Last year I had a few aims for 2013 – I don’t really make resolutions but I do use the new year as a chance to look ahead and focus on any positive changes I want to make. This year there are the usual ones; eat better, get fitter, loose weight, read more and spend more time with family. I think most people have pretty similar goals. I think I’ve had the last of my children now the twins are here so I want to put a real effort into getting fitter and eating better; I always feel so much more energetic when I eat healthy and walk regularly and I will need all the energy I can get this year! I’m not sure I’ll have much chance of reading anymore than usual but I will try and make time for it in the coming months as a way to wind down.
This year I mostly want to focus on our family. It was the one thing we didn’t get to do as much last year with one thing and another. My husband was very busy in his new job and I wasn’t so good early in pregnancy and couldn’t get out as much later on so family days were much more scarce than I would have liked.
It is quite a daunting prospect; the thought of getting out and about with three children makes me a little anxious!
So this year I have made myself a promise – that I won’t be scared to just get out and give it a go, that I won’t always be worried about having everything with me, or the babies crying or Lucas having a meltdown. I won’t worry about things before they happen and I will try to have a positive outlook for the day ahead, no matter how hard the one before may have been. I know it will be tough with two babies and a toddler and there will be days that will test my parenting but if I can’t learn to relax I will never enjoy my children as much as I should. A promise to myself to make 2014 a year for my new family.