20 Wishes for 2017

I have recently posted about my blogging goals for 2017, but with a huge sigh of relief, as we wave goodbye to 2016, I thought it would be nice to write about my 20 wishes for 2017 as I was kindly tagged by Hayley at Devon Mama.

I love writing posts like this every now and again because it gives me a chance to get to know a little more about other bloggers and also because it gives me a change to find out more about myself. A way of really evaluating my life and what I like or dislike. I like to put a lot of thought into these things as it can be very cathartic.

My Five Family Wishes

  1. I really hope that come September of this year Pinky starts school and settles quickly. I know it is going to be a huge phase of adjustment and I am expecting it to be a difficult for her because she can shy away from new things at first.
  2. On the same note of schools I hope Pinky gets offered a place in one of our top choices. The schools are so over subscribed in our area there are no guarantees.
  3. I want to spend more quality time together at the weekends as a family of four. Often we can be really exhausted by Saturday but even if it is just a nice walk I want to make that time special. Days out and about are so much nicer than being sat at home. Not that our time at home is wasted, we bake, we do puzzles, we read. I would simply like us to get out and about more. The girls are both at such good ages to make the most of this too.
  4. I would like Hubby and I to spend more time together just the two of us. This is a hard one to do with kids but it is all about making the best of the situation you are in. I wrote about our Date Nights before and much of that is about making a particular evening (Friday for us), when the TV stays off, phones get put down, we have a meal without the girls and we chat about our weeks. We are usually asleep by 10pm as we are both so exhausted from our respective busy weeks but it is special time where we concentrate on each other. I want to do more of that, perhaps start a monthly date night where we actually go out. This is HUGELY dependant on my in-laws though so it may be unfair to suggest.
  5. I want to spend more time with Perky when Pinky is at preschool/school. Perhaps start a toddler group such as dancing or music we can do together.

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My Five Personal Wishes

  1. I want to be more confident in myself. I know most people who know me will see me as a fairly confident person but that isn’t always the case. I want to feel less anxious about how people perceive me and just be me. If people don’t like it they don’t have to stick around.
  2. I want to worry less. I take a lot of things to heart and waste my time thinking about things and people that aren’t worth thinking about. I think it is natural to worry about certain things; finances, the children’s health, my parenting ability. But these things can take up 100% of my brain capacity some days and that isn’t OK.
  3. I want some more ‘me’ time and when I get it, I want to enjoy it. I don’t want to spend the little time I get sat on the sofa wondering what to do with myself.
  4. I want to try and keep a couple plants alive this year. I could very genuinely kill a cactus and I would like to rectify this if possible!
  5. I want to perfect my ‘style’. I have quite a mismatch of clothes at the moment, which is fine, but not all of it feels very ‘me’ anymore.

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My Five Blog Wishes

  1. I want to go self-hosted. I have been putting this off as I wasn’t sure what I wanted or how to go about it properly with minimal hiccups but I think I am ready now.
  2. I want to be more focused with my writing and have a few more posts scheduled so I can organise myself.
  3. I want to start utilising social media a bit better with promoting the blog. I am already exploring scheduling tools and seeing which ones I like the most.
  4. I want to get to grips with Vlogging. Especially in regards to my baking.
  5. I want to push my boundary’s and see what happens.

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My Five Hopes and Wishes for the Year

  1. I want this year to be less of a rollercoaster. We had some huge highs last year; we stayed at Claridge’s for my birthday for example. But with those huge highs came huge lows!
  2. I hope we can stick to our goal of ‘being bold’. It is something Hubby and I both agreed we would do. Try and do more things that make us nervous and uncomfortable… Aim high.
  3. Ok this is a cheesy one and completely out of character for me…. Each year Hubby and I get closer and closer. We have our good and bad days but at the end of it all I am happier now that I have ever been and that increases all the time. I want that to continue throughout this year too.
  4. I want to help Hubby find a hobby. He has played golf and it has always helped him relax. He is working so hard now to support us as a family I am conscious that as much as I need a break he does too. I find baking very therapeutic; I want him to have a regular escape too.
  5. I want the girls to continue to be the best of friends. They are so close and love each other so much. They comfort each other when needed and they are each other’s rock. I want that to continue to grow.

 

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So those are my wishes for 2017. I hope you enjoyed reading them. I would love to know what you wish for the most this year….

Amy at The Smallest of Things

Sarah at Ups and Downs Smiles and Frowns

Maria at Happy Mummy

Rachel at Coffee Cake Kids

Jess at Tantrums to Smile

Kayleigh at Little B and Me

Bethany at Being Mummy

Samantha at Bespoke Buckley

Nicola at I am Crabstix

Ruth at Top Five Mum (I thought as the sections were split into five this would appeal to you) X

 

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25 Comments

  1. January 5, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Lovely post. I need to find my style too – think general personal attention to self has taken a backseat of late!! LOVE your apron… where’s it from? x

    • January 5, 2017 / 9:52 pm

      It’s from Parent Apparel. Hubby got it for me for Christmas. I love it!

  2. January 5, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    This is such a brilliant list and thanks for tagging me – I’d love to join in!

    It’s so lovely that you split it up into these sections as it makes you focus on all aspects of your life and not just get pulled into being so kids focused (given they take up most of our energy, let’s be honest). I wish my hubby had FEWER hobbies. He’s an all or nothing type. Over the years he’s been into golf, sailing, boxing, mono skiing … and now it’s photography. At least this one means he’s with us!! And I get the benefit of getting some amazing memories to cherish through his beautiful photos 🙂

    • January 5, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      I wish my husband liked photography for those reasons.
      I liked the sections of the post too. It can be so hard to keep the children out of all aspects of my mind so it was nice to try and concentrate on excluding them for once. Enjoy writing yours, I can’t wait to read it. Make sure you send me a message when its up X

  3. lifesmoments16
    January 8, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    This was a fun post to read. I think you have some wonderful wishes for this year. I also tend to worry far more than I should. I like that picture of you and your husband. If you haven’t already got set up with self-hosting, I would highly recommend MomWebs. (I have been a customer of theirs for years.)

    #KCACOLS

  4. January 8, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    You’ve got some great wishes for the year. This is such s lovely thing to record and I hope you achieve them all. I can recommend Buffer as a great scheduling tool for Twitter and I use Facebook to schedule my page posts. I also love Tailwind for Pinterest. They’re all so easy to use #kcacols

  5. Mainy - myrealfairy
    January 9, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    What a lovely wish list you have got here. It’s so nice to see that you are thinking of others all the way through and its good to see that you have also put to have some you time, it sounds like you need it:)
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
    Mainy

  6. January 9, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    lovely aims for the year ahead 🙂 my boy starts school in Sept and I really hope we get our choice too. well at least one of our three. im also considering self-hosted. ive been faffing a lot lol. and letting go of worrying about things which don’t need worrying about was one thing I DID do last year quite well. hope to carry that on! I’ve just developed a f*ck it attitude to things that aren’t super important !! #KCACOLS

  7. January 9, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    These are perfect wishes. I hope the year goes as you plan/hope/dream/wish.
    I’m already anxious about little one starting school and he’s only two. Me and hubs have been together 18 years just gone and it’s certainly something in life that you need to take time for. Especially once you have a child and fade into a blur of mummy and daddy. Love life’s challenges as you say…aim higher.

    Love this post.
    #KCACOLS

  8. January 12, 2017 / 11:32 am

    These are all such lovely wishes, I particularly love the one about you and Hubby being bolder. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with your blog over the year too, good luck with the move to self hosted- its not as scary as you think it might be. And a little dance or music class with your littlest sounds like such a fun idea. Thank you for sharing with #bigpinklink x

  9. January 12, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    So much to look forward to! I’d love to see some baking vlogging – hey maybe you could apply for bake off!
    I’m sure your girls will appreciate their time together even more once your eldest starts school. A big year full of change, but lots of new adventures and friendships to look forward to…
    Thanks for linking up with #coolmumclub

    • Winnettes
      January 13, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      I have thought a lot about bake off but I don’t think I could handle the pressure. I worry it would take the fun out of it for me. I’ll stick with vlogging for now X

  10. January 13, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I’m really keen to try to carve out more couple time too. I’ve always felt guilty about asking my parents to have Max, but they’ve started asking me these days and I know they love having him! I think I probably need to squeeze that into the first half of the year though, as I suspect couple time will be thin on the ground with a newborn around. I love your apron too – so cute! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Winnettes
      January 13, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Yes definitely make the most of it whilst you can! The baby will put couple time on a bit of a back burner but hopefully not for long Xx

  11. January 13, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    It’s lovely to read your wishes and I’m sure that 2017 will be a brilliant year for you. Already your blog is fab as I’ve been following it, and it can only get better. I completely agree with you about spending more time as a family and with the husband. This is something that me and my husband definitely need to invest more time in. Good luck with “being bold” that’s a great two words for the year. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • Winnettes
      January 13, 2017 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much, that is such a lovely compliment 😘 I’m hoping I can achieve my bold goal, I certainly feel like I have made a few steps in the right direction Xx

    • Winnettes
      January 15, 2017 / 6:27 pm

      Thank you so much! That is such a lovely thing to say. Xxx

  12. January 14, 2017 / 7:45 am

    Fan round up and how lovely to write about your wishes. Hope lots of them come true for you (I’m sure they will though) It’s been fab getting to hang out with you online in 2016 and how cool we get to see each other in 2 weeks’ time!! I can’t wait. Your baking is amazing BTW. You have skills!!! Confidence is a funny one isn’t it? For me, it comes and goes. Wishing you a really fab year ahead Kirsty and see you soon xx #fortheloveofBLOG

    • Winnettes
      January 15, 2017 / 6:26 pm

      I find confidence comes and goes too. Sometimes its very fragile and other times I seem to have thick skin. I think I need to control it better to build on it xxx

  13. January 14, 2017 / 11:51 am

    I really enjoyed this post. It’s nice to read what other people hope to gain from the new year! I too would hope this year I get to spend more quality time with my family!
    I’d also love to keep some plants alive! I’m useless although I have a basil Kant in my kitchen which has survive about 3 months, I’d love it if it managed to survive 2017!
    #KCACOLS

    • Winnettes
      January 15, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      How have you kept basil alive for that long? What is your secret? I look at the stuff and I swear it wilts! 😉

  14. January 15, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    This was me last year waiting and hoping that Alice would get into our school of choice, I have fingers crossed for you. Couple time is definitely on my list this year, I need to stop feeling guilty about leaving my girls. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Winnettes
      January 16, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Couple time does us the world of good. The guilt about leaving the girls with their grandparents has vanished now too. I know they are fine really Xx

  15. January 20, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    A lovely really heart-felt list, I love the being bold and pushing yourself, good luck for 2017 #KCACOLS

    • Winnettes
      January 21, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Thank you! Xxx

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