I’m not usually one for making New Year’s resolutions, but there are some lifestyle changes I want to make in 2016; I feel like I’ve spent most of 2015 frantically paddling to keep my head above water in a strong sea of fear, anxiety and sleep deprivation.
One of these “resolutions” is to get out and about, and explore with the children more. I always imagined our life in Yorkshire to be full of outside adventures in the countryside; I’d cast aside my phone and other technology, we’d switch off CBeebies, and we’d spend our days enjoying everything Yorkshire has to offer. However, thus far since the move, I’ve turned into something of an agoraphobic, with my anxiety getting the better of me due to numerous reasons.
In 2016 I’m determined for us to get more fresh air. Hop on the bus or train and explore the surrounding areas. Go for walks in the country. Visit the beautiful beaches Yorkshire has to offer. Make the most of this county. I’d like to make some happy memories of our time in Yorkshire.
Another one of my “resolutions” is to improve on my photography. I’ve always loved taking photos, and have been slowly getting to grips with my DSLR over the past few years. Seeing how fellow bloggers, such as Annie, have honed their photography skills over the last year or two has inspired me to embrace the ISO, the aperture and get my Light Box on (ooh matron).
Which is why I’m starting a new photo project for myself, and I’d love for you to join in too! The name is My Wild Ones (#mywildones) and the idea is that you take a photo, or a series of photos, of your little people exploring every week for a year. The photos don’t just have to be about exploration outside; you could take photos of your child/children exploring new books, or toys, or even baking, or making!
I’m looking forward to seeing how my bears grow and develop over the year, as well as planning some fun trips for the three of us during the week!
The linky will go live every Thursday, giving you the weekend (and a few extra days) to curate and edit your shots, and will be live until the following Monday. I’ll be commenting on every post, as well as sharing my favourite post(s) in the following week’s blog.
Don’t forget to grab my badge for your posts and tweet me your links (@mamamakedopush) so I can share!
The first post will go live on Thursday 7th January 2016.
I can’t wait to see what you all get up to! Eek!