2015 – I’m Ready for You.

happy-new-year-2015-2560-1920-410344With New Year just around the corner, I thought it was a good opportunity to look back at 2014 and appreciate the good bits, the bad bits and all the other bits in-between. So here goes…

THE HIGHLIGHTS
1. Completing twelve months as a mother of two. I even managed outings to the park, braved the local shop and survived the supermarket run. Both boys have all limbs tact and I only brought out the bribery biscuits when I absolutely had to. Needs must and all that.

2. Becoming an {almost} fully-functioning human being again – I returned to work in August after 10 months on maternity leave and I can proudly say that by the end of the year, I was pretty much giving the illusion of a person without baby-brain.

3. Starting this blog – I can’t believe how much I’ve loved writing this blog. And to think that people (you, yes you!) actually take the time to read my words is just amazing. Thank you.

THE LOWLIGHTS
1. Being forever tired – the same complaint of every parent, ever, but I still struggle with the fact that I permanently function in a state of tiredness.

2. A dip in confidence – I know this is quite common after having a baby and particularly when returning to work, but I have definitely noticed a dip in my confidence. Probably brought on by the pesky tiredness in point #1! Not enough for people to notice, but enough for me have to make myself do things that I wouldn’t have given a second thought to before.

3. Biscuits. Oh and crisps, chocolate, cakes…you get the picture. It’s not helping shift the remaining baby pouch that is in danger of becoming a permanent fixture.

ASPIRATIONS FOR 2015
1. Be brave – don’t self-doubt and second-guess. Have courage in my convictions and if they’re wrong, so what?

2. Follow my passion – this blog. I love it and I would like to step it up a gear in 2015.

3. Shout less – there are times, after a long and frazzling day, when the boys push my buttons and I shout. Loud. I want to start taking a step back before shouty-mummy comes out and try to defuse the situation before it gets to that level. Shouting is ok {and necessary!} sometimes, but I don’t want them to think it’s the default way to communicate.

4. Get fit and healthy – be gone cakes! Or at least be gone during the week.

5. Be more present – be more in the here-and-now, put down my phone more often, stop aways thinking of what I need to do next and just enjoy the moment. Especially where the boys are concerned.

Thank you to everyone who has read my blog, commented and liked – it means more that you know. I hope you have a fabulous New Year and 2015 shapes up to be everything you want it to be x

5 thoughts on “2015 – I’m Ready for You.

  1. Linda Emmott says:

    You articulate the experiences of being mum to 2 boys so eloquently – you give my feelings from bringing up my own ‘2 monkeys’ a voice and a chuckle!!

    Looking forward to more in 2015 … So Happy New Year to you and your delicious family and thank you … X

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  2. Happy New Year to you Crumbs also Hub and boys. You are absolutely right about tiredness masquerading as self doubt at times. You’ve nailed that one. Well Done! I like your aspirations for 2015 , think I will write a list for myself.
    Parents are so busy striving always to do the best they can for the family that they lose sight of their own needs. Here is one you may like to add to your list. Be kind to yourself!
    Happy New Year.x

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