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Another year older but hopefully wiser

So yet another year has rolled around faster than a cheetah on cocaine*. Another year older but hopefully wiser. I have hit the ripe old age of 28. Deep down I thought this number would make me freak out and start checking for wrinkles, grey hairs, etc. however I am the happiest I have ever been. The most comfortable in my skin. Just loving and embracing life. (*quoting a line from Dukes of Hazzard)

It's my birthday

While I have yet again missed the New Years resolution post for 2015 on the blog and the sum up of 2014, I must admit that I don’t usually set resolutions. This year however I have set myself a few of goals that I’d like to have achieved by the end of the year.

Another year older

1. To manage my work/home/family balance more efficiently.
I have relocated my office to the actual office and not in the living room where I will be distracted. This will hopefully have me focused and work more proficiently; therefore cutting down work hours that I could spend with my family instead of trying to do it all at once.

2. As cliché as this goal is, I’d like to get more active and lose some weight.
As I said above I am happy and confident in my skin and losing weight isn’t a huge part of this goal, yes it would be nice but not my ultimate aim. I want to get healthy, fit and active. I want to set a good example for my children; eating better and exercising regularly. Monkey see, monkey do and all that. I didn’t push myself into getting my pre-pregnancy figure back (because the chances of that happening are slim to none) and just wanted to take my time and enjoy our beautiful baby. I have certainly done that and before I knew it 18 months had passed. I think it is now time to give myself that kick up the arse and get into shape. It is important to note that I will still indulge and enjoy food, just more moderately.

3. Do more for myself.
This is pretty self explanatory and something many mothers will have on their list this year. I always put everyone before my wants and this year I am going to try and make myself a priority. I will buy myself a few pretty things. I will get my hair done more, I’ll get a facial and I WILL get my first ever manicure and pedicure. Yep I’m now 28 and I have never experienced a mani/pedi!

Do you have a goal you want to share? Maybe you have a similar resolution and would like to support one another? I’d love you to share below!

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  1. Sharyn
    05/01/2015 / 10:04 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 🙂 hope u have a super special day 🙂 my goal for this year is to look after myself better, fit some exercise in (first time in a long time), do some soul searching and find out what i “want to be/do” plus figure out how i can start earning a little bit of income (preferably doing something i love) 🙂

    • 15/01/2015 / 3:08 pm

      WOW! It’s all happening for you this year. How exciting. I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Lol. Thank you for taking the time to pop over leave some love for me.

  2. Jody Westhoff
    05/01/2015 / 10:07 am

    Happy Birthday Kell! I hope you have an awesome day! x

    • 15/01/2015 / 3:09 pm

      It was a very nice day – thanks Jody!

  3. 05/01/2015 / 10:26 am

    Happy Birthday to you, we share the same date its my birthday today too!!!! Have a great day!!!

  4. 05/01/2015 / 11:12 am

    Happy Birthday to you! Our goals are similar this year. For me I think that calling them goals places less pressure on me. I don’t want the guilt if I find that I have fallen by the wayside. Plus goals can always be reassessed if I find that I have set them too high. After all, as long as we are moving, that’s all that matters.

    • 15/01/2015 / 3:11 pm

      haha YES! That’s how I think about them. Goals change and are reassessed. Much less pressure. Thanks for your wonderful support Tegan.

  5. Ally L
    05/01/2015 / 11:39 am

    Oooh Happy Birthday, hope it’s amazing! xxxxxxxx

    I have my birthday on Sunday and am really struggling with turning 35! I just don’t feel like I should be this age, plus it’s going to be my first birthday without Mum, so it’s going to HURT!

    This year, I just want to be healthier. My Mum passed recently at 70, I will be exactly half of her age and I want to be around for so much longer,in good nic too.

    • 15/01/2015 / 3:12 pm

      HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY Ally!! Keep up the good work, YOU CAN DO IT!!

  6. Dannie Wallace
    05/01/2015 / 11:39 am

    wow! Happy Birthday 🙂 My goals for this year is to focus more on my yiah business and maybe down the track do another blog with cooking or a Youtube channel with it still thinking….
    I am actually at peace that i put my blog to rest it was time after 5 years.
    Just to be organised more and help others not setting too many goals incase i don’t reach them all lol

    • 15/01/2015 / 10:34 pm

      I just love how life takes us in different directions. It’s always a mystery 🙂 Good luck with your future ventures.

  7. 05/01/2015 / 5:07 pm

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have had a fantastic day x

    • 15/01/2015 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks so much Sam! I love that you have stopped by. xx

  8. Lisa Jene
    05/01/2015 / 9:46 pm

    Happy birthday, and what (great? bad?) timing that it falls around the new year. Double pressure for resolutions. I too have the work/family/life balance resolution on my list. I hope it works for both of us!

    • 15/01/2015 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa. Good luck with your list!

    • 15/01/2015 / 3:14 pm

      That’s because we are AWESOME Janet! Happy Birthday. xx

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