Can you believe we're already over a week into the new year??
I'm going to share some of my plans and aspirations with you for the coming year this week but first I want to take you back to New Years Eve 2014...
Now I'm really not a fan of New Year, historically it's been an awful time, we've have deaths in the family, my first fiance broke off our engagement on New Years Eve and my waters broke 6 weeks early on NYE 2011 which was pretty terrifying... so all in all it's not my favourite celebration.
So for that particular New Years Eve my husband and I decided that we'd stay at home and have a quiet night, we invited a close friend up for a few drinks to see in the new year but as we were all ready on thin ice my husband and I ended up having a huge row and our poor friend made her excuses and left by 10pm! (Sorry Leian if you're reading!).
As the new year dawned we sat talking things over and decided to give it one last shot, although if I'm totally honest with myself I knew then that it wouldn't ever work out the way I wanted it to. I also made the resolution to be debt free by the end of 2015
Summer 2015 came and as predicted things hadn't got any better so I made the decision to leave my husband. I'd made massive headway onto paying off our debts but ended up borrowing even more to move house and start over. At this point I'd more or less given up on the prospect of being able to achieve my goal.
Well excuse my French but I worked my arse off for the last half of 2015 and even surprised myself by doing what I'd set out to do, I ended 2015 debt free and so much happier than I was when it started.
Achieving such a massive goal despite the struggle I had to do it has given me the confidence to set more intentions and goals for this year, here's a few of them:
1. In 2016 I will invest in myself, after all there is only one of me, so it'll probably be the best investment I can ever make!
2. In 2016 I will start to let go of guilt. I'm a terrible worrier and love a good guilt trip but most of the time it's just an unnecessary expense of energy and emotion that would be better focused towards achieving bigger and better things.
3. I will wear matching underwear everyday.
4. I have a big vision in life, I know where I want to 'end up' (for want of a better phrase) 2016 will be the year I put together a map of how to get there and follow it!!
I'd love to hear what resolutions or goals you've made, why not pop them in the comments below?
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