2016 || ONE WORD


Hello 2016! Are you ready for 2016 yet? I think half the time I’m still in 2009 – time is flying by. Does it feel that way for you? Last year I wrote this post about my word for 2015. It was ‘SUCCESS’. I wasn’t sure what type of success I was after so I chose three areas to focus on. I wanted to succeed in saving and spending less (big fail haha) and I wanted to succeed with my blog and with work. I think I smashed those last two goals.

Our Urban Box had a great year and our readership has grown beyond what I thought it would. Blogging opened doors for me that I didn’t dare dream about and for that I am forever grateful. I got to work with Katrina Chambers on her blog for a few months, I really loved working for her.  I attended ProBlogger on the Gold Coast and got to meet Fat Mum Slim and the rest of my mentor group. I think the biggest success to come out of my blogging this year was the confidence it gave me.

I really mixed things up this year with work. I resigned from my stable part time job in Optometry to pursue my dreams of being a social media manager and ended up part time at a local builder doing their social media and a few other things. I also started my own social media business – The Social Hub – and with that I got to work on some exciting new projects. I think it is safe to say that work was pretty successful this year.

I am pretty amazed at the power of writing down your goals. I really think by writing them down you will work harder for them and give yourself a better chance of achieving those goals. Maybe they always stay in your mind in your subconscious or something?

So this year my word is GROWTH.

I want to grow and establish my business this year. By the end of 2016 I hope my client load is full and I will have earned a reasonable amount of money to help with the cost of decorating our new house.

I want to grow Our Urban Box as well. I have some ideas swirling around in my head and I hope you will love these ideas as much as a do.

Work and business aside, I want to grow personally as well. 2015 was a big year for my confidence. I took a few leaps of faith and the universe delivered. I now know that I can do it, I can chase my dreams and it doesn’t matter if I fail. I learnt a few lessons along the way and I feel more comfortable with who I am and who I am not.

I am fairly excited about 2016. Our house will finally start after being a dream of ours for about 7 years! And I can’t wait to see what happens here on this little old blog of mine!


Cheers to the new year!


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