2018 wasn't such a great year for me - compared to getting married in 2016 and having a baby in 2017. If you follow me on social media and read my blogs regularly, you'll know that we sadly had a miscarriage in October 2018. So, here's hoping that 2019 is a bit better, and for you guys too. I wish you lots of love, happiness and all that jazz!
We rang in the new year with a quiet night in the house. George went to sleep about 7pm, which meant me and Greg could have the evening for us. I made us some nachos (the diet starts tomorrow January 1st right?) and we sat down and watched a film (although I can't remember for the life of me what this was!). We were determined to stay up until 12am in order to watch the London Eye Fireworks. It got to 11.45pm, by which point we were both sat on the sofa trying to keep our eyes open. Where are the matchsticks when you need them? We got into bed and ended up watching the fireworks on Greg's phone. What a rock and roll life we lead - that's parenthood for you!
This photo was taken on my recent trip to The Gower, Swansea between Christmas and New Year. My husband sent me off on a little break with his mum and aunty to have a little "me time". This was the start of ticking off my goals for 2019 - taking time out for myself - and pretty much summed up the trip.
As it's the time of year for the "New Year, New Me" posts and comments, I thought I'd share my 2019 New Year Resolutions with you. Let me know what yours are in the comments!
Eat more vegetables
This one might seem a little odd, but I am the WORLD'S WORST vegetarian. The only veggies I currently eat are onions, potatoes, peas, carrots, sweetcorn, beans and sometimes green beans.
I'm nearly two years into my blog journey and have been really committed to it. But the second half of this year threw me off a bit and I've been slacking on the blog posts. I'm hoping to be back to my "one-a-week" schedule now.
Save more money
This year, we will be in a better position to save more money, which means saving for our dream house is that little bit closer. No more unnecessary takeaways, clothes or expensive day-trips.
I can be a bit of a stress-head, not very often, but more than I'd like. I just need to remind myself that I have a beautiful, supporting family around me and a roof over my head. Life's too short to spend time stressing.
Make more time for me and Greg
I don't really have a "hectic life", but sometimes especially once you're a parent, you forget about each other and the quality time you used to have. From now on, we will be having a date night at least once a month. It's soooo important. We've even mentioned going to watch a live band/performance together (which we've never done before).
Take time for myself
Being a Mumma often means that I forget about myself and put everyone else's needs before my own. Greg always reminds me to "look after number 1". Maybe it's about time I listen to him and do this from time-to-time. I started a weekly work-out class before Christmas, so will be continuing this for 2019.
Social media has officially taken over everyone's life. When getting into bed, I check my phone when instead, I should be reading. I think I read one book each year, which is quite pathetic. So I am going to push myself to read instead of check social media.
Work out at least three times each week
Before having George, I would say I was pretty active. But being a Mumma occupies most if not all of your time, and you put yourself on the back-burner. When I work out, I feel great, confident and even happier. It's inevitable that having a baby brings your self-confidence down, so what better way to make yourself feel better?
There's so many other things I could mention, but I think starting with a few goals means there's more chance of me actually doing them. I don't want to overcrowd things.
Don't forget to share your resolutions in the comments below, so that we can cheer each other on!
Happy New Year!