Tuesday, January 6, 2015

looking forward...

Back to work next week - seven sleeps to go! I feel excited, and somewhat terrified. Which I assume is fairly normal.

It has been absolutely magical having V on holidays for such a lovely long time - he has another whole week off after this one! This is the longest he has taken off work since E was born. Watching the two of them together just makes me melt.

We have been clocking as much pool and beach time as possible - the kiddo is a massive water baby! A little hesitant of the waves, but when Daddy takes her out she is all smiles.

Sometimes a stormy afternoon is the nicest time at the beach...

I'm not big into New Years resolutions - but I did find a rather nice list of ideas for 2015 "goals", if you will. I like the idea of working towards something tangible and achievable, but as a guide rather than an absolute.

A bad habit I'm going to break ~
Finishing other people's sentences. Sounds trite and silly but I do it ALL the time (a side effect of talking so quickly I think), and it must annoy the shite out of my friends and family.

A destination I'd like to visit ~
I would love to say Fiji! But I know that's not going to happen this year (tentatively planned for 2016!) So I will be realistic and say New Zealand this winter for a spot of tobogganing with the kiddo!

I'm going to work harder at ~
This is tough, but I'm going to say the work/life balance. I haven't been particularly good at this in the past - I tend to throw all my energy at one or the other at any given time. Heading back to work next week, I really want to try and strike that balance in a much healthier way, for Evie's sake more than anything else.

A project I'd like to finish ~
Evelyn's baby book still sits unfinished. I really need to get on top of this, it's becoming embarrassing!

A class I'd like to take ~
A local ballet school is running adult classes this year and I am just itching to get back to the barre! Fingers crossed I can make it happen.

I'd like to spend more time doing ~
Absolutely nothing with my daughter - just sitting and playing and laughing and cuddling and being. Not anything scheduled or organised.

A food I want to eat more of ~
I cannot believe I am saying this, but - fruit! I have no idea how or why, but I have almost stopped eating it lately, not intentionally, it's just happened. And I love fruit! I really don't know who I am anymore. Must try harder.

I want to wear more ~
Lipstick! Haha Especially returning to work, I want to feel more like a grownup. I treated myself to a few nude MAC lipsticks the other day, here's to using them more often! 

Here's to a wonderful 2015! Any goals or aims for this year?



  1. Good Luck with your transition back to work. You'll be fabulous I'm sure. Be kind to yourself as you adjust xxoo

  2. Im sure your first week at work will be brilliant :)

  3. I have a habit of finishing peoples sentences too! I don't mean to just some people take too long to get to the point! lol. I would highly recommend Fiji. It's beautiful and so are the people.