January 2, 2019
Why I'm So Excited for 2019
The start of each year always brings optimism, hopefulness and excitement for what lays ahead. However this year feels different for me and when I woke up yesterday, I felt all of those feelings heightened to the most extreme and here’s why…
For me 2018 was a year of building and prepping a lot of things that I wanted to tackle in 2019. I've learned a lot about myself in the past few years that I feel have helped me get mentally where I am today. At the end of 2017, I relaunched my website, which was an accomplishment I was so proud of. It made me want to slow things down this past year and just enjoy working and creating more content than ever before for you guys! Something must have worked because we won the webby award for best lifestyle website in 2018 which is something I will forever be proud of. I also left an unhealthy relationship in the past few years and entered a healthy one and because of that I've never been in a better place emotionally and mentally. The partnership Guillaume and I have is something special; it's a relationship with so much understanding and support. Of course it takes work and patience but we are on the same team and at the end of the day that's what makes all the difference. We are fortunate to both be able to collide our work worlds together and live out our dreams by each others sides. We both took last year to say yes to things more than no, which opened up so many opportunities for us. We also invested in travel more than any other year and it's the best money we've spent.
I hope you feel like you got something out of all this too because ultimately I'm doing this all for you guys! I hope you gained more knowledge and insights into products, travel destinations, tips on style, inspiration to cook healthier and other tips or ticks I have shared. I'm always open to hearing what else you want to see on the blog, instagram and everything in between, please always feel free to message me or comment. You are all the reason I get to do what I love and I wake up every day asking myself what else can I provide. I have so many ideas for 2019 that will take the Not Your Standard brand to the next level and I honestly cannot wait to start putting them all into place. I'm currently writing this on my first flight of the year to Mexico City, which was Guillaume's and my Christmas gift to each other - couldn't think of a better way to start the year off in a vibrant city, with my favorite person and a clear head. I hope you're all entering this year with as much hope and determination as I am! x Kayla