Thursday, 2 January 2014

New Me? Nah!

I am not a "new year, new me" kind of person. I will not be promising to change myself just because we all got a day older and a number changed on the calendar.

Having said that, I have still written a list. It's not a list of weight loss goals and "oh my gosh I simply must jump out of a plane this year," more a selection of things I would like to continue to work on. In the past 6 months my outlook on life has taken a bit of a dramatic leap in the right direction. I am a more positive person, less afraid to express myself or try new things. I've even found myself agreeing (and looking forward) to moving in with my in-laws!

So, here is my list. It is more of a reminder to continue down this road of positivity, happiness and self-worth rather than setting unrealistic goals because lets face it, I'm not giving up Ben & Jerrys any time soon!

The Big Things
Buy a house.
Do it up.
Don't ignore your 30th birthday.

Remain positive (you're doing so well).
Don't be afraid to be yourself.
Allow yourself the occasional wobble (you're only human).

Learn to accept the overhanging belly (it is a result of something incredible).
Walk more.
Drink more water.

Have a weekend away without the kids.
Try to have one date night a month.

Fight the anxiety.
Go to a blogger event.
Go to the local home ed meet.

Take photographs of my new home town.
Make something and sell it.
Blog more.

Now, that last one: Blog more. I very much intend to do this just as soon as I'm set up at the in-laws. For the next couple of weeks I will be crazy kinds of busy packing and sorting and moving house. Once I'm down there I can find the camera and tripod that my husband lovingly packed for me. Doh.

Until then, I will do my best to continue with blog challenges and outfits. But for now, here is my New Years Eve embarrassing toilet selfie:

Happy New Year!


  1. Firstly, I love love love this post as I can refer to most of the points you have made and I would love to attend another Blogger event! too Second, I've never eaten Ben&Jerrys..I don't know why! And thirdly you dress is amaziiiiingg , where is it from?

    1. Thank you! Such a lovely comment!
      I have never been to a blog event so fingers crossed I'll make it to one this year. I get a bit socially awkward sometimes though- its one of the things I need to work on.
      The dress is from Yours. Isnt it great?! I fell in love with it months ago but managed to save it for New Year. Its one of my current faves. Hopefully I'll be getting a review of it up soon.
      As for the ben & jerrys... sometimes I wish I hadnt tried any. Im a bit addicted!

    2. I'm like that too, it gets to a point where I have a panic attacks every week. I know I think too much at times. I'm setting myself a task where I need to say yes to three things a month. You should try it too! Small steps make a mahoosive difference. Yes the review would be fab, haha I might have to try just a little...just a spoon of it!

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    1. Its such comfortable fabric too. Win-win!

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    1. Happy new year lovely! Hope its a goodun xo