Note To Loves | Why I Started Blogging.

Sometimes I need to remind myself why I started blogging. Especially at moments when I don’t have inspiration or the motivation to work on my blog, quite sad because I love to do it. Lack of time plays also a huge part on why I didn’t blog for a while. I am currently busy with my studies. I go to college from the morning until late afternoon for a week. Basically, a whole work week of almost 40 hours! Then comes doing homework, reading college books and doing assignments. In the weekend, I maintain a part time job and I need to rest from everything. Due to all this I left my blog behind.

I remember like it was yesterday why I wanted to start a blog. At first I wanted to follow vocational training about fashion but here in the Netherlands you need to ‘’audition’’ first before you get into a school of fashion or an art school. They always said to me that I have the basics and an eye for details but it isn’t enough. So, I had to do something else to follow my dreams which is working for a fashion magazine. It bugged me why I didn’t get in but I realised why wait for approval on something you love to do?

Blogging was the first thing that came into my mind when it comes to reaching my goals of writing, taking pictures or better said the whole package when it comes to fashion, beauty and lifestyle subjects. Just like a magazine where I can be the editor, the creative director and photographer. There was a very old friend who I shared my thoughts with, he said to me that I should do it. He pushed my last insecurities away and SaidaChahid.com was born.

Till this day, I appreciate that last push. With many ups and downs that I embrace am I blogging for three years now! Thinking about it makes me so excited and glowy inside. I truly hope I can continue doing it for a long time.

So, Loves bear with me because I promise you, there is more to come from me!

 

Note To Loves | #2017 Goals!

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1/365, the first page of 2017 are you living right now. It sounds to me quite crazy! As I told you Loves in my goals of 2016 I am not someone who is focused on new year resolutions, I am more of a person who looks back at moments and events that has occurred to me. I analyse them to feel how it made me feel at that moment. If I like something and it is good to me I go on and if not, I let it go. Even when it is hard.

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I think this is what I learned in 2016, it was my personal goal so I stripe this from my list and guess what? It feels good! Before I start with writing you loves what I have in mind for 2017 let me highlight my blog goals from last year.

  • Write more on SaidaChahid.com -> I accomplished this in a halve way. I wish I could have a strict blog planning. I mostly got my pictures already ready and have written a blog title to indicate what I want to write but then something comes in between and I find myself doing something else. I feel quilt about this, it is nagging me! But I cannot beat the hands of time.
  • Collaborate -> 2016 was also a good year for collabs! It feels so good to say this. I am thankful for these opportunities. Head out to my Collaborations Page to read what I have done. I promise you would enjoy it as much as I did!
  • Go to events -> The ratio for me visiting events stayed the same. The last event I visited was at the Dutch Glamour Magazine Fashion-Vintage Live. I loved every bit of it!
  • Increase my social media followers -> Goal achieved! Yay! I reach more of my Loves every day and I appreciate all of you. On my Instagram I have 3k Loves, on Twitter almost 2k, on my Facebook Page I have 700 likes and on my blog a total of almost 4k. Thank you! I feel proud. Whoop!
  • Buy a new camera -> I did!

I am happy when it comes to my blog goals. To me I am on the right path and I hope to continue walking on it.

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Oh gosh, now comes my personal goals from last year, I am taking literally a small breath…

  • Focus more on my faith and believes -> I am learning day by day and I feel that I always can learn more, it is never enough. But I do see a progress in my lifestyle; I search for information, I pray 5 times a day, I love to discuss and talk with people around me and listen to their thoughts. I am educating myself in any way that is possible and it feels so good!
  • Read more -> I finished all the books I had piled up. But I feel that I am missing something, I haven’t read the right book. You know the feeling that when you start with a book you cannot lift your head from it? I didn’t find this feeling yet…
  • Enjoy the beauty in life -> I have learned to appreciate life, with the ups and downs. I have concluded that you cannot change a situation that is not changeable. No matter how hard you try, if it is written its written. Namely with the downs in life I realised you are better off by thinking and analysing about it until you accept it that it happened. As soon you reached that point you can heal yourself by working on it to be better or to let it go and move on with your life. There is so much more in the world you just need to open your eyes and most important of all, to be open minded.
  •  Give negativity no chance -> I have learned the beauty of life.

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  • Get healthy -> I still work on it! As I have written you before Love is have primary lactose intolerance. I cannot eat or drink products that contains milk/milk sugars. And I changed my diet! I consume soy products or products that are lactose free and I feel so much better than before! But I must confess: I am on a diet. That is also why you haven’t seen new ootd blog posts. I didn’t eat for almost a month no refined sugars and I lost 3kg! I am not there yet but I am happy I cut buttons.
  • Get my driver’s license -> I can drive, sometimes I do. But I don’t have the permit…There I said it! This is the only goal I am not so proud of only because I really want it. I cannot make it more than; I cannot beat the hands of time.

Save money/don’t spend it on rubbish -> I can be proud again, I have been saving money and I am going to continue with it all my life. Yes, all my life! As you can see I have the hang of it. I did a blogpost about how to save money and I am doing it since.

These were my goals from last year and I must say that I feel blessed every day that I am learning to be better for myself and the ones around me. You can never stop learning and I think because of this realisation that I have, I don’t feel to have other goals in 2017 than to continue learning and growing. I know that in 2017 I am going to have ups and downs but I truly don’t want it to get the most of me. I will cherish the good and accept the bad because at the end you have one life to live, every moment is precious.

Lifestyle | My Goals For 2016.

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Goals: wishes that everyone wants to become true, you just have to work hard for it.

To be honest Loves, making goals gives me a feeling of pressure. I question myself if I could make it and if I don’t I’ll feel that I have failed. This is the reason why I rather live by the day. As I’m getting older I have learned that if you want something you have to work hard for it so I have to bite the bullet.

When you want to set goals for yourself you have to aim for what is possible for you to handle otherwise you will fail. This is something that I have to keep in the back of my mind; be realistic.

Let me start first with my blog goals.

1) Write more on saidachahid.com.

It has to be said. I have to make time for my blog to enjoy more of it. Sometimes I feel that I get sloppy. This is crazy because I love to write! I’m going to work forward on my blogposts to publish them more on my blog.

2) Collaborate with others and companies.

2015 was a good year when it comes to collaborations! I loved every bit of it and in 2016 I want to lay my focus more on it. It is an amazing feeling when you get to know new people and brands all over the whole world. Let’s keep this feeling!

3) Go to events.

Interaction is important for bloggers and going to events is a perfect way to build a network. As a blogger I get invited once in a while for events and this is to me the cherries of a pie. So, ‘’let’s get fat!’’

4) Lift up my social media.

I’m very happy with the support I get from my Loves! To give something back I want to interact more on it then I already do. Because why not? It is free!

5) Buy a new camera.

I want to take my blog to a higher level and the same goes with my pictures. The camera I use is perfect for product pictures but lets me quite down when it comes to making pictures for outfits. This has to change so I better start with saving!

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Here comes my personal goals and let me warn you Loves; it’s quite cliché.

1) Focus more on my faith and believes.

I’m a Muslim. A proud one. I want to live more by the rules of the holy Quran. 2014 and 2015 was very intense years for me a lot happened and I have to close chapters to forgive. Having resentments makes you feel so sad! It is just not worth my energy. I was mad at people for a long time and now it is time to let it go and move on!

2) My education!

This goal deserves an exclamation mark! I have to work hard for my diploma. Years before my current education I didn’t know what to do nor did I know what I want. It frustrated me so much and because of it lost many opportunities to get a diploma. This has to change; like ASAP! As a wallflower I finally found the education that suits me perfectly! Namely: Media, Information & Communication (MIC). You’ll get trained to be an all-round media professional and as a blogger this is right up my alley!

3) Read more.

When I was younger I devoured books! From romans to biographies to true stories. I used to love to imagine myself in the world of the book characters. Such a great feeling!

4) Enjoy the beauty of life.

I’m an over thinker and sometimes for no reason at all. I have to remind myself to take a moment to breathe and enjoy the simple things of life like a sunset or a wind blow through my hair.

5) Give negativity no chance.

Negative things or people can control my mood. It shouldn’t be. Sometimes it’s better for me to have a ‘’frozen moment’’ and scream LET IT GOOOOO! LET IT GO! It already feels good hihi…Try it!

6) Get healthy.

I have primary lactose intolerance. It is caused by insufficient production of the enzyme lactase. Basically I cannot tolerate products that contain milk/milk sugars. I have to chance my diet which I’m glad it is perfect maintainable! Not only I want work on my nutrition but I want to work out more. Indeed!

7) Get my driver license.

26 years old and I still don’t have it. It is just a shame. No comments.

8) Don’t spend money on rubbish.

Believe it or not I even have a ‘’No buy list”! Crazy right? Do I even need to say more…?

9) Save money.

Read goal five.

10) Make my 2016 goals count.

No words needed.