A New Year and New Hopes

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I love new year, it brings with it hopes and aspirations and everyone has that little bit of optimism about what the year ahead holds for them. Unfortunately this slowly fades as they realise that it’s the same old trudge through life and nothing is going to change. Except, I’m not sure that’s true. I think if you truly want things to change then you have to make the change yourself. For example, many times on this blog I have said that I want to blog more, be more involved with others and try harder but something always seems to get in the way. 

Me. I get in the way. I give myself excuses, I say it’s someone else’s fault that I can’t join in with that twitter party or this link up. I’m not doing anything wrong, it’s someone else’s fault. Nope - not true.

Well I’ve had enough of myself and I’m going to do something about it. Yes I’m a busy stay-at-home mum but once the kids are at school, the house is tidy and the washing has been put on (not to mention all the ironing!) the day is my own. Almost. But anyway, come about 9.30am I’m usually able to do what I please and most of the time I head into my little ‘office’ and start tapping against the keyboard. I’ve been doing that for a while now but I am making progress and learning along the way. My blogging has been slightly erratic and I hope to change that in the future. Sometimes it’s hard to find things to write about and I just think ‘why bother?’, but isn’t this what I want to do?

Yes. It is. Writing is something that brings me happiness, it steals me away from real life while I’m doing it and I can forget about anything that’s bothering me. It’s therapeutic. It’s my haven. I realised recently that my definition of ‘writing’ was me working on my novel but I failed to see that I’m writing for my blog too. That’s writing right? I mean, I’m typing words into the computer, my fingers are hitting the keys and I’m putting those words out there for people to read. I don’t why I made the distinction before, maybe because the blog is about me so it doesn’t seem right, I don’t know. What I do know is that it’s going to change, I’m going to change. I’m putting in the effort to find new link ups, trying to interact with people and prioritising my day so that I can do both types of writing. Blogging and working on the novel. I really hope I can stick to it this time. I am sticking to it this time!

Do you have any new hopes for this year? Are you determined to do it right this time? 

Mama and More

10 comments:

  1. Such a sincere post - I think many of us feel like this! Thank you so much for sharing on #AllAboutYou
    Mama-andmore.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It's nice to know I'm not alone. :) x

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  2. With you on these thoughts... just one point, from a book I've been reading... change that last sentence from "I really hope I can stick to it this time" to "I am sticking to it" - mind games, but from my experiences so far, it works! Thanks so much for linking up with #AllAboutYou

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    1. Hey that's a great tip! I'm doing that right now! :)

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  3. This is so true, you've summed up so much of how I feel. My writing is very much my creative outlet too, I find it so therapeutic, even if some would say there's too much over-sharing ;-) Keep going and keep enjoying.
    #AllAboutYou

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    1. Thanks Franglaise Mummy, it's nice to know I'm not the only one! Thanks for stopping by x

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  4. It's my aim too: to blog more this year. It's all about making time for me - I work full-time and have 3 kids. But with military planning and organisation, I think I can manage at least one post a week.

    Karen aka The Daily Mum

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    1. It's a great aim Karen. Working full time and 3 kids? wow - I'm not sure I could do that, I think I may be a tad frazzled by the end of the week! Good luck.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. xx

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  5. Fab post. I really hope you manage to achieve what it is you would like to this year. How's it going so far? I agree that there's always an excuse that can be found, but sometimes it is valid so don't beat yourself up too much if that's the case :o)

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    1. Ah thanks. I'm doing well so far and have managed to post at least once per day. You're right about those excuses though, I should really give myself a break sometimes! :)
      Thanks for stopping by. xx

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