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Welcome to 2017!

January 3, 2017

Whew wasn’t 2016 a effed up year! I don’t know if it was for you but it was for me. We lost so many I wanted to take up a go fund me account to bubble wrap all the rest of the people around the world. 2016 was taking everyone with them! One thing I learned in 2016 ……you can never plan out how you want the year to be…just live it. Trust me…I started the year off with the love of my life and then on Jan 23 he was gone. We had big big big plans and nothing went according to my plans at all. I had to adjust…and adjust quickly. I came into 2017 with the resolution of making no plans…I just want to live life and let the chips fall where they may. That’s not to say I don’t have things that I would like to do written down but it’s just to say that nothing is set in stone and I am a type of person that can adapt to change.

What’s in store for It’s Really Kita for 2016?

More brand photos! I will be working with new brands in 2017 and I want to make their products come alive. When I do brand photography I don’t just take a photo I make the product or service a real thing so that people think it’s part of the picture. I can’t wait to take on new clients and I will be traveling too!

New friends – They say you can’t make friends in your 30’s….I say that’s a lie. I have met some great friends through blogging and I continue to meet new people who bring meaning to my life. Can’t wait to meet new people!

More exploring my city – I have lived in Atlanta for over 10 years but haven’t been to 80% of what’s around here at all. This year I will explore more of Atlanta and visit new cities in the state

More quick and easy recipes – Every Friday I will bring you new recipes that are easy and affordable because I like good food but I am not with the cost!

More instagram photos that reflect whats on my blog – So I do brand photography for everyone else but don’t do anything for my social media. I am going to be taking more photos that reflect what I am talking about on my blog. Follow me through my hashtags #itsreallykita #reallykita

Upping my prices – I was told I was too cheap for the work I do. That was a huge blow to me because I am to cheap! I charge $50 for what most charge $200 plus for and no one took advantage of that. I was told that no one took advantage of it because I was too cheap and I need to value my work a bit more and charge higher prices so …..yeah I will be doing that. I am good at what I do and I thought to charge cheaper prices because I like to help people but helping people won’t pay the bills! I will still do giveaways for photography in my newsletter and other stuff but only for my newsletter folk

Videos – This is new for me so y’all bear with me. Every Wed starting this Wed I will do a video. The videos will be all about business. Small business tips, marketing tips, social media tips, etc. It will be funny and to the point but it will only talk about business. I will share the video in my newsletter every week too! The videos won’t be long as I plan on timing myself for no more than 3 minutes of talk.

Tip Tuesday – Have you all noticed that I do a tip Tuesday every Tuesday around here…..yep…make sure you all stay tuned for my quick and easy tips for living everyday life

I will only be blogging on Mondays (anything goes as far as subjects), Tuesdays (tip Tuesday), Wed (business posts), Fridays (Food). Thursdays I will focus on social media and you can find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

More topics that make you think outside the box – I don’t just like talking about boring subjects I like subjects that make you think! More of that will be coming in 2017

More of my life because truly and honestly this blog is about me. It’s my turn to shine and share about the things that keep me going. I talk about business, photography, travel, food, parenting, hell anything that deals with my life I talk about. I can’t be niched down into a blogging category because I am more than just a small business. I learned a few lessons in 2016 that will stick with me for this year

  • Life will never go how you planned….so don’t plan too much. Make room for those plans to change
  • Everyone has a jealous or envious bone in their body. It’s up to us if we let it dictate our life or we see what others are doing and get there and do the work to make ourselves better than them.
  • Don’t keep anyone around you that tells you that you work to hard.
  • If God got you out, stay out!
  • Don’t just be alive….live life!
  • Say no without having to explain why….no should be enough.
  • And most importantly…..TRUST YOUR GUT!

Happy New Year to everyone. My word for the New Year is NEW. I want to learn new things, meet new people, try new things to eat, go to new places, step out of my comfort zone and do things I’ve never done before. What’s your word for 2017?

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    Bren Pace
    January 3, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Happy New Year, Kita! You’re going far places, girl! Wishing you much happiness (and cold cash) in 2017! Rock it out!


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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    January 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I’m looking forward to all the new year has to bring both you and us. I’m especially looking forward to more brands and recipes. Yay!

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    Colleen Lanin
    January 4, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    I love your blog, and I’m looking forward to even more of what I love in the coming year. The recipes are going to be great, I’m sure.

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    January 4, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Happy new year! Looking forward to following along all your adventures in 2017 and can’t wait for those recipes.

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    Jocelyn Cañasa Brown
    January 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Sounds like you are planning for a great year. I hope 2017 is great for you, cause 2016 was rough!

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    January 5, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Good luck to you with your blog in 2017, Kita. I want to do more video for my blogs as well!

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    January 5, 2017 at 1:29 am

    2016 was definitely a rough year. Sounds like you have some big plans for 2017!

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    January 5, 2017 at 3:23 am

    I hope 2017 is amazing for you!!!! With your motivation I am sure it will be!!!

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    January 5, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Happy New Year girl! I just love your plans for 2017! You are such an inspiration!

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    Our Family World
    January 5, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    It sounds like this year will be more productive and fruitful for you! We’re looking forward to more content from you. Cheers!

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    January 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    First of all happy new year! Here’s to lots of new and exciting adventures in 2017! I love that you have a schedule of topics for your blog! Thinking I might need to start one-thanks for the inspiration!

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    Chrystal | Nevermore Lane
    January 6, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Good luck in 2017 to you!
    2016 was the year of changes for me after leaving my husband in the fall of 2015. I am learning from those changes, making a move, taking a leap of faith on a career change and making a lot of new friends. I am excited to see what 2017 has in store.

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    Cassie Tucker
    January 6, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Happy New Year to you Kita! I hope you are able to meet all of your goals and so many more!

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    Janell Poulette
    January 6, 2017 at 12:50 am

    First off, i am SO sorry to hear that about the love of your life. Such an unexpected way to start your year. These are great tips though, you’ve really got to just be prepared for anything that comes your way, its not always going to go as planned.

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    Amanda Love
    January 6, 2017 at 2:41 am

    I hated 2016 as well. There were great memories but there were equally bad ones. I’m looking forward to this new year. I am loving your energy about it too, I’m looking forward to all of the things that you have planned! Here’s to a great 2017!

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    Rose Alexis
    January 6, 2017 at 8:40 am

    All good tips. I can definitely relate. I have learned to be flexible now too.

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