in my own way
- A place to remind you it is important to get in face to face time with your homies and those you love. A good party is always in order
- A place where I hope to inspire you to “keep house and stay fly” whatever that looks like to you and your life
I don’t want to be goals. I want to inspire you to live your best life on YOUR terms. My greatest desire is for you to take my content and figure out ways to make it work for you. WE are all just trying to figure this out day by day, step by step. No perfect Instagram feeds here, I’m dedicated to sharing my reality in 2017.
Yes, there will be relevant sponsored content. I have bills to pay as you do, however it is my goal to only bring relevant sponsored content to this space. As I embrace video more in a strategic manner be prepared to see my face and video content more as I expand my reach onto Youtube and other video outlets. A dedicated FB group is also in the works where my vision is to have women support one another in parenting, entrepreneurship and life in general so stay tuned for info on that.
I am so tremendously thankful for all of you that continue to come here and interact with me on my social channels. I only have one ask of you in 2017, If I create a piece of content that resonates with you would you please take a minute to hit the share button. I would love to see this space grow in 2017 as I create useful content. I will love you forever!
Again, thank you so much for your support over the years. I am tremendously grateful.
*Lift your virtual wine glasses with sparkling cider, wine, hard liquor or whatevs* Cheers to 2017. I wish you the very best in all of your endeavors!!
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R ! ! !