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FINDING TIME TO READ AGAIN: 2019 CHALLENGE


If your a serious reader like me you'll be a member of Goodreads, if your not, you should be. Its a great website to store all your TBR's and Read books so you don't forget what you own, have read already or books you want to read in the future. I am an absolute nightmare for walking around bookshops with my Goodreads app open, adding all the books on the shelves I want to read.

Every year they host a challenge, basically its pretty simple, you just need to read. At the start of the year you set yourself a goal of how many books you want to read throughout that year. Id already decided I wanted to read more, so jumped on the bandwagon and set mine at 10. This means its not even one book a month, and if I want to get serious about being lost in my own little fantasy world, it should be pretty simple upkeep.

The main reason I love to read is because it gives me the opportunity to be free. To me, if a book is written in the right way, you should be able to lose yourself and forget about everyday shenanigans and feel like your living the scene your reading. Sounds intense I know, but I imagine avid readers are sitting reading this, nodding their head in agreement. Who hasn't read a book until the early hours of the morning because they are so engrossed they didn't realise the time? If not, your not reading the right kinds of books.

Mainly I enjoy reading Young Adult, Sci Fi and Fantasy Fiction books, I dip my toe in the autobiography world only if it is someone I think is really interesting. My current Goodreads TBR list is out of control, on a near daily basis a new title is being added. Usually because I've read recommendations from another blogger or a Goodreads email has landed in my inbox!

Over the course of the year I'll be sure to review and give my own recommendations on the 10 books I eventually get round to reading, who knows hopefully ill make it to more than 10. What are you reading at the moment? Are you a member of Goodreads? If so, add your link to the comments below so I can follow your reading challenge progress!



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KYLIE HADFIELD: HELLO WORLD


I made this big scary decision to start a blog, finally under my own name.. and your here reading it, exciting times!

For months I'd been deciding, this was meant to go live in January! Did I really want to branch out from behind the curtains of First For Everything (my first blog attempt) and start afresh? Write under my own name as a domain? Who was I kidding, of course I did! Then came the decision of did I move all of my content with it or start from scratch, build it up exactly how I wanted to, whilst obviously remembering everything that FFE taught me? The answer was quiet simply no, I didn't want to bring all the old stuff with me. Kylie Hadfield is to be a blank canvas, exactly like my life was coming into 2019. 

I want to say a huge thank-you to someone who probably isn't expecting a thank-you at all. Rebecca Ellis of SheInTheKnow, a blog I have followed for a long time now and who also recently had a makeover of the radical kind. Starting a fresh with all new content and themes, she's been such an inspiration without even realising it. After seeing SheInTheKnow come back from already being such an amazing read into an even better place for great content and photography, I made the decision to follow suit and start from the beginning, all new, and so, KylieHadfield.co.uk was born. 

From here on in you'll be fed three day-a-week content, mainly Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Covering everything from Travel tips and reviews to Fitness related topics, including my own attempt at starting a healthier & stronger life. Reading is also going to take a massive part in 2019 for me so lookout for book reviews and recommendations.

I hope you stick around and see what Kylie Hadfield can and will turn into, I'm excited to see what the future has to offer not only for me but for KylieHadfield.co.uk and you all too!


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GETTING STARTED AGAIN - THE KYLIE HADFIELD REBRAND

When you start out as a blogger the first post is always the hardest, do you start out introducing yourself or do you just go all out and start with a post about your niche and jump straight in as if you've been around forever?. Well I decided to do neither.

Instead I thought I'd start by introducing the people who inspired me so much that I decided to start a blog all of my own. Truth be told, this isn't my first attempt. This is in-fact my third, terrible blogger, slaps wrist! However whats new here is, I finally decided to write under my own name, as me, so I guess, as they say..

Just be you, and if people don't like it, well, F**k them!

Here are my top 4 inspirational bloggers, who, after reading their posts for months and enjoying all their content helped me, without realising, make up my mind to start afresh and give it ago. I owe a massive thank you to them all and more that aren't mentioned here too.!

THE ANNA EDIT

Anna is one of my favourite bloggers at the moment, I have religiously followed her blog for quite some time now. Creating varied content including fitness, fashion, lifestyle and beauty, she easily covers it all whilst throwing in helpful tutorials and blog advice too. Whenever she adds in a book post I always end up adding them all to my Goodreads list, including her own newly written book! 

What I love most about Anna though, is that although her blog IS ranked 5th largest in the world in the lifestyle category, she still remains to me, one of the girls. Down to earth, she doesn't try to be perfect and allows her readers to see her troubles and mistakes along the way. One of her previous posts back in May (read it here) really hit home with me and made me feel like although I didn't have my s**t together, that was okay. 
Whilst The Anna Edit is now her full time job, she's also found time to write a book which you can bet ill be getting my hands on. Head over there and subscribe to the "An Edited Life" email series, you won't be disappointed.

Visit her blog here.

SHE IN THE KNOW

Rebecca is my photo guru, her images are to die for! Anyone who didn't know about She In The Know before this post, well your extremely unfortunate. It has recently undertaken a new direction and had a massive overhaul, looks gorgeous as ever and is awaiting the lovely fresh content that Rebecca creates. 

One of her latest posts (read here) about Topshop was a cracking read! I didn't even realise TopShop offered a service that would help me decide what I needed to have in my wardrobe for specific events. Now however I might just get myself booked in and give it a try. Although I think like Rebecca, ill be bricking it!

Rebecca is also a a gift/homeware shop owner with some fantastic products, based in Ireland.

Visit her blog here.

HANNAH GALE

Hannah has been around since 2014 writing some amazing content, covering topics from lifestyle, mental health, fashion and everything in-between. One of my favourite things about the Hannah Gale  site is the writing style, let me give you an idea of what I mean.. her about page reads like this..

Oh hey there sugar pies, and welcome to HannahGale.co.uk

So, whaddya wanna know about me?

Its refreshing to read a blog written like your talking to someone in person. Her posts read the same way and its creative. After recently having a baby, her posts have covered everything she thought the modern twenty something woman might need to know (if you were considering a child that is, sorry Hannah, not for me but I read it all the same!)

Hannah is my go to girl for fashion advice and gave me the confidence to wear whatever I wanted WITH whatever I wanted, no more of this 'things must match and go together blah blah.!' She doesn't just blog about high end fashion either like some blogs (yano, like the magazines where you keep flipping the pages because you cant-afford-a-single-thing!) Oh no, Hannah is a down to earth girl too (theme about my girls here isn't there)..! Her latest post (read here) had me heading for my local Primark to invest in sensible but gorgeous heels!

Visit her blog here.

JOSEPH BURROWS

Lets not forget the men in blogging, I actually stumbled across Joe's blog whilst visiting his girlfriends blog (Rhianna Olivia, another equally brilliant blog BTW!). From the minute I clicked through I was hooked by his content, the 24 hours in.. series is great if your considering a short trip somewhere with tips and advice on places to stay and visit. 
Mens fashion and grooming is also covered on the site and gives great insight into where and what to buy to keep the man in your life content. However all that aside, Joe is my go-to for Food and Drink reviews. 

Visit his blog here

So there you have it, following these blogs for so long, and enjoying their content, I wanted to add my own experiences and love for life to the mix, and so, 'KylieHadfield.co.uk' was born.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the latest posts covering anything from Travel, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle here, and get involved with me over on social media by following the relevant links.

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