It’s that time of the year where we reflect on what has been and think about what’s to come.
This has been a whirlwind of a year. We had our baby boy in July and everyday we have learnt new things about being parents, mostly how to function without sleep.
It has been a big life adjustment, I loved my job and was very nervous about leaving and being home and mostly alone. I left work when I was 36 weeks pregnant as I was finding it harder and harder (I was on my feet all day), and I then sat at home waiting.
It was during this time that I decided to relaunch my blog and Instagram. I had so much time on my hands and I am one of those people that always has to have a project. I thought I would have plenty of time while baby was asleep to continue the program I had created. How naive I was!
Our baby boy arrived 11 days late and we were stuck in hospital for the first week. Definitely not the beginning I had planned.
Eventually we made it home and I soon realised that the extra time I thought I would have while he was sleeping was taken up by other important things like eating, or staring zombie-like at a blank wall as I was so sleep deprived I had gone past the point of being able to nap. I definitely didn’t have the down time I thought I would.
As I settled in to my new role as mummy (or milk machine as I called myself in the early days) I was able to find time to write my blog and post to Instagram, I needed something that was just mine to keep me sane.
As well as this blog and Instagram I had also been making plans to start up my own little hobby business in 2020 (more on this later).
And of course because all this isn’t enough we also started the process of moving house! We had hoped to have moved before Christmas but due to one thing or another this didn’t happen.
I don’t like setting new year resolutions as these seem to come with a stigma of being broken by mid-January. Instead I’m setting myself goals.
1. Move house!
This should happen fairly quickly in the new year, all the paperwork is ready we are just waiting on a few little bits. Our new house comes with a small third room and we have plans to turn this into my own little crafty room. I can’t wait !
2. Be more organised
If all has gone to plan I will have already organised my February blog post and my social media content for January, by the time this has gone out *Fingers crossed*. The move is going to make everything harder so I want to get myself organised so that I am not panicking at the last minute try to think of content ideas.
3. Update my blog page.
When I changed my name to Always Crafty Mum I decided to keep my blog as Always Hungry. I had put a lot of work into it and I didn’t want to lose it. But as my plans for the future progress it doesn’t make sense to have different names. It just gets confusing so at some point once I work out how to and what to do, I’ll be changing. Don’t worry though I’ll let you know when that happens.
4. Start my shop
I have always loved crafts/handmade gifts and have dreamed of one day taking it a step further and trying to sell what I make. In 2020 I hope to make this a reality and start my own hobby business. The idea was to start this at Easter but this will all depend on when we move and when I get my craft room sorted. So watch this space!.
5. The most important by far!
Enjoy life, spend time with my family and savour each and every minute of watching our little boy grow up.
Do you have any resolutions (or goals) for 2020? Or are you just excited to see what comes along? What ever your plans/resolutions/goals or wishes are, I wish you all the best in achieving them.
Happy New Year!!!