Coffee Chats ~ Vol. 6 (Word of the year and plans for the blog)

Hi Guys! Can you believe we are halfway through January and this is my first post for the month? I got back home from my trip to Romania and Germany about a week and some ago and after being out of the country for 3 weeks, I have been busy dealing with work, my health (more on that in a bit), wedding planning and life enjoying. It’s been a whirlwind. I thought I’d hop in quickly and update about it all (and chat a bit about my word of the year).

** My vacation was awesome and a full recap will follow. I must say though, that while I love the cold, I’m happy to be back in 25 degree (Celsius) weather and to be able to walk out of my house without needed to put on 5 million articles of clothing. Seriously, that was hands and feet down the worst part of winter for me. A simple walk to the trash was a whole ordeal. That got old really quickly.

** Since being back I’ve had to deal with some minor health issues. I’m on the up and up but that led to some major anxiety and lack of motivation to blog. That leads to my word of the year: WELLNESS. I actually thought about making it ‘health’ but wellness better suited what I want for the year. Its not just about physical health but really also taking care of my emotional and mental well being and making peace a practice and not just a state of being.

** Wedding planning is … going. Most things are booked but I am still majorly stressing over the minor details and 1/2 (read: 3/4) of me still wishes we just eloped. In the end it will all be fine and I know that, I just wish someone told me that wedding planning was not all butterflies and tostito chips (love me some chips – wedding planning, not so much).

** Although half of January is over and I’m just posting on the blog for the first time, I DO plan on blogging a whole lot more in 2018. My goal is to average 8-10 posts a month (even this month) and to focus more on travel (lots of it), adventures, home stuff/ decorating (still need to do some house posts), reading, recipes (cooking SOOO much these days) and daily life. Basically what I’ve done before, but a lot more of it. We’ll see how it goes. I most certainly cannott wait to bombard you guys with posts about Romania though … there will be a LOT of them (though not in a row) starting next week!

Sidenote: I do have a question though and please tell me what you think… its that time of year when I have to renew my domain names (plural because along with this blog’s name, I own the domain for my full name as well a couple others). Anyway, it came to my attention that for “thekaytimes” domain, I was also paying for hosting for the last three years. Now this blog is a blogger blog so basically I was wasting money as I was not ‘hosting’ any blog. The question I have is this, do I pay to just transfer this blog to wordpress since it was on my mind for later this year and I was paying for it anyway? Or should I stop hosting and just transfer later. The plan was that if I was able to keep up with a full year of consistent blogging I would transfer…. should I just fast track it? Lemme know your thoughts. Be honest.

** I’m very excited for 2018, and for just continuing to grow professionally, personally, and really in every aspect. I’m also excited for so much travel this year. We have plans to go to Greece in May. No tickets are booked yet but we are really hoping that happens.

Have a great Monday guys!!!


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