Growth & Bringing in the New Year

Hi love bugs! Happy NYE!

I genuinely like to keep this space a safe and positive space however, I’m sure we can all agree that this was the year that was sent straight from hell. Despite everyone’s high hopes for 2020 I know we are all looking forward to saying goodbye to this awful year and hoping for a better 2021.

This year has been a tough year on all of us but with it brought a lot of growth and within that I’ve found myself appreciating the small things even more than I did before. Let’s get back to the positive and remember the things that you’ve been able to take away from the struggles that you’ve faced these past 12 months! Here’s what I’m thankful for learning this year.

Peace the fuck out 2020, you won’t be missed

1 / Time

We often forget how fleeting time really is. You blink and your youth is a distant memory, your siblings have grown up it seems over night, and you’re starting your own family. I now realize how sudden things can change, in just one moment everything that you know and love could be different, gone, a memory– therefore every moment spent with someone that you love is beyond precious and shouldn’t be taken for granted.

2 / Health

Being healthy is something that I know personally I often take for granted. I rarely fall ill and when I do I don’t have to seek medical help to get better, my body can [usually] handle it on its own. Knowing that people were falling ill that are young, healthy, or otherwise un-compromised was not only a terrifying thought but it made me realize that everyday we get to experience this life is a blessing.

3 / Possessions

During the pandemic I learned a hard lesson about what it means to want something versus need something. Like many I was not able to work during the province wide lock-down and I really had to cut back on spending money where I didn’t need to be spending it. It takes so little effort to plan meals ahead to avoid takeout during the week [which is one of my biggest guilty pleasures] especially when you shop smarter not harder and hit the sales at the grocery stores. When I do buy a want item I implement the bring something into the house/your wardrobe and get rid of something else in its place strategy and so far it’s been extremely helpful when it comes to my wardrobe!

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Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2021…

#1 – bringing this blog to the next level!
#2 – working on my next career move
#3 – planning our wedding
#4 – more self love baby
#5 – possibly moving to a bigger home

For this coming year, I am hopeful. I am holding out for the light at the end of the tunnel that was and is 2020 and I hope you are too.

xx

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Coffee Convos: hello 2020

Hello loves! ♥︎

I can’t believe that we are officially into 2020, an entirely new decade. I am so excited for the new year and I have so many exciting things to look forward to- a new year full of new things and new ideas coming to life.

This coffee convo is all about whats coming up in this new year, and I am so excited to share all the big news. Come join me, grab a nice hot cuppa and curl up for a catch up!

We’re moving again

Tristan & I are moving into a new place and we couldn’t be more excited! The space we are in now worked for the meantime and it was a great experience for our first time out on our own but our new place is definitely an upgrade.

We are moving this February and are in full on brainstorming mode for how we want the space to look! We’ve been constantly browsing through furniture and decor pieces for weeks now, and even managed to score a few things on sale throughout the holiday season.

Starting my doula training

The countdown to March is on, because that is when my doula (aka maternal support practitioner) training starts!

Ever since deciding what I wanted to do with my life during my last year of high school, working within the maternal world was always my plan and to finally see that coming to fruition in 2020 is absolutely soul-fulfilling.

Jumping into blogging and social media

This year I want to stay consistent when it comes to blogging and keeping up with social media. Over the course of this year I’ve found that there have been times that I’m very active on the blog and socials but then theres times where I completely ghost the internet world.

I want to figure out a proper blogging schedule over here on Nicole’s Niches so you all know when to expect posts and I’ll stop keeping you guessing! I also am making a vow to check in on the socials at least once daily.

new look + New series on the blog

If you haven’t noticed, I have officially dropped the “wordpress” from my URL. We are self hosted baby! Along with purchasing myself a domain, I also refreshed the look of Nicole’s Niches with a brand new theme. If you haven’t had a chance yet be sure to check it out!

With a brand new shiny domain and completely new look- comes new series that will be launching on the blog. I’m sure you all know by now that I’m extremely passionate about Home + Decorating so inspired by that I’m starting a new series on the blog that I’m sure will blossom into many others. Stay tuned for the launch, until then it’s a under wraps.

Podcast possibilities

Podcasts are seriously one of my favourite things to listen to, and I have always been intrigued when it comes to starting my own. I have thought about it a lot, have picked out a name, and even know exactly who I want as a co-host. However getting said person to agree and commit to said podcast is still in progress.

My favourite types of podcast to listen to is two friends (or group of friends) who just bullshit about everything and anything, tell funny stories about their lives, and spill the tea on celeb gossip and that is exactly what I want to do.

I’m hopeful that this dream of mine will come alive in 2020, I’m manifesting it so hard y’all.


Now you’re all caught up! Whats been going on lately with you guys? Let me know in the comment section below 🙂

As always,

Nicole

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