Every year I have the best intentions to make Resolutions and keep to them, yet every year I've failed. Honestly, I think it's down to the fact that I don't want them bad enough; I am not willing to sacrifice what I have for something that I want. I have always been this way, playing it safe, keeping one foot in each boat. This year I'm jumping; and I'm jumping as high as I can. These things I want more than I've wanted anything in my life and this year I will be making steps to achieve them.

1. Grow Katiedoesbeauty
I have now been blogging for 7 years. My first original blog was created 1st January 2010, not katiedoesbeauty. KDB was actually created on 1st January 2014 so Happy Birthday KDB.  I have never stuck to it for very long and have always deleted old content and started fresh. I am no longer going to do that. I like to look back and see how much I have improved and how my writing style has changed, I'm putting more of myself into KDB every day and I think it's starting to pay off. I have a 3 year plan to stick to for KDB, both my YouTube Channel and Blog will be worked on and I am gonna work hard.

2. Improve my Fitness
Every year this is one of my goals for the year ahead. Sometimes I have stuck to it and sometimes I haven't. This year I intend to become the fittest I have ever been and compete in a Tough Mudder in August. I started working out again yesterday and today I am going to do my weekly shop and buy the food I need to fuel my body. I will hopefully track my fitness journey monthly and hopefully it will inspire some of you too. This is less to do with how I look and more to do with how I feel. Although looking hot would be a definite plus.

3. Work on Myself
I have always been my worst critic, always seeing the worst in myself and beating up myself over things I have no control over. This year is the change for all that. I am going to work on my self confidence, believe in myself and start believing that I am the amazing person my friends and family love. I haven't spoken about it openly as of yet but this year I was diagnosed with Depression and have been building myself back up piece by piece and will be sharing my experiences when I'm ready but I've also realised that I need to put myself first. Make myself happy before others. Make myself content with life and the rest will follow. I will share my journey with you but please be patient.

4. Be Happy
This is kind of similar but also different to the last resolution. I want to be happy, content and 100% myself. Yes I am weird but thats what makes me me. I want to except myself for who I am and make myself blissfully happy in the meantime. Do things for me; and yes that is a little selfish but seeing as I'm currently 24 and have been doing things for others all my life I think I have finally deserved some selfish time. I want to be the kind of person that doesn't care what others think and does their own thing no matter what people say. I want to be the person that doesn't join in on the bitchy comments and stands up for what I believe in. So what if I like someone that no one else gets along with. So what if I am different in some way from someone else. Thats what makes us all unique. Don't blend in with others and hide your shine. 

5. Travel More
Travelling wakes me up. Visiting different countries and experiencing different cultures really opens my eyes to the beauty of the world. I have a lot of places on my list that I want to visit, even places in the UK that I've never visited. I love to explore and soak up different atmospheres and I'm hoping 2017 will be filled with lots of wonderful places and new faces.

I would absolutely love to hear your resolutions, please leave them in the comments or if you've written a blog post too tweet me the link (@katiedoesbeauty) I would love to read them. Here's to a wonderful 2017 :)

Katie x


  1. Such a lovely post and best of luck with your resolutions for 2017! I hope you have a wonderful year lovely lady. xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  2. So nice article, glad to read this post, thanks so much!



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