As it happens I’m not one for NY resolutions, I don’t tend to dwell on the past year etc. but I do like the idea of just glancing back and I Definitely like the idea of looking forward!
Weirdly, though, it’s one of the only NY resolutions that I ever made that’s led me here today – And that’s the decision, last year, to stop stressing myself out over trying to start a blog – Time and time again I had set up blogs, done a few posts, not gone any further etc. Towards the end of 2012 I did a few posts and, so, in the lead up to 2013 I told myself that my ‘unofficial NY resolution’ was to just blog if I felt like it and not put myself under pressure to do it and, if anything Not blog because it was stressing me out. Of course, self imposed, reverse psychology and here I am today!
2013 was amazing because it’s the year that Azii moved in – But it was also tough in a Lot of ways. Like I said, I’m not going to dwell, but I would definitely not mind if 2014 turned out to be a better year.
I did read 70 books in 2013, though, which isn’t bad considering having had many 1+ months of not reading at all in amongst the times that I did read. It’s not a resolution, but I have decided to read all 38 of the Terry Pratchett books that I have, I’ve read about half of them before but not in order – So that’s what I’m starting to do next time I sit down to read… that’s the closest you’ll get me to making a resolution and it’s not so much a resolution as a decision… haha.
|Blurry but happy photo of Ethan and I – Quite typical of an ever moving pre-schooler|
In 2014 we’re getting married, I quite hope that’ll help improve the year.
Ethan’s also starting school in 2014… this makes me cry.
Skye (Azii’s daughter) is having open heart surgery which is scary, very scary for her whole family – But Azii and I always try to talk about the long-term, positive impact it’ll have on her in order to keep that in sight.
|With these two (and Skye of course) in my life then how could 2014 not be good?|
I’m not one for thinking that a new year will suddenly make everything change – But I do hope the the overriding feeling of this coming year is a much more pleasant one than much of last year (and that’s for many other people as well as myself)
I can’t believe my blog is a little over a year old, now, and I have so many of you who’ve joined me along the way – Thanks for your follows, readership, comments, support and so much more from some of you. Hope you all have a good 2014 too.
Other than the things mentioned above, one thing I can be sure of is that this blog is going to be a big part of 2014 – Whatever happens with finances, jobs, moving etc – I want to carry on putting a big part of my time and effort in to writing here, I’ve loved the sense of purpose I’ve gained and I’ve enjoyed having something so productive to put my time in to, not to mention having been able to get talking to some wonderful people. All in all, 2014 is definitely going to be a good blog year!