So the first week of 2019 has almost gone; how was yours? Mine has gone by in a blur, I barely know what day it is at the moment. Newborn life I guess! I do love the turning of a new year though. I always look forward to seeing it as a fresh start; a new chance to reevaluate what’s important to me and what I’d like for the coming year.
I’ve spent the past week thinking about New Years resolutions, and it’s been hard to pin down an exact GOAL which is more important to me than anything else. I think becoming a Mum has left me just appreciating when I get through the day to be honest! So to think so far ahead feels impossible really, but I’m trying. Working towards a goal, however small, always makes me feel good. So here we are.
I’ve decided to put together a small list of goals I’d like to achieve in 2019, with no pressure or rules attached. If I make it to 2020 with a healthy happy baby, a business that’s still running, and Gary by my side – I’ll be okay!
But here are some bonuses that’d be ace:
1. Embrace my body again.
It felt nice to appreciate my body so much when I was pregnant, and I’d like to feel like that again post pregnancy. I want to really hone my own unique style, express myself through my outfits more, and just love this bod a little! It’s pretty amazing, so I should be kinder to it really.
2. Relaunch my business successfully.
I’m off work until August 1st, then its back to it! I’m so excited to get back into the swing of things, but also terrified. What if my business fails?? What if nobody buys my products? What if I no longer get any customers?! I now have a little boy to provide for, and I’m SO, so scared of failing now more than ever. So for the next few months, I’m trying to prepare as best as I can. I’m designing products, coming up with ideas, and trying my best to save to order loads of cool merch (I hope to have pins, notebooks, prints, stickers, bags, and much more!). This is the most important goal of the year, and although I don’t want to pressure myself, I *HAVE* to earn money, so it’s really scary. Wish me luck?!
3. Enjoy River as a baby.
Apparently from 12 months old, River will be a toddler, officially. So basically I have all of 2019 to enjoy this baby phase, and I really want to make the most of it. I want to spend days cuddling, learning, exploring and playing. I want to truly treasure this special time, and do everything I can for him. I’m also keen to visit Liverpool as often as possible this year, so that my family and friends back there can still feel really close to him.
4. Try something new creatively.
I have my passions already defined, and I know what type of Art I love already. But I would like to branch out a little creatively in 2019, even in a small way. Whether it’s finally learning how to use my sewing machine, or simply studying and practising in a new medium; I’d like to try it! I may hate it and revert back to old loves, and that’s fine. But it’s worth trying new things still!
And that’s it. Nothing else is really on my agenda for the year. Overall I’m just wishing for as much happiness as possible!
What are your goals for the year?
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