As is a custom on this day each year I wish you all a happy new year and wonder where the bloody hell 2015 went?? I am also picking up my keyboard, blowing the dust off and posting something on my blog, which hasn’t happened for some time! I guess I just got fed up of always posting depressing reads and longed for the day I could post something positive that I wouldn’t have to take back a week later because my judgement of a situation maybe wasn’t quite the real deal.
But after an exhausting few months at work, various health scares and hospital visits for both myself and my friends and family I just didn’t feel like picking up the pen to fill you lovely people on yet another crappy moment of my life so I went quiet. But I did miss posting…and reading comments from my lovely readers lots.
Taking a glance back to my last New Years post, I actually have done lots of the things I said I would for which I’m very proud! I have got a new job and even a promotion at that! I finally moved house and, I (with help from my miracle worker/sleep consultant) even sorted out Charlottes sleep, meaning I had more me time and a happier daughter too! I’m not sure I’ve yet learned what I should do with that time but that’s part of my goal for this year.
So on to 2016 and this time around my main goal is to say “no” more.
I am a people pleaser. I am well aware of it and it’s a family trait. I like making other people happy, I like volunteering for things, and I like to keep busy. I get a warm and schmushy feeling when I help out but I have begun to find that being this person all the time is actually detrimental to my health and wellbeing. I book myself up to keep busy and help others and then moan because I don’t have enough time to keep on top of the day to day things that would help me live a calmer life. So, for once, I’m going to be selfish. Not in a’selfish bitch’ way but I’m going to come first for a while and look after me. (OK, let’s be honest, I’m always going to be second to Charlotte but that would be a major improvement!)
One of the things I enjoy doing is writing my blog and I’m hoping that I haven’t lost all my readers and I can pick up the pen and keep you posted.
Please let me know what your goals are for the year in the comments below and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break.