New Things Are Coming to SA + Setting My Intentions for 2016

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New Things Are Coming to SA + Setting My Intentions for 2016

With 2015 coming to a swift close, I’m left feeling like this year went by much too quickly, but I’m also excited about setting my intentions for 2016 and sharing what’s to come in terms of the blog, new partnerships, etc. so I thought I would give you guys a quick update on everything that’s been going on with me, the blog, and what I hope to achieve in the coming new year β™₯


  • A New Partnership // I have something in the works with a pretty well-known green beauty company with a very unique idea, but it’s really early to share anything about it yet. That said, I’m very, very excited and I hope something really amazing comes to fruition because it would be amazing to work with them! I will probably start talking about this early spring. Can you guess who it is? πŸ˜›
  • New Blog Design // I’m not sure if I mentioned this before, but my boyfriend is a web designer/ software engineer and he’s finally gone full freelance so he has time to help me redesign my blog. As much as I love the design now, I know there’s so much to be done in terms of user experience, make things easier to find, more organized, and pretty. Mainly pretty πŸ˜€ Please be patient on this one as we figure out how best to do it! This might be launched in mid-spring, I’m thinking, but hopefully earlier.
  • Possible Podcast + Videos // I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a podcast and some videos here and there, but I’m not sure what topics to cover. Please let me know if this is something you would like to see on the blog so I can gauge interest!
  • New Brands & Shops to Share // Of course, with the new year, I’m excited to share new shops, brands and wonderful companies who I think are doing things that are admirable, ethical, and awesome. I’ve been doing research to find ones I think would be incredible to share with you guys so hopefully you like what I come out with πŸ™‚
  • More Natural Wellness & Ethical Fashion // I’m delving more and more into the world of eco and ethical fashion because I think it’s such a worthy cause . The effects of fast fashion are devastating and a long-standing problem that we should all work to solve. I hope to share some wonderful brands and companies with you guys who are taking strides to be more transparent about where their fashion comes from, who makes it, how well they are compensated, how it affects our planet, etc. Aside from that, I’m looking to do more posts on natural wellness because it’s such a huge part of my life. I’d love to share my favorite natural teas, recipes, and remedies with you guys. Please let me know in the comments if that’s of interest to you!
  • Magical Stuff Is In the Works // Further down the road, I have a big project in the making that I think will be really incredible. It’s an idea I’ve had for awhile, but never had the means to make it happen. This coming year would be a great time to make it come to life so I hope I can share more details on it as we go along.


  • TV Pilot Success // You may or may not know that I’ve been preparing to film a TV pilot come February and I’m sooooooo excited about it! I’m playing a lead character and we hope to pitch to the likes of Hulu and Netflix with the possibility of kick-starting it. I think you guys will really love the story and I intend to start sharing more of my film adventures here on the blog if that’s something you guys are interested in hearing about.
  • Healthy Living // Health is so important to me and I’m looking to take strides to make it have a more consistent spot in my everyday life. I’ve been a little lax these past few years and I want to renew my love for healthy living, juicing, and possibly live a mainly vegetarian/pescetarian lifestyle because the impact of meat is just too much both economically and in terms of the effect it has on the human body when overly consumed.
  • Travel // I’d really love to do some traveling in the coming year! I have not traveled at all for the past 4-5 years except locally and I’d like to visit my friends in the UK, Canada, and visit other parts of the world. It would be lovely to share my adventures with you.
  • Take More Risks // Another intention for 2016 is to take more risks. I don’t mean sky-diving, but just risks in terms of everyday life. More hair risks, fashion risks, and not be so afraid of failure. I think I’m ready for a change and I’m excited for what the new year holds.
  • Practice Compassion // One thing I really want to focus on for myself in 2016 is having more compassion and living in gratitude. It’s so easy to feel like we don’t have enough, blame others, judge others, and simply be unhappy in life. I aim to be grateful for the little things and have more compassion for my fellow humans. That sort of thing πŸ™‚
  • Live A More Active Life // Although I am quite active most of the time, I’d like to hone in on what I really enjoy doing and be consistent whether that’s running, doing boot camp, boxing, weight training, yoga, or simply walking around my neighborhood and doing weekly hikes. I love exploring and I can see myself doing more hiking, especially, but I’d also love to do more swimming, running, and possibly some boxing, boot camp, and yoga if I can afford it all!

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Anything Exciting Happening for You in the New Year?


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25 thoughts on “New Things Are Coming to SA + Setting My Intentions for 2016

  1. December 29, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Everything sounds amazing! I’m hoping to set up an online shop, fingers crossed x

    1. December 29, 2015 at 10:35 AM

      thanks Sandra! An online shop would be brilliant! Let me know if you do – would love to give you a shout out xx

  2. December 29, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Wow, Tianna! Sounds like you have a lot of awesome stuff coming up for the new year! I hope it all goes how you want it to! I’m also planning on doing a redesign of my blog this year. So exciting! πŸ˜€
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    1. December 30, 2015 at 9:04 AM

      thanks Autumn! Me too πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see you redesign! β™₯ wishing you the best in 2016 Autumn!

  3. Lisa Sharp
    December 30, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Sounds like a really exciting 2016! I can’t wait to hear more about the TV show, that sounds like fun.

    1. December 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM

      thanks Lisa! I’m excited to share more as we go along πŸ™‚ It is definitely going to be fun and exciting!

  4. December 31, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    I can’t wait to see how everything comes out! This is going to be an epic year! I am so glad we have connected! πŸ˜‰ Happy New Year! Xx

    1. December 31, 2015 at 11:47 AM

      thanks so much! Me too πŸ™‚ I definitely think it is going to be amazing and I’m so happy to connect with you as well β™₯ happy {almost} new year and wishing you the best in 2016!!

  5. December 31, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    It sounds like exciting things are planned!! Here’s to a wonderful 2016 for you!

    1. December 31, 2015 at 3:01 PM

      thanks so much Sheryl – same to you! β™₯ thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  6. December 31, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    My feeling is that YouTube is going to get more tracking than the podcast… Especially as you’re doing fashion and beauty which work best with a visual medium.

    I would love to see more sustainable clothing, products, and practices. Someone’s gotta Sav the world. Ok, all of us got to…


    1. January 5, 2016 at 8:12 AM

      That’s definitely true. My only issue with YouTube is that from what I’ve experienced just as a user, it tends to be a more toxic community. I’m thinking I might upload to vimeo or something instead just because I want to avoid using YouTube. We shall see. Thanks so much for you input, though. That’s definitely something to consider πŸ™‚ And thanks for letting me know what you want to see more of! I’ll definitely be working to share more of that with you guys in 2016 β™₯ thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts!

  7. January 1, 2016 at 12:21 AM

    Your life sounds amazing! I want to swap with you, I think. Especially boyfriends as I am looking for someone to help me do some changes to my website!

    1. January 5, 2016 at 8:14 AM

      hahah you’re hilarious! My life is great, sure, but every life is amazing in it’s own right to the right person, you know? πŸ™‚ I just got lucky with the boyfriend – no idea how that happened! lol. he does freelance work, but it’s quite expensive. He’s worked with top brands like Nestle, Chuck E. Cheese, and Allergen(?) the people who make botox lol.

  8. January 1, 2016 at 2:41 AM

    Those are a lot of intentions! And some very exciting ones too! Good luck with making them happen. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

    1. January 5, 2016 at 8:14 AM

      thanks Tanya – happy new year to you!

  9. January 3, 2016 at 8:47 PM

    These are some awesome plans! Keep me in the loop. I would love to know about your TV pilot & online shop.

    1. January 5, 2016 at 8:35 AM

      thanks Christia! I will definitely keep you guys updated on what’s going on with me as things progress πŸ™‚

  10. January 5, 2016 at 12:27 PM

    Best wishes to you in accomplishing your goals! Making a list of them is a great first step. I’ve found that regularly writing down my goals is extremely helpful. I’m also adding your blog to my list of CommentLuv enabled sites!
    Beth McIntire recently posted…10 Life Lessons From a Small Gray CatMy Profile

    1. January 5, 2016 at 5:02 PM

      thanks so much Beth πŸ™‚ It definitely does help to write it all down. thanks for adding me to the list! β™₯

  11. January 7, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Woah that all sounds amazing. I cannot wait to see your TV pilot to be honest. And I fully agree about the fast fashion thing. I’ve been massively scaling back my clothing buys and well, you know, doing a capsule now πŸ˜‰ I’ve started to research on eco fashion and am curious to find out more. So the transition towards that is a goal. Other than that, I haven’t thought it all through yet =)
    Alex recently posted…5 Most & Least Loved Posts in 2015My Profile

    1. January 7, 2016 at 2:48 PM

      thanks so much Alex! I hope the TV pilot comes out great – I only hope to do the character and story justice πŸ™‚ And yes, I definitely want to be more on a shop small setting for fashion and beauty. I love that you’re doing a capsule! I am looking into doing one of those since reading your post about it πŸ˜€ hope it goes great for you! β™₯

  12. January 7, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    OMG So EXCITED for you this year! I can’t wait to see what comes to fruition and what you work on and I think going vegetarian or pescetarian is very important for not only the animals but also our planet – so good luck with this as well. You can do it! β™₯ If you need any help along the way, I’m here. πŸ™‚ Very much looking towards following your path and I wish you all the best of success!! β™₯

    1. January 8, 2016 at 9:07 AM

      thanks Kiki! Thanks for the well wishes. I know everything will turn out for the best πŸ™‚ I definitely think going vegetarian/pescetarian is a great goal for me because, like you said, it’s better for the environment and animals. I am looking to start my plan next week so I hope it goes well! Thanks for your help – I really appreciate it! Wishing you success and happiness in 2016 as well β™₯

  13. February 20, 2016 at 9:52 AM

    It sounds like you have an exciting year in the works! I look forward to your potential podcast for some great info!

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