I know its late, everything will be late with me! Since the New Years, like everyone I’ve been thinking about changes I could make to make 2017 a good year. To be honest for my family, it will be a good year as its the year we go from a threesome to a full family of four. We will have “finished” our family so to speak, we would love lots of children but I couldn’t take being pregnant again and also I want to do the best by my children that I can, as any parent does, and it is expensive to raise children. Because of our priorities we will probably never be really well off financially and we have come to terms with that, we want our children to have a parent at home as much as we can while they are young and to not have parents who work all hours under the sun.
Anyways I’ve trailed off, lets get back to New Years! I don’t make resolutions as I know I won’t keep them. This year I just have some things I want to try and keep at the forefront of my mind to push me in the right direction.
I want to push myself to go out more with Sofia during the week. Even if its just a walk to nowhere, it does her good to get out the house.
I want to push myself to not shy away from everything. Part of this is this blog, I don’t want the fear of people seeing me to stop me having these memories to look back on.
I want to take more photos. It ties into the above and before about half a year ago I was good about taking lots of photos, then I got pregnant and felt crap all the time and the camera went away and I really regret it. I want to be able to see my babies grow, I know the photos and memories I record now will mean the world to me when I’m older and my children don’t need me as much.
I want to make sure I look after myself. After I had Sofia I lost myself and it took a very long time for me to start to try and find time and space for myself again, I’m very scared I will do the same when I have this baby but it is so important for me to try. Children are happier with a happy mum. Its not selfish to have time to yourself is something thats so easily forgotten in those early days when they need you for everything.
I don’t want to be a different person in 2017 I just want to try and make 2017 a great year for all my family.