With just over 24 hours to go until we head out of 2015 into 2016, it’s that time of year when bloggers hit the keyboard with their New Year resolution posts and/or a wrap up of the year.
I’m no different. This is my post all rolled into one.
2015 has been a bit of a trial. In fact it’s becoming common practise for someone whom I haven’t seen for a while, upon learning our latest news, to comment ‘you really do have bad luck don’t you?’.
Which always makes me wonder, do we really have worse luck than others? And if we do, then why do we? Is it a bad karma hangover from a past life? Or just one of those things?
We are also incredibly lucky. So I’m guessing it’s all about perspective. Both my husband and I, have had surgery this year. His will prove to be life-saving. Therefore there’s an element of bad luck in that we both had to go under the knife, but good luck in that it was us and not the kids, and that we are here to tell the tale.
I’ve even had people reassuringly comment, ‘well that’s it, you’ve had your lot, next year will be much better’.
I think they’re right.
I have a good feeling about 2016.
Which leads me onto New Years resolutions. I’m not a fan. They have a bad reputation, kind of doomed to fail before you begin just by being described as a New Years resolution.
It’s going to be all about prioritising here.
Health, wealth and happiness.
Health is the most important thing of all, without a doubt. Physical and mental health. As a Mum it’s my responsibility to not just look after my own, but my young families. We’re talking diet and exercise. There’s always room for improvement and improvement there will be. I’m feeling super motivated to get back in the kitchen and to conjure up simple family friendly nutritionally balanced meals for busy lives.
Wealth is incredibly important. It gives us options. We’ve never been in debt, so the objective isn’t to get out of debt, but rather to start to generate more disposable income through my own small business so that we can experience more as a family. It may be that I need to sacrifice some of my time in the new year to achieve this, or that I need to be more efficient and organised – whatever is required I’m prepared to face the challenge of balancing family life with work-life as the kids become increasingly independent.
And all of this leads to the ultimate goal of happiness. A collective happiness, where as a family we are all in it together, on the same team, and experiencing life to the fullest.
What will your priorities be in 2016?