Sunday 31 December 2017

New Year's Eve

I have found 2017 difficult.  I believe that people can be amazingly resilient under pressure but when the pressure eases then it's as if your body and mind say, 'okay, it's safe to fail now' and you get hit by all the accumulated rubbish that you've been toughing through.  It was the illness of my uncle, not his death, that was hard, and then there was the stored up stress of father's illness and death, trouble in the street, isolation, illness and worry.  I've had my catch up, now I need to be positive.   

I'm being harder on myself for 2018.  I can do better, and I will.  My target for January is

  • Leave the house every day when there isn't snow and ice, even if it's just a few hundred yards around the block.
  • Listen to positive music every day
  • Look outwards instead of inwards
  • Actively track the money coming in and out
  • Actively work on making systems to get housewifery in place.  
  • Plan targets for February
I have a track record of being even less dynamic at this time of year, and so it will be a push, but if I can manage these very small targets then my life will improve so much - and it will be much better for bear and DH.  Also, I think it will be fun!

Wishing everyone reading this a truly awesome New Year with Health, Wealth and Happiness.  May you lovely people all be blessed.  


  1. Sounds like a great list of goals! I want to track the money too. It seems as though I don't really know where it goes. I want to spend less and save more. Happy New Year! I've really enjoyed reading your blog this past year.

    1. Thank you for saying that! I love your blog, you are so talented so that any compliment from you is a big deal. Thank you! LM x

  2. You go girl.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

  3. Sorry that you have had such stressful times during 2017 and I wish you health and happiness for 2018 and hope you begin to feel that you are more in control of the house and money management. I often treat this as if it is a job I have to go to - as I would never not turn up to work!!
    Looking forward to more of your adventures in 2018 - Viv
    PS - I have still to download and read your book - life has just overtaken the quiet downtime I planned over Christmas!

    1. If you feel like you 'ought' to read the book and it puts you off stopping by - forget the book! Seriously! I'd rather have a friend than a reader. It's no stress.

      I like the idea of treating the housewifery as a job. I'm going to give that a lot of thought. Thank you LM x

  4. Hope you attain all your goals for January. Wish you and yours a happy new year.

    1. And wishing you a wonderfully amazing new year! LM x