Hello, my friends, it’s good to be back! Are you looking forward to 2015?
Last night Danny and I stayed at home, just the two of us in our pjs, and devoured posh pizzas and watched films. At the stroke of midnight we tuned in for the fireworks in London and henceforth went straight to bed. I’ve never stayed in on New Year’s Eve before and it was really quite pleasant.
So now its the first day of 2015! As an avid list maker and goal setter, I am very drawn to the first day of the year. It feels laden with possibility and provides the perfect excuse to get all my ducks in a row. Or at least it normally does. I sat down yesterday, intent on making a list of 12 goals for 2015, but I struggled to know what to write. For the first time, the year ahead feels so hazy and unknown. I have no real idea what life is going to be like with a baby and because of that I don’t know what will be realistic in terms of goals. The last thing I want to do is set myself up for a year of epic failure because I can’t quite work out how to combine regular exercise with having a newborn or I have only managed to read half a page of that book that was on my list.
So I have made some goals but they are not lofty. This will not be the year when I run a marathon or learn a new language (I’m not sure that year will ever materialise). This year I am going to try and be kind to myself and relish sweet baby snuggles on the sofa, accept that the house is messier than I would like it to be and not worry unduly about getting back in my old jeans. In short, I want to learn to enjoy the simple everyday things a bit more and let other less important things slide. What about you? Happy New Year!