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Hiya friends and hello 2017!
So, here we go into a brand-new, shiny, year! I hope you enjoyed the festivities, and are heading into January festively plump, warm, and content. We can all collectively breathe a sigh of relief after the turbulent year that 2016 turned out to be. The world sure threw some curveballs; let’s hope 2017 is kinder, hey.
At the risk of being ‘that girl’, last year was a good one for me. In-between the world’s craziness, I had one of the most memorable years of my life. I spent a third of it living in Melbourne ‘the most livable city in the world’, to then come home to wonderful family and friends; I fulfilled a dream of cage-diving with Great White Sharks; and said yes to marrying my soul mate. After a few years of anxiety and stress, I really enjoyed every second of last year’s good fortune and am grateful for every moment. I spent most of it not quite believing my luck!
What are your thoughts on resolutions? I didn’t bother this year. Mine’s consistent, every, single, January 1st- lose weight. I’m bloody ridiculous. I turn 28 in a couple of weeks and still haven’t accepted my slightly above average sized booty, and the loss of my 21-year-old thighs. So, this year I’m giving myself a break. Everything in moderation. Although I haven’t actively made any resolutions, I think perhaps I’ll just try and be a better me, drink more water, get better sleep and exercise more.
I’m also going to try to shake off stress this year. I’m getting slightly better at dealing with it with age, but I have a tendency to overthink and overanalyse, without looking at the bigger picture. I’m not an un-positive person by nature, I’m definitely a glass-half-full type of girl, but I am a worrier. The buzzword of the moment is ‘mindfulness’ and I couldn’t agree more with its sentiment – to take comfort and enjoyment from the little things, and be present in the moment. Taking time to breathe and get some perspective, s’all good for the soul.
This year will certainly be less jet-setty for us. It’s all about the squirreling away and saving for our first home and future adventures, (and puppy!) – but that’s okay. Sometimes all you need is your loved ones and a night on the sofa, topping up with cups of tea.
I’m sad to see the back of the festive season and all that sparkles, but I’m looking forward to fresh starts into 2017. There’s lots going on in our house right now, I’m on the job hunt and Joel’s business is kicking off and all consuming. We have lots of grafting to get stuck into this year!
I know lots didn’t enjoy 2016, with good reason. And to you, most of all, I wish for a healthy, happy, prosperous year! Here’s to fresh starts and positive vibes!
Did you bother with any New Year’s resolutions? Or are you, like me, just trying to be a better human? lols.