Here we are again, another brand new year to welcome us into the unknown. Will Alicia Keys tour in the UK, who knows?! Will I stop eating pasta and all those carbs? Probably not, don’t be silly! But as I mentioned in my blog post prior to this one, I do aim to get back to being active like I was for the most of 2017. And I aim to look after myself, wanting the best health and happiness. This includes, wanting those who mean the most to me, to be happy and healthy too.
Whether you welcomed the New Year hungover, sad, relieved, partying, dancing, whatever – this year can be your year. You might think, “Oh please, it’s just another ordinary year.” Well, what hope are you giving yourself if that’s your attitude to life? Christmas does tend to feel less Christmassy for some as we get older. But if you’re lucky to have another tomorrow, then you’ve always got another day to achieve new things and do you. I spent the Christmas break catching up with friends and family and that’s the perfect way to do it in my eyes.
Dublin in February, woo! It’s part of Danny’s Christmas present from me. I know it’ll be another lovely trip together. We love exploring and doing lots of photography. Danny has never been to Ireland. We both have family from Ireland, mine being from both sides, but I’ve only ever visited Northern Ireland. Ooo I really cannot wait to have a few days away to escape and have fun! I’m sure there will be more trips and fun-packed days ahead too.
Moving forward together
Whether it actually happens this year or we just become a lot closer to moving out, we’ll be thrilled. It’s obviously going to be the best thing ever for the both of us. We’re very excited about it and we think that if we get our heads down and save more (but still try to have life) we’ll be there before we know it.
Facing new challenges
As I’ve mentioned, a new challenge is on the cards for me. Only because I want to. And it’s part of who I am. I’ve seen a few hikes already that have inspired me but it’s about choosing the right one for us. We may even do one of our very own. We’ll figure it out but as always, we’ll be fundraising for the charities close to our hearts. Throughout it all, just like any other year, time challenges us all in different ways – emotionally, physically and so on. But we’ve got this because we have each other.
A road to more happiness
Continuing on a progressive journey. There are always new things to come. Another year to show the world what you’ve got and how strong you really can be. I’m going to take chances and try to maintain the more hopeful side of me than the worry. I love those moments where you can just be carefree and not bother what anyone else thinks, because you deserve to be happy.
Seeing what else life has to offer
Being ready for whatever else is ahead. There’s always a part of life that we can’t control; we can’t force things to happen. But we can live for now and be happy in as many moments as we can. Isn’t that all that we ever wish for, to be happy? Happiness reinforces many of our actions and I’d love to se more positive things happening around those who I love.
What’s next for you?