Thursday, 5 January 2012

A Cheerful Start to the Year

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

I purposely didn't make resolutions last year as I find I never really stick to them. Last year I focussed on:

  • becoming a happier mum and becoming a more settled family unit. I am happy to say that I have achieved this. I am much more positive these days, we have moved house to be nearer to family and now that I am back at work, our finances are more secure. 
  • I also wanted to cook healthier meals from scratch and eat all our meals at the table which I am proud to say I have managed to achieve. 
  • I am back at work and I am enjoying working part time. I have changed my teaching stage to Nursery this year which is proving to be challenging but extremely rewarding. 
So I am determined not to make resolutions this year but next year I hope to be reporting that I  . . .

  • am healthier because I have lost weight.  
  • I am walking the dogs once a day by myself (My hubby took over this job when JC was born but I really miss walking them myself).
  • I am dancing again (I love Salsa dancing, a hobby that I gave up when JC arrived).
  • I have managed to post every day on my blog for the year (I am taking part in a 366 project inspired by The Boy and Me
So this year I want to focus on doing this that involve looking after myself. I'm posting this Cheerfulness post in the Reasons to be Cheerful linky which is run by Mummy from the Heart. This linky was the first one I took part in when I started blogging. It's been running for a year now and will continue into 2012. I would like to thank Michelle for her welcoming nature and support that she has given to me and other Newbie Blogger's over the past year. Hop over and check out her blog, it's fabby! 


  1. Lovely achievments in 2011 and I am sure you can tackle your wish list for this year too

  2. sounds like its onwards and upwards for you this year :-)

  3. I'd like to think so, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's going to be a very good year for me this year. x

  4. Michelle Utterlyscrummy Rice5 January 2012 at 21:31

    Great list of goals for this year, mine are much the same.  I need to look after myself more, as well as still giving time and energy to others. Tis a tricky balance though LOL I'm sure you will achieve your goals and have a fab year xx Best of luck! :o)

  5. Yes I agree, it's a difficult balancing act. x

  6. This is definitely the year where I will start to put myself first more often, as I have already had two things go wrong in 2012 where I have not done.  I am being guided that I now need to do so.
    Glad to see you on the road of blogging again and even gladder to hear your fighting spirit - you are coming across as so very happy.
    Will look into Birmingham :-)
    Liska xxxxx

  7. Happy New Year to you!  I hope you achieve all you hope for in 2012! xxx

  8. Well done with your achievements. Thanks for the comment about SPD. Cheered me up.

  9. Well done in achieving your goals in 2011, hope you have a good 2012.

  10. I also don't like to make resolutions, I prefer to suggest things to myself haha. I hope you have a great year ahead

  11. Ahh thank you Clare, so glad you did well with your focus areas this year.  Have a fab week.  Mich x


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