Happy new year! Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas! We had a relaxing few days with family and fought the cat for the best spot in front of the wood burner. After a few visits we headed home for some lazy time at home. I also had a digital break; something I try and do every year with varying levels of success. I love internetting but December arrives and I feel completely overwhelmed. So much is going on already and there’s me pinning more things than I can possibly make in my entire lifetime, bookmarking tonnes of recipes and kidding myself into thinking I can achieve inbox zero before Christmas.
After eleven days [mostly] away from a screen I’ve crept back onto social media and caught up with my favourite blogs. I’m sure you’ve read lots of reflective new year posts already but I thought I should say something to welcome in the new year.
2015 was a mixed year for us. We had some incredibly sad times but plenty of good things happened too. We got engaged in February, had an amazing holiday in Sweden, took on an allotment plot, had a new kitchen and bathroom fitted, went hiking in the Lake District, ticked 452 items off our Wunderlist to-do list and I made some new bloggy friends in Yorkshire. No wonder I’m knackered! 2015 has also been a good year for my blog too so a big thanks to everyone who has stopped by to read my posts, look at my photos or leave a comment. I’m bowled over that so many of you visit my small corner of the internet 🙂
I don’t make new year’s resolutions anymore. Every time I have in the past, the list has been unrealistic (I enjoy making lists a little too much), I don’t do many/if any of them and end up feeling rubbish because of it. Most years I say I want to get better at doing nothing – and fail. I enjoy my side projects too much. I find it very hard to sit still or switch my brain off, so they are a good way of expelling all that energy! I’m currently knitting a big scarf and have a few projects in mind for the next few months. I have some new Christmas books to read too.
They will keep my mind occupied on the commute to and front work. I’m going to read How to be Free first as Scott and I have been talking about how complicated life is and how we can simplify things. I’ve also been feeling fed up with all things people should be doing in life – it makes me want to do them even less. I turn 31 in just under two weeks; maybe early 30’s is when your inner rebel rears its head!?
And on that note, I’m going to carry on eating homemade biscuits in my pajamas and watching Columbo. Happy new year and all the best for 2016. <– I sat and had a think about an insightful message but that’s all I could come up with haha!