We are a few days into 2019 and so far, it’s been pretty quiet in the Taylor household. We started New Year dancing in my parents kitchen, drinking champagne and being surrounded by family and good friends. It was pretty perfect to say the least.
The next few days were spent clearing out the house; taking the Christmas tree down and getting through the list of jobs that has been sat on my desk for a while. Including a bit of DIY and sending some unwanted goods off to charity.
With having a few days before going back to work to really refresh, it felt right to do the old school thing of setting myself some goals. I’m a natural goal setter – I love working towards something.
I really, really want to get back into blogging. I didn’t want to set myself some hardcore goals which I’ll break as soon as I have a bad day from work and can’t face turning my laptop on. But, I want it to be my primary hobby again and when people read my blog, they actually see a relatively up to date post on it.
I want to get back into the social side of it. I went to a launch event before Christmas and I forgot how much I loved it. Mr T and I had such a lovely night; chatting with other bloggers and like minded people. One resolution is to get more involved with events and meet ups.
We bought our lovely house in July last year and I have so many plans for it. It’s extremely liveable and the lady we bought it off had left it very plain. It’s just waiting for us to put our stamp on it. So far, we’ve nearly done the master bedroom, half way through the living room and I’m still figuring out what to do with the 2nd bedroom. My goals from this year are to complete the living room, which only needs furniture now, get our garden fences replaced, finish off the office and start saving for the bathroom renovation.
Oh, travel. My biggest love. One of my highlights of 2018 was getting my trusty passport back and the freedom to look at SkyScanner. At the moment, we have no travel plans. I need somewhere with sunny climates, which means waiting until after good old Brexit. So, if we can get a cheeky 2 weeks away in 30 degree heat, being waited on and not moving, I’ll be happy.
I am trying to sneak a mini break for our first wedding anniversary in March. We had a wonderful time in Tewkesbury after our wedding and it would be great to do something similar.
Work. The thing where I’ve had 2 weeks off from and maybe have forgotten how to actually do my job. Jokes aside, I do actually like my job. Last year was very much a settling in kinda year; it’s a job I had never done before and I felt like I spent a lot of my time reacting and trying to find my feet. This year, it’ll be about trying to learn more and absorb as much information as I can, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone as much as I can.
As for everything else? I want it to continue as normal. 2018 made me really appreciate the people around me and I very much enjoyed living in the moment, rather than thinking what content can I create. I want more of the evenings in our local pub, more date nights with my husband, the summer barbecues, the hungover film mornings and the days outs. I want life to be more positive and getting the most I can out of life.