The start of a brand new year always feels so good! So fresh, so exciting… aptly named, it really does feel brand NEW! And whilst it has been widely claimed that waving off 2016 feels good, welcoming 2017 to me feels even better!
I don’t like resolutions. Never have. I work well under pressure but commitment to projects is always a problem for me. Not because I am flakey, or because I have no interest in seeing anything through, but purely because I get so inspired and so eager to do so many things that I just end up burning out and not completing any.
For the past few years, rather than using the resolution label, I simply look ahead at what I have to look forward to in the coming year and then I also try and choose one or two aspects to work on in order to positively influence these future endeavours. It’s a great way to get enthusiasm going for a month that is otherwise quite bland after all the christmas/new year celebrations and it is also a way of making sure one truly stays humble and grateful for all one has and will have in the coming year.
So, here is what I am looking forward to most for 2017!
I can now say that I am having our baby THIS year instead of ‘next year’. And not to long from now actually, this week I turn 30 weeks pregnant and considering BB was induced at 35 weeks, anything is possible! I am so looking forward to meeting our second son and to lapping up all the baby cuddles and magic moments that come from the arrival of a newborn. My irrational side (basically 90% of my mind!) keeps trying to freak out about history repeating itself but luckily the other more rational 10% is winning through with positive thought and reason. Which brings me to my next point…
I am looking forward to embracing more positivity in my life and its outlook. I am a natural ‘glass half empty’ kind of gal, which drives me bloody crazy as there is certainly nothing half empty about my life and the glass would actually become a cup that runneth over if I would just stop being such a negative worry wart! So, I am looking forward to embracing a more upbeat perspective and teaching myself not to be so doom and gloom all the time. It takes no effort to be glum… which is why it can be such an easy habit to fall into. By no means shall I be walking around constantly farting rainbows and gummy bears but it will be nice to make a conscious effort to look at the bright side a little more.
More Quality Time:
I am so bad at making plans to see friends and family! It’s always the case that I procrastinate and then before I know it, I haven’t seen people for weeks and months and sometimes if I do it feels so fleeting due to the fact we have to cram in a whole load of news into a small amount of time. Even if it’s just a case of getting back to messages more promptly then that would be an improvement. I am so looking forward to enjoying quality time with everyone! Well… as much as I can with 2 under 2… eeek! It will just be a case of being super organised. Which brings me to my next point…
Due to my weakness for procrastination, a lot of the time I should be getting myself organised ends up getting wasted. So, thanks to the clever purchase of a brand new planner, I shall be endeavouring to keep on top of plans, time manage to the enth degree and stop putting things off when they should just get done. Again… I’m not sure how this will work around things come march time when another little person is around, but hopefully between now and then I can get into good habits and find a way to still keep good work!
Me, Being Mummy!
This little blog means a lot to me. It is my diary, my archive of my experiences through motherhood and my little tribute to everyone who features in its contents… and even those who read said contents! I’m yet to pour my heart and soul into posts… mostly due to the fear of over exposing myself and those I hold dear. After all; the internet is hardly the most private of places. No one walks into a room of a billion people and bares their soul for all to see. So, it seems so daunting to entertain that prospect in the blogging world too. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of blood, sweat and tears has gone into Me, Being Mummy so far and I am by no means disrespecting my own content! That would be ludicrous! I just mean that there are lots of sensitive issues I’d like to address but am figuring out how to go about doing so without being too… vulnerable. Not sure it can be done, but anyone who knows me will vouch for my being genuine and sometimes life isn’t all raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens so I’d love to call it out. Even just to show one person in the same boat that they aren’t alone in their experience or feelings. It’s just a case of doing so without stepping on toes… thats the direction I’d like to take Me, Being Mummy in this year and I am looking forward to getting stuck in!
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