Let’s first address the elephant in the room.
I am now 30.
Yep, the big Three Zero. I made it! Hurrah and whatnot…
OK, now that that’s been dealt with, let’s move on.
I started this blog in Autumn of last year when fighting an inner battle on maternity leave.
I loved spending time at home with my tiny man but I struggled not using my creative side whilst being off of work.
Writing for me, about things I want to write about, in my own words and style was perfect. And it still is perfect, don’t get me wrong.
But the last few months I have been ridiculously slack with my blog.
In fact, I have been slack with a lot of things.
Maybe I was struggling with turning thirty, people suggested. Quite the opposite; I am proud of what I achieved in my 20s and looking forward to a new decade of achievements ahead of me.
Maybe that was the problem?
I am an ambitious individual. I always have been. I am also stubborn and, at times, impatient. I decide I want something and I want it there and then.
Unfortunately that doesn’t always go hand-in-hand with my goal-setting ways.
But here and now I pledge to change my ways. I will blog more, tweet more, and share more photos and videos on Instagram and YouTube.
I want to document my life, not because I want thousands of people to read my words or catch of glimpse of my not-so-exciting life, but because if the last ten years are anything to go by, then my thirties are going to fly by and I want something to look back on.
I pledge to write more, to speak out more and to share my thoughts more. I pledge to be more honest and less self-critical.
So, going into this new era of my life, I am manoeuvring my blog in a new direction. My aim – and please do hold me to it! – is to blog weekly on just what we’ve been up to, how I am feeling, where our lives are at, as well as to document the milestones in all our lives.
When I look back at this post in ten year’s time, here are ten goals I hope to have achieved:
- Regular blogs and vlogs detailing our ever-changing family and world
- Contentment with my work/life balance
- Mastered the art of creating perfect cake frosting
- Settled on a hair colour I am happy with
- Bought our ‘forever home’ – cheers Phil & Kirsty and Rightmove for this one…
- Having read every book on my bookshelf at least once
- No more self body shaming
- A brother or sister for Felix
- The ability to keep on top of my washing
- No meltdown at turning 40