Happy new year! I know, I know, I’m five days late, but it’s taken me a while to really get back into the swing of things after the festive period. I actually managed to stay awake past midnight which is an achievement in itself, I’m not sure after that resolutions are really quite necessary. But hey, I’ve got some anyway.
I’ve been quietly confident, thinking about this year for most of December. It’s hard looking back on 2016 because after having Ada, I’d like to say that it was a perfect year, filled with happiness and laughter, but on paper that didn’t work out quite so well. Most of the year Kane and I struggled to find our work/family balance, and didn’t deal particularly well with all the stresses that come with the first year of parenthood. It tested us more times that I’d like to admit, but we’re still here, still fighting to make things work for our family.
And that’s really what I’d like to focus on this year, making things work for my family. I’m going to work harder than ever, spend more of my evenings working away to provide for us. I’m hoping that my blog and instagram can grow this year, and I’ll be trying to use social media for my business a lot more too – I never forget to tweet about my latest blog posts and use my personal instagram, but my business ones get a bit neglected. I’ve said it myself over and over, that social media is pivotal to businesses in this day and age, so it’s about time I took my own advice!
At the same time, I’d like to be able to take it a bit easier and let things slide this year. I spend every little bit of free time I have either working or cleaning, my washing pile is never ending and with two cats and a baby, I could do with hoovering twice a day! In reality I do it every other day, but it’s still too often. I wish I could just ignore the mess and relax, and not let the stress get on top of me. A few more hours spent for myself would be lovely, even just a trip to the salon or getting my nails done.
2017 is the year I finally sort my health out, too. I used the excuse that I’m a busy Mother for too long last year to excuse not eating breakfast (unless it’s pain au chocolat I can shove in the microwave), and eat nothing but shit convenience food for the rest of the day. I’ve started off January doing the Veganuary challenge, and I’m feeling a lot better already. Although I’m finding hard to shake my sugar addiction, I know by the end of the month I’ll be into the swing of things. I’m hoping to continue on a vegan diet and eat mostly plant based, making a lot more fresh meals and getting inspired by new recipes. I need to be in my best health for my kiddo and have the most energy possible!
What are your 2017 goals?