I cannot believe how fast 2017 went by!
There’s been some wonderful highs, Connie starting nursery, competing in the British Synchronised Ice Skating Championships, taking Connie on an air-plane for the first time, Angus turned one and I had a little holiday away to London with my Mum.
There’s been some lows too. Illness in the family, having to cut my hours back at work and I’ve really struggled with my mental health.
I’m not usually one for New Years resolutions or a “New Year, new me” kinda gal. But now seems as good a time as any to get my mind where I want it. So I’ve made some goals and Daniel and I have brainstormed how to get there.
1. To be happier with who I am.
I’m going to exercise more, because back when I was more active, mentally, I was much happier. That might help me lose some weight. I’m not bothered about numbers, I just want to be healthier. If I’ve got a healthy body, it will help me have a healthy mind too.
I’m going to bullet journal again. Being more organised makes me SO much more calm. The same with a tidy house. I have a housework schedule and I’m determined to follow it and not let everything build up until the weekend. I hate losing my weekend to housework!
2. All of us to have a more healthy diet.
We have been eating so badly of late. Takeouts, microwave meals and all the crappy snacks of the day. I want to start eating healthy meals again. So I’m going to make weekly meal plans, make my shopping list from that and STICK. TO. IT.
3. Get Connie a hobby.
She’s recently expressed an interest in dancing and singing so by the end of January I want to have gotten her into a musical theatre class.
Having a hobby really helped me come out of my shell as a child and I’m hoping it’ll do the same for her.
4. To do more things that scare me.
I’ve been a bit of a scardy-cat which I think is because I don’t really like who I am anymore. I was never afraid to dye my hair or wear bright lipstick before. I think if I push myself out of this comfortable little bubble I’ve shrunk into, I might just find a little bit of the old, bold me again.
5. Make more family time.
With Daniel working shifts and me working EVERY Sunday sometimes it gets difficult to fit in family time. We just end up doing nothing and getting grumpy about it. What we’ve realised is, it doesn’t have to be something big, it just has to be something. Board games, making pizzas or even watching a DVD.
6. Take more pictures.
Well, in theory, this is an easy one. I’m going to use a proper camera (not just my phone) and…take more photos.
So that’s it!