Better late than Never

Ok so I realise I’ve been completely absent for the last few months but it is time for me to get back on track. I can’t think of a better way to do that than with a blog post. So what have I been up to since my last post about London? Well that was the beginning of September so you’d think I’d have been on plenty of fun adventures since then, but I’m sorry to disappoint but things have been rather normal around here for the past few months.

A lot of time at the end of September and October was spent at home, Bruce had an operation on his knee and wasn’t allowed to put any weight on it for 6 weeks, I guess it was quite nice that we got to spend so much time together just hanging out. We were also doing a pretty good job of spending almost all our time together so it was decided it was almost time for him to move in, so that’s exciting! In fact this week is probably the first official week we’ve been living together.

With that decision made that he was moving in, we had quite a few things we wanted to get done so that we were organised so that has taken up a lot of our free time over the last month, and with Christmas in the middle the time has just flown by. And of course the universe clearly decided we didn’t have enough on our plates so I started a new job on the 20th of November!

explore East Lothian

The timing really wasn’t great but it was an opportunity I just couldn’t resist. The company was one I’ve kept my eye on as I always thought it would be a great fit and so far I just love it! One of the perks of the job is the two weeks off at Christmas, which compared the the 3 days I’d had for 4 years it was just the best thing in the world. With family being a little more spread out this year and making the trip to Edinburgh for a week I actually got the chance to see and catch up with everyone. We had lunches or dinners planned for almost every day over the Christmas period and it was amazing even if we did put on a few extra kilos!

christmas time

With all the stress, fun and changes going on in the last few months of 2017 I let a lot of things slide and I started to feel a lot less like myself so for the first time in years I’ve decided to set some goals for 2018 and I’m definitely going to stick to them; one for each aspect of my life.


I’m still getting myself settled in the new job and it’s going to take me a while to get up to speed but I have set some targets for myself to review every few months to see how I’m getting on. I also want to spend more time focusing on growing my Arbonne business (find me on facebook or instagram) that I started at the end of last year, so I’ve got myself a great little diary to make sure I schedule in some time for that in the evenings and days off.

2018 goals


As I mentioned I put on a bit of weight over Christmas and it left me feeling rotten, so lethargic and just generally disgusting, I didn’t feel like me so it’s time to take control. Bruce and I have started swimming together once a week and the aim is to get the the gym twice, so far it’s only been once a week but it’s a start. We’ve also been much better at watching what we eat and planning out our weekly meals which means no last minute take aways! I’ve been following a healthy living programme that I’ll finish on the 6th of February so I’ll be sharing my results after that. I also have the added motivation of my brothers wedding, he’s getting married in July and I don’t want to be the one to ruin the family photos!

eat healthy


This is about taking time for me, doing the things I love. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll notice I’ve hardly posted anything and that’s because I’ve not been out and about much lately which also means no blog content. So I plan to make more of my days off, get out my camera, take photos and get blog posts written.

arbonne bath

So there you have it, the 3 aspects of my life that I’m planning to make little changes in to hopefully feel a bit more like myself. Yeah I know most people share these at the beginning of January but better late than never right? If all goes well I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot about it throughout the year.


  1. February 16, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    That bath looks so nice! That is my absolute favorite way to practice self-care. I love having that time to just relax, think, and refocus!

    • emmasjoys
      February 17, 2018 / 10:55 am

      same!There really is nothing better than a nice warm bath watching a bit of netflix, In fact I’ll probably need one tonight after a long week at work x

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