Welcome 2017


Happy new year and HELLO 2017. I love the positivity the start of a new year brings. We’ve still got a week left of our dream honeymoon so it’s difficult to reflect on home life or imagine anything other than this beach existence we are currently living! But soon we will be home and I’m focused on setting some goals to make 2017 even better than 2016.

Last year was full of excitement for me: I got married, graduated, started my teaching certificate, had my honeymoon to look forward to as well as visiting several other countries too. Looking forward to 2017 it doesn’t seem quite as jam-packed! But there are always things to be excited about or strive for.

2017 holds for me (so far!):

💗 My first full year as a Mrs and our first wedding anniversary.

💗 Finishing my post grad teacher training and (all being well) getting my first job as a teacher!

💗 Summer holidays to Greece and Portugal.

My goals for 2017:

⭐️ Finish my PGCE and get a job!

⭐️ Continue to grow my blog, extending my readership and improving my content.

⭐️ Take more photos and improve my photography skills.

⭐️ Get back in the gym and lose those few holiday pounds and get my six pack back!

⭐️ Get to as many places as money will allow, both in the UK and abroad.

So, now that I’ve committed these to paper I guess I’ve got to achieve them! What are your goals for this year?

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2017 and a big THANK YOU for reading my blog 💗


  1. lovejennyxo January 3, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    You’re going to Greece and Portugal?!!? LUCKY LUCKY girl!!! Also, congrats (again) first full year as a Mrs, thats truly so exciting! I was a teacher right out of college for about 4 years, it was a love/hate kind of thing for me lol what grade will you be teaching?

    xo, JJ

    • Jessica Emily January 10, 2017 / 7:43 am

      Thanks so much lovely! Ooh didn’t realise you had taught.. I’m going to be doing ‘lower primary’ which would be kindergarten to year 2.. Not sure what that is in grades! What about you? Xx

      • xoJenny January 10, 2017 / 5:29 pm

        My degree was in Early Education which in my state constitutes as Pre-k to 2nd grade. So I started with Kindergarten and then went to Second grade 🙂

    • Jessica Emily January 17, 2017 / 9:46 pm

      You are! I’m always trying to improve my use of lighting I find that difficult – particularly in the UK where it’s grey a lot of the time! Thanks for reading ☺️ xx

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