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This year is the first year that I can remember hitting the ground running, no sprinting, no flying. I have such a determination and focus it is quite uncharacteristic. The truth is I often have a tenacious approach to life goals but this year I am not in a panic about reaching my goals I am calm. I have a quiet understanding that those things are happening. The feeling can be likened to the pre-holiday vibes that you get when you have booked your holiday, no you are not poolside yet but you know you will be. This year my goals do not feel like goals they feel like things that are happening with a degree of certainty.

free digital lifestyle magazine

I have wanted to find an outlet for my voice for a long time. My blog has a brand, and a voice of its own and it is not the right place for longer articles, opinion pieces and inspiring interviews. So the Archie & The Rug digital magazine is born. At present I will be producing the magazine quarterly. It is completely free to download, there is a link at the top of the blog. I have also included a recipe and some simple crafts. I have been so overwhelmed by the messages I was getting last night on Instagram after doing the softest of all launches. Messages from people saying they were really enjoying reading it and were already looking forward to the next one.

For so long I have wanted to find an outlet for my voice.

If you have something burning inside you let it out. I was paralysed by fear before I set the magazine to public but I am so happy that I did. This year I have already launched my Le Weekend project and I have been sharing a number of prompts on Instagram of how we can take one minute a day to practice mindfulness. We all have a minute right?

Have you got something that you are wanting to do? What are the things that are holding you back? I would love to hear your thoughts on how you approach goals. In my digital magazine I write about how not to make any resolutions, it is an interesting article. Click on the link and it will be sent straight to you.

January 26, 2019



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    Kate Hackworthy

    January 24, 2019

    Congratulations on the launch of your digital magazine! It’s so inspiring to hear people not just wanting, but doing something. I wish you all the best with it.

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    Emma Raphael

    January 24, 2019

    Congrats on launching a digital mag, what a great idea! I will pop over and have a read! 🙂

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    January 25, 2019

    The magazine sounds interesting and setting it up quarterly should give you enough time to prepare new features as well as work on the blog at the same time. Good luck x

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    Jess Howliston

    January 25, 2019

    This is such a great attitude to have! I often try to remind myself that the world has a plan and things will happen when they are supposed to happen, stressing over a problem wont solve it. The only thing holding me back is my own fear of rejection and so I need to learn to just put myself out there and not worry about it.

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    January 27, 2019

    Oooh I’ll definitely be downloading this. I love blogs but there is a special place in my heart for magazines – even if they are digital! x

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    January 27, 2019

    It’s so good you found an outless for longer pieces and pieces that you feel don’t have a place on your blog. I often find myself writing long posts and never putting them on the blog; it’s just not the place for them…however getting them written down does feel good!

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    Natasha Mairs

    January 28, 2019

    This sounds pretty amazing. Congratulations. I will pop over and take a look

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    Mary Middleton at Hello Peagreen

    February 2, 2019

    Huge congratulations on the launch of your digital magazine! I’m just signed up so looking forward to reading it, especially with a seasonal focus.

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    Stacey Sheppard

    February 3, 2019

    So pleased you did this. It’s a fab magazine and a really great read. You should be very confident about this year. It’s going to be the best yet and you’re off to a flying start.

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    February 3, 2019

    Woo Hoo! Congratulations on launching a digital magazine! You must have an amazing sense of achievement.

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    Juan Sandiego

    February 3, 2019

    This is exciting! As you say, sometimes you want to share more than just a few hundred words. I hope your magazine opens new and exciting doors for you.