Looking Forward to 2017

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!
New Baby!
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…
Getting Organised:
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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  1. January 6, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Hello, this is my first time visiting your blog! Congrats on the pregnancy! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

  2. January 7, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Congratulations hope all goes well with the pregnancy Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  3. January 9, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Thanks for linking to #sharewithme – Happy New Year and congratulations!

  4. January 11, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    oooo congrats on the pregnancy and just think in 5 weeks baby could be here? It makes me remember the excitement of the last ten weeks, with the lead up to Ben being born.
    Here is to your year! #fortheloveofBLOG

  5. January 12, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    First of all congrats on the pregnancy, fingers crossed the little one doesn't arrive too early! These are brilliant things to look forward to in 2017, and I hope that you can overcome the procrastination. I'm so guilty of that, it's hard in the days of smartphones. Like you I need to spend more time with family and friends this year, and that's always so tricky when we're so busy! Good luck with your goals and thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  6. January 14, 2017 / 4:50 am

    Oh, congrats on your pregnancy! I'm with you on not making resolutions. I think you have made some great goals. I agree on the quality time – that is one of my goals too. xx

  7. January 14, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Thank you! I know! It still doesn't seem real a lot of the time and then he kicks me and I get a whole host of emotions flood through me! Mostly excitement, I can't wait to meet our 2nd little boy! Here's to your year as well, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment 🙂 xxx

  8. January 14, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Thank you lovely, fingers, toes and legs crossed!lol. Smart phones are amazing for so much but they really do have a tendency to get in the way of productivity. I just have to keep focussed and I also try and switch my phone to airplane mode so I can truly avoid getting distracted by messages and notifications. Thank you for reading my post and commenting! I love your blog! xxx

  9. January 14, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Resolutions just add pressure don't they? Goals are much more inspirational 🙂 Good luck with attaining your goal of quality time, here's hoping we both have success with it! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment, I really appreciate it xxx

  10. January 14, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Ah not long to go at all now then! How exciting! I am a naturally glass half empty gal too and this is why I try extra hard to be positive. Thank you so much for joining us for #HappyDaysLinky x

  11. January 16, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Not long to go at all! This pregnancy has zoomed by! Thank you for commenting lovely, see you on the next linky 🙂 xxx

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