New Year – New Me

New Year New Me

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I’m not one for making new year resolutions at the start of January – I am guaranteed to break them by January 2nd! January is such a dull, dreary month and to be honest, after the Christmas we had (fish finger sandwiches for Christmas dinner, anyone?) I wanted to enjoy all the things I missed out on, so I have been happily eating chocolate, drinking wine (Dry January – Pah!), and basically making the start of the year a little more bearable. 

But, even though I didn’t make any resolutions at the start of year I did start thinking about what I would like to do / plan and change in 2016, especially as this is quite a big year for me age wise – I’m turning 40 in just over a month (eek!). Perhaps not so surprisingly, many of my resolutions from last year have made it onto this years list – hell, lose weight has been on my list for the past four years!

If I was to ask myself why the same resolutions appear on the list year after year then I think my answer would be that I just wasn’t ready to make that particular change at that point in my life. Will it be any different this year? I can’t answer that for certain, but right now I feel very differently about myself than I have in years – I feel more comfortable in my own skin (even if it is getting a bit saggy in places), and like I’m starting to swim rather than just treading water.

Now that the kiddies are a bit older, and a bit more independent, I’m starting to feel like I’m able to reclaim a bit of my life back. I don’t think it’s a secret that I found the first few years of motherhood much more difficult than I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t get pregnant and think that motherhood was going to be a walk in the park, I knew it was going to be bloody hard (but oh, so rewarding at the same time) but it’s only recently that I feel like I’ve broken through the pnd wall that built up around me.

I can feel a spark within me that I haven’t felt in a long time and everything seems much more positive. I feel like I’m ready to make some changes, such as tackle those long running resolutions, and to generally make 2016 the best year yet for me, and the family.


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  1. 26th January 2016 / 4:29 pm

    That’s a good idea to wait a few weeks before setting resolutions, like you I always intend to lose weight in January but I’m surrounded by Christmas leftovers as well as the chocolates and biscuits that we always buy in the sales, it’s impossible! Best of luck with achieving everything that you want to and I can totally relate to starting to reclaim a bit of myself as the children grow up a little bit and the baby/toddler years are behind me.

    • Catherine
      26th January 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Thanks Jennifer! Yep, all that chocolate, not good for diets! 😉 xxx

  2. 27th January 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Trust me as one heading too fast towards my 50s I’d say your 40s can be the best years of your live, embrace them and run with that spark! #TwinkleyTuesday & #Share withme

    • Catherine
      27th January 2016 / 2:36 pm

      Thanks Fiona! I’m really looking forward to my 40’s actually… maybe not the wrinkles though! 😉 xxx

  3. 27th January 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I hope that whatever you do, and whatever your 40th year brings you is wonderful!!! Happy very early Birthday!! Your 40s just get better and better! Really! xx

    • Catherine
      28th January 2016 / 6:54 am

      Thanks Amy, really looking forward to this coming year! Xxx

  4. 27th January 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I totally agree about January, we have a personality clash ha! Oh lovely, I wish you the very best of luck with them all. I can testify that life, be it a different sort, does begin at 40. Lots of love to you xxx

    • Catherine
      28th January 2016 / 6:53 am

      Thanks lovely, I’m looking forward to it! Although I’m not impressed with the multitude of grey hairs I’ve been getting recently, haha! Xxx

  5. 29th January 2016 / 8:50 am

    Good luck with all the new positivity! Once you begin to move out of the baby years the sense of freedom and potential is so exciting. xx

    • Catherine
      29th January 2016 / 11:27 am

      Completely agree, Lizzie! It’s going to be a good year, I think! Xxx

  6. 2nd February 2016 / 9:44 pm

    Good for you and I like your explanation of why it hasn’t happened yet but will now. Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves that it out reachable at that time and we just need to try again later. That’s my motto anyways. Good luck. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round of #sharewithme

    • Catherine
      3rd February 2016 / 6:36 am

      Thanks so much, Jenny. I will try to link up again this week. Xxx

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