Is this the latest my new years resolution post has ever gone up? (I checked, and yes it is, embarrassingly by at least 2 weeks!) Its not surprisingly really – its been pretty much the theme of the past few years, that theres something that I want to do (and its not like I feel obligated to share this with you, it’s a post that I do actually like creating each year!) but then everything else comes up like people visiting or sorting out spaces for fun projects or A TREE FALLING ON THE HOUSE (I should probably write about the things that have been going on but long story short on that last one – everything is fine and this house is built …like a brick shithouse except its not shit and its not made of brick.)
In 2023, I wanted to…
- Find and increase self care
I’m not really sure if I did do this. I guess that’s probably the answer but I have at least tried to work on the positive self talk, although it’s very difficult to break a 40 year long habit, and I have even been to the spa on an almost regular basis (this is more because Alex signed us both up for memberships at a local spa where you get a treatment included in the fee each month and my credits have been building up too much)
- Find a place to get stuff done
I definitely did not do this. I don’t know why either – its not like I’m afraid to go places and be there post Covid, but I guess the unknown is still a really limiting factor for me, and its just much easier and safer to stay home and get completely distracted from the things I actually want to do
- Do more things
OK, I think we did do this fairly well last year! We went away three times (which is wild considering between 2010 and 2019 we went away three times – Palo Alto, Borth and Maui for our belated honeymoon)
In 2024, I will…
- (try to) Be less embarrassed about *gestures* all this
You know, I’ve been blogging and making websites and all the rest of it since 2000 and yet I still feel a bit embarrassed when I talk about it all in real life. Alex has been trying to encourage me to do more things online and has even invested in some pretty epic equipment that he has suggested I could use. I think a huge part of why I feel silly in talking about all this is how the whole influencing industry is thought about and talked about and it does really annoy me that a multi billion dollar industry is treated like a joke because it’s mostly women that are leading the way. I could (and have) rant about that one for a long time (but also I kinda feel awkward talking about something that I’ve made and want people to like?)
- Show up more
I guess this is kinda leading on from the previous. I’m really bad for making notes on something and taking photos and all the rest of it and then just letting them all collect dust on my phone or whatever or seeing a post and thinking I’ll send a message later and then I never do. I literally caught myself doing that today as I was writing this post.
OK, so 11 months of the year left? Let’s get on with it.