Sunday, 1 January 2017

Two. Zero. One. Seven,

As 2016 waves its last goodbye and 2017 rolls in I thought it would be nice to pop up on my blog again (yep, hi there, still here!) and briefly take stock of the 12 months that have passed and the next 12 yet to come.

2016: The past year brought some long awaited highlights for me . Mark and I finally moved into our first home together, having made a promise just after Christmas the previous year that we would have our own tree to decorate in a year's time. I'm not going to lie - the move has been hard. And lovely and fun and exciting in so many ways too, but still hard. We're starting to find our flow though.

Back in May we also spent an amazing 3 weeks travelling around Nevada, Arizona and California. We had been wanting to take this trip for so long and it didn't disappoint at all. I just need to get a photo album made up to remind myself of all the wonderful experiences. Here's to our next trip!

There has been sadness in the year too though. I lost my beloved dog Meggy back in spring and still miss her dearly. And my grandmother very sadly passed away just before Christmas, bringing the year to a very sombre end.

It doesn't do to dwell though, so onwards for 2017...

2017: I say it every January, I bloody love a new year. The fresh start, where nothing is yet either good or bad, amazing or disappointing, really works for me. I know it's just a mental thing and a new year doesn't actually mean you'll suddenly become this super version of yourself, but the 1st January still makes me feel like a girlboss and I'm not gonna argue with that. So what am I hoping for in 2017? (Other than a body worthy of a VS model with none of the carb sacrifices, or a miliion pound lottery win, or even just a daily train service which doesn't cost me 5K a year and isn't always delayed due to a points failure).

On a very basic and superficial level I'm hoping to upgrade my style in 2017 and really hone that wardrobe of key, reliable pieces. The hair is due an upgrade too.

I also want to continue using up the things I have. Moving house and having to find a new home for everything has really shown me just how many beauty/skincare/hair products I have. I do not need any more for the forseeable. So if you see me in Boots' shampoo aisle eyeing up a new release just give me a slap.

I am hoping this girlboss feeling hangs around for a little while. Or at least past the first week of January. This year is about re-taking control and re-focusing. And I'm again picking up my goal word from last year of 'lightness'. I'm hoping to make more time for myself and my loved ones and not over-worry or over-concern myself with things that don't matter.

So come on 2017, let's girlboss this shit.

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