Happy New Year Everyone!!! I hope you all had an amazing night welcoming in the new year & I hope you all have fond memories of 2012 that you’ll carry with you forever.
I make a new years resolution every year: I can barely ever remember what they were by the end of the year and I’m sure I’ve never kept one, but I love thinking ahead and choosing something that I believe will challenge me, or shape me into a better person. Usually I have no trouble thinking of something, so come midnight I will have my optimistic and naive resolution ready to write somewhere and promise to keep. This year my mind was utterly blank.
As I’ve mentioned in my past posts there are so many special things happening this year. I feel excited by everything that is going to happen & yet I don’t remember a past year ever having such high expectations put on it before it has even began. I am utterly terrified by the prospect that this may be “the biggest year of my life” to date & because of that I couldn’t think of any one thing that would be fitting for my resolution. So instead I decided to take some time to make a list of things that I hope I will be able to do in 2013 that go beyond my usual “no stupid haircuts this year”.
In 2013 I will:
Buy a house. This one might seem like a bit of a cheat because it’s already on the cards, but I feel that it’s important to include because if I don’t put in the time & effort that it takes to organise everything it cannot happen. There are so many things that can go wrong when buying a house & it’s become almost a part time job over seeing all the different stages.
Continue to post on my blog. This is super important to me, I’m really enjoying taking time out to write about things that I love & things that I’m doing or going through. I feel so lucky to have some spare time on my hands at the moment & posting on my blog has really quickly become something I look forward to doing. It’s almost become an online diary, I don’t know where it might lead but for now I’m enjoying rambling for rambling’s sake.
Be a good mum. I nearly didn’t include this one because it”s such a broad subject & no one can be a “good” parent in everyone’s eyes. But it’s something I want more that anything, so rather than not including it I’ve decided that I will probably write a separate post on it at some point this week.
Appreciate the little things. I always love the days where me and George just sit in front of the TV or go for a walk, & I love nights at the pub with friends, & spending Sundays with my family. I sometimes forget how special those days are.
Get Organised. This is a running theme throughout my life right now & something I had never previously put that highly on the list of things I find important. Now, I understand that without being organised the things that I want to do will probably not happen. This is my main resolution & without it I don’t think any of my others would be possible. I will probably write a separate post about this too, because I have so much to say, and lots of great tips that I have learnt, and if I write them all down I may find them easier to do.
And that’s it: 5 things that I hope to be able to do in 2013. It all seems so simple now that it’s written down, but I know that it’s going to be easier said than done & I can’t use the excuse I’ve forgotten what I said I wanted to do, because it’s right here for the world to see. Do you have a new years resolution? Do you ever manage to stick to them?
I hope you have an amazing 2013 & let me know what your resolutions are in the comments bellow & maybe we can encourage each other to keep them. Good luck & Happy New Year again.