New Year's Resolutions | Modern Mummy

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

New Year's Resolutions

It's hard to believe we're coming to the end of 2014.

A lot has happened in the past twelve months; lots of brilliant, happy memories have been made - but we've had to deal with some sad and very hard things too.

I guess it's all part and parcel of growing up and it definitely makes you realise the things that are most important to you.

My main new years resolution for 2015 is to spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. There are a few trips I'd like to take in order to make this possible; I'd like to spend more time with my family in Wales, I'd like to visit my friend in Dubai, I'd like to go on some adventures  with my daughters, exploring parts of England we've not been to before and spending some quality time altogether.

I'd like to start exercising. Yes you did hear that right! I've always been active but I feel as if my body needs more. I used to practise yoga a long time ago and I'm keen to start it up again, and I quite fancy a bit of running too. In 2005 I ran the Great North Run and I'm already contemplating signing up again for my 'tenth anniversary' year. I know everyone takes up a massive health and fitness regime in January, and I'm usually the first pooh pooh them, but for the first time ever I'm listening to my body and I really want to make some changes this year.

And then there's the Me Time. It's funny how, once you're a mum, you feel incredibly guilty doing anything for yourself. I said exactly the same thing last year and nothing has really changed, but looking after yourself, physically and emotionally, is so important when you've got little people looking up to you and depending on you. This year I'm going to carry on with the NYNYStyleProject, take up some new hobbies; yoga and running as I've already said, and I also want to start painting again and to open a shop for my silver stamping, I want to study astrology (something I've always been fascinated by and have dabbled in, in the past) and I want to make Modern Mummy bigger and better than it has ever been before.

So onto my blogging resolutions!

I want to improve my photography. Taking photos has become something of an obsession of mine. For my birthday, back in June, my brother gave me a Samsung NX11 camera and I just can't get out of the habit of using my bloody iPhone. I'm determined to master it and take some brilliant shots - and I'd like to join in with some of the photography projects other bloggers host too.

Aside from all things family, I want to focus predominantly on two topics; style and health. Over the past two years since I've been juicing, I've never felt better and I want to share more recipes with you and try and spread the word about the benefits of drinking juices and smoothies. I honestly can't get enough of it! My latest bit of kit is a Nutribullet which is revolutionary really as, for the first time, making smoothies is super easy and super affordable.

Style-wise I want to increase my Daily Outfit posts and keep the #NYNYStyleProject hashtag going over on Instagram. We've built up such a lovely community and although I'm not sure whether I'll continue with the daily prompts lists, I don't want to say goodbye to the Project altogether just yet.

And on that note, all that's left for me to say is that I hope you and yours all have a wonderful Christmas and to wish you all the best for the New Year. What are your plans for 2015? xoxo

Post written in collaboration with TheCircle


1 comment

  1. Great resolutions, I would like to make an effort to get fitter too.

    I also want to visit my friends in my hometown more as I don't go back nearly enough.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx


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