Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Hello 2018!

Let’s be honest, 2017 was kind of messy for us! Moving back to France with my Welsh boyfriend (now fiancé!) wasn’t the easiest task in the world. We lived at my parents for three months, trying to work as much as we could on our freelance businesses whilst looking for a car, a house to rent and most of all, dealing with the bloody French paperwork (which is hell by the way).

Things got easier when we moved into our house in April and we finally managed to settle a bit. Apart from the fact that the house was literally empty at the beginning, we managed quite well and things got a bit easier. Work was getting better and we started planning things. Towards the end of year, we just felt happier about our life and where we were at. But still, I think I’ll always remember 2017 as just a blurry, kind of crazy year and in a way, I’m glad to start a new one and leave it behind!

I feel like 2018 is going to be a good one, and I’m going to do everything possible for it. On a personal level, it’s going to be the year that we bring Jason’s old Ford Capri back from North Wales which is very exciting, and it’s also going to be the year of our marriage, which is even more exciting! We’re planning the smallest wedding in the world with only our close families (literally just our parents and siblings) and we’re so happy about that. We have a tiny budget for it as we both agree that spending a lot of money for just one day doesn’t feel right to us, and the fact that it’s going to be very simple is perfect for us.

We’re also hoping to be able to plan a couple of weekends away or even just a nice holiday somewhere nice. We’ll see! I decided that there was no point planning too much and having loads of goals to reach by the end of the year. I prefer to go with the flow and see how things turn out!

Business-wise though, I am planning to change a few things, the main one being the growth of my Etsy shop (yay!). I finally feel like it’s time to offer more than just greeting cards and I’m currently working on three illustrated A4 prints for kids bedrooms, two notebooks (A5 and A6) with nice lettering and patterns on them, and even a tote bag with a nice print on it! I’m really hoping that it will bring my shop to the next level and that you guys will like them all :)

I’m also concentrating on the fact that I’d love to work on more children’s books and I’m going to do my best to attract the right people/clients for it. Plus, I’m still part of TeamAuthor Uk and I’m excited to work on more exciting projects with them!

So yeah, I’m happy to have a fresh start and I’m definitely looking forward to everything that 2018 holds for us. Make sure to follow along!



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