January 2021 / Mainly Marta :: A Motherhood + Lifestyle Blog



What started as a digital diary to document a newfound journey as a stay at home mom / wife has quickly evolved into my own little corner on the internet where I share all that life brings my way -- the good, the bad, and everything in between. Thanks for stopping by; I hope you stay awhile!


Happy New Year | Goals + Updates

Happy New Year! I know I am really late with this one, but in all honesty, I have avoided the blog this month because it's been hard to sit down and write. My husband picked up another 12-hour shift at work each week, so there goes a day of content creation. When he gets home, I have no more energy to write. Between errands, raising three boys, trying to keep up with the current world events, tending to the home, and other social media channels, I was feeling really burnt out. 

Soooo, I did what I needed to do -- take a step back, reevaluate, plan. Feeling refreshed and ready, I am back, hopefully to posting at least once a week. 


► I'm back on tiktok -- mainlymarta on there. I left earlier this year, but a lot of brands are asking for content creation via tiktok and so, I decided to hop back on the bandwagon. It's gonna be a baking, home decor, amazon finds, hacks, diy, and homeschool kinda space, so if any that is of interest to you, find me there. 

► We've adopted an unschooling approach to homeschool. I wrote about it on Instagram (linking that post belo} and if you're interested in learning more about it, feel free to reach out, but I will be sharing more via the blog and basically everywhere I can.  

► I'm starting up a mini giveaway page on Instagram -- more details on this soon as it is still a work in progress,

annnnnnd, that's about the only updates that I have. I really have been laying low these days. But, rest assured I'm about to drop some goals for this year because I want to write them out so I can refer back to them. 

Goals for 2021

lose weight  -- this is such a typical one and I feel like I say this every year. but this one is hard for me. honestly, I didn't really struggle with weight growing up, I was extremely skinny and I loved my body. I was confident, I liked me, who I was. But now, I do not like my body, I hate the way I look, I avoid mirrors and pictures at all costs. It's super hard to admit that I am fat. It's a struggle because I didn't sit around and eat my way to this weight. I had babies, three of them back to back. I gained weight when breastfeeding, embarked on losing weight, stopped, and started again and again. I am tired of feeling gross. buuuuut, enough is enough. this is my year. I will shed the weight. I can do this. I will get to a place where I feel like my old self again. I turned 29 this month and by 30 I want to be at or super near my goal weight of 145 pounds. 

be healthier -- this piggybacks off of my last one, but it's not just limited to weight loss. I want to cultivate good habits. eating cleaner and being active / exercising at least 4 times a week. implementing more structure and routines, getting more sleep, drinking more water, investing a good skin routine are just some of the things that want to do for me. 

build + focus on my brand as a whole -- really wanting to up my blogging game. I'm gonna attempt monthly newsletters, SEO, affiliate links, more blog posts, pins, ads. basically implementing alllll the things because I've been primarily attached to Instagram when I could be doing so much more. 

earn passive income in the process -- currently subscribe to young living and am a beauty counter consultant. I want to get out of my comfort zone and share more about these things on all my spaces. I want to not only earn passive income with this, but I want to be a genuine resource for anyone who wants to try these products. I also want to update and focus on my Etsy shop as well.

get out of my comfort zone -- sharing more on insta-stories, being more vulnerable, and trying things that make me nervous are things I want to do. I'm always so super nervous about over-sharing and being annoying, or stepping on toes that I don't share at all. 

Soooo, yah. there is my shortlist of goals that currently feels very overwhelming. Here's to getting all these things done in 2021.

K, logging off for tonight

but, I'm gonna end this post with an updated list of my links just in case anyone needs them. I always appreciate every single like, comment, purchase, support, etc. So thankful for my little online community and readers across the interweb.






Etsy Shop 

Amazon Storefront



shop through this link :: beautycounter.com/martavaran
or find me as a consultant when you check out my search "marta varan"
Beauty Counter also has a great rewards system in place -- read how to sign up by clicking here.

Young Living 

sign up through this link :: yl.pe/mainlymarta
or use my enrolled / sponsor ID when you sign up "17521891"

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