2016 Thoughts

Date
Jan, 08, 2016
2016 Thoughts

 

2016 ThoughtsI thought long and hard about this post. As the new year begins, everyone is sharing their goals, or word of the year or 43829 ways to get organized. While all of that is on my mind, there is certainly one thing that pushes all of that to the side. Baby Berto. Of course I have goals for this year and things I want to accomplish with this blog, but instead of rushing around trying to squeeze in a bunch of work and projects that don’t really have my full attention, I’m just trying to enjoy the calm before our lives are changed forever.

I really want to take this time to think about what this blog means to me and my readers and think up some really great content to share with you when I’m ready. If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I started out pretty much only doing furniture makeovers. And while I still love doing them, they are definitely time consuming and I’ve realized the market for selling my pieces in this area is just not that great.

Don’t worry, I’m not totally ditching them. There are just going to be fewer of them so I can explore some various content, which will hopefully keep things a little more interesting around here. I already have plans for a few pieces that I’ll be doing for myself, which is always more exciting. Furniture will always be my first love and I’m definitely not abandoning it. Just making room for all my creative ideas.

We also moved at the end of the summer, into a little brick row house that actually feels like home and I actually want to spend the time decorating. That wasn’t so much the case with our last apartment, which is why you never saw any decorating/home decor posts until more recently. So you can definitely expect some more home related content. And I promise that nursery reveal is coming soon 😉

Something I’ve noticed has changed and I still need some time refining is my personal style. This has got to be the hardest thing to define for a creative. Whether you’re an artist, an interior designer or stylist. I think it’s taken me a little while to figure it out since when I first started this blog, a lot of the furniture I was creating was for other people. So I didn’t really have to think about what my style was or have a consistent look to everything. I could do one thing on one piece, and something totally different on the next.

Moving into our new home has definitely made me realize I’m still a bit confused. There are so many different styles I like and want to incorporate into each room, while still keeping them unique. This is something I’m really trying to focus on so I can bring it into the blog as well and give Brepurposed a cohesive brand. You’ve probably noticed I’ve transitioned a bit from a more rustic vibe, to a more modern one which is definitely more me. But I’m still fine tuning it. I really want to think about what makes me happy and not about what the hottest trend is at the moment.

My number one goal for 2016 is to be the best momma I can be. I know how hard bloggers struggle with balancing their work and their families, and I want to make sure I set the tone early and always put this little nugget first.

I feel like I just word vomited all over this post but I really wanted to share these thoughts with you guys. I’m not about to go radio silent when this baby gets here, but things will definitely be slowing down a bit. I’ll have some amazing friends guest posting for me and I’ll be popping in and out as I can. But I’m not going to try and pretend I know what life is going to be like with her here. And I’m going to try my best not to worry about this blog and just enjoy every minute I can with her.

17 days and counting!

brepurposed

14 Comments

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    Carolyn

    January 9, 2016

    LOVE YOU!!!!!! Love this post!

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      brepurposed

      January 11, 2016

      XOXO

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    Marie, The Interior Frugalista

    January 8, 2016

    Girl, you have your priorities straight!!!! Enjoy these final weeks of your pregnancy and get loads of sleep while you can. We will still be here whenever you do or don’t do a blog post. Looking forward to your nursery reveal and meeting Baby Berto. Your flair for modern decor has become more and more evident with your nursery posts and living room decor. Looking forward to seeing more when you’re ready. Wishing you all the very best with your delivery!
    Hugs from Canada,
    Marie

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      brepurposed

      January 9, 2016

      Marie, thank you so much for all your loving words and support. Your comments always put a big smile on my face 🙂 Having readers like you makes it so much easier to take a little step back. I can’t wait to introduce Baby Berto when she arrives! xo

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    Nicole B.

    January 8, 2016

    I am so excited for you and the upcoming year! Your blog may have to go through some changes along the way, but it will be so worth it every time you look into that sweet little baby’s eyes! It’s the most awesome experience! …and I can’t wait to have someone to chat with on Slack at 3am! 😉

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      brepurposed

      January 9, 2016

      Ah thanks Nicole! It’s so nice to have someone going through the same thing right now. And you can definitely find me on slack in the middle of the night 😉

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    Kimm at Reinvented

    January 8, 2016

    Bee, you are going to be an amazing mom! I can’t wait to watch as you explore your style and creativity while embarking on your biggest and most important project ever! :). And if you are still in need of any guest posts, I’d love to help.

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      brepurposed

      January 9, 2016

      Thank you so much for all your kind words and support Kimm, I truly appreciate it! And I definitely will take you up on that guest post! I’ll be in touch 🙂

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    Bethany at The Southern Couture

    January 8, 2016

    Good for you to take the time for yourself and figure out what is best for you! You will be a great Mommy I’m sure. Enjoy that time and have fun with it.

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      brepurposed

      January 9, 2016

      Thank you so much Bethany! <3

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    Kristi

    January 8, 2016

    Oh Bre, this is going to be a year to remember for sure! I am so, over the moon excited for you my friend! And I have no doubt, that the wheels will be spinning (during all of those middle of the night feedings) with all sorts of fab ideas to bring to the blog!

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      brepurposed

      January 9, 2016

      Thank you friend!! Your support over the past couple years has meant so much to me! xo

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    Christina in FL

    January 8, 2016

    Bre, I am thrilled with and for you! Be BOLDLY HAPPY and everything falls into place. Expect it to fall into place. Expect magic, delights and inspiration will stalk you. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your exciting changes. No, you did not word vomit. lol
    Stupendously exciting times…. lots of giddy goodness. Enjoy!!!

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      brepurposed

      January 9, 2016

      Thank you so much Christina!! Having readers like you makes it so much easier to take a little step back. I appreciate your encouraging words and support! xo

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