Hello new year!

The Christmas decs are down and there lies a whole new year ahead of us. How might I change things from last year? What do I want the next 12 months to look like? It’s all up for grabs!

January is the perfect time to start over and whilst I have been plotting and planning to make things happen, I thought I would share with you my ambitions for 2018. I am writing this list not as wishes but as things that will happen!

Remember the old me, is still me – My life has completely changed in the last 6 months, it has been turned upside down and made a billion times better. More often than not, I don’t recognise the person in the mirror and I have to remind myself that I’m still the same cruel humoured, dance machine and not just someone who wipes snot, bums and flies food aeroplanes for fun. I no longer have time to take endless selfies (I hear you all rejoicing) or have time to shave (only joking, I promise…) but I have this new absolutely amazing job that requires all of me 24/7. At times, I feel like I’m totally winging it but I love growing as a mum whilst watching my baby grow into her own. It’s been hard to change this much but jesus she is so worth it!

Restore my confidence! Last year threw me more love than I thought possible, more exhaustion, pain, sheer panic, worry, self doubt, empathy, body image debate, hair loss, weight gain, weight loss, learning to laugh without pissing my pants and unexplainable happiness – And I don’t regret a single second, but this year I am on a mission to regain confidence! If you have read my previous posts ‘one year on’ and ‘mum worries’, you will know that I’ve had ups and downs with both my body and mind which this year I’m hoping to put behind me. Now that I’ve lost the majority of my baby weight, I feel like I’m in a position to pick up my old training routine which I really enjoyed. I know this will definately help me to feel back in control of my body and in turn help me to feel more confident. I’ve had quite a few questions recently on how I have lost my baby weight and also what exercise I do so I will share this with you soon!

More ‘me time’ – I’ve been feeling slightly dishevelled recently, much like an old tissue that you find in a coat you wore last winter! I’ve not been paying much attention to me and when a lady asked ‘who is older?’ out of me (25yrs old) and my sister (37yrs old!) I decided it was time to quit messing around and take proper care of myself. Since the ‘incident’ in John Lewis, (surely she must need glasses or maybe she had a migraine coming on?!) I’ve decided it’s time to get a good skincare routine under my belt and I’ve been trialling some products and will reveal my favourites in a skincare post soon! 2018 me time will also comprise of early nights, long baths and doing a pee in peace!

I know the above might not all come to fruition (I’ve made using big words one of my 2018 ambitions too!) and I’m acutely (here I go again.. on a roll!) aware that things don’t always pan out how you want them to, but I believe that starting my year with a positive mindset and a clear head is a good way to make things happen. January for me is about moving forward, looking my age (thanks John Lewis lady) and focusing on me.

I love the feeling of new and the excitement of what feels like a new opportunity so I’m excited to see where it takes me.

January.. let’s do this!

Lots of love

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