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And so begins the New Year…

I don’t usually “do” New Year’s Resolutions as tend to break them fairly swiftly, but what with 2014 being such a momentous year for us I thought I ought to set myself a few goals to keep myself on track.

Number 1 has been my New Year’s Resolution since the age of 17… almost 10 years ago. I really need to do this in 2014 as a big move is on the cards at the end of the year, and chances are we’ll buy in a location without the very convenient public transport links I currently rely on. Plus it would be so much easier if I could drive… 
Number 2 is ongoing from 2013. Over Christmas we had some serious chats about the future and came to some exciting (and fairly terrifying) decisions. I so want to share with you all one major piece of news, but can’t quite yet (I know, I know – I’m not a patient individual either) but it centres around regaining our family balance and happiness. 
Number 3 is a vain resolution, but since having Busby I have dropped from a size 16 to a size 12! (Thank you Lewesian hills!) I’d like to continue the weight-loss journey so I’m down to a size 10 for the wedding. My beautiful bridesmaid Zoe will be my personal trainer for the next few months, so fingers crossed!
Number 4 is something I really need to start doing. As a serial worrier I often get caught up in my frantic mind and forget to stop and take stock. Be it giving Busby an extra cuddle, or holding Nick’s hand more, I’m going to attempt to ignore the frets in my head and appreciate. 
Have you set yourself any New Year’s Resolutions this year? 
Hannah
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9 Comments

  1. Carie

    1st January 2014 at 3:43 pm

    They sound like some great intentions for the year – and your terrifyingly exciting news sounds very intriguing!

  2. Laura Neal

    1st January 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Lovely Hannah. The last one especially. That was something I decided upon last year, after feeling like anxiety was just taking over. Making a conscious decision to appreciate smaller good things, was the best thing I could have done. Ending a year that was full of its own stresses, struggles and upsets, I can look back and remember all the good things. It feels like a nice way to live life. I hope you achieve all you could want to this 2014 year.
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls

  3. Hellies Corner

    1st January 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Great post. I only drive an automatic, it can be a bit limiting when buying a car, but it’s either that or not driving. As my nearest shop is 5 miles away, I don’t get a choice in it. Good luck and Happy New Year.

  4. The Reading Residence

    1st January 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Great resolutions, and totally achievable ๐Ÿ™‚ Will look out for some news, too, then! Happy New Year x

  5. Vivienne

    1st January 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I need to learn to drive as well….I just hate it though!

  6. greatbritishfamily

    1st January 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Great intentions. I’ve just blogged my 14 goals for 2014 and most of them could be summed up by your numbers 2-4 intentions. I learnt to drive 2 years ago at the age of 30 so it can be done. I put it off for years! I’m a serial worried too. I used to swear by a gratitude diary but I stopped a couple of years back. I’ve decided to restart again this year in an attempt to stay content with my life once I go back to work after maternity leave. Happy new year, I look forward to your exciting news.

  7. Hook, Line and Sink Her

    1st January 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Excellent selection of resolutions; anything involving more cuddles with Busby has got to be a winner! xxx

  8. Lauren

    2nd January 2014 at 1:15 am

    Learning to drive will be one of the best things you ever do. I passed mine a week after Charles turned 1 and it changed my life xx

  9. Jen Walshaw

    2nd January 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Learning to drive when I was 33 was a life changer for me. It will be the best thing you can do

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