2018 | What's in Store?

Instead of the oh so popular New Years Resolutions post that we all love, I thought I would do a little post about what 2018 has in store for me - the things I know are going to happen and things I would like to make happen.

So, let's start off with the obvious -

I'm having a baby! In April 2018 I will be having a little baby girl. We already have our son, so it'll be a nice way to complete our family. I am actually really looking forward to labour and birth, there's just something about childbirth (I'm not quite sure what) that is empowering.

Holiday. Although we won't be going abroad this year, we will be taking a break and getting away. Most likely to sunny Cornwall with the in laws as we have done in the past. Only this year, around the time we will be going, there will be another Gromit Trail around Bristol! We loved the first one and we loved the Shaun the Sheep trail too so we are looking forward to doing this one on our way home.

More time to blog. With being on maternity leave, I will likely have a bit more time to spend on my blog. I'm very excited about this one, there will be days where my little boy is at nursery and so I will be able to sit and write while little girl sleeps.

Taking some time for myself. After I had our son I suffered with post partum depression and anxiety   and I sworn to myself that I am going to do everything in my power to try and stop that this time around. So I'll be making sure I get out and about and make some time for me. You know, get my nails done, hair done - things like that to help me feel a little more human.

Lose weight. So I'm now starting to get into the things that I would like to happen part of the post. Once our little girl is here I am going to be working very hard to get off the weight that I had before pregnancy and that I have gained during my pregnancy. This is a resolution I make every year but I'm not making resolutions this year. Just changes and improvements to help me achieve the life I want to live.

Get Engaged. So this one is total wishful thinking. Me and Tim have been together for 10 years now, have a son and a daughter on the way. Every year I hope that it's the year. At every special occasion I sit wondering "is this it? Is it finally going to happen?". This year I'm going to try not to get my hopes up too much, but a girl is allowed to dream right?

YouTube? So I've been wanting to start YouTube for so long but never had the confidence. I still don't! But I'm hoping that my confidence will slowly rise and I'll finally start doing something that I've been wanting to for so long.

Are you making any New Years Resolutions? Or are you just making a few changes or planning to do new things?