Happy New Year and welcome to my Mademoiselle Dee, my corner on the internet.
6 years ago, today I launched my blog Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and the past 6 years have been an amazing ride! However, I realised over time that I have evolved and I wanted my blog to reflect the same.
Mademoiselle Dee is my digital diary where I pen my thoughts and musings about things that I love like fashion, beauty and lifestyle and about things that inspire me. This blog has always been about personal style and self reflection and I hope it inspires you to discover your own style and bring a little magic in your everyday life.
With how the past year turned out for everyone, 2021 seems like the perfect time to make a fresh new beginning.
I have always believed that there is a sort of magic in the desire to start something new and creative, and with this blog I want to spread that magic and positivity into the universe
At the beginning of every new year, it seems like there is almost a pressure to make a resolution. To be honest, I’m not much of a resolution maker, but if I was to sum up my intention this year, is to be kind to myself.
This might seem like a very vague statement to some, but to me, it is a blanket intention with many small intentions in it. In my view, kindness to self is the first and foremost thing to achieve in the journey of self love and it needs to be manifested in small everyday actions that we do.
Some examples of my mini intentions would be; be kind to myself by taking care of my mind – read something daily for 20 minutes, be kind to my body by taking care of it and going to the gym at least 4 times in a week, be kind to myself financially by making smart choices like not buying that morning cup of coffee at Starbucks and making one at home instead, and so on.
I think small achievable daily goals like this help contribute to the bigger intention.
My intention this year is to be kind to myself.
A friend recently asked me if my intention was SMART. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. Each mini intention I make has a specific reason that can be measured, it is achievable and realistic and has a time frame attached to it.
This is a very important consideration for me when making any goals or intentions for if there are no parameters, how could I judge the success of my intentions.
I’d love to hear if any of you make resolutions, goals or intentions for 2021. Let me know what you are looking forward to in this new year.
Lots of love,