I know it's the cliche first sentence of most blog posts about the new year, but I honestly can't believe it's 2016 already! 2015 was a strange year for me; in April I found out I was pregnant, and whilst I wasn't expecting it, it was a very pleasant surprise! December welcomed my Ada and rounded off the year in the best way possible, but the rest of it was a struggle. I look back on my pregnancy quite positively now (I actually even miss it, despite telling those who assured me I would they couldn't be more wrong!) but I know throughout it was difficult. The awful sickness and rest of the horrible symptoms I suffered with left me finding it hard to get up out of bed and work, let along anything else, so I was absent online for most of the year. Aside from that I finally passed my driving test, turned 25 and took a few little trips away with family, but most of the year was spent pretty much as a recluse.
2016 is going to be a good year, I can just feel it. Of course my very top priority is being the best possible mother to Ada, who I'll be giving a full introduction to soon, as well as sharing my birth story. She's honestly a wonderful little baby; she rarely fusses, she has little signs of telling us she's hungry or needs a nappy change so we can get that sorted without so much as a little wail most of the time. She sleeps well, loves feeding (which took a little getting used to at first, incredibly sore boobies!) and when she wakes is happy just staring at our faces. I want her to love reading and music, I want her to develop her Dad's confidence and social side, rather than my introverted nature and anxiousness, and overall grow up as a happy baby. It's not always as easy as I make out, and sometimes I do get a little frustrated but she's already brought so much joy into my life, I just want to be able to return that back to her.
When I can manage to, I want to be able to make the most of what spare time I do have to work. April will mark six years of opening my little Ebay store, and whilst I've always made enough to get by, sometimes it is just that; enough to get by. Enough to pay for the house, bills, and put a bit of food on the table, but of course I want more than that, especially now I have Ada. I want to be able to take little trips away, go on holidays more often and have some savings, for the just in case moments. If business does go well I'd love to look at having a little stall somewhere like Bygone Times in Eccleston or The Vintage Emporium in Stockport, as well as doing a lot of fairs around the North.
I want to get back on track with my blog, and whilst it won't be the daily posting it used to be, I'm hoping to get at least a couple posts up a week. I'll obviously be introducing a few motherhood topics into the mix, as well as the usual interiors, beauty and lifestyle posts you're used to. I'd also like to get back into shape; the one positive thing about my horrible morning sickness was that I lost a stone in the first few months of pregnancy, meaning after I'd given birth I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Breastfeeding is helping me slowly get the weight off, and last time I weighed myself I was four pounds down, which I'm really happy with. Of course I'm still covered in stretch marks with a jelly belly, but I'm giving myself the length of my pregnancy to hopefully sort that out!
Happy new year everyone! Do you have any goals for 2016?